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3191 21ST St, Long Island City, NY 11106-4591
(718) 721-3160
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Delivery, Late Night

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  • 13
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  • 4
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Not fancy but very good

This large diner is competing with many new "hot spots" in the Astoria and Long Island City area. We enjoyed brunch chosen from the special menu and our friend ordered from the general menu. We all were satisfied. Our food was imaginative and well prepared. Service was excellent and even the coffee... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 3, 2015
tweedybird26
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Floral Park, New York
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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Floral Park, New York
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142 reviews 142 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

This large diner is competing with many new "hot spots" in the Astoria and Long Island City area. We enjoyed brunch chosen from the special menu and our friend ordered from the general menu. We all were satisfied. Our food was imaginative and well prepared. Service was excellent and even the coffee was better than the usual diner brew. Note... More 

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New York City, New York
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65 reviews 65 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

The food is pretty good and the service is fast, but they are a little quirky in that they always mess up the order just slightly. This would usually annoy me, but I have eaten here three times and each time the mistake was a good mistake. Get the dinner special if you are going to share. It is worth... More 

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9 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

We go here on a fairly regular basis. We came 2 years in a row for Thanksgiving with a group of people. My husband is a vegan, so they have a couple of options for him including a veggie burger. For me i recommend, the salad platter dinner, Cobb salad with blue cheese dressing, pasta and turkey dinner.the chocolate cake... More 

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Lake Worth, Florida
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75 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

The porgie was the whole fish, so of course there were a lot of bones. But it was a little salty. The sides were large portions of steamed spinach and lemon potatoes. Delicious.

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Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Discovered this place while walking from my Hotel (Super 8) to the Subway Station (at Broadway). Had a lunch and two dinners there... every single meal was perfect. The staff was great as well, the place had a nice retro look and the booths were clean and comfortable. They have a huge menu, and I regret having left, not being... More 

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Davenport, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

the Belaire on 21 street, is always at it's best. When we travel to NY that is the first place I head to to eat a Souvlaki Platter. Can't go wrong Great fresh food at anytime of day and night! the Tzatziki sauce is to die for!

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New York City, New York
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275 reviews 275 reviews
261 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Started with the chicken noodle soup. It was good. Lots of noodles. The coleslaw was finely chopped. The sour pickles were just the way I remember them. The brisket was also good. There was also French fries. They were not the home made ones that I like. The chicken Caesar was good. Plenty of chicken. Chicken could have been less... More 

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Randers, Denmark
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

I visited this restaurant based on the good reviews of trip advisor, we were a group of 10 very hungry people. Upon our entrance, we saw a fishtank, which was overcrowded with 3 layers of live lobsters, one toppled over the other. What was most horrible to see was that there was 1 lobster eating another one... and the latter... More 

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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

The food is scrumptious, the waitress service is impeccable and the atmosphere just as it should be for a diner. We had breakfast here and we were fit to burst, the portions were huge definitely got our moneys worth. So much so that we ended up not spending anything on lunch as we were full from breakfast. If only I... More 

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New York City, New York
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Belaire is a well known diner in Astoria(aka Long Island City). It is hands down the best diner in the area and has been for many years. Food is delicious, service is great and there is ample parking - always a plus in the city! Prices are very reasonable too.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3191 21ST St, Long Island City, NY 11106-4591
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Long Island City
  • Phone Number: (718) 721-3160

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

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