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American, Diner
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Reviewed March 8, 2020 via mobile

The Bel Aire Diner = a mature & confident establishment worthy of a try. Irish breakfast is quite a sleeper of good/authentic quality. No shortage of delicious/satisfying offerings + personable staff (w/actual personalities) by & large, aims to please!

Date of visit: November 2019
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KalergisD, Owner at Bel Aire Diner, responded to this reviewResponded April 22, 2020

Hey James, I want to say thank you for the feedback appreciate it. Best, Kal

Reviewed February 23, 2020

I didn't feel the magic here. Yes, it has a large menu - and most of our group enjoyed their meals. But I felt like the food was pretty basic, and the service uneven. Maybe it wasn't the ideal place for me - I ordered...french toast and found it hadn't soaked up enough batter (making it basically fried bread) and it was served with a sickly sweet syrup - but I'm used to actual maple syrup and many people are not. So maybe ignore me.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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KalergisD, Owner at Bel Aire Diner, responded to this reviewResponded April 22, 2020

Hey Shelley, I'm sorry to hear you weren't happy with your visit. Is there anything we can do to fix it? Best, Kal

Reviewed February 16, 2020 via mobile

We were going to a museum in Astoria, Queens and dropped into this diner for food - some of us got breakfast, some pasta, some sandwiches and all were delicious and speedy. The staff was patient and fast and the atmosphere was classic diner. It...was a very satisfying and delicious lunch.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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KalergisD, Owner at Bel Aire Diner, responded to this reviewResponded February 17, 2020

Hey look_at_the_view, I want to say thank you so much for the review and appreciate the feedback.

Reviewed December 10, 2019

We had dinner here twice – a great variety of choices, excellent quality of food and very friendly staff. Beer and wine could be cheaper. In any case, we enjoyed our 2 visits here very much!

Date of visit: December 2019
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KalergisD, Manager at Bel Aire Diner, responded to this reviewResponded December 12, 2019

Hey CR2015BXL, I want to say thank you for the review, appreciate all the feedback. Thanks, Kal

Reviewed November 10, 2019

As soon as you get within viewing distance you see and feel the warm glow of the neon welcoming you to a time gone by! As you walk in you see the counter seats and the booths, you're expecting a warm greeting along with a...menu that looks more like and encyclopedia---you receive both! My server asked, "Whatcha like?" As I waffled, he suggested the Greek Gyro Plate! Trust me, I am a "big guy," and I was praying to finish! The meat was tender, the salad fresh, the fries just right! Comes with extra sauce! DELISH! I am certain after several visits, this is the kind of place where the servers will respond favorably to your request for "the usual." Great food with "very healthy" portions and then attentive service mixed with entertaining conversation that even borders on sincere! GREAT PLACE--can't wait to go back my next trip to Astoria!More

Date of visit: November 2019
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KalergisD, Manager at Bel Aire Diner, responded to this reviewResponded November 14, 2019

Hey Mackdog2, I want to say thank you for the review. I appreciate all the feedback and you can also give us a shout out on yelp. Thanks, Kal

Reviewed September 30, 2019

This time I didn't come late night but early morning for actual breakfast time. They have parking outside and it is huge cause they are located at a little outdoor mall thing. As soon as we came in the waiter brought some muffins with butter...and jam. Nice touch. They also have an yelp discount when checking in so keep that in mind when you come here and make sure to check in. The breakfast menu is a lot smaller than the regular night time menu, I am very thankful for that cause the night time menu can be very overwhelming I must say. I got some coffe, it is not the best I ever had but it was good enough. The decor and music here are very vintage and diner like, there is not much deviation from the dinner culture. They have plenty sitting, booths and counter sitting as well. TWO EGG SANDWICHES- my choice was to have it challah bread and added cheese. best choice in life!!! amazed with the flavor and tis texture of the entire plate. amazed. this is home to me I will always come back to Belair.More

Date of visit: September 2019
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KalergisD, Owner at Bel Aire Diner, responded to this reviewResponded October 3, 2019

Hi Erica, I want to thank you for the amazing review. We appreciate all the feedback. Give us a shoutout on yelp, https://www.yelp.com/biz/bel-aire-diner-astoria?osq=belaire+diner Thanks, Kal

Reviewed July 14, 2019 via mobile

This is one of NYC's oldest and beat diners. I've been coming here with my family for over 30 years. Their food is always good and the service even better.

Date of visit: July 2019
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KalergisD, Owner at Bel Aire Diner, responded to this reviewResponded October 3, 2019

Hey Johnny, I want to thank you for the amazing feedback. I appreciate the good feedback. Give us a shoutout on yelp, https://www.yelp.com/biz/bel-aire-diner-astoria?osq=belaire+diner Thanks, Kal

Reviewed July 2, 2019 via mobile

Great food and prices for two lunch plates that included soup and refreshments. Great environment and friendly treatment from personnel

Date of visit: June 2019
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KalergisD, Owner at Bel Aire Diner, responded to this reviewResponded October 3, 2019

Hey Gabriel, I want to thank you for the amazing feedback. I appreciate the good feedback. Give us a shoutout on yelp, https://www.yelp.com/biz/bel-aire-diner-astoria?osq=belaire+diner Thanks, Kal

Reviewed May 30, 2019

We went there for dinner to try a traditional American diner. Great places, waiters very friendly (can recommend Juan) and great food with generous portion sizes. Very good value for money.

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed May 26, 2019

The hostess was charming, the menu was expansive, the food was good, the service was attentive, the prices were reasonable. We were seated immediately (and they cheerfully accommodated our too-many too-large packages). The diner is clean, comfortable, and appropriately appointed. In our group, we ordered...everything from pancakes to gyros. I can't imagine anything more you could want.More

Date of visit: May 2019
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