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Bel Aire Restaurant & Diner

American, Diner
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3191 21st St, Astoria, NY 11106-4591
718-721-3160
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4:00 am - 3:59 am
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Sun - Sat 4:00 am - 3:59 am
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New York City, New York
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93 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I've been here several times and each time my experience is vastly different depending on who is working there that shift. Overall I realized that day shift staff is more professional than night shift. Last time I went late night the place was dirty, server was aggressive, and staff were yelling at eachother and it just was unpleasant and made... More 

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Thank Hunter A
Long Island City, New York
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28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A good go to diner. The menu has everything, and the food is solid. Good for a late night bite or for a nice breakfast or brunch. They also deliver

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Thank fperrott
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110 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Following a series of poor breakfasts in our hotel, I found this American diner on TripAdvisor. The Bel Aire is a typical chrome clad diner with plenty of tables, great service and a sizeable menu catering for all tastes. Service was fast and efficient and food very well cooked. The place was clean and prices very reasonable. I'd recommend this... More 

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Thank DavidTitmuss
Astoria, New York
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29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant is diner style. They serve everything 24h a day. The food was good and the service was fast. However since it's a diner you hardly spend there more time. So all was good but nothing extraordinary.

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Thank id M
Boston, MA
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129 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016

The Bel Aire Diner is exactly what you would expect from a diner: wide menu, big portions, adequate food. What makes the Bel Aire stand out is the service. Our waiter was a charming guy, so friendly and funny. The food is fine. Nothing to write home about. But if you want the diner experience, everything about this place is... More 

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Thank jbrown68
New York City, New York
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524 reviews
275 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 160 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2016 via mobile

Big diner with massive menu. If you can't find anything to eat here you're not trying. They serve breakfast all day, offer burgers, etc., restaurant-type entrees, veggie, Mexican and Greek specialties. Okay good for when you're in a rush.

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Thank cararro
Pompton Lakes, New Jersey
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280 reviews
257 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

We had breakfast at the Bellaire diner, which is usually very good but unfortunately this time around it was not an enjoyable experience. We always like how they start the meal with the muffins, but the muffins we received were stale, seemed like they were a few days old. This wasn’t a good start to the meal. For breakfast, I... More 

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Thank roha19
Bentonville, Arkansas
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

This is no fast food restaurant. Be prepared for a twenty page menu offering almost anything you can think of - of an ethnic nature. Since this is a 'Greek' diner, I tried a Greek Salad for dinner. Outstanding! Two mornings later we returned and I tried a 'Greek Breakfast.' It was very interesting as well. I figured the 'Greek'... More 

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Thank Dale K
Brussels, Belgium
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2016

Food is great, only thing you could say is that plate sizes are perhaps even a little too intimidatingly huge. Service is fabulous - when our son left his backpack they even came after us and caught us before we got on the train downtown! If you stay in the area, go and start your day there!

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Thank MiaSas
Criccieth, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2016 via mobile

Stayed 6 days in the area and after our 1st meal there, had breakfast every day! Food was good and the service was, without being overbearing, very good. Place was always quite busy, but we didn't have to wait long, and as soon as you sat down you were offered tea or coffee, it was also clean. Menu was quite... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
American, Diner
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 am - 3:59 am
Monday
4:00 am - 3:59 am
Tuesday
4:00 am - 3:59 am
Wednesday
4:00 am - 3:59 am
Thursday
4:00 am - 3:59 am
Friday
4:00 am - 3:59 am
Saturday
4:00 am - 3:59 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3191 21st St, Astoria, NY 11106-4591
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Astoria
  • Phone Number: 718-721-3160

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?