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Italian, American, Filipino, Mediterranean, Asian
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Lunch, Dinner, Brunch

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1.1 miles from Chrysler Building
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  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Tables disinfected between guests
Updated 10/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Reviewed April 26, 2022

Diana is an incredible chef, inspired by her roots in the Philippines. She’s passionate and her love for cooking shines in her flavorful, delicious meals and desserts. I would highly recommend Diana for any catering needs.

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Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed April 15, 2022

Diana went above and beyond in preparing a very special birthday dinner for my girlfriend and me. Our space for the dinner fell through at the last minute, and Diana went out of her way to make sure we had a nice spot to enjoy...our meal together. She prepared a delicious spread of home-cooked Filipino food - my girlfriend is half Filipino and had been missing her grandmother's cooking. Diana's meal was scrumptious, and we had a delightful time chatting with her and her assistant over wine after we finished our meal. Entirely separate, but all the more reason to support this exceptional chef - when COVID first hit NYC, Diana was one of the first food professionals in our neighborhood to start sending hot meals out to those who needed them. She set a high bar and exceeded it with the scale of her community support, all from her little kitchen!More

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Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed August 4, 2020

The best Filipino tacos! Her crispy wonton shells are incredible. Vegetarian options are available as well. Highly recommend the entire menu here.

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed August 4, 2020

Diana's cafe has the best cold brew coffee and homemade baked goods for miles. It's nice to stop by to enjoy her Filipino taco menu in the shaded outdoor dining area with a view of the Empire State Building. Everything on the menu is delicious,...generously portioned and great value. It is worth noting that Diana's support of the community throughout COVID is commendable.More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed August 3, 2020

We went to the cafe to celebrate my birthday. A few friends that have been in lock down together enjoyed a fantastic, affordable, delicious, safe and gorgeous meal on the “patio”. Diana and her staff went above and beyond to make my birthday extra special...in this odd time. Oh and the tacos are amazing too! The cafe has fantastic views of the city too!More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed July 22, 2020

Diana's meal, presentation, and conversation made for an exceptional experience to help celebrate my partner's birthday. Diana herself deserves this praise and more for her incredible work supporting food-insecure residents in Astoria and Long Island City during the COVID pandemic.

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed February 13, 2020

This restaurant was recommended by our host in NY...and I'm glad we went...Diana is just fantastic and food was prepared with such care. Tasty and plenty. Will come back again when in NY.

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed October 8, 2019

I’ve been to many a dinner Diana has hosted, as well as frequented her pop-ups. I’m also one of her many satisfied meal prep customers. Her food is always fresh, always delicious, and so obviously prepared with so much love. Diana is also just an...all around awesome woman! Hire her for an experience you won’t soon forget. Happy eating!!!More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed October 7, 2019 via mobile

If it weren’t for Diana I would be stuck with unhealthy take out! Diana’s weekly meal preps are healthy, delicious and affordable. Thanks, D!

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed October 7, 2019

This is a great place either to chat or just enjoy the place its a warm inviting has a few Awards " High Quality Food and Service " the staff ere excellent not to be missed this place must be a call to every one.

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed October 7, 2019

I've had the pleasure of working and collaborating on many events this past year with Diana and she is always such a pleasure to work with, professional, on time, great team, great food and super personable! She's always more than attentive and has such a...joyful personality to be around. I highly recommend Little Chef to anyone who wants their party/event done right with no fuss on your end. You couldn't ask for better customer service or convenience and I just have to say one more time...the delicious FOOD! Thank you Diana and your wonderful team! I look forward to our next event! 🌺More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed September 2, 2019 via mobile

Diana of little chef is one of the best restaurant in New York I love the interior of the restaurant and I totally loved the pan cake and yummy breakfast

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed July 29, 2019

Diana is such a warm, inviting chef that brings such great personality and life to her dishes. The storytelling through each course offers such a homely, family feel that makes both your heart and stomach full. Her passion for cooking is definitely seen through each...plate. Each course was uniquely chosen to represent not only her Filipino heritage, but a strong part of the person she is today, I am glad that I was able to be a part of that. Each course could have taken the top honor, but the Ube dessert left my taste buds wanting more! If you have not experienced a dinner with Diana, I cannot suggest it enough!More

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed May 27, 2019

I worked with Diana recently during one of my events called the Annual Awards Gala, with over 375 guests in attendance. Diana was so easy to work with. She was very professional and did it all with a smile on her face. Her station was...quite popular and the quality of product and service she provided was unforgettable. A friend of mine actually won the private dinner package during the silent action. I was lucky enough to attend the dinner. Diana was incredible from start to finish. Another couple that attended the dinner wanted her information because they were so impressed by the level of service she provided! Would 100% recommend for both catering services and private dinners!More

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed May 10, 2019

Best thing I did for myself was to start ordering from this amazing chef! Busy in the city doesn't leave much time for eating healthy and this was def the solution! Not only are her meals delicious!!! But healthy as well, which is a huge...plus! It's home cooking for the times, and you can't beat the service! If you're looking for a sign to try her this is it! Take it from a picky foodie, her food rocks!More

Date of visit: May 2019
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Hi @mypf40! I am located in Long Island City but am willing to come to you as long as you are in the NYC metro area.
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Diana of Little Chef, Little Kitchen is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 5