The Mediterranean isn’t known for its particularly perilous waters — but its seemingly simple cuisine can be a trap. Fortunately, Whitestone’s Mediterranean Grill, 160-24 Willets Point Blvd., admirably navigates the region’s culinary waters to create a dining experience worth visiting over and over again.
To the great relief and joy of pastrami lovers all across Queens and New York, Sapienza in Howard Beach is open for business.
Although Sapienza opened on Sept. 24, it is only the latest iteration of a restaurant that Angelo Mugnolo, who co-owns the business with Anthony Calore, says has been around for over 100 years.
For a blend of the modern and traditional, both on your plate and in your surroundings, you can’t beat the recently remodeled Barosa restaurant in Rego Park.
If you’ve had a hard day at the office or the kids have run you ragged, there’s no better place to relax and dine than Zen Fusion Cuisine at 79-28 Parsons Blvd. in Flushing.
Actually, you don’t need an excuse to visit this newcomer that is wowing food lovers. The atmosphere, like its name, is soothing, and you will find enlightenment in selections from a large menu offering Japanese, Thai and South Asian specialties.
Dining at Haveli restaurant in Forest Hills is a truly exotic experience, with Indian cuisine that isn’t typically found at other restaurants, whether authentically subcontinental or American-influenced.
The menu reflects a wide range of niche dishes from across India, while the average Indian restaurant only offers entrees from the popular coastal regions.