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5-Star Reviews: Yelp

Astoria’s 5-star reviews: 9/29-10/6

Congratulations to all who received Yelp’s highest honor this week. In this edition, we give an additional shout-out to Butcher Bar, which ranked WAY the heck up there in ZAGAT’s 2013 New York City Restaurants Guide… We also welcome Bud’s Ale House to the Astoria Yelp merry-go-round. In this, their first week, they received 10 reviews—most of which were pretty good… And lastly, here’s a tease: ONE of the businesses featured in this listing will be the star of our first-ever Astoria Social Media//Profile, which will be posted tomorrow. I’m not asking you to guess, but here’s a hint: Their Mission (from their Facebook “About” page) is to “Make it fresh, make it from scratch, make it with love.”

Astor Bake Shop: Bring your best friend!
Photo: Aleks Z Photography

10/1/12 Astor Bake Shop 12-23 Astoria Blvd

“A great neighborhood place in a quiet, residential part of Astoria. The staff are very friendly and there is a small outdoor area where you can take your dog (the wait staff always bring a water dish for the dog, which is really nice). My husband and I tried the Smoked Salmon/soft boiled egg sandwich which was DELICIOUS. All in all, a win.”—Yoona J., Astoria, NY

9/29/12 Namaste 31-15 30th Ave

“Usually went to Jackson Heights, before finding Namaste, as the other locals places just don’t come close to the taste or value…  basically either go Namaste, head to Jackson Heights or travel to Bombay for the best!”—Grace F., Astoria, NY

9/29/12 Sai Organics 30-21 30th Ave

9/29/12 The Attic Hour Children’s Thrift Shop 35-53 Crescent St

Love Vesta’s website, which includes not just photos of their restaurant, but of their “current exhibition” as well.
Shown here: Charged Matter by Davi Leventhal. Oil paint on linen. 19.5″x13″

9/29/12 Vesta 21-02 30th Ave

“Super delish. Friendly. End of story.”—Mandi O., Astoria, NY

9/30/12 Chicken Festival 29-19 Ditmars

9/30/12 Tu Casa Restaurant 30-10 Steinway

9/30/12 Dave Meeting Piano Tuning and Repair 32-27 48th St

“Dave Meeting is an expert piano technician with advanced skills, amazing knowledge of a wide variety of instruments, and incredible patience and dedication… His prices are very reasonable and he spends the time needed to get an exceptional result.”—Richard K. Provincetown, MA

TWO 5-star reviews: 9/30 and 10/1/12 Golden Hands Bodywork 35-15 30th Ave

“Be warned, this is not a sissy massage… they work out knots with force and it’s fantastic.”—Maggie Jo H., New York, NY

“Best massage I’ve ever had. Don’t go if you’re sensitive, but if there’s a spot you need rubbed out, they’ll get it.”—Lauren G., Astoria, NY

First week on Yelp: Bud’s Ale House got generally favorable reviews.

FIVE 5-star reviews: 10/1 (2), 10/4, 10/5, 10/6/12 Bud’s Ale House 34-02 Steinway St

“A long needed alternative to Canz..” “I was quite impressed… “With 58 taps and at least 36 different beers (I counted), there’s no better place for a beer geek to drink their fill.”

10/1/12 Matsu 34-11 30th Ave

10/1/12 The Astor Room 34-12 36th St

10/1/12 Steinway Court Veterinarian 32-41 Steinway St

“When I realized my cat was in a very critical condition… I transported him to Animal Medical Center (York Ave. in Manhattan). Dr. Glasser was understanding and gave us a CD of X-rays, blood work info, and gently discharged my cat…
 AMC agreed with all of Dr. Glasser’s findings and conclusions, and knowing that AMC is a world-class fully equipped animal hospital, I think that is a big affirmation of Dr. Glasser.”—Michael W., Astoria, NY

10/2/12 Whiskers Natural Pet Grooming 9-31 Ditmars Blvd

10/3/12 Antika Pizzeria 36-08 30th Ave

“Oh my god! me and my girlfriend wanted some nice pizza and Italian appetizers so we ordered the ‘grandma style’ one from this place…
UNIQUE taste. 
Great value. 
Amazingly fresh!!!!!!!”—Yorgo A., Astoria, NY

Congratulations to Butcher Bar on their glorious Zagat rating!
[Check out their Facebook page to see if they’re still running their celebration special.]

10/3/12 Butcher Bar 37-08 30th Ave

10/4/12 BZ Grill 2702 Astoria Blvd

10/4/12 Trattoria L’incontro 21-76 31st St

10/4/12 Albatross Bar 3619 24th Ave

“The best gay bar to go to on a Sunday evening in the area!! I highly recommend. The bartender= UH-MAZING!!!”—Leevell P., Stamford, CT

10/4/12 Basil Brick Oven Pizza 28-17 Astoria Blvd

“All 3 of the pies I shared with my workmates were outstanding—thin, crispy crust, fresh shrooms, unusual sideshow veggies, and those awesome, homemade cheeses. If you’ve got the scratch and want something elevated in the pizza stratosphere and you don’t want to shlep to the city or to Bklyn, you will be very happy right here in Astoria.”—Robert W., Jackson Hts, NY

TWO 5-star reviews: 9/30 and 10/3/12 DiWine 41-15 31st Ave

10/4/12 Mama’s Frozen Yogurt 35-04 30th Ave

10/4/12 Sabry’s 2425 Steinway

10/4/12 Whiz French Dry Cleaning 37-02 31st Ave

“I brought a very expensive cocktail dress that had makeup stains all over it and they returned it looking like BRAND NEW. I couldn’t be happier with the quality in cleaning and service. They are the nicest and are true to their word.”—Rebecca P., Astoria, NY

TWO 5-star reviews on 10/5/12 Il Bambino 34-08 31st Ave

“Best restaurant in Astoria. Hands down… The Italian meatloaf panini is to die for. So is the porchetta, so is the pecorino, fontina, mozzarella and truffle panini, so are every single crostini. Tonight we had the Mac and cheese, bacon and truffle aioli panini. My God. Amazing.”—Mike D., Rice Military, Houston, TX

10/5/12 The Queens Kickshaw 40-17 Broadway

10/5 Manners Motors 34-05 45th St

Do you own a business in Astoria? If you get a 5-star review, please share your good news. Send notice to tinfield@hotmail.com or tweet me @TracyInfield. Hope to see you here soon!


One thought on “Astoria’s 5-star reviews: 9/29-10/6

  1. Thanks for the shout out- We appreciate it! Check out our blog….http://steinwaycourtvet.wordpress.com/
    Dr. Glasser and Staff @ Steinway Court Vet

    Posted by Sara | October 9, 2012, 9:19 am

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