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5-Star Reviews: Yelp

Astoria’s 5-star reviews: 11/10-11/17

In this week’s edition, Astoria Yelpers celebrate a pub that offers the “best monday dinner option everr” … A steak place that “makes Peter Lugar taste like McDonalds” … And a salon where the stylists are “very OCD about making sure every strand of hair is perfect.” —Tracy Infield 

11/10/12 Village of Astoria 31-27 Ditmars

“I ordered the Godfather… It was fantastic. Simply phenomenal. Maybe it was the high quality ingredients or the time and care spent on the sandwich but it was literally the best sandwich I’ve eaten in NYC.”—Mark F., Astoria, NY

11/10/12 Astoria Internet 22-55 31st St

“I was a little hesitant at first. Computer repair was listed…. but it looked like an internet café… What the heck I thought and called them anyway.  Best.  Choice. Ever.”—Dulce S., Manhattan, NY

A summertime caprese salad from Basil Brick Oven’s FB photo archive.

TWO 5-star reviews: 11/10 & 11/12/12 Basil Brick Oven Pizza 28-17 Astoria Blvd

“The crust is perfect, the cheese is heavenly, and the sauce is stellar. The fresh basil is grown in house right near the ovens.”—Kari B., Astoria, NY

11/10/12 Bikram Yoga Queens NY 32-03 Steinway St

“One of my favorite yoga studios in Queens! … The studio is always clean and I love all the instructors, they are professional and really take the time to make you feel comfortable with the poses.”—Christina B., Beechhurst, NY

Cavo’s outdoor garden. Photo/click through: cavoastoria.com

11/11/12 Cavo 42-18 31st Ave

TWO 5-star reviews: Vision Essential 11/10 & 11/11/12 36-04 30th Ave

“Best optics in Astoria. Quick, friendly, professional, and state of the art equipment. Staff provided solid insurance advice, and I was out in less than 30 minutes with a spot-on contact lens prescription and sample.”—Damian D., Astoria, NY

TWO 2-star reviews, both on 11/11/12 Astoria Bier and Cheese 34-14 Broadway

11/10/12 Sense Beauty Salon Incorporated 35-53 31st St

“THEY GET IT DONE! … I came in for a Japanese hair treatment and they went to town on my hair. They are very thorough, very OCD about making sure every strand of hair is perfect … they may not look like a upscale salon, but their services beat J’aime Nails by a long shot!”—Shaylee R., New York, NY

11/12/12 Dillingers Pub & Grill 46-19 30th Ave

“Monday is buy an entree get the second for $1. no joke! best monday dinner option everr.”—Erin M., Brooklyn, NY

11/11/12 Jack’s Shoe Repair 25-40 Broadway

11/12/12 Burger Club 32-02 30th Ave

11/13/12 Astoria Laundry 23-17 31 St

TWO 5-star reviews: 11/13 & 11/17/12 Grand Cafe 37-01 30th Ave

Pork chop over radicchio and apples. Food by Ornella; photo by Bradley Hawks. Photo/click through: OTI FB page

11/13/12 Ornella Trattoria Italiana 29-17 23rd Ave

“It’s really lovely to dine in a restaurant where the owner is so hands on and as passionate about the food as we are.”—Julia W., Astoria, NY

TWO 5-star reviews: 11/14 & 11/17/12 Christos Steak House 4108 23rd Ave

“This place makes Peter Lugar taste like McDonalds. I’m saving up for a down payment on my next New York strip at Christos.”—Prof M., Astoria, NY

THREE 5-star reviews: 11/10, 11/14 & 11/15/12 Sanford’s Restaurant 30-13 Broadway

11/13 Victory Sweet Shop 21-69 Steinway

Vitality & Health Natural Market’s online/delivery FB page: OrganicAtYourDoor.com

11/14/12 Vitality Health & Natural Market 46-03 Broadway

11/11/12 Natura Spa. 31-78 Steinway

11/15/12 Rizzo’s Fine Pizza 3013 Steinway

TWO 5-star reviews: 11/10 & 11/15/12 Yummy Taco 48-14 Broadway

“I’m so sad this place has bad reviews because i really like this place. I’ve only had their chicken though. Their chicken is super juicy and delicious ALL THE TIME. I just had a chicken quesadilla like 10 hours ago, and writing about this is making me crave it again…”—Jessica C., Woodside, NY

TWO 5-star reviews: 11/16 & 11/17/12 Blo It Out 23-71 Steinway

“I live in Jersey, work in Manhattan and still can’t find a better hairstylist than Anna, at Blo It Out, in Queens.  She is uniquely talented…” —Lo T., Roselle Park, NJ ••• “I have known Gina and Anna since the ’90s—was a fan then, and am a fan now!! No worries, my hairstyle has changed since, neither Gina nor Anna would ever let me run around with the same do for that long…”—Tania F., Long Island City, NY

Astoria businesses: If you get a 5-star Yelp review, let us know! Send notice to tinfield@hotmail.com or tweet me @TracyInfield. Hope to see you here soon!


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