Restaurant Week Is Planned For Forest Hills

Staff Writer

Several restaurants along Austin Street and other areas will get to showcase its delicious food next month.

The first-ever Forest Hills Restaurant Week will take place between Nov. 3 and Nov. 9. It will be hosted by the Forest Hills Chamber of Commerce and the Queens Tribune.

During that week, establishments will offer special three-course, price-fixed lunch and dinner meals to its customers. Nine restaurants will take part in the festivities, including 5 Burro Café, Exo Café and Bareburger.

Leslie Brown, Executive Director of the Forest Hills Chamber of Commerce, said many restaurants have opened in the neighborhood in the last 18 months and this event gives them, along with the more established eateries in the area, a chance to showcase what they have to offer.

“It’s becoming more and more of a restaurant destination,” Brown said. “We’re hoping they will want to come back and visit more often.”

Prices for the restaurant week vary depending on the time of day.  According to Brown, the three-course dinner meal will cost $25 to $35, depending on the restaurant. If you prefer a cheaper option, the three-course lunch meal will cost $15. Brown added that restaurants will choose which of the meals they will take part in. Some will offer both lunch and dinner, while others may choose to only serve one of those meals as part of the event.

Brown said they hope to host the event multiple times in the future if this year’s showcase is considered a success.
The other six restaurants participating in the event are 718 Hookah Lounge, Forest Hills Station House, Banter Irish Restaurant, Mr. Vino’s Cucina, Fuji Japanese Cuisine and Portofino Ristorante.

For more information, please contact the Forest Hills Chamber of Commerce at (718) 268-6565.

Reach Luis Gronda at (718) 357-7400, Ext. 127,, or @luisgronda.