Long Island City Restaurants
M. Wells Steakhouse
43-15 Crescent St., Long Island City
Here you'll find this thing called the Solomon Gundy, which is a potato waffle covered in trout roe and crème fraiche—and then you'll freak out. They use herring for their Caesar instead of anchovies (delicate and surprising), and even do a “Bone-in Burger”—though we prefer the steak.
M. Wells Dinette
MoMA PS1, 22-25 Jackson Ave., Long Island City
Situated in a new space in PS1, and named after the popular M.Wells outpost nearby, this "cafeteria" serves great food, like fresh takes on steak tartar and bibimbap in a really cool schoolhouse-themed dining room.
13-27 Jackson Ave., Long Island City
This is an old-school Italian restaurant with heavy décor, and simple, light plates of fresh pasta served family-style. Owned and carefully managed by husband and wife team Vincenzo and Ida Cerbone, this is the definition of a family-run establishment. The food is delicious and there's always a fun mix of people.