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Austin's Ale House

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££ - £££
American, Bar, Pub
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8270 Austin St, Kew Gardens, NY 11415-1413 (Lefferts Blvd & Austin St)
+1 718-849-3939
12:00 - 01:00
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Sun - Tue 12:00 - 23:00
Wed - Thu 12:00 - 00:00
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 01:00
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New York City, New York
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248 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This should-be pillar of the community has no identity. You'd think this would be on the order of an English pub. Instead there's a bar with too speakers right above the tables, weak drinks, and this flashing jukebox-like contraption that gave me a headache and could probably land an epileptic with a seizure. A disappointing establishment.

Thank RoadTripToSFO
Queens, New York
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73 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2017

Came here using Groupon. We sat in the dining room where there were TVs at each table. Too much stimulation (esp. for the kids). Kids ordered mac & cheese and spaghetti & meatballs. Good sized portion for the kids. My husband ordered a burger, which was pretty decent in size and pretty tasty. I had the seafood risotto, which was... More 

Thank Mary C
Queens, New York
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28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

I came here the first night I came to view my apartment in Kew Gardens. It was the night of the final World Cup game and it was visible on every television. The staff wasn't much into working that night because they would rather watch the game. Second time I ate here, my quesadilla was so overcooked that it was... More 

Thank Amber P
Chappaqua, New York
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208 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

went for brunch on Saturday. Excellent price for a large meal including a mimosa(weak), good frittata, fruit cup, bake goods and coffee. Brunch Menu was varied and regular menu available also. fish and chips was good. hamburger done properly as ordered. service was friendly. several different rooms including a bar area. many tables have their own tv ...so much for... More 

Thank deedee1951
Stockton Springs, Maine
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

I love sitting out in the patio area because I can bring my dog along. I love Mussels Monday, Austin's burgers, and their Bloody Marys are the best! I go regularly and highly recommend!

Thank PattyOConnell
New York City, New York
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59 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

Original Irish cooking from before they discovered herbs & spices. Famous for being the site where Kitty Genovese was killed, though they have a nice patio overlooking the LIRR tracks.

Thank Forest-Hills-Cynic
New York City, New York
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

My wife and I have been coming here for years, but this place has dug itself into a hole that seems deeper to climb out of. The quality of their burgers remains top-notch, but they need to find a cook (chef?) who knows the meaning of doneness. My burger, ordered medium-rare, arrived medium-well. Two tables in our immediate vicinity both... More 

Thank Paul G
Kew Gardens, New York
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

We've been going to the Austin Ale House for many years now and are always really happy that we did. The menu is extensive and has choices for everyone in you party including the vegans, vegetarians, meat eaters and those needing gluten-free choices. It is one of those reliable old standbys that provides consistently good food and service. Stop there... More 

Thank Joan S
Clinton Township, Michigan
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5 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

I have been here on a few occasions. The food is good but not worth what they are charging. Their drinks are way over priced as well. I'm also tired of being rushed through a meal by the staff. Fork in hand and the guy comes by and just takes my plate then asks if I was done. I guess... More 

Thank 727driver
Gulfport, Florida
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232 reviews
160 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

I have been to Austin's twice. The 1st time I had lunch on the outside patio. The food was good, but the service was very slow. This last time my son & I sat in the bar area. I ordered a lunch special 3 sliders with cheese, & asked for raw onion with the burgers. The sliders were fine, came... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
American, Bar, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8270 Austin St, Kew Gardens, NY 11415-1413
    (Lefferts Blvd & Austin St)
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Queens  >  Kew Gardens
  • Phone Number: +1 718-849-3939
THE CORNERSTONE OF FINE FOOD AND SPIRITS IN KEW GARDENS! Experience the welcoming allure of Austin's Steak and Ale House, located in Kew Gardens, one of Queens' trendiest and emerging neighborhoods. Austin's Steak and Ale House is a step above the rest when it comes to excellent service and a friendly and comfortable atmosphere. Established in 1992, Austin's gives that local home feeling, serving up trendy pub-styled comfort food along with a fine selection of spirits and domestic and imported beers. Ample bar seating, a welcoming dining room, fine drinks and enticing cuisine all add up to what Austin's has to offer. So, the next time you're looking for an enjoyable dining and social experience, make Austin's your first choice. Welcome and our management & staff looks forward to serving you! If you have a preference on which room you are seated in please leave us a note and we will try our best to accommodate you.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?