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Need a place to eat near LGA

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Need a place to eat near LGA

I will be picking people up at the Manhattan cruise terminal at 9:30 AM on Saturday, Nov 2 and taking them to LGA. I'm looking for a place near LGA where we can eat -- a diner is fine. They will have eaten a light breakfast earlier. Their flight is at 2:30 and we might do a curbside check in of their luggage first then go eat if it's convenient. If there's anything else around that might be interesting to spend some time that would be a plus but I would need parking

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1. Re: Need a place to eat near LGA

jacksonholeburgers.com/astoria-boulevard-jac… is nearby and in an old railroad style diner building. Has parking.

Neptune Diner is also quite good. Has small parking lot. https:/…128522467176747

http://www.tavernakyclades.com/ for Greek, Doesn't have parking but there are two municipal lots a block away on 33rd between Ditmars and 23rd Ave and some nearby street parking is also possible.

Things to see nearby:

http://www.socratessculpturepark.org/ (Free)

Noguchi Museum http://www.noguchi.org/

Museum of the Moving Image http://www.movingimage.us/visit/astoria

For driving I recommend the 59th Street Bridge UPPER deck and then take 21st street north.

When near the Triboro bridge, you can take the GCP (or parallel service road) to LGA

If you go to one of the lunch places above, you can also take Ditmars Blvd instead of the highway: http://goo.gl/maps/aNS1o

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2. Re: Need a place to eat near LGA

Thanks, Kaye! I'll mapquest it all out so I can see where everything is in relation to each other. And your mention of the Museum of the Moving Image is an espcecially great idea because (a) I'm picking up my brother and our father and grandfather were in the motion picture business and (b) I'm friends with a former curator of film there who I will call for further advice. I've been meaning to go to that Museum myself for years but never go to it, Queens being like another country to those of us west of the Hudson!

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Parking is the biggest issue with the Museum pf the Moving Image. There is a lot nearby that gives a discount for museum visitors with validation. http://www.movingimage.us/visit/directions

Depending on the timing of your arrival, street parking may be possible. Alternate side of the street parking map here: http://nycdot.info/

There are also some (non-chain) restaurants nearby http://goo.gl/maps/tN2Hc Locale is good. I haven't been to the Astor Room, but have heard good things.

For this I still recommend the upper deck of the 59th Street Bridge, then north on 21st street then east on 35th Ave, so you can avoid the congestion around the lower deck route that goes through Queensboro Plaza.

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"The Astor Room was originally built as the commissary to the studio opened by the legendary Adolph Zukor in 1920. The studio soon became home for Paramount Pictures, and during the next 20 years, over 120 silent and sound films were produced here. From Rudolph Valentino, Gloria Swanson, the Marx Brothers, the Gish sisters and W.C. Fields, Astoria was home to the great talents of an exciting new industry and the all dined right here, in The Astor Room! "

http://www.astorroom.com/

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We've eaten at Todd English's Figs Restaurant in the LaGuardia Airport main terminal. It's before security so you can all go there. It wouldn't work for Delta flights, which are in a separate terminal. I thought it was one of the best airport restaurants I've eaten in.

http://www.figslga.com/

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It will also be easy to get to LGA from the Museum. Recommend 33rd street to GCP (or the service road that parallels the GCP) (Steinway Street is a bit congested, so slower than 33rd.)

http://goo.gl/maps/No8b5

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7. Re: Need a place to eat near LGA

I just looked at the google street view of the Jackson Hole and was surprised at how much it looks like the one near me, in Englewood, NJ, here's a picture of that one http://tinyurl.com/keuwulh

My sister-in-law has already approved Jackson Hole and I have to say that if the menu is the same as the one near me I already know that I'm getting their guacamole omellete (for some reason known only to the Food Gods, Jackson Hole is the only place on the East coast that I've been too that knows how to make a guacamole omellete that's as good as the ones you can get in California)

Edited: 21 October 2013, 19:24
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8. Re: Need a place to eat near LGA

By the way, is any of this near Titan Foods in Astoria? My wife and I were there once on a quest to get really good Feta and still dream about the dozen or so different varieties they had.

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Absolutely, http://titanfoods.net/ is about 2 blocks south of the GCP on 31st street (by the subway tracks) It has some parking. Take 21st street from the 59th street bridge as directed above. A few blocks before you get to the Triboro Bridge turn right/east on Astoria Blvd. When you see the elevated subway tracks, turn right/south on 31st street. It' about 1/2 block on the right. Don't forget to stock up on olives as well as feta.

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10. Re: Need a place to eat near LGA

I'm psyched! Thanks Kaye. We have a lot of Greeks near me (there are 2 Greek Orthodox churches and one Cathedreal within 20 min of my house and all of them have Greek Festivals) but nothing like TItan which I understand is the best Greek market in the area (but (I'm open to other suggestions)

And thank you, Auden,. for your suggestion but the guacamole omelliete at Jackson Hole bekons

Edited: 21 October 2013, 20:19