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Contemporary American Restaurant ‘The Queensboro’ Opens on Northern Boulevard

Source: Jackson Heights Life

June 5, 2018 By Tara Law

A trio of Jackson Heights residents have opened a restaurant serving contemporary American food on Northern Boulevard.

The Queensboro, located at 80-02 Northern Blvd, opened Friday serving drinks and a limited food menu.

The restaurant will debut its full dinner menu on June 11, serving small plates of seasonal vegetables, pizzas, pastas, and a variety of main courses, including grass-fed burgers, chicken, fish and steak. 

The Queensboro (Photo: Jackson Heights Life)

The restaurant is owned by first-time restauranteurs Dudley Stewart, Michael Fuquay and Tony Liu. 

Fuquay said that the three had decided to open the restaurant because they believe there is a demand for a modern take on American food in Jackson Heights.

He and his partners aim to make The Queensboro a “cornerstone of the neighborhood,” Fuquay said.

“We want to create the sort of restaurant that we would want to dine in ourselves.” Fuquay added.

(Photo: Lillian Przedecki)

Fuquay said that The Queensboro has not released its full menu yet, but said that many dishes will highlight seasonal vegetables. Plates will include sugar snap peas served with mint, ricotta salt and lemon, as well as kale paneer with chapati.

Other dishes will include primavera pizza— a white pie topped with asparagus, scallions and pecorino— and ziti filled with corn, bacon and mushrooms.

The Queensboro also offers a full drink menu, including local craft beers and special seasonal cocktails such as “The Red and the Black,” with tequila, lime, black pepper and market strawberries. 

The restaurant’s chef is co-owner Liu, who has extensive experience as a chef at fine-dining establishments. 

Through his career, Liu trained at famed French restaurants Lespinasse and Daniel, worked at Tabla, a fine-dining Indian restaurant; Babbo, Mario Batalli’s flagship restaurant; was the head chef at August; and as the executive chef at Keith McNally’s restaurants, Pulino and Morandi.

The Queensboro offers seating for 110. The restaurant is currently open daily at 6 p.m.

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Lucrecio F.

Disgusting..go back to the city and open up a restaurant there.You are just gonna bring the yuppies from Brooklyn to Jackson heights and create more gentrification. This place will ALWAYS be a vastly populated immigrant area (Latinos,Bengali,Indian ,etc). We don’t need your hipster scum coming here and invading our area.Queens has gone through enough gentrification.We don’t need more of it! Close down that restaurant before rent prices go up even more ??.

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John C.

We need more places like this around here.I was thinking of moving to another area of Queens where they have American food,but if their going to have more places like this around here I’ll definitely stay.

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Angel tenesaca

ANGEL TENESACA .Patient and creativity is what you need now
I wish you guys good luck.ill b there.

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Jenny

I’m a Jackson Heights native born and raised; and I’ve raised my kids here too! Getting tired of the diner being the only American menu and Uncle Peter is great but can be a bit pricey at times. The Queensboro should fit in nicely!! Can’t wait to stop in! Good luck!

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Jim Hill

I guess it’s time to take this out of the “In Progress” section of the website!

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Blanche Goldman

They just opened. As time passes they will expand to service a wider range of palettes. I believe they have a fire brick oven, and a great big grill. Pop by and check it out for yourself! My husband and I dropped in on our evening walk. The staff was just lovely and the interior was warm and friendly. We peeked at the menu and it appears to be a very meat friendly . We know two of the owners their families. They are wonderful members of our community and have done much in service of our neighborhood. We look forward many meals at this much needed option for the area. Best of luck to the Queensboro!

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Hilda Reyes

Always looking for a place that focus on vegetables with a twist and good drinks. Jackson Heights needed this.

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