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Queens Restaurants in the AIA Guide to New York City, Revised Edition (1978)

Prudenti’s Vicino Mare Restaurant/formerly the Queens County Bank, 2nd St. NW cor. Borden Ave. This fine Romanesque Revival building is happily preserved as a restaurant.”


Shushikaza Japanese Restaurant, 41-32 Main St., bet. 41st Rd. and Sanford Ave. W. side. Pleasant, low-key, modern light-wood interior with place for three styles of dining: tatami-matted niches, western tables, and a counter. Moderate prices.”


“The fine Italian art of bread sculpture is practiced at S. Pupusa’s Bakery, 40-09 111th St. (just south of Roosevelt Avenue) in Corona. Bosomy maidens and other ebullient works are usually on display in the window. It isn’t a museum, but it might as well be. Bread baked to order.”


Niederstein’s Restaurant Restaurant, 69-16 Metropolitan Ave., at 69th St. 1854. Badly remodeled, 1974. A roadside tavern on the road from Greenpoint to Jamaica, now architecturally destroyed by a plastic mansard roof, fake leaded windows: the philistines were here without knowing they were philistines. We mention it only because it had a generous history and is the only place in these parts with pretentions to the service of food. The Niederstein family took over in 1888 to serve the German population making pilgrimages to the Lutheran Cemetery nearby.”


Frank Jahn’s is a neo-real 1890s ice cream parlor at 117-03 Hillside Avenue (near 117th Street and Jamaica Ave). Complete with marble countertops, leaded-glass Coca Cola chandeliers, and wild, just wild, ice cream concoctions.”


Annam Brahma Restaurant (Vegetarian Indian), 83-43 164th St., S of Grand Central Parkway. A clear bright springlike interior announces a restaurant operated by the American adherents of guru Sri Chimnoy’s Indian teachings. Very flavorful and very reasonably priced. A must if exploring Jamaica.”