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Bel Aire Restaurant & Diner

$$ - $$$
American, Diner
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3191 21st St, Astoria, NY 11106-4591
+1 718-721-3160
04:00 - 03:59
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Sun - Sat 04:00 - 03:59
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Hastings-on-Hudson, NY
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Dropped in on a whim for lunch. Huge diner with lots of seating, we were seated immediately at 12:30 on a Saturday. Parking lot shared with other stores could be hard to find a place, but not impossible. Food was good, portions large but not American Immense. Fries were hot and crisp on the outside, soft on the inside. Very... More 

Thank YJ4
Seattle, Washington
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93 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

If you want some truly authentic NYC diner food then just head out to Astoria, walk west down Broadway to 21st street, and there you have the best diner in Queens! Just be hungry and don't be too wasted to read the menu because it is long! But go anytime you like because it is also 24 hours. And it... More 

Thank dansonman22
Lisbon, Portugal
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

This was our first diner experience while in the USA, and it definitely lives up to the expectations. Great food, in giant portions, very friendly staff. Definitely a must-visit!

Thank Helder N
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21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Breakfast was good. Nothing exceptional. Service was good. I will say they need to be more consistent with the free muffins. Some tables were given muffins, others weren't. A customer even complained and questioned why their table hadn't gotten any. Overall basic diner.

Thank Tasia_Cat
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

Fantastic flavor on all three of our breakfast. The home fries are the best But it does cost. Seemed high even by NYC standards. Very nice wait staff too

Thank Garrett J
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

We stayed at an AirBnB across the street so we came here for some lunch. I got the turkey club and my bf got the meat ravioli. Nothing special but decent price. Would maybe revisit for breakfast but I'd find elsewhere for lunch.

Thank Kelsey H
Astoria, New York
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

I work right cross street from this place. I love then, very good food, nice people. Can get busy on the weekends but if you go very early morning its a good breakfast.

Thank Elaine G
New York City, New York
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110 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

I've been here several times and each time my experience is vastly different depending on who is working there that shift. Overall I realized that day shift staff is more professional than night shift. Last time I went late night the place was dirty, server was aggressive, and staff were yelling at eachother and it just was unpleasant and made... More 

Thank Hunter A
Long Island City, New York
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30 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

A good go to diner. The menu has everything, and the food is solid. Good for a late night bite or for a nice breakfast or brunch. They also deliver

Thank fperrott
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110 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

Following a series of poor breakfasts in our hotel, I found this American diner on TripAdvisor. The Bel Aire is a typical chrome clad diner with plenty of tables, great service and a sizeable menu catering for all tastes. Service was fast and efficient and food very well cooked. The place was clean and prices very reasonable. I'd recommend this... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Delivery
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
04:00 - 03:59
04:00 - 03:59
04:00 - 03:59
04:00 - 03:59
04:00 - 03:59
04:00 - 03:59
04:00 - 03:59
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3191 21st St, Astoria, NY 11106-4591
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Astoria
  • Phone Number: +1 718-721-3160

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?