First time visitors to Astoria are often surprised at the wealth of fine ding establishments flourishing in our neighborhood. To say nothing of the variety. As one of the fastest growing communities in the New York City area, Astoria Has become a veritable “Restaurant Row” – home to hundreds of exquisite restaurants, intimate cafes, quaint coffee shops, and other eating emporiums. Best yet they’re all situated within a few square blocks just minutes from midtown Manhattan and LaGuardia airport. Astoria is a whole world of dining in one neighborhood. Astoria's restaurants, cafes, bakeries, and food shops are as close together as pastries in a box or olives in a barrel along 36th Avenue, Broadway, 30th Avenue, the western part of Astoria Boulevard. Others are found on Steinway Street and tucked away on tree-lined side streets. Large Greek-American and Italian-American populations have made Astoria a showcase of these cuisines, but many others are represented. A partial list would include: Adriatic, Afghani, Bangladeshi, Brazilian, Chinese, Colombian, Croatian, Cuban, Czech-Slovak, Ecuadorian, Egyptian, Filipino, Greek, Indian, Irish, Italian, Japanese, Lebanese, Mexican, Moroccan, Pakistani, and Thai, American and Continental restaurants, taverns, diners, and ethnic fast food outlets add to this culinary kaleidoscope. See for yourself and Dine Astoria. Bring your appetite. You’ll be glad you did.