Queens >Food & Dining > Parkside Restaurant
“Great atmosphere, ambiance, food, wines”
“The crab cakes are the best I've had anywhere.”
“Every time I go, I make Reservations in advance , or I go in and hang out at the bar to enjoy some good strong drinks while I wait for my table.”
“Although not a classic italian, I dare you to find seafood fresher, juicier and plumpier like the one that is served amongst fetuccini, inside raviolis or SIMPLY RAW LIKE THE BEST OYSTERS I EVER TRIED INCLUDING all THE PACIFIC RIM AND Half Shell oysters i”
“They have an extensive menu but will make anything you request and its always delicious!”
“Parkside is a great Italian restaurant.”
“Parkside Restaurant has not only disappointed me, but embarrassed me to a point of no return.”
“Park your trench coat at the coat check and be prepared for fine dining, expert / attentive table service and a delectable cuisine.”
“Very nice people, great staff, and very reasonable prices.”
“The service was slow and the food was only fair at best.”
Well Done. I had a good experience. I enjoyed perfect drinks and also the atmosphere.
Well Worth it.
I had heard about Parkside for many years but I never got around to trying it until last week. I had a great time. As I expected, it was very busy and the 20 minute wait wasn't bad (no reservations). Enjoyed a perfect Dirty Martini at the bar.
As we sat down, a tremendous bread basket arrived along with salami & parmigiano nuggets. VERY GENEROUS!!! The service was friendly & accommodating. We had heard about the Homemade Wine, ordered it and it was delicious. Definitely the way to go!!!
I found the food to be very satisfying.. Not very creative, but of high quality and large portions ( at super reasonable prices. I had the special of VEAL RAVIOLI in a mushroom sauce and my friend had the SHRIMP FRA DIAVOLO. Both were delicious. For dessert, I had the PANNA COTTA. Perfectly prepared!!
Overall a great experience and I would definitely return!!
Will never go back.. Service was terrible. Waited 15 minutes for a high chair for my daughter. Unfortunately, my daughter was not happy and the nasty hostess asked us to leave because she was getting complaints. My friend was watching the hostess and did not see one person come up to her. Maybe they should make rule not to have children under a certain age be there.
Awful! Terrible!! BAD FOOD AND SERVICE!!.
if this restaurant was in manhattan it would have closed a long time ago!!! - - Today
I've been to this restaurant three times. I went there each time hoping for better food and better service, each time i've been disappointed. This last time was the last straw. My mother is in a Wheelchair and the valet wouldn't bring the car around. Instead my elderly father had to bring the car around and the valets sat in the booth and watched. I would have got the car myself but i had to stay with my mother. Not only is the food terrible and not worth it. The service inside and outside is terrible. I hope more people recognize that this restaurant is not good and they are prejudice against people in wheelchairs!!
My husband and I have been looking into several Italian Restaurants within Queens in search of a place where to host a birthday party of about 60 to 75 guest (for the end of June). We came across this restaurant in the internet, and although we saw some of the awful reviews we decided to find out for ourselves...big mistake! From the moment we walked into this restaurant my husband and I were "greeted" by the rudest hostess who rather then walking us to our table simply pointed to the worst seating area in the restaurant and said "Sit around there." Five minutes later my husband had to ask someone to let us see a menu. After our appetizers arrive our waiter, who previously greeted us with a not so friendly "are you ready" when taking our order, decides it is time to bring us our drinks. The food arrived soon after - and just as expected was mediocre. On a norm we like to sit and have a coffee and desert after a meal - needless to say we left right after the main course... left a much deserved tip of $0. And will never step foot into this place again, and will make sure the 60 to 75 attendants we were planning to host hear how horrible this place is.
For those of you looking for great service and excellent Italian food I highly recommend Bartolino's in Astoria definitely our top choice so far.
I advise everyone to avoid this place!!!. My boyfriend and I just came back from Park Side Restaurant very dissapointed. As far as Italian restaurants go, this has to be one of the worse. Food was horrible, definitely not worth the money which we paid.
Dissapointing.... My boyfriend and I came here on a Friday night, we made reservations ahead of time, but had to wait 40 minutes to be seated. Meanwhile there were a few couples that have come in after us who seemed to know the manager that were proomptly seated. When we were finally given a table we had to wait for someone to acknoledge us for a while, although the table next to us (they were seated after us) got immediate service. The food here is quite mediocre. The crabcake I ordered for appetizer was terrible. My lamb chops were half fat and grissle. I would not recommend this place...
I will never go back.
My boyfriend and I went for my birthday. We are an interracial couple and I really think that is why they were so rude. I would NEVER go back, even if it was free.
We had a reservation & still waited 30 minutes. When I asked the hostess how much longer she was rude and the second time I asked, 15 minutes later, I was ignored. We were finally seated at a crappy table. Even though there were at least 4-5 empty tables in the same section.
We waited a long time to even see our waiter. The service was slow and the food was only fair at best. I would not have minded the price if the food was better. I have no idea what people rave about.
Top Shelf Italian Restaurant. Ive been going to Parkside ever since It opened in my neighborhood.....Alfredo the Matre 'D is always acommodating and friendly and the waiters are top notch....The food has always been terrific and Ive NEVER ordered anything there that I was disapointed in.... How many popular places do you go to where you sit right down the second you walk in even with a reservation....This place is that busy 7 days a week....So I dont ever have a problem waiting a bit when I walk in....If your in a hurry when you go out...then drive thru a drive thru like mc donalds or wendys.....I promise you the food at Parkside will reward your patience at the door ten times over.....THE BEST KEEPS ON GETTING BETTER.....And the prices are so reasonable its amazing.......Ciao for now....
Consistently good. I am a huge fan of parkside and have been coming here for years. It is consistently good, and the staff is more and more professional everytime I come. I strongly disagree with all of Jiffy81's comments below. The bread basket is amazing you must try the proscuitto bread. They have an extensive menu but will make anything you request and its always delicious! I recommend trying the porcini risotto (i hate mushrooms but still love this dish) and the baby lamb chops (comes with a mustard sort of glaze/crust.. so good)
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