Queens >Food & Dining > Parkside Restaurant
107-01 Corona Ave, Queens, NY | Directions 1136840.743842 -73.856133
Mon-Sat noon-11:30 pm, Sun 12:30-10 pm
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)
HORRIBLE ITALIAN RESTAURANT – I was recommended to come to this "great" yea right restaurant for a while so me and my gf decided to try it out. The waiter was horrible with no smile and appeared to be an animal not a human. The food is terrible. The tomato mozzarella is the worse. They give you soggy mozzarella with only two small pieces and two tomatoes. It tasted terrible. The bread they give is hard as a rock and the caesar salad smells like fish. I have been to many great Italian restaurants such as Buena Serra, Baci in Westbury. The waiter was terrible and should be fired and the food is extremely bad. I advise everyone to avoid this place.
Just average – This was my first time eating here. I know, eat, and cook Italian food.
I hosted a birthday dinner here.
We made reservations here for a group of 9 at 8pm on a Friday night. The hostess was not really accommodating and would not seat us until the whole party was there even if two were running late. She also had the nerve to ask someone in my party if he could move over from the waiting area. All I wanted to say was "well, where do you want a party of 7 to stand?" The hostess, an older woman, really had an uppity attitude, so that didn't help. We ended up being seated around 9:20 pm.
For appetizers, we ordered shrimp, calamari, and stuffed clams. They brought over two pieces of shrimp, applebee's like- calamari, and average stuffed clams. Needless to say, nothing stood out. We ordered a variety of things, from veal, to tortellini alfredo, to salmon, to linguini with clam sauce. The consensus was, the food was merely O.K. One of my guests who had been to this restaurant before said "I remember this place being really good but there seems to be a drop-off in the quality of the food. This placed used to be much better." We ordered about six desserts and they were all sub-par except for one. Overall, the hype about this place used to be about the food. Either they had an off night or the quality of food has really dropped off.
-Our waiter was excellent. He was attentive and always had our drinks ready.
-Our drinks were very good as well.
-Extensive selection of wines. We had an excellent bottle at a reasonable price.
Overall, this place seems to have been a great place, but no longer is. Food is o.k. definitely not worth the $500 we spent that night. Although this might sound reasonable, I should note that we ordered 7 drinks, a $30 bottle of wine, and my diabetic grandmother had a $5 soup for dinner. However, the service and wine selection was extensive.
Nothing standout, just average.
beautiful inside, – I must be the only person who doesn't like the food, at parkside, but then again if you like fish which i don't maybe that's why, the food is so salty that you swell up after you eat, i remember parkside before it was a restaurant i grow up in corona and know what excellent food should tease like, the prices have gone up too but its a beautiful place on the inside with all the waiters in black tie. i never have to wait for a table maybe because we go early, but on the few times we didn't we never had to wait. If only the food was like it use to be, but i guess they have a new cook
BEST ITALIAN FOOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!! – ITS THE BEST RESTAURANT, I WAS INTRODUCED TO IT BY MY SISTER AND THEN I TOOK MY HUSBAND THERE, HIS FAMILY AND EVERYONE ABSOLUTELY LOVED IT. ITS NOT A FAST FOOD RESTAURANT OF COURSE YOU HAVE TO MAKE RESERVATIONS. PEOPLE HERE ARE COMPLAINING THAT YOU HAVE TO MAKE RESERVATIONS, AND THE WAIT IS 40 MINUTES, I NEVER EXPERIENCED THE WAIT. THE HOST IS ALWAYS POLITE AND PLEASANT. THE FOOD IS ALWAYS FRESH, THE WAITERS ARE ALWAYS THERE TO SERVE AND THEY ABSOLUTELY DO NOT FORGET ABOUT YOU, THERE ALWAYS THERE. THE PRICES ARE EXTREMELY REASONABLE, TRY THEIR STUFFED ARTICHOKE, TO DIE FOR. AMAZING RESTAURANT. I RECOMMEND EVERYONE TO GO THERE. ANYONE THAT WE TOOK THERE, ALWAYS GOES THERE AGAIN.
Used too be good! – Park side is not the same restaurant from a couple of years before. You must make reservation, which is fine with me; but I they make you wait over 30 or 40 minutes!!
They offer valet parking, one parking lot is right next to the restaurant and another around the block; however, when they are full they park your car on the street which incovenience the people of the area. In that case you go and park your car yourself and don't tip their guys.
The food is not good anymore, they forget about you and really why bother!!! The manager thinks he is a hotshot, so if you are willing to wait when you have a reservation and want to get mediocre food, by all means... GO.
Ridiculous wait!! – ive both made reservations and just walked in and let me say that no matter what you do, the wait is way to long! 1 hour or so. did i make reservations or not??? did i tip the manager when i got there to help move things along or not??? why did i wait this long to be seated??? i used to be a regular customer and i mean every weekend! i finally gave up on the place. there are so many places to get better service and so, ciao parkside. i'm done.
EXCELLENT ITALIAN FOOD – Parkside is BY FAR, one of the best italian restaurants in Queens. I am Italian and have been eating Italian food & at Italian restaurants since I was a little girl, and I must say this is one of the best! I went here on my first date with my husband, and was extremely impressed. Yes, you do have to make a reservation and it is usually crowded, but it's well-worth the wait. Very nice people, great staff, and very reasonable prices. I've yet to find another place with such amazing food for such a reasonable price. We had appetizers, dinner, and coffee for about 60 dollars. Beat that.
A Queens restaurant that's good looking and serves good food – Parkside is a great Italian restaurant. It's hard to find restaurants like this in the borough of Queens. Usually you have to make trips out to the city for places this nice looking. Went there with a friend for lunch to celebrate his engagement (I was recommended this place by a friend) we were both floored how nice looking it was. The service was top notch and got us our orders right away. Food was hearty Italian, they didn't get ambitious with the flavors so they were very old school. All in all, this a great restaurant that's convenient to get to, find parking and have a great Italian meal in a nice place that won't break your wallet.
Go Park Side!!! – If you're a met fan and you enjoy good food, then this is the place you want to be!!!!! I went there with my family last Sunday and was seated next to none other than David Wright, who apparently just strolled in after the game for a quick bite. I was told by other people that were dining there that this is very common being that the restaurant is located so close to Shea stadium. So Cool, not to mention the food was delicious!
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