Astoria, Food and Drink, Neighborhood
Jul 11, 2019

The Best Places to Eat with a Large Group

A little while back one of our staffers put out a social media call for restaurant suggestions for a big group dinner–and you guys came through with lots of wonderful (…)

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A little while back one of our staffers put out a social media call for restaurant suggestions for a big group dinner–and you guys came through with lots of wonderful suggestions! We narrowed down the list a bit and are sharing with you now. So, if you have a birthday coming up, an anniversary party or just want to have a reunion with all your college pals, here are the best places to go with a group.

Mostly based on large spaces and long tables, we also would suggest giving a call beforehand to make a reservation or at least let them know you’re coming with a larger party.

If you have any other faves, let us know what they are (and why they are good for large groups) in the comments below!

Aliada 

2919 Broadway, Astoria
Why it’s good: Better for groups in the summer and early fall, Aliada has lots of tables outdoors on the sidewalk.
3-19 Broadway, Astoria
Why it’s good: Amylos boasts a large interior space as well as outdoor sidewalk seating. A wide variety of Greek small plates like moussaka croquettes, smoked meatballs and spreads like hummus and tzatziki are perfect for sharing.

Blend_credit to Yelp user Jasmine J.

4540 Center Blvd, Long Island City
Why it’s good: Large tables as well as long banquets along windows overlooking the waterfront make Blend the perfect spot for a group dinner in style.

Butcher bar_credit to Yelp user Barbara M.

Butcher Bar

37-10 30th Ave, Astoria

Why it’s good: Snag one of the long side benches, or staff can push all center tables together to make one large buffet.

The Ditty

3503 Ditmars Blvd, Astoria
Why it’s good: The Ditty’s covered patio space is great for groups (especially if you take over the back platform), and they also have a large booth at the front window perfect for the gang.

Elias Corner_Credit to Yelp User Gary L.

Elias Corner

24-02 31st St, Astoria
Why it’s good: Ample tables on back patio.
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36-05 30th Ave, Astoria
Why it’s good: Has a large back space, a long center table, and doesn’t require reservations for large groups.

Maizal

32-07 34th Ave, Astoria
Why it’s good: Long banquets on either side allow you push tables together for parties of any size. And guac is just meant to be shared, isn’t it?

Yelp user photo: Jason C.

Milkflower 

34-12 31st Ave, Astoria

Why it’s good: Though the interior is fairly small, Milkflower has a large picnic table on their back patio that is perfect for a group (if you snag it first!). Make pizzas the opposite of “personal” pies with a few choices for the table.

Mojave

22-36 31st St, Astoria
Why it’s good: Mojave has a large table going down the middle, plus lots of outdoor seating.
32-90 36th St, Astoria
Why it’s good: Comfy chairs/sofa seating, plus board games!

Credit to Yelp user Michael C.

Nino’s AQ

35-01 Ditmars Blvd, Astoria
Why it’s good: Long booths and tables.

Credit to Yelp user John M.

Queens Comfort

36-18 30th Ave, Astoria
Why it’s good: Okay, you’ll likely have to wait on a long line if you have a big group, but with dirty jokes while you wait, it’s not so bad! Plus BYOB, a DJ, nostalgic decor and a one-of-a-kind menu, it’s the perfect place to invite friends.

Tacuba

35-01 36th St, Queens
Why it’s good: Tacuba has such a large indoor space for Astoria that you’ll likely always find a seat. They have outdoor tables as well.
Credit to Trattoria L’Incontro.
21-76 31st St, Astoria
Why it’s good: If you want a more high-end option, Trattoria L’incontro offers both large booths (see above) and long tables.

Credit to Yelp User Christina F.

Uncle Jack’s Meat House

36-18 Ditmars Blvd, Astoria
Why it’s good: A large interior space, long comfy booths, plus a large bar and speakeasy downstairs means you’ll always be able to find space for your crew here.

Credit to Yelp User CK S.

Watawa

33-10 Ditmars Blvd, Astoria

Why it’s good: Long tables.

5 Comments

Shown mick

Tacuba is my best place last time i have celebrate a birthday party for my friends and enjoy a best deals of this place.overall great experience

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