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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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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Bel Aire is open 24hrs and you can order Breakfast, lunch or dinner and I love it . Bel Aire is located by hotels and is on a main strip

Thank PineApple E
Astoria, New York
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great old American breakfast which was amazing after a nightout with the friends. Get the pancakes nothing else!

Thank websterleigh354
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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132 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Old style diner with a wide ranging and diverse menu, a short walk from the Museum for the Moving Image. Great service and food. Gyros are huge. Good value.

Thank podge747
Davenport, Florida
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 25 December 2016 via mobile

I was so excited, I was going to eat some great food! What disappointment..Did the chefs change?? Food prices are crazy. I don't mind paying but the service sucked! The food was not the same quality either. I grew up eating there but, I must rethink this next time I'm in NY visiting. The bathrooms were dirty broken soap dispensers... More 

Thank hskpr1
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226 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

Typical diner with really good breakfast food. But the bacon is the best I've had in the area! They make it crispy with little fat. The burgers are good too!

Thank Joy S
Hastings-on-Hudson, NY
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 December 2016

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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235 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
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
Reviewed 27 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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22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
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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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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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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
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
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?