PLAN DATE: MON / JUNE 3
“Lokanta,” which is the Turkish word for restaurant, serves homemade Turkish style cuisine in small and large plates, paired with old-school hospitality. The dining room at Lokanta is simple, with bentwood café chairs and marble-top tables that go along with the green-and-white botanical-themed wallpaper, wood beams, and black-and-white checkered floors. It’s hard not to stuff yourselves entirely, but we highly recommend being strategic and saving some room for dessert, because the baklava is imported from the world-pistachio hotbed of Antep, Turkey and Chef Orhan’s Baked Rice Pudding is fast-becoming a cult favorite. Add BYOB (with no corkage) to a buzzy vibe, and you have yourself one hot date night at Lokanta.
There are lots of pool halls around, but not too many let you play for free (with the purchase of a drink) like they do at Break Bar and Billiards. This offer, as part of their popular happy-hour deal (also applicable to Ping-Pong) is one of the biggest draws at Break, a vibey Astoria hangout. And its Queens location means Break is roomy compared with some of its Manhattan counterparts. The bar serves up a hefty selection of 18 beers on tap and a classic selection of 12 or more bottled beers, plus all the fun and games you could want: billiards, ping pong, darts, foosball, air hockey, and vintage arcade games. Exactly what you’d expect, with wooden floors, low hanging lights, sports memorabilia hanging on the walls Break Bar is one of the funner ends to your date night you’ll have had in awhile.
3116 Broadway, Queens
idk tip: 100% share everything, this menu was designed to explore.
Break Bar and Billiards
32-04 Broadway, Queens
idk tip: Don’t be scared to make friends and go doubles.