Famed F.h. Eatery Bids Auf Wiedersehen to Customers

After more than 70 years of serving fine German and Austrian food, Chalet Alpina restaurant in Forest Hills abruptly closed its doors this week. A farewell note from owners Lenny Grbic and Zeljko Pavlovic was placed in the window of the restaurant located at 98-35 Metropolitan Ave. “We are now closed and starting our retirement,” they wrote. “We would like to thank you for supporting us through the years.” A popular spot among residents for anniversary parties, first dates and other occasions, Chalet Alpina offered classic German delicacies including bratwurst, sauerbraten and schnitzels. The interior was full of lamps, flags and knickknacks imported from Austria and Germany through the years. Diners also enjoyed live zither and accordion music on weekends and during Oktoberfest. The Times Newsweekly attempted to contact the owners for further information about the closure and the site’s future, but no response was received.

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