Explore Queens’ culinary scene during NYC Restaurant Week with deals at these eateries

Photo courtesy of Oro

For the second time this year, Queens restaurants are offering great deals as part of NYC Restaurant Week, which starts on July 24.

Organized by NYC & Company, New York City’s official destination marketing organization, more than 375 restaurants in 41 neighborhoods are participating. Each restaurant offers three-course prix-fixe lunches for $29 and three-course prix-fixe dinners for $42.

MP Taverna in Astoria, a “modern interpretation of a traditional Greek tavern,” according to its website, is located at 31-29 Ditmars Blvd. Appetizers at the restaurant include Cypriot lamb sausage, barrel-aged feta and Grandma’s Greek Meatballs. It is not clear what the prix fixe lunch and dinner menus will include specifically for Restaurant Week.

Maiella at 46-10 Center Blvd. in Long Island City is another Italian restaurant participating. Diners will choose from three first course options like gamberoni alla griglia and burratina maiella and four entree options such as gnocchi al tartufo estivo and filetto di branzino al forno . The dessert options include torta alla meringa and panna cotta alla Nutella and gelato al ciocolato.

Meet the Meat, a steakhouse at 23-92 21st St. in Astoria, is offering a prix fixe dinner from Monday through Friday and Sunday. Appetizers include crab cakes, sauteed mussels, mixed green salad and more. For entrees, diners can choose from a New York strip steak, filet mignon, lamb chops, salmon or chicken breast. The restaurant is also offering cheesecake, chocolate mousse cake or tiramisu for dessert.

Oro, an Italian restaurant that opened in Long Island City in August 2016, is also participating in Restaurant Week. The prix-fixe dinner is offered Monday through Friday at 41-17 Crescent St.

For a full list of participating restaurants, visit the NYC Restaurant Week website.