BY JOSH TOWNER
The leaves are starting to change and a chill has entered the air signaling that fall has taken hold. Not sure where to find that bowl of soup you’re looking for? We’ve got you covered.
Whether you’re looking for a cozy environment or a hearty meal, here’s a list of restaurants to visit this fall:
Rove — 72-27 Austin St., Forest Hills
With hardwood paneling and warm, vintage Edison light bulbs, Rove is a picture of warmth. Rove offers dishes like pan-seared salmon with squash and zucchini, shepherd’s pie and a variety of soups to get you into fall food.
Ok Lah! — Queens Crossing, 136-20 38th Ave., Flushing
Ok Lah! is a great place to grab a quick bite loaded with house-picked vegetables. Ok Lah! also offers roasted meats, rice noodles, stews and soups.
Crescent Grill — 38-40 Crescent St., Long Island City
Crescent Grill serves up locally and sustainably sourced food straight from farm to table. Rabbit, duck, ribeye and bone-in pork chops are just a few of the hearty meals Crescent Grill has to offer.
Sugar Freak — 37-11 30th Ave., Astoria
Sugar Freak has warm chandeliers shining down on rustic furnishings. Sugar Freak dishes up classic New Orleans fare including oysters, okra, collard greens and specialty mac ‘n’ cheese.
LIC Market — 21-52 44th Dr., Long Island City
With hardwood tables that look like they were cut straight from the forest and trees on the walls, the LIC Market is a prime fall dining location. They offer rustic plates loaded with vegetables, herbs and butter.
HinoMaru Ramen — 33-18 Ditmars Blvd., Astoria
HinoMaru is a ramen bar that offers seven regional types of ramen. They offer spicy ramen with chicken, pork or fish broths, topped with a hearty helping of vegetables, and a miso that contains over 30 ingredients.
Mac Shack — 168-18 Jamaica Ave., Jamaica
Mac Shack has over a dozen delicious, warm styles of mac ‘n’ cheese, including several named after specific parts of Queens. Check out the Woodside, which has monterey jack, cheddar cheese and barbecue sauce, or try the Far Rockaway which has sauteed shrimp, queso blanco, gouda and parmesan cheese.
Editor’s note: The preceding is for informational purposes only; the locations were chosen at random by the author.