Eat and Drink The best new bars, restaurants and nightlife spots in Queens By ROZANNE GELBINOVICH November 20, 2015 10:46 AM Print Share fbShare Tweet Email As New Yorkers, we have an embarrassment of riches. Not only do we have our pick of well-established institutions and classics in the making to choose from when it comes to our eats, drinks and goods, there are new places opening faster than you can Instagram. Here we take a look at those new kids on the block, from dining to nightlife in Queens. Wildfeast at Riis Photo Credit: Instagram / wildfeast It doesn't get much more local than the food at Wildfeast at Riis, which sources most of its ingredients from its own farm on the East End of Long Island along with local farmers, fisherman and harvesters. The restaurant is located in a heated pavilion at the iconic Bay 9 building in Jacob Riis Park. Closed Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays; 157 Rockaway Beach Blvd., Rockaway Park, 718-964-7554, feastatriis.com Jagerhaus Gastropub & Biergarten Photo Credit: Jagerhaus Gastropub and Biergar A taste of the Alps finds a home in Whitestone with the Jägerhaus Gastropub & Biergarten. Bavarian classics like the giant Bavarian pretzel, Hungarian goulash and selection of wursts, schnitzels and -- of course -- strudel are sure to fill you up. And to wash it all down, there are big steins of German beer, naturally. Closed Tuesdays; 15-16 149th St., Whitestone, 718-767-3486, jagerhausnyc.com Sek'end Sun Photo Credit: Oleg March Grab a seat by the picture window overlooking Broadway and savor a signature cocktail as you engage in some people watching at this Astoria newcomer. The Late Season Acquisition offers a tropical vibe with pineapple, orange liqueur and apricot shrub, along with gin. Or perhaps you're more inclined for a little cuppa Paisley Fog, a scotch-based concoction with earl grey tea, lemon and sugar. Bar snacks and small plates round out the experience. 32-11 Broadway, Astoria, 917-832-6414, sekendsun.com Julia's Photo Credit: Facebook / Julia's Oenophiles will appreciate the selection of local and organic vinos at Julia's. Go pure or try some of the wine and beer cocktails, like the Pepper Infused riesling, infused with candied jalapeño and rimmed with white pepper, or the Black Velvet -- half NY stout and half NY sparkling white. The family-friendly bar and restaurant also serves up cheese plates and small bites, including melt sandwiches and several turnovers, from mushroom and goat cheese to braised beef, that get rave reviews from patrons. 818 Woodward Ave., Ridgewood, 917-909-1314 Onderdonk & Sons Photo Credit: Facebook / Onderdonk and Sons It's all about good beer at Onderdonk & Sons -- and a decent burger to boot. The latest spot from the purveyors of Greenpoint Coffee House and the Pencil Factory Bar in Brooklyn features an old-world, cozy feel. On tap are locally brewed beers from Queens Brewery and Braven Brewery, along with signature cocktails. Cash only; 566 Onderdonk Ave., Ridgewood, 718-555-1212 Station LIC Photo Credit: Facebook / Station LIC Station LIC takes inspiration from its location directly above the 7 Vernon-Jackson subway stop in Long Island City, from its name to train-inspired décor to menu. The cocktail bar offers signature swigs like The Derailer, Conductor and Darjeeling Limited, among others, along with an extensive variety of other libations, as well as delicious bites. 10-37 Jackson Ave., Long Island City, 347-832-0056, stationlic.com The Bonnie Photo Credit: Facebook / The Bonnie A cocktail program built around seasonal fruit, fresh herbs and old-time recipes is sure to quench your thirst. Sip on libations crafted from house-made bitters, herb-infused syrups and shrubs at this Astoria bar and eatery. Try the Winter Warmers on a cold day or head here for a boozy weekend brunch. 29-12 23rd Ave., Astoria, 718-274-2105, thebonnie.com Ridgewood Ale House Photo Credit: Facebook / Ridgewood Ale House Beyond its popularity as a sports viewing location and its 33 craft beer selections -- including local brews from Queens Brewery -- the Ridgewood Ale House boasts musical performances by local bands and a live DJ every Saturday night. Fancy yourself a crooner? Stop by the two-level sports bar and restaurant Tuesday 9 p.m. to midnight to show off your pipes at its weekly karaoke night. 57-38 Myrtle Ave., Ridgewood, 718-456-4495, sportsbarnewyork.com Nowadays Photo Credit: Instagram / Nowadays When spring swings back around, seasonal venue Nowadays is the perfect place to spend a relaxing day outside. Enjoy fresh air, lie in the grass staring up at trees, take part in friendly games of table tennis or Checkers, enjoy food that satisfies various dietary needs and sip on beer, wine, sangria or fancy sodas. The fair-weather venue is closed during the winter months so check the website for details on when it's planning to reopen. Closed until spring; 56-06 Cooper Ave., Ridgewood, 718-386-0111, nowadays.nyc Doughnut Plant Photo Credit: Facebook / Doughnut Plant Mmmmm, doughnuts. Your inner Homer Simpson might just take over as you peruse the offerings at the Doughnut Plant's newest location in the Falchi Building in LIC. Yeast doughnuts, cake doughnuts, filled doughnuts galore! Your sweet tooth is sure to be satisfied with the shop's all-natural, high-quality, seasonal ingredients, made fresh daily. The shop even makes its own jam fillings. Falchi Building, 31-00 47th Ave., Long Island City, doughnutplant.com Casa Del Chef Photo Credit: Casa Del Chef Seasonal ingredients are what it's all about at this small family-owned restaurant. The ever-changing menu features risotto with local veggies and homemade desserts. Or put your palate at the mercy of chef Alfonso Zhicay with the chef's tasting option for $45 that offers up three courses plus dessert based on the day's availability and the chef's inspiration. Closed Mondays; 39-06 64th St., Woodside, 718-457-9000, www.casa delchefny.com The Beast Next Door Cafe & Bar Photo Credit: The Beast Next Door Cafe and Bar This Court Square gastropub/coffee bar offers a relaxed atmosphere and affordably priced grub and drinks. Munch on plates of meat (e.g., venison paté, soppressata, prosciutto) and cheese (e.g., prairie breeze from Iowa, Italian piave, Gouda from Holland) as you sip on a pint, cocktail or glass of wine. 42-51 27th St., Long Island City, 718-482-7507, thebeastnextdoorcafebar.com The Pomeroy Photo Credit: Liz Clayman This new Astoria eatery already has at least one celeb fan, as the restaurant and bar is owned by Lady Gaga's childhood friend, Bo O'Connor. The pop diva even stopped by the opening. The Pomeroy serves up the likes of mac and cheese and honey chipotle chicken wings as starters, and a Pomeroy burger, skirt steak and red wine and chipotle-braised short ribs for the main dish, as well as a half or whole fried chicken. Your mouths watering yet? Closed Mondays; 36-12 Ditmars Blvd., Astoria, 718-721-1579, thepomeroynyc.com By ROZANNE GELBINOVICH Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Comments We're revamping our Comments section. Learn more and share your input.