9 Date Night Restaurants in Long Island City Queens

LIC QueensCraving a night out with your sweetheart or maybe just a cool evening out with friends? We suggest making the trip to Long Island City where there is an influx of cool places to check out without the kids. Here is our list of great night out venues. See anything we missed? please add to this list in the comments section below.



A quaint restaurant on the southern end of Long Island City that will make you feel as if you are dining in Paris. Complete with the French Plats Du Jours and classic French cuisine such as Coq au Vin and Cassoulet


Seasonal locally farmed ingredients are an emphasis at Alobar, as well as a love of using every little bit of food to make sure nothing goes to waste. When you walk in the atmosphere is immediately warming with an old-industrial New York feel. It is perfect for larger groups of friends as their seating is open and usually available.

LIC Market

LIC Market is a restaurant and local food market. Their vision is to bring great food, service and atmosphere to Long Island City. Chef and owner Alex Schindler’s Seasonal American menus focus on what’s great and fresh at local markets. In the front of the restaurant you can peruse their marketplace, where you can choose from a selection of house made jams, sauces, condiments and gourmet ingredients.

Laughing Devil Comedy Club

Looking for something out of the ordinary? The Laughing Devil hosts nightly comedy in this cozy old school club.

Dutch Kills

There is a speakeasy in Long Island City and it is totally worth the trip. This old school bar with great bartenders and knowledgable staff can make snuggling close in this cozy secret place an exciting night out.

John Browns

If BBQ is what you are craving then you and your partner can check out


The menu is seasonal with a focus on Russian and Ukrainian flavors and traditional dishes. The Bear Bar specializes in rare European vodka. 


If beer, gourmet bar food, and a patio are your thing then head out to Alewife for some fun and a little non kid interaction!


This gorgeous Japanese restaurant has an amazing ambiance combined with well prepared sushi and Japanese cuisine. The restaurant is located by the water so enjoy a short evening walk through Gantry State Park after your meal.