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Title: Luna's Kitchen & Bar
Post by: ClydeM on May 03, 2019, 11:38:00 AM
I just stumbled across Luna's Kitchen & Bar on Seamless. Does Anyone know anything about this place?They claim to be farm to table on their Yelp page (I'm suspicious of that claim). The menu looks pretty good and they have quite a few healthy options.

https://www.yelp.com/biz/lunas-kitchen-and-bar-queens
Title: Re: Luna's Kitchen & Bar
Post by: dssjh on May 03, 2019, 12:59:01 PM
i've walked by a few times, and actually walked in to take a look (between meals, so didn't stay). a nice vibe, dark but not too dark. entrance on the side street, and yes, the menu looks good, so hoping to try soon.
Title: Re: Luna's Kitchen & Bar
Post by: CaptainFlannel on May 03, 2019, 03:26:48 PM
this leads me to ask what's the deal with this property? That's the old Arepa Lady space, no? I thought that lot was being developed, and that's why all those businesses were being kicked out. But there are new businesses going in there.

Anyone got information, or was I just misinformed?
Title: Re: Luna's Kitchen & Bar
Post by: dssjh on May 03, 2019, 04:36:59 PM
you're right...the arepa lady and the tattoo place both said they were being forced out, and i remember reading stories about a seven story mixed use building. maybe people thought twice about relatively expensive residences 25 feet from an elevated subway on that particular stretch of avenue? 
Title: Re: Luna's Kitchen & Bar
Post by: Shelby2 on May 03, 2019, 07:26:52 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/wW4SwZg.jpg?1)

(https://i.imgur.com/bNUMq3x.jpg)

Title: Re: Luna's Kitchen & Bar
Post by: dssjh on May 03, 2019, 07:52:30 PM
the brunch photos on Yelp look pretty good. i know photos don't tell the whole story, but the eggs benedict look legit.
Title: Re: Luna's Kitchen & Bar
Post by: Shelby2 on May 03, 2019, 07:55:19 PM
the brunch photos on Yelp look pretty good. i know photos don't tell the whole story, but the eggs benedict look legit.

Yes, they do. I think it's worth a try!
Title: Re: Luna's Kitchen & Bar
Post by: Jhx on May 03, 2019, 11:35:02 PM
Odd. Nice owner photos, but no reviews. Next to Luna “Health Spa”. Very Bizarre. Can’t wait for the Health Dept visit.
Title: Re: Luna's Kitchen & Bar
Post by: CaptainFlannel on May 04, 2019, 07:23:47 AM
you're right...the arepa lady and the tattoo place both said they were being forced out, and i remember reading stories about a seven story mixed use building. maybe people thought twice about relatively expensive residences 25 feet from an elevated subway on that particular stretch of avenue?

Makes me think it was done to force out old tenants to get higher paying tenants.  Seems fishy that everyone had to leave because the building was going to be developed (at least, that's what we thought here), to be replaced with other businesses.

No doubt those business people who had to relocate took a financial hit, and I'm not so sure we can be confident every business was even able to relocate.

Title: Re: Luna's Kitchen & Bar
Post by: dssjh on May 04, 2019, 12:16:00 PM
Odd. Nice owner photos, but no reviews. Next to Luna “Health Spa”. Very Bizarre. Can’t wait for the Health Dept visit.

less odd to have no reviews than to have four reviews, all by the owner, as French Roast Bakery (see other thread) has....
Title: Re: Luna's Kitchen & Bar
Post by: toddg on September 05, 2019, 05:47:16 PM
Nice reviews on Yelp (https://www.yelp.com/biz/lunas-kitchen-and-bar-jackson-heights?osq=Restaurants)... has anybody here tried this place yet?
Title: Re: Luna's Kitchen & Bar
Post by: Jeffsayyes on September 16, 2019, 04:17:10 PM
We went this morning. We have definitely been sleeping on this place. Had beautiful huevos rancheros and french toast. I tasted the french toast and it seemed like challah french toast... It seemed like a really good version... I was going through my mind's library and wondering if Mexicans make something like challah... Do they use a cemita bread? hmmm, my parents would really like this place... I asked the server and then she goes and asks the head guy. He comes out and says that he used to work at Fred's at Barneys and they use the same exact ingredients as they do! And he does salads similar to them, all fresh made etc etc. He also said they are waiting for the liquor license soon and hopes it picks up then but damn, this place is a gem.


And the owner actually mentioned JHL and he thought people might be avoiding it because someone said they haven't even been inspected yet. I felt bad for him and said they were stupid (sorry, but the letter grade means very little). The place is spotless. He's been waiting for them to come!
Title: Re: Luna's Kitchen & Bar
Post by: JHHD on September 16, 2019, 08:02:22 PM
I would think that a more likely reasons for people to avoid it would be that the name is similar to the sketchy looking spa next door and it's in an eyesore of a building.
Title: Re: Luna's Kitchen & Bar
Post by: dssjh on September 16, 2019, 08:16:29 PM
I would think that a more likely reasons for people to avoid it would be that the name is similar to the sketchy looking spa next door and it's in an eyesore of a building.

WD 50 was one of the finest restaurants in America, and it was in an eyesore of a building.
Title: Re: Luna's Kitchen & Bar
Post by: hfm on September 19, 2019, 09:39:36 PM
I would think that a more likely reasons for people to avoid it would be that the name is similar to the sketchy looking spa next door and it's in an eyesore of a building.

WD 50 was one of the finest restaurants in America, and it was in an eyesore of a building.

Laly's is great, go check out that thread of affected people bemoaning it sitting under the train and having windows. People like to complain.
Title: Re: Luna's Kitchen & Bar
Post by: Jeffsayyes on September 21, 2019, 10:46:41 AM
We sat outside and it was pleasant. Just like 969 Coffee, how it's just far enough from the train not to rattle your brain. There was a steady stream of patrons to the massage parlor - but I find it cute. They are just guys that need a little lovin.
Title: Re: Luna's Kitchen & Bar
Post by: yt28 on September 21, 2019, 04:09:34 PM
Surprisingly good brunch! Had the banana foster french toast and huevos rancheros - both excellent. Reminds me a little of Rico Tinto  - delicious food, nice presentation.
Title: Re: Luna's Kitchen & Bar
Post by: toddg on September 22, 2019, 01:04:27 AM
Welcome back, yt28!
Title: Re: Luna's Kitchen & Bar
Post by: toddg on September 29, 2019, 02:53:34 PM
We finally had dinner here last night.   Everything was delicious.  This place is definitely worth a try.
Title: Re: Luna's Kitchen & Bar
Post by: fillmorep on October 06, 2019, 11:45:15 AM
Got a salmon takeout dinner last night--delicious! Forget all the chat about the location or the other business: this is really fresh, tasty food prepared with great care. The young man behind the counter explained that the family's last name is Luna, which is why they used it despite possible confusion with the "spa" next door.

They have a big espresso machine. I'll be back with friends for brunch and a cappuccino.
Title: Re: Luna's Kitchen & Bar
Post by: fillmorep on November 26, 2019, 08:56:59 AM
I went to Luna's with a friend last week and had such delicious salmon. It comes with mashed potatoes and a host of veggies--very good value given the price of salmon. This place deserves more customers. The family that runs it really cares about good food and friendly service. I will be back....they also have an espresso machine and look forward to a cappuccino on the next visit.
Title: Re: Luna's Kitchen & Bar
Post by: ljr on November 27, 2019, 03:39:37 PM
Hmmm...will have to try it! Do they deliver?
Title: Re: Luna's Kitchen & Bar
Post by: Shelby2 on November 27, 2019, 06:00:06 PM
Hmmm...will have to try it! Do they deliver?
They’re on Seamless. I’m guessing you can order directly as well.
https://www.seamless.com/menu/lunas-kitchen--bar-7702-roosevelt-ave-queens/1162081?utm_source=seamless_iosapp&utm_medium=content_owned&utm_campaign=menushare
Title: Re: Luna's Kitchen & Bar
Post by: JHHD on November 27, 2019, 08:47:30 PM
If you really want to support your local restaurants and help them stay in business, bypass seamless/grubhub etc and order directly from the restaurant.
Title: Re: Luna's Kitchen & Bar
Post by: EmmBee on December 01, 2019, 06:37:05 PM
I went for brunch with three friends a couple weeks ago.  The service was excellent and the food was pretty good.  My friends all loved their dishes.