If you just can’t wait the few weeks for Thanksgiving and
are craving comfort food now, don’t worry, there are plenty of eateries near
Roosevelt Island serving your favorite home-style, hearty meals. Check out the
eateries near The Octagon below that are a quick trip or take out order away.
Queens Comfort– The name says it all. Next time you’re seriously craving comfort food but aren’t sure what exactly you’re in the mood for, you should visit Queens Comfort in Astoria. This staple eatery on 30th Ave. has a variety of delicious dishes to choose from. Favorites include the Breakfast Burrito, stuffed with scrambled eggs sausage, cheddar cheese and tater tots, as well as the Cornflake Crusted Chicken and waffles.
Macaroni and Cheese from Heidi’s House– If you’re craving good old-fashioned macaroni and cheese, look no further than Heidi’s House, located on the Upper East Side on 78th Street between 1st and 2nd avenue. Order it traditional, or add bacon, chorizo sausage, lobster, jalapeno peppers or mushrooms and white truffle oil to your liking. Just keep in mind that it takes 25 minutes to make, as each order is made fresh!
Cottage Pie at The Spotted Dog– Don’t let the understated exterior of The Spotted Dog Fool you; this place does not only serve up great drinks, but great comfort food as well! Located on 1st and 63rd Street on the Upper East side, The Spotted Dog is known in the area as your go-to Irish pub with great eats. Though you may have a hard time picking what to order from the extensive menu, you won’t want to miss out on the Cottage Pie – a newer rendition of the traditional Irish Shepherd’s Pie. The dish combines Guinness braised beef short ribs, peas, onions and carrots, topped with mashed potatoes, Swiss and Fontina cheese.
3618 30th Ave Astoria, NY 11103
308 E 78th Street #3, New York, NY 10075
The Spotted Dog
1154 1st Avenue New York, NY 10065