Winner Every Time
Romeo's Ribs: 120-20 Queens Boulevard,
Kew Gardens; 263-6767
Cuisine: All American
Hours: Monday through Thursday, 11am to 12midnight,
Friday, 11am to 1am, Saturday 11am to 1am, Sunday, 12 noon to 12 midnight
Credit Cards: All Major
Consistency is important with dining, and such is the case
at Romeo's Ribs. Their focused menu is guaranteed to please Queens residents of all ages;
the prices are aimed to fit pockets of all sizes, thanks to Romeo's management by VIto
Lippolis, Liz Larkin and Diane Lauriea.
Romeo's is split into three sections. A dimly lit bar, with
a giant television screen is at the head of the restaurant, for those just heading in for
a happy hour drink or appetizer, catching up with friends or on the hottest sporting
The main dining area is split in two; a separate window
area onlooking Queens Boulevard offers a little more privacy for dates or private
conversations. The main dining area is bustling with couples and families, with a seating
capacity of approximately 200. The decor is pleasant with wooden fixtures and pastel green
walls, a pleasant departure from the usual dark interiors reminscent of winter. The staff
is swift, pleasant, and attentive to the customers' needs. On this day, Mike kept our
dining experience on a smooth course.
Temptation could cause problems for those dining at
Romeo's; with quality, generous portions of appetizers abound, one's eyes might become
larger than their stomachs. Customers can choose from a selection of stuffed potato skins,
chicken fingers, mozarella and zucchini sticks and more. We decided to try the chicken
fingers, which were fresh, hot, lean and well breaded, served with a choice of honey
mustard dressing and Romeo's house BBQ sauce. Both dressings are tasty and a good sign of
things to come. We also ordered a (giant) half-loaf of onion rings at $3.50, which will
easily serve 3-4 persons, and are one of Romeo's famous side specialties.
For people seeking good places to go for lunch, Romeo's
offers some great lunch specials, at a modest average of $6.45 to $7.95, including
optioons of Smothered Steak, Cajun Chicken, London Broil, and Chicken Parmigiana. We opted
for the London Broil, sliced over bed of rice, served hot. We couldn't pass up trying the
ribs, and ordered the classic Chicken and Ribs combo for $9.95. One can choose the kind of
chicken portions they want, as well as choice of ribs (baby backs are excellent. Portions
of both the chicken and ribs are generous and filling, served with a side (choice or
rice,pilaf, baked potato, fries), and a side of house cole slaw, which is excellent,
fresh, not overly saturated with mayonaise.
Specials are offered every day; on Mondays, it's buy one
dinner, get one free; Tuesdays, buy one combo meal, get one free; Wednesdays, buy two
entrees and get a free appetizer, and every day, the Early Bird special is offered, where
you can get all you can eat ribs for ... On Sundays, a brunch buffet is served from 11am
to 3pm, including french toast, quiche, eggs, a complimentary cocktail, fruit cocktail and
more, for $12.95. A special children's menu covers all the basics, for a fair price at
When you're done, desserts are sure to follow, choosing
from a deletable selection including Pecan Pie, Tartufo (ice cream in a chocolate coat)
and others, as well as the mandatory freshly-brewed coffee or tea.
If you're looking for a fun, surefire pleasing experience
of all-american classics of chicken or ribs, Romeo's is the way to go!