Mon-Wed, noon-11pm; Thu-Sat, noon-midnight; Sun, noon-10pm
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Forest Hills and Kew Gardens
Jade Eatery & Lounge is owned by two siblings who also run fashion boutiques in Forest Hills. What they seem to have learned from their previous business endeavors is that the customer wants everything. Their ambitious joint venture is part restaurant, part sushi bar, part watering hole, part art gallery, and part private-party space. (Of course there's both indoor and outdoor seating.) The dining room resembles a trendy Asian nightclub, with stone Buddha and silver-leaf walls. Entrées run the Far Eastern gamut from noodles and stir-fries to spice-crusted fish and irresistibly coconutty Malaysian curries. Small plates like satays and Thai soups abound. Up a few stairs, singles congregate around a copper-topped bar that dates back to the building’s original incarnation as the Forest Hills Inn. Down a painting-packed corridor, a Marrakesh-style nightclub, the Moroccan Lounge, is the perfect setting for your Tokyo Rose martini. Made with melon liqueur but smacking of Proustian violets, it's the kind of cocktail that will have you waxing nostalgic: "Remember when Queens was like…"