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  • M. Wells

  • American Nouveau American Traditional Diner $9-$16<br>Large plates feeding three people or more run $38-$150
  • 21-17 49th Ave.
    Queens, NY 11101
  • Neighborhood: Long Island City
  • Phone: 718-425-6917
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The wholesale Québécois invasion of New York kicked off by poutine and perpetuated by Mile End continues with M. Wells Diner, a Long Island City operation run by husband-and-wife team Hugue Dufour and Sarah Obraitis. Dufour, a Canadian, is an alum of Montreal's powerhouse nose-to-tail restaurant Au Pied de Cochon, while Queens native Obraitis achieved notoriety when she brought authentic Montrealer tourtiere to meat pie–hungry New Yorkers. At M. Wells, housed in an old chrome-sided diner that's been gutted and redesigned, the duo serves what they call "Quebeco-American cuisine," which ranges from frogs' legs to lobster rolls, foie gras tamales, pan pizza, and spaghetti and meatballs cooked in a can. Canadian-food wise, tourtieres appear on the menu, but alas, no poutine, since Dufour claims you can't get the good stuff here in the states.

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  • Prices

    $9-$16<br> Large plates feeding three people or more run $38-$150

  • Payment

    American Express MasterCard Visa

  • Special Features

    Lunch Breakfast Brunch - Daily Brunch - Weekend

  • Alcohol

    Beer and Wine Only

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