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M. Wells

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21-17 49th Ave., Queens, NY 11101 40.74245 -73.948649
nr. 21st St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
718-425-6917 Send to Phone

  • Cuisine: American Nouveau, American Traditional, Diner
  • Price Range: $$

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Nearby Subway Stops

7 at Hunters Point Ave.

Prices

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

Payment Methods

American Express, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Breakfast
  • Brunch - Daily
  • Brunch - Weekend
  • Lunch

Alcohol

  • Beer and Wine Only

Profile

This venue is closed.

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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