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Transylvania

43-46 42nd St., Queens, NY 11104 40.744588 -73.922241
at Queens Blvd.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
718-786-9401 Send to Phone

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Nearby Subway Stops

7 at 40th St.-Lowery St.

Prices

$10.95-$22.95

Payment Methods

American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Late-Night Dining
  • Live Music
  • Lunch
  • Take-Out

Alcohol

  • Full Bar

Reservations

Accepted/Not Necessary

Profile

This venue is closed.

To fully appreciate this Romanian outpost in Sunnyside's sea of Colombian restaurants, you should stop by late on a weekend—as Friday through Sunday, Transylvania turns into a "Rumanian Nite Club" where Amor, the house band, gets their gypsy folk groove on complete with disco ball and light show. Tables set with a mismatch of silverware and glasses surround the small dance floor and stage, but the most mood-enhancing spot is a dark alcove to the side, overseen by a chilling portrait of Count Dracula. Diners can make a meal by combining such toothsome appetizers as the smoky, light eggplant salad, cold herring and Romanian meatballs, which are similar to kafta, or take the plunge and go for calf sweet breads or breaded veal brains. Among the other traditional offerings are a veal sour soup, cheese dumplings and Tochitura Moldova, a sausage and pork roast stew served with a mound of polenta. Unfortunately, much of the food seems like an afterthought to the entertainment, and is amazingly salty—but whether that's in keeping with the recipes from the homeland or just a subtle way to get you to drink more is an open question.

Recommended Dishes

Chopped eggplant salad, $4.95; mititei, $10.92

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