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Tricolorii Restaurant & Café

47-53 43rd St., Queens, NY 11377 40.740348 -73.92207
between Greenpoint and 48th Aves.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
718-361-0700 Send to Phone

  • Cuisine: Eastern European
  • Price Range: $$

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Nearby Subway Stops

7 at 40th St.-Lowery St.



Payment Methods

Cash Only

Special Features

  • Good for Groups
  • Late-Night Dining
  • Lunch
  • Romantic
  • Singles Scene


  • Full Bar




This venue is closed.

A pleasant sight among the modular brick homes of Sunnyside, Tricolorii Restaurant & Café, a hotspot for the young Eastern European set, keeps the neighborhood bumping with live DJs spining Eastern European, British and Indian techno until 4am on weekends. And dancing to those tunes might be the key to dining here, which won't strap your budget but may weigh heavily on your waistline. The lounge-style dining room has a surprising décor of potted palms, sponge-painted gold walls, and shiny maroon banquettes, a vibrant backdrop for the kitchen's Romanian and Bulgarian dishes. Chef Razvan Niculescu cooks a savory gulas, a rich tomato-based beef stew, dotted with clusters of grits (a staple during Communism), as well as a satisfying mosaka, layered with ground beef, potatoes, and bechamel. The cabanos cu fasole batuta, crisp fried sausages cut to resemble broccoli florets, burst with spice, but their flavor is undermined by the tedious white bean and garlic puree that accompanies them. An affordable wine list of Eastern European varieties adds extra appeal for the spot's go-go fans.


The chef has been known to keep the kitchen open until 2am on weekends for famished partygoers, and on Thursday's Ladies' Night, gals get $1 cocktails.

Recommended Dishes

Zacusca, $4; gulas, $9; mosaka, $8; gyuveche, $7