Jan. 22, 2018 By Tara Law
Queens Comfort, a well-known Astoria restaurant, is closing.
The restaurant, which has been open at 40-09 30th Ave for seven years, announced on Instagram Sunday that it will close on Feb. 4.
The restaurant is best known for serving innovative takes on comfort food, such as chicken and waffles breaded with cornflakes, and truffle mac and cheese.
“Although it will mark the end of an era, you have certainly not seen the last of us. Please stay tuned for more details,” the posting wrote, stoking rumors that the owner, Donnie D’Alessio, plans to open another restaurant elsewhere.
Widely spread rumors online have connected Queens Comfort to a mysterious sign for a restaurant called “Peanut Butter World,” at the former location of Sugar Freak at 36-18 30th Ave. According to the sign, the new restaurant was scheduled to open this month. Queens Comfort’s connection to Peanut Butter World could not be confirmed at the time of this article.
D’Alessio also owns Flattopps, a ‘90s themed restaurant and bar at 33-06 Ditmars Boulevard.
Similarly, to Queens Comfort, Flattopps offers takes on American comfort food, such as slushies and burgers.
Dear Friends, We have some bittersweet news we’d like to share. On February 4, 2018, Queens Comfort will be closing its doors at our current location, 40-09 30th Avenue. Although it will mark the end of an era, you have certainly not seen the last of us. Please stay tuned for more details, and come by and help us say farewell to the place during the next two weeks. • Thanks for your support and for all the amazing memories we have from the last seven years. It’s been a true blessing. ????