Restaurants

While in Kathmandu


While in Kathmandu is one of several Nepalese restaurants in Ridgewood, and has a small but rewarding menu and selection of beers and wine. The main part of the restaurant offers lots of space for big parties, and also has a cute backyard with string lights. The restaurant is cash only and has a selection of appetizers, main dishes, and breakfast foods that span traditional Nepali cuisine as well as “fusion” options, including their popular take on the New York classic bacon egg and cheese with special Nepalese bread. This spot has been here for about two years, and can be identified from the outside by the thatched roof over the door and handles shaped like elephants.

While in Kathmandu is located at 758 Seneca Ave, Ridgewod, NY 11385.

The Factory


This spot is most likely the neighborhood hipster’s dream come true. The high ceilings, modern design and healthy variety of happy hour foods and cocktails make it a great place for, say, a second Tinder date. The menu is mostly made up of bar foods with a twist, including several burger options, salads, nachos, fried chicken, and fires. The cocktails are similar: interesting twists on classics, including a refreshing watermelon margarita included on their Happy Hour menu. Happy Hour, which includes some great food options, is all day Sundays, and for a limited time every other day. There is always plenty of space, including some limited outdoor seating and space at the bar.

The Factory is located at 1612 Madison St, Ridgewood, NY 11385.

Julia’s Beer and Wine Bar


This wine bar is not what it seems from the outside, or from the website for that matter. They serve brunch every day, and have a wide selection of sandwiches, pastries, and a full service cafe with amazing, strong coffee. As the name would suggest, they also have a great and wide selection of beers and wine, which are discounted during their Happy Hour every day. Inside is bright and clean with lots of seating options, in addition to the street seating which is lined in lush flower baskets. The bar encourages patrons to bring laptops and connect to their wifi during the day, and in fact seems more like a cafe than a restaurant or bar, while managing to pull off all three parts with aplomb. Their menu includes a variety of healthy vegetarian options and starters.

Julia’s is located at 818 Woodward Ave, Ridgewood, NY 11385.

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One thought on “18 Must Visit Spots in Ridgewood, Queens: An Untapped Cities Guide

  1. BAR: Bad Old Days on Woodbine
    Plants: Water and Light on 708 Cypress Ave across from Saint Seneca store.
    New coffee shop: Café M on 709 Seneca Ave right of M Seneca station serve Organic coffee and tea,
    Café Esencia On 68-38 Forest Ave
    Gwendolyn’s Corner Shoppe on 818 Woodward Ave
    Old Coffee shop: Rudy’s Pasty shop on Seneca Ave & Myrtle Ave
    Buttah on 377 Onderdonk Ave
    Grimaldi Bakery on 2101 Menahan St
    New Restaurant: Phurya (Tibetan) on Myrtle Ave and St Nicholas Ave
    New Shop: Stay Forever on 818 Woodward Ave

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