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BLACK IRIS Mediter­ranean.

Tra­di­tional Mediter­re­anean and Mid­dle East­ern fare in­clud­ing gy­ros, ke­babs, falafel, mer­guez (spicy lamb sausage) and a va­ri­ety of “pitzaas” (piz­zas made us­ing pita bread for the crust). Cash only. L& D (daily). $

228 Dekalb Ave., at Cler­mont Ave., Fort Greene, Brook­lyn, 718.852.9800. CAFE HENRI French.

This French bistro of­fers a sense of Euro­pean tran­quil­lity in Long Is­land City. Spe­cial­ties in­clude on­glet à l’échalote (hanger steak with mashed pota­toes, mesclun salad, baby car­rots and red wine shal­lot sauce). B,L & D (daily). $$

1010 50th Ave., btw Jack­son Ave. & Ver­non Blvd., Long Is­land City, Queens, 718.383.9315. KEUKA KAFE: A WINE BAR Con­tem­po­rary Amer­i­can.

NYC’s only Fin­ger Lakes-based wine bar of­fers more than 50 wines by the glass, many of them sourced from New York state’s wine coun­try. The food menu has house­made spe­cial­ties like crab and av­o­cado dip and grilled wa­ter­melon salad. L (M- F), D (nightly), Brunch (Sa & Su). $$

112- 04 Queens Blvd., at 75th Rd., For­est Hills, Queens, 718.880.1478. VINTAGE Con­tem­po­rary Amer­i­can.

A space with two wood-fin­ished ta­bles of­fers an out­door com­ple­ment to a cozy bar serv­ing small plates and “sam­mies” (Croque Madame: maple bacon, grilled tomato, red leaf let­tuce, citrus aioli, Pull­man bread). Lo­cally mi­cro-roasted cof­fee is served with break­fast and a wine list con­sists of fine lo­cal, Euro­pean and South Amer­i­can wines. B,L & D (daily). $$

23-14 Dit­mars Blvd., As­to­ria, Queens, at 23rd St., 718.606.0116.

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