New Restaurant in Queens – Chateau Steakhouse
For months, I’ve been staring at the “Chateau Steakhouse” sign on Union Turnpike (Fresh Meadows), waiting in anticipation for it’s opening. It looked like a great local option for an elegant evening out. And now that its opening this week, I’ve already scheduled a much needed date night with my husband for dinner this weekend.
According to Chef James Knowles, the owner of Chateau Steakhouse decided to open up this restaurant in Queens because quite frankly, it’s time Queens is afforded a level of restaurant like this. Queens residents deserve it (I agree!).
Originally from the Gulf Coast, Chef Knowles brings with him over 25 years of culinary experience and was brought to New York because he married his true love, a native New Yorker. When I asked him what is his inspiration for creating French and Asian-inspired fare at this new restaurant, he said Asian flavors actually reminds him of American cuisine as it’s a big melting pot. There’s incredible thought process that goes into Asian foods and if you infuse one style with another, there’s an explosion of flavors. It provides for great flexibility for creating delicious cuisine.
As we concluded our conversation, Chef Knowles wanted to share a message for his new Queens neighbors. He joyfully commented “Laissez Les Bon Temps Roulez!”
Located at 185-01 Union Turnpike, Fresh Meadows, Chateau Steakhouse opens May 9.