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May 8, 2012 / mommylok

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.



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  1. Maria Wen Adcock (@BiculturalMama) / May 8 2012 10:06 PM

    So nice you went out for date night! Sounds like a nice place….

  2. James / May 11 2012 3:23 PM

    I was there last! It just open and eventhough it has some kinks to iron out ( totally normal) the ambiance was incredible! The service was top notch and the menu has a great selection! My girlfriend and I really enjoy ourselves! The best part was that we felt miles away – magicaly transported- but our ride home took minutes! Unforgettable! Highly recommended!

    • mommylok / May 11 2012 3:26 PM

      That’s great! So glad to hear you had a chance to stop by. I can’t wait to try it myself!

  3. Lincoln Ichinotsubo / Jul 9 2012 10:01 AM

    Asian foods are great and they are always full of spices, i love to eat asian foods mainly because of its unique taste. ;;*”; –Till next time

  4. Ari Friedman / Aug 23 2012 2:02 PM

    My wife and I went there last night for the 1st time, OMG, food was incredibly horrible…Salt and sodium galore, poor gooey taste and we had to wait 45 minutes for this crap. We paid, Left and are just about beginning to recover from the cramps and stomach pains and that is after pepto bismol!

    Either chef is out of touch, or simply my bad luck. try it, if the food is bad shove it in their face.

    • mommylok / Aug 23 2012 2:07 PM

      Oh no! I’m sorry to hear that you had such a bad experience.

  5. Bev Sabi / Mar 10 2013 7:03 PM

    Western cuisines tend to use ‘pairs’ that share many flavours,’ say the researchers in a paper published in Nature. ‘But east Asian cuisines tend to avoid ingredients that share them. This investigation opens new avenues towards understanding culinary practices.’..

    Look out for our very own homepage as well

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