Dee's

4.7
558 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
DEE’S
An Italian Dinner House with an American Twist

Offering a relaxed and upscale dining experience in Forest Hills, DEE’S is your casual neighborhood restaurant with a New York City feel.

Relaxed luxury comes together with our family friendly menu, white-table cloth service and upscale decor creating an inviting and affordable respite from the everyday hustle.

Whether your looking to share a wood-fired pizza or savor a three-course meal, DEE’S is your urban familiar escape to joyfully gather with friends and family.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 558 people are saying
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100% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love going to Dee’s for the amazing food, friendly staff and delicious drinks. You literally cannot go wrong with anything on the menu.

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Muzzy
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So happy to be eating at Dee’s again! Welcome back!

JD
JessicaD
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing as always, and the new drink menu is extremely fun!

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Max214
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious. Our waiter Robert was very attentive and efficient. The drinks were great!!! I do miss the Argentinian steak 😕

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience2

They didn’t give foccha bread with the meatballs that they use to give and wanted to charge us 11 dollars for the bread also filet minion was sold out they said at 515pm when the restaurant opens at 5pm come on !!! The steak that I did get was horrible no flavor what’s so ever!!! The salad was not tossed and they forgot to put the dressing on it before they brought it out! Dees use to be a good neighborhood place not anymore I would never go back again!!!

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vipNYCG
New York Area
43 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Soooooo good! Thank you Dee's! Great pizza and rigatoni! Great Lychee Martini! Our server Leyna was great too!

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QueensGirl
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Love Dees! Great neighborhood restaurant. Always solid. Had the sautéed shrimp appetizer, Caesar salad, and pizza. Would like to see a few options for Italian red wine on the menu. Enjoyed the evening!

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ClaudiaR
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Indoor dining was well-spaced with partitions between tables. A wonderful dining experience.

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PierreA
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience , great food

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cathyt
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Next to us was a customer who was extremely loud

But food was delicious

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ThomasR
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter, Robert was great. He was personable & attentive. I was disappointed not to see the Skirt Steak on the menu anymore. It was my favorite entree there. I hope they will bring it back soon. However, my Filet Mignon was absolutely delicious. It was cooked to perfection, rare,& melted in your mouth.
My wife had the Cavatelli with sausage & Brocoli Rabe. Her dinner was also excellent.

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EricNYC
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Post-pandemic, we're slowly working our way east on Metropolitan Ave, revisiting our faves: Il Poeta to Alberto's, to La Vigna, Nick's, and finally to Dee's. We had a lovely outdoor meal here just before it got cold last year, and we returned yesterday for our first indoor meal since getting vaccinated. Totally yum. They have a breaded chicken cutlet cooked Milanese style, covered with a mixed green salad and a good chunk of burrata -- to die for! And the cavatelli mixed with ground up sausage and broccoli rabe -- heaven on a plate! Best of all, even with a few drinks you can get out of here for a hundred or less, which is decidedly not the case further west.

Dee's
Responded on May 17, 2021

So glad you enjoyed your post-pandemic Dee's experience. We can't wait for you to come back soon!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time and it was well worth it

Dee's
Responded on May 17, 2021

Thank you so much for giving us a try! We can't wait to see you again soon!

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StaceyK
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Haven’t been to Dee’s in over a year due to the pandemic. It was great to be back. Leyna, our server, was fabulous. The entire staff was genuinely nice, attentive, professional. Food portions were on spot and perfectly cooked. Yummy Steak Frites, Danish ribs, and Dee’s Salmon. It was nice to see Dee in the front of the house. Dee thanks for the extra French fries.

Hope to go back soon

Dee's
Responded on May 17, 2021

Stacey thank you so much for coming back to visit us. We are so glad you enjoyed everything. See you again soon!

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Kati
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely mother's day dinner. Always quality food and great, friendly service.

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Christine
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went to Dee’s on Mother’s Day and had a wonderful experience. The staff was very accommodating when we mentioned that we had an extra guest in our party and the food was delicious. Will definitely be back!

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vipLindaB
New York Area
155 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Everything we had was sensational! Dee’s does the best salads, soups and pizza in the neighborhood. Worth the trip from Howard Beach!

Dee's
Responded on May 17, 2021

Thanks for making the trip out to visit us. Look forward to seeing you again soon!

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edquigley
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great to be back

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ShannonS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I absolutely recommend Dee's and it has been a go to place for years. We had a great mix of appetizers and 2 delicious pizzas for the table along with some drinks. Waitstaff was extremely attentive and informative. Overall service was fantastic. The indoor ambiance is modern, safe, and the new oven is very cool to see and cooks a mean pie!

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vipPhilipP
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service is always top notch at Dee's. I have been dining there off and on for over 20 years and it never disappoints!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I always enjoy the food there and the staff is always pleasant

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vipFrancoS
New York Area
39 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The newly relaunched Dee's is bright and spacious and the food is as consistent and tasty as ever. But where did the pizza oven go? I forgot to ask. New high top tables in the bar area are a nice touch. The famous chicken parm now comes with a savory parmesan risotto, and as always it is filling and comforting. Salmon by Dee's can't be beat. Can't wait to go back!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing... always awesome 😎

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janp
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Just reopened for indoor dining. Always a favorite of ours in Forest Hills.

Truly a bit too noisy with some club music playing when we came in. Also they were super busy (which is good for them) but we had to wait for our reservation which we never had to do before. I’m sure they will work out the kinks.

Some new staff, great server and hostess. Not so much the woman checking in.

They are following all covid protocols which is great and the food is as outstanding as always.

The Forest Hills pizza with buratta and prosciutto was yummy. My salmon was cooked exactly as I ordered it-on, over, off-very rare!!!! And my hubby loved his burger but wished it were their previous Rosemary turkey burger.

They did tell us that they will bring back old favorites to add to the new limited menu as customers let them know what they like the best.

Always a wonderful meal. Always great service. We will be back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always delicious!!!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing overall dining experience at a wonderful neighborhood establishment we have been coming in for years always a hit always great .

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food as always, service second is top notch. Love the new look

OT
OpenTable Diner
2 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious dinner at Dee’s! All the food was delicious and the service was excellent. Love the redecorating they did. Place looks awesome!

Highly recommend the new thai shrimp pizza! Or a new steak dish.

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John
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been going to Dee’s for over 20 years now .Always great food always consistent. Our first choice all the time.

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vipdertz62
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is as good as ever! Service and social distancing was done by the book. Felt very safe.

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SRose
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Service was excellent: friendly and efficient. Outdoor setup was good - all tables were separated by plexiglass and there was a good amount of airflow in the tent, no-touch menus (scan QR code). Prices are higher than might be expected (entree prices especially were a bit inflated), but understandable during the pandemic. I enjoyed my meal. Overall it's harder to fully enjoy dining out these days for the obvious reasons, but Dee's has done a good job adapting.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Dee’s. A local favorite of ours.

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RickC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Dee's we don't get to come as often as we like - we live about 45 minutes away but worth the trip. Food was amazing as usual and out waiter was the best. My family loves this place!!

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AmyR
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dee's is already excellent. We've been going there for years. With COVID, they've been following protocols and taking every possible precaution, while still maintaining a pleasant dining experience. They truly have thought of everything in terms of safety. Our waitress was very attentive and sufficient, and the food was just as delicious as ever. Interestingly, the noise level was even more pleasant than usual. (During normal circumstances, the place is buzzing with patrons because the place is so good, which makes it more difficult to hear others at the table; plus the sound usually reverberates against the beautifully architected design.) This time, because of the reduced capacity, it was even easier to hear the people we were with. I can't wait until this pandemic is over though so we can relax even more and they can go back to their extended menu, although there was no shortage of yummy choices. I'm glad to see the place is still busy, and that the virus has not compromised their customer service and food quality.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dee's is easy, non - complex food that is delicious and the staff is super friendly! So happy they are serving a full menu again!!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great time at Dee’s.

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vipFrancoS
New York Area
39 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Reliable and great go to spot if you live in the neighborhood- Forest Hills, Kew Gardens, Middle Village, Glendale. Always high quality and fresh ingredients. Staff is friendly and efficient. Worth the trip even if you don't live nearby.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food was outstanding

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Dee’s. Going for years, and food is still amazing.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience1

It was cold out, and there were no lamp heaters. Other restaurants have gone to greater lengths to do their best with outdoor dining.. Dee’s didn’t do anything to hide the fact that I was sitting on the curb next to parked cars except hang one piece of plastic that didn’t reach the ground. I made a reservation for 5, and we were put at a table for 4.. so it wasn’t spacious. The food was great, service was good. The automatic 20% tip is not something I am a fan of, had I known about it in advance I would have chosen a different restaurant. Not sure I’d go back with the tip forced on to the bill and lack of atmosphere amenities.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Dee's using the Order Online button. Dee's also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (718) 793-7553.

Dee's is rated 4.7 stars by 558 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.