In terms of the food, I have to find out more but it looks like your standard Middle Eastern fare--kebobs, tajines, and of course hookah. I'll follow-up with a menu shortly but in the meantime, I wanted to put this place on your radar. It certainly looks worthy of trying.
Al Dar Cafe and Restaurant - 25-94 Steinway Street, Astoria NY 11103
N/W Train to 30th Avenue