About Us
Born and nurtured in Jamaica, Queens, by two CPAs, Joan Lewis and Christopher Roberts, The Door Restaurant serves authentic Jamaican cuisine that is prepared with passion and excellence. Roberts was employed at Pricewaterhousecoopers as an audit and business advisory manager and Lewis an investment analysis at Teachers Insurance and Annuity CREF. The duo’s mission is simple, “To Serve Authentic Jamaican Cuisine Paired with Excellent Service”.
Today, in a very competitive industry, The Door Restaurant consistently strives to surpass the expectations of just being a restaurant. Its management believes it is a symbol of some of the best aspects of Jamaica. With impeccable service and a menu which boasts options for the modern and health-conscious diner as well as persons who want a genuine taste of Jamaica, the establishment has earned stellar ratings for signature dishes like mouth-watering oxtail, tasty curry goat, and savory-flavor packed jerk chicken which has been featured on the ABC Channel 7 (The Chew). The Door Restaurant provides that positive memorable experience that is comparable to any other fine dining restaurant internationally.
Voted Small Business of the Year by the Small Business Association, being rated 4.5 of 5 on TripAdvisor and being a Yelp 4-star recipient are just a few of its many accomplishments to date. Consistent with management’s philosophy, today The Door Restaurant is also known for its reputation in showcasing Jamaican musical culture to a diverse community. Treasured most however, is the attainment of customer satisfaction and ability to be able to give back to a community that has supported the business over the past many years, which propels Joan and Chris on a quest for continuous improvement and to reach new horizons.

Just ten minutes away from the John F. Kennedy Airport, the restaurant stands as a gateway to an environment loaded with Jamaica’s warm hospitality, friendly environment, “irie” guest service, and gastric delight. Boasting floor-to-ceiling views of elegance and style, The Door is Queen’s best restaurant for fine dining; the perfect place for unwinding and relaxing with family and friends as your palettes await the best cuisine Jamaica has to offer. Open the door to exceptional, outstanding, and world-class service.

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