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The Astor Room

The Astor Room Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.astorroom.com
  • Email: chris@astorroom.com
  • Phone: (718) 255-1947
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: Tuesday - Wednesday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Thursday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 1:00am, Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm; Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 11:30pm - 3:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Continental
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine
  • Entertainment: The Astor Room offers a variety of musical entertainment from background piano dinner music to full bands. Please call or check our website for upcoming entertainment.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 35th Ave.
  • Public Transit: Subway: R and M train to Steinway St.; N and Q train to 36th Ave. Bus: Q66 to 36th St. and 35th Ave.; Q101 and 104 to Steinway St.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Street parking is plentiful during the week. Saturdays we offer complimentary valet service.
A word from The Astor Room
The Astor Room, brought to you by Chris Vlacich of the renowned Piccola Venezia, is located at the corner of the Kaufman Astoria Movie Studio. Descend the marble staircase to the mahogany bar in the original Paramount Studio dinner club where Douglas Fairbanks, Mary Pickford, and Rudolph Valentino once dined. Enjoy Chef Richard Pims' contemporary interpretation of American classics and Jerry Madden's handcrafted artisanal cocktails.Continued
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked 1000-Point Tables
Diner Reviews
  • "Been here a couple of times before but this time around I was not too crazy about the food. Good spot for drinks and Sunday afternoon music is very good."
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "From the moment you walk in, you feel like you have gone back in time, starting with a beautiful lady singing jazz that made you want to snap your fingers and smile. The servers made you feel welcome from the moment you sat down, to the moment you left. The food was AMAZING! We had ordered the Oysters Astoria, Pan Seared Scallops (Special of the day), Short Rib Stroganoff and a salad (Special of the day) along with a good bottle of Malbec. For dessert, we had the Rocky Road Baked Alaska and Nutella Crepe. EVERYTHING was phenomenal, the seafood was fresh and perfectly prepared, the short rib melted in your mouth and the dessert was the perfect ending to our meal. I will definitely be coming back."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "From the host to the server to the manger! Everyone made my boyfriends 24th birthday amazing!!! Thank you all!!"
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "We had a wonderful first-time dining experience at The Astor Room. Emily is superb! Judith Roberts, Patricia Randell and I love her."
    Dined on 3/4/2014
  • "Would love to go again for the outstanding food. But the servers were not very attentive. We waited longer than 5 minutes for a drink refill and when our plates were clear the bus boy just stood there on his phone! It's a shame because the food is top notch as well as the drinks. I had the short ribs and my bf had the beef wellington, both were cooked to perfection."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "My husband and I avoid doing anything for Valentine's Day but were looking forward to The Astor Room since it's where we held our engagement dinner March 2013. We dined here on Saturday 2/15. We made an early reservation (7:45pm) and were greeted politely and seated promptly. The service and food were great. My husband had the salmon and I had the striped bass. We also got the warm chocolate molten cake for dessert and though it says 15 minutes on the menu, it took less. We love the Jazz group, although the layout can be awkward, the sound is lovely without being obnoxiously loud. You can carry a conversation. The manager, Mark, greeted all the couples and groups and even brought out wine for some of the tables. I love this place."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Music was great but service was lacking and food was average - better ops in Bushwick"
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "A great place for a first date. Its not over the top. and not to cheesy. Its a perfect balance."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "I felt like I was an old time Hollywood movie star. The food was great, the atmosphere was great and the service was ok."
    Dined on 2/11/2014
  • "Nice atmosphere, good service, great jazz duo and pretty good food. The scallops were the highlight of our meal. Nice wine selection. Would like to see more by the glass options."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "My wife and I have been to the Astor Room before. We enjoy the food and the quaint atmosphere, but we particularly enjoy the music of the band which plays jazz and tunes from the Big Band Era. It reminds us of those now obsolete lounges in NYC where one could enjoy dinner, a drink and listen to romantic tunes. The food and service is good, but the main attraction for us is the music."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "It's a great spot, and it has great ambiance. The server was very nice. He food was not good."
    Dined on 2/6/2014
  • "When my daughter moved to New York we found the Astor Room and we go for brunch whenever we visit. The music and decor makes us feel like we've gone back in time, the food is excellent and the servers are very attentive. We've thoroughly enjoyed all of our meals from the burger, chicken and waffles, eggs benedict to the Astor Disaster...everything is excellent and it's become one of our favorite places!"
    Dined on 2/2/2014
  • "Nice ambience! Great brunch, live jazz, and cocktail list! Yum! And our server was delightful! I'd go back!"
    Dined on 2/2/2014
  • "I've been here for brunch before, and I have always had a great time - good service, good food, good music."
    Dined on 2/2/2014
  • "This place was absolutely wonderful. The staff was very friendly, and the food was amazing. Being a first-time patron, I ordered one of their classics and was very pleased. You know a restaurant is great if it has been around for a long time... Highly recommend this place, and I would come back again."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "We love visiting the Astor Room. We initially visited because we love the history and the vibe and keep coming back because of the service and delicious food! You haven't been to one of the best restaurants in the NYC area if you haven't been to the Astor Room."
    Dined on 1/9/2014
  • "I learned of this "gem" in Astoria through a Gilt City Deal that was forwarded to me. I must say that a multitude of corners were cut. For starters, I know for a fact that the "house selected" bottle of wine was something that I've on sale in a grocery store for $3.99 a bottle. Two glasses of quality wine would have been appropriate. The salad and onion soup were OK. As for the Stroganoff and Ravioli, they were just OK. As fro the dessert, we were appointed a creme brulee to share. I must admit that this was the most shallow creme brulee I've ever had. I must say that the presentation of a very limited prix fix menu and their insistence on sharing a sparingly made dessert was a huge turnoff. I'm sure I won't be back. On to the next...."
    Dined on 1/5/2014
  • "What a wonderful place. The food & service was great, while the character of the room & music set the stage for a wonderful meal with my daughter. Will recommend to all for aust stop."
    Dined on 1/2/2014
  • "the ambiance was great ! the drinks were outstanding, eventhough they took while to arrive at the table. I wasn,t sure who was my waiter/waitress as both of them were taking care of my table. The food was great my father and I started the Calamari which were tender and the beef tartare with thhe flash fried poached egg was perfect.for entrees we ordered the sea bass and beef wellington they were both phenomonal. Desserts were out of this world,the baked alaska/creme brulee. The only thing was the long wait between courses but we didnt mind,great food takes a litlle longer to perpare."
    Dined on 12/22/2013
  • "When I walked into the restaurant I though the live music was fab. After ordering, my first issue was that I ordered a lump crab melt. I was served a crab cake ( without lump crab) on an english muffin with what was suppose to be Fontina ( but was muenster cheese) and iceberg lettuce ( instead of frisee) Also, fries were double-cooked, oily and soggy, and when we asked a server for bellini's instead of admitting he didn't know, he just claimed he did not serve it, til sending over someone else to help us. Overall I would not go back to this place."
    Dined on 12/15/2013
  • "Beautiful space, excellent food and great service. What more could you ask for."
    Dined on 12/6/2013
  • "Took my mom to brunch here for her birthday. It was very nice, we loved the way the restaurant was decorated and the live jazz music was very nice playing in the background as we ate. I would definitely go back!!!"
    Dined on 12/1/2013
  • "We went for a Sunday brunch. For $23 we got a cocktail, a starter (highly recommend the warm donut holes), a main course and coffee. I had the salmon eggs benedict and the dish was very good. Everyone at our table had something different and all were very good. There was even live music. It was a thoroughly enjoyable brunch we are looking forward to going back and trying other menu items."
    Dined on 11/24/2013
  • "A bit disappointed. Read great reviews and were excited about the historical aspect and a great dinner, but both fell short. The people and service were really great, but the food was underwhelming. Basically, the PR was a bit misleading."
    Dined on 11/15/2013
  • "The restaurant staff was friendly and attentive. We felt taken care of from the minute we walked in. The menu was simple yet varied and all our choices were very satisfying. There was something intriguing about being in a movie studio in Astoria. Our friends from LA were impressed! It was a great choice."
    Dined on 11/13/2013
  • "Enjoyed a wonderful Sunday Brunch at The Astor Room. Beautiful dining, great service, and awesome pre-fixe menu."
    Dined on 11/10/2013
  • "A lot of fun and delightful! Delicious food, very romantic. Great service!"
    Dined on 11/8/2013
  • "I took my wife here for her birthday. We really loved the ambiance. We ate a few appetizers, including the mussels, tempura fried oysters, and chowder. We were not disappointed with a single dish and next time we come back, we'll focus on the tasty sounding entrees. My biggest issue was with the service. It was slow and erratic. We had many different servers dropping off food and drink to pick up the slack. However, I feel like this is not the norm for a restaurant of this stature. I would still go back in a heartbeat."
    Dined on 11/9/2013
  • "I thought the restaurant was nice although a little overpriced for the offerings. I felt like the food was good but a little busy; too much unnecessary garnishment. I actually enjoyed what I ate and felt like it would have been enriched to the point of being great food if the culinary staff let it speak for itself a little more. The staff was friendly and helpful but the service was not memorable. My husband and I enjoyed our evening here but aren't in a huge rush to go back. It makes for a nice evening but expect to spend some money--I would recommend it for special occasions because of the price but don't feel as though the food would justify it as a destination for a special occasion."
    Dined on 11/9/2013
  • "I have been to the Astor room a couple of times before, and have always been impressed with the place. When you walk in the door you feel like you have been transported to a different time, possibly to the lounge from the Overlook Hotel in the shining. The food is on point and the bartender / floor manager Frank is hilarious, gregarious, and goes above and beyond to make your experience awesome. They also have live music during the weekends. You can not miss this place if you are looking for an awesome experience in Astoria."
    Dined on 11/5/2013
  • "The food was good and the live music was nice but a bit too loud for the small space. My group had to keep yelling to speak."
    Dined on 11/3/2013
  • "I've been to The Astor Room a few times, but this dinner was the best yet. Everything that was ordered was perfectly cooked and delicious. Shell steak, Pork chops, striped bass. Appetizers were great too...mussels, calamari. The room is wonderful. The service was impeccable. Great for any occasion..large group or romantic dinner for 2. Bar scene is fun and the live music completes it."
    Dined on 11/2/2013
  • "My siblings had been to this restaurant before and wanted to share the experience with my husband and me. The cocktails were extraordinary, food was good, the waiter was terrific, the live music added a wonderful touch to the old world ambiance. It was an outstanding evening. We highly recommend the place and would most definitely go back."
    Dined on 11/2/2013
  • "My boyfriend and I went to The Astor Room for a special date night and we loved it. The ambience was great, the service, impeccable, and the food was perfect. We would definitely go back and tell our friends about it. The restaurant also includes a nice bar area and our server told us that there is a jazz trio that plays there some evenings."
    Dined on 10/29/2013
  • "Very much like a throw back speak easy venue from the 1920's. Music on weekends adds to this feeling."
    Dined on 10/26/2013
  • "Our three generation group visited the Museum of the Moving Image, so the Astor Room was a good, logical choice for dinner. There was something for everyone -- good cocktails, wine by the glass, and a relatively casual dining menu. Our group had burgers, lobster roll, and pork chops, which were all good, and short rib stroganoff, which was even better. Truffle fries as a side dish were not very truffled, but that was the only negative about the food. Service was attentive and patient with us. We would go again."
    Dined on 10/19/2013
  • "I took my parents here for brunch when they visited last Sunday. I was pleasantly suprised. The price fix brunch was a great value and the donut holes and chicken and waffles were great! My mom got the crab melt and I must say, the crab tasted quite old and fishy. I really enjoyed the musicians and the kind of speakeasy feel of the place. Overall, a great place to go with parents as it was a lot quieter than most other brunch places I know."
    Dined on 10/20/2013
  • "Go to Astoria and eat at the Astor Room. Enjoy an historic cocktail; linger over dinner (the scallops were sublime), enjoy the live music (nice jazz trio played the evening I was there). Make a destination evening of it, bring a date or friends -- it is worth the trip."
    Dined on 10/19/2013
  • "Wonderful service from the waiter, who was very entertaining, informative, and friendly. The atmosphere and live music, brought an additional touch of a relaxed night. The wonder was delicious, deliverance was at an appropriate time from placing the order. The night's special of steak was juicy when cooked at medium and savory. The roasted chicken, as plain as it sounded, was no where close to plain."
    Dined on 10/19/2013