The Astor Room
Go back to Astoria before HollywoodThis restaurant was once the commissary for Paramount Studios back in the days before Hollywood. The original tile walls and other original decor make the place come alive. The beautiful bar serves guests with a wide variety of liquor. The food was perfectly prepared and delicious. They also have old movies playing, and wonderful live Jazz music playing on selected evenings
It is found in the basement of the building next to the "Museum of the moving image". Do make a day of it, see how movies were first made, them step across the street and let your imagination run wild at the stars that ate here.
Enjoy!5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMBest brunch in a long time!!
food,Best brunch in a long time!!
food, music, history, ambience... all outstanding.4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was my second time visitingThis was my second time visiting The Astor Room for brunch, and it was just as wonderful as the first time. Great servers, very friendly and helpful! Food was fantastic, and the ambiance is spot on.4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMTerrific dining experienceTerrific dining experience with good food, good service and a jazz trio. Good time4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMLovely experience in the Astor RoomWe were attracted by the restaurant's position within the Astoria Studios and its history as the studio canteen. The room is handsome and evocative, with atmospheric photos on display and many original architectural details intact. Because of the Hollywood angle, our expectations for the food and wine were modest, but we were extremely positively surprised by the first-rate quality of the starters. The mussels dish was inventive and delicious, and a very generous serving to boot. The crab cake was outstanding, and up there with the best I've tasted.
The main courses were less stellar, forcing our food rating down to simply good. An excellent beef tenderloin, perfectly cooked, was let down by a poorly executed crust in the Wellington dish.4/18/2013 12:00:00 AMThe Astor room has a warmThe Astor room has a warm quiet atmosphere that seems to accentuate the sense of history of the location. The food was terrific and the service was friendly and efficient. This is a establishment I will definitely visit again.4/18/2013 12:00:00 AMRecommendHappy with the food; Good drinks; Excellent staff. Responsive and reliable reservations. Greeted upon arrival with a smile. Attentive to detail. 30 to 40 something crowd.4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMThe cocktails alone make aThe cocktails alone make a visit to The Astor Room a must.
The food was delicious. Service was great. I can't wait to try their brunch.3/24/2013 12:00:00 AMSome friends and I had brunchSome friends and I had brunch here for my birthday and we all truly enjoyed ourselves. The 20's Jazz Band was a delight and the food was delish! We all plan to come back for dinner one night soon. They also have a nice size room to rent out for parties. I will be keeping that in mind for future gatherings.3/24/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was great and soThe food was great and so were the cocktails . The live music adds a great touch to the scene3/22/2013 12:00:00 AM