We had a very nice Easter brunch love this place
Our family of 7 went to Easter brunch here on April 1. We had never been before their recent renovations, so do not have comparisons. The space was lovely though- classy in a casual, vintage way. The jazz singer was a great touch for a Sunday morning. It was a little loud, but not so loud that we were shouting across the table (even sitting right next to piano and speakers). The service was good- very helpful and on top of things. We are enjoyed the extensive choices on the prix fixe brunch menu- you get a lot for $35. Food was OK, but definitely would have been better if it was hot enough. Most members of our party had room temperature food, including the item listed as "HOT donut holes :)," as well as all the egg dishes. We would come back and hope that the food will be brought out just a little hotter/better. Thanks for a festive Easter brunch!
I am not sure if I ever experienced discrimination or racial aggression as an African American living in NYC my entire life, but this was perhaps my first time. It took over an hour for our brunch order to be sent over to our table. Yes, the crowd was predominately white, which was fine upon entering because this is diverse NYC and I truly wanted to experience their jazz brunch for Easter, something I had read about in Time Magazine. So, to see the lackluster greeting upon entering, the diners seemingly offended by our presence (there were about 3 other diners who were black) noticing everyone enjoying their French Toast and Pancakes with expediency as we were seated first did not sit well with me. As I called the server over to ask her about the ETA on the food, I was waved off very rudely. The manager on staff seemed very engaging with other diners, asking how the food was and getting the temperature of the brunch, but did not stop at our table once. On top of that the entree we ordered was so LACKLUSTER, my waffle was hard, my boyfriend's onion rings were burnt and the chicken was a disgusting pink. I am realizing now that there is power in the dollar and the next time I sit and dine somewhere I sense that I am not wanted, I will get up and leave. Its not only the management that sets the tone but also the fellow patrons, for me I always thought Astoria was a heterogeneous place that was accepting of many cultures. I was taught a lesson that day.
A wonderful satisfying brunch, served in a delightful setting, by professionals who know what it tastes to make your visit extra special!!! The live pianist/singer accentuated George’s endeavors to bring diners back to a refined dining Experience.
Everything was fine except for the bar manager, Jamie, she had a MAJOR attitude. She was rude and dismissive...She would be the reason I do not return , too bad, it was graet when it was Astor Room
Certainly a gem in this astoria neighborhood. The food and service is phenomenal. Love The live music. The staff is incredibly Friendly and Entertaining. In a short period of time I have become a regular.
So happy they are open again food is the best In Astoria!! Great music and drinks!!
It was pretty okay. Apparently they are closing for 2 months renovation so they didn’t have a lot of things on the menu
Amazing service from the hostess to the waitress, great jazz performers, food was outstanding!
The staff are very warm, friendly and professional. The venue is very nice, it really does harken back to the days of the old movie studio, though not as big as I thought. When the entertainer is playing, she was very talented, it can be a bit loud. So, if quiet conversation is on your agenda, it's probably not the right spot. The crowd was pretty diverse and well dressed for the most part. The oysters were great! Plump, fresh and ice cold. The Scottish salmon was spot on and the beef Wellington was excellent and a very nice portion. My vodka martinis were perfect. You should check this place out, you won't be disappointed. The outdoor seating looks like it would be very nice when the season is right.
Lousy over-priced, over-cooked food...non attentive service...and d-grade jazz musicians all in a cheese basement bar. Let's just say this is a must miss for any occasion.
It was wonderful for us. There's a range of spots which we're identifying in the JH/Woodside/LIC area at which we 2 can eat great food, wonderful ambiance, convenience, for about $100 - and this one just made the list. We also have a MOMI membership and so this will work out just fine. $1 per raw oyster on the half shell? You can't touch this. We both really enjoyed our experience. Draft beer was good - and my wife liked the wine. Excellent. And it was great to see such a lively bar scene - we're not the type - with great interactions between bartenders and clientele. Altogether, this was exactly the kind of experience I wanted to have here. I'm a big fan of dark wood interiors - they help establish privacy for each dining unit. Great.
Nice atmosphere and good food. I take my out of town friends there for the show biz history as well.
I took my Aunt and a few of her friends for a Christmas Eve birthday ladies brunch (a group of ladies ranging ages 63-89 years youmg). We had a wonderful time from the moment we parked until we left. John, the manager, and his fantastic wait staff treated us like movie stars or old family friends that had been away for a while. Food was great and mimosas were tasty and plentiful. only critque is that the Astor Disaster dish isn't that awesome, but everything else was delicious!!
Been there a couple of times and it doesn't disappoint.
The entire staff are extremely friendly , especially the manager of the house. He is so friendly and entertaining as well . They make you feel as if you are home. Great place for any occasion . The live music is amazing.
Let me start by saying I love the Astor Room. It's one of my favorite Astoria restaurants. The food is great, the venue is outstanding and the service is always good. However, this visit was not my fave. It was a Saturday night, the weekend before Christmas, and my son and I were having our Christmas get together. We expected an elegant, low key dining experience as we had had in the past. But this night the jazz band was so deafeningly loud that the hostess could not hear me say my name to confirm our reservation. While I would have preferred to be in the main dining room, which is why I made sure I had a reservation, we had to settle for the back room and request that they turn down the piped in music from the main room as it was almost as loud in the back as it was in the front. For the first time since we began going to the Astor Room, I considered leaving and going somewhere else. Loud music is not conducive to fine dining.
Great ambiance, music and the GM John was great with seating our group where we wanted for the dinner. Astor room never fails.
An old-fashioned-looking place which is a big plus; food excellent And, i loved the CowParade cow atop the bar. Highly recommended venue.
Everything was so good. Drinks were outstanding. Food was delicious!
Started with Happy Hour at Beaver bar. Freddie the Bartender was awesome. Then we moved to the dining room for dinner. We were very pleased. The jazz singer and pianist was sooo good.
I didn't have a bad experience though I would have liked it better if the food was good. I ordered a steak, medium rare, and it was too chewy and the only flavor i tasted was the overbearing sauce. My date didn't enjoy her pasta as well. I live a few blocks from the location but I dont think i will be back unless it's just for drinks.
My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our evening. The ambiance, wait staff and jazz musicians were fantastic. We enjoyed dinner and we will definitely be returning 🌸
The service and classic atmosphere was very nice as we expected...but as far as the food is concerned, the high-priced Rib-Eye Steak entre was a total and absolute DISAPPOINTMENT. For close to $50 at a supposedly well-known and "highly respected" restaurant, you'd expect to get at least a halfway DECENT and TENDER cut of meat. But instead, what I got was a TOUGH, CHEAP piece of cut-up CHUCK STEAK that they tried to pass over as an EXPENSIVE, PRIME-CUT RIB-EYE! SAD...very sad, indeed.
Great Brunch and live music. Mimosas were great. Highly recommended by me and my lady!
Very courteous and attentive staff in a comfortable, old world setting. It was very pleasantly set off by some very fine and well chosen live music. My date loved one song in particular (a Leonard Cohen composition) and when I requested from the piano player that she play that song again, she very politely acquiesced and it helped make the evening a memorable one.
I had a friend visiting NYC for the first time, she had a great time. The food was good, live music was great, and the service staff was very friendly. Definitely a great place for brunch :)
The piano singer was an excellent accompaniment to the brunch. She had a voice reminiscent of Nora Jones. The music filled the room. Not background music and it was difficult to have a conversation . Would still recommend and return.
THE ASTOR ROOM IS RIGHT NEXT DOOR TO THE MUSEUM OF MOVING IMAGE (WORTH A VISIT) SO IS VERY CONVENIENT FOR DINNER. GREAT, MOVIE ATMOSPHERE. SERVICE WAS EXCELLENT AND THE FOOD WAS GREAT! THE BRAISED VEAL CHEEKS WERE MEMORABLE AND MY SON LOVED THE TONY BENNET (HIS MOM'S RECIPE) LASAGNA.
Service was great, pianist was amazing. I've been thinking about my brunch meal of the Astor disaster since I left.
The Astor Room serves up a totally enjoyable dining experience: history, decor, atmosphere, good food and service and ambience. Other than ceiling replacement due to water damage, the decor is the same as the old days when Astoria's Kaufman Astoria Studios was called Paramount Studios and WC Fields etc. were working there.
I was here for Sunday brunch, which included live music, and intend to come back!
For you drinkers out there, the [original] bar is gorgeous and do check out the huge & sequined bull on top of the bar. :)
Great cocktails and food. Service is awesome. Everyone was so friendly. Great entertainment.
Amazing brunch! This is my favorite place, service is excellent, the food is so good! Definitely will keep coming because the Astor Room does not disappoint.
Thanks so much!
Great place to go before or after a visit to the Museum of the Moving Image. Delicious food, good drinks, and nice wait staff. The only thing I would change is the temperature of the room -- chilly!
Our first time. Bartender was great and we ordered the Tony Bennett lasagna which was excellent. Would be nice with a little more pop music.
My friends and I were there on 7/7. We had a great time, ate well and really enjoyed Amy Rivard and her gifted trio
Awesome!!!! Everyone was great!! The food was amazing!!
Awesome experience that was paired beautifully with the staff's attention and service.
Service was very slow, the server continuously forgot about us and did not check in with my date and I. My water glass was cracked and was not replaced. Getting drinks were very difficult. The first caipirinha I had was great. The second caipirinha was terrible that I could not even drink, and the waiter was aware and still charged me for something I hated. The food was good but wasn't worth going. The staff only focused on people that were part of the movie industry. This is a terrible place for a date. When I eat at a place in this price range, typically I expect everything to be close to flawless. This experience was far from that and we will not be back.