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Inspired by Greek Islands-ALL-YEAR-ROUND GARDEN - Victory Garden Cafe, Astoria, NY

Victory Garden Cafe

4.4
4.4
61 Reviews
$30 and under
Greek
Since 1968 the Sakalis Family right from the start offered The Greek Community a taste of Greece by offering authentic Greek pastries in their bakery section representing various parts of Greece. George Sakalis and Antigoni Sakalis come from families of top chefs/bakers specializing in traditional baking and authentic Greek/Mediterranean Cuisine. It's no wonder their talents have created Astoria's hidden gem.

The Sakalis Family recently opened the Café-Restaurant, Victory Garden Café, which offers an even larger selection of Greek specialties. The newly renovated space provides an ambiance that will leave you breathless! All menu items are made on premises and include a wide range of seafood & meat dishes.

Amazing European decor with available indoor and outdoor spaces conveniently located in the heart of Astoria. Make your next reservation in our outdoor/indoor majestic area and enjoy our large selection of Greek-Mediterranean dishes. Space also available for events.

Make a reservation

2 people

11:30 PM


Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Greek, Mediterranean, European
  • Hours of operation
    Breakfast/Brunch/Lunch Daily 10:15 am–10:00 pm Dinner Daily 10:15 am–10:45 pm
  • Phone number
    (718) 274-2087
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive chef
    Antigoni Sakalis
  • Private party facilities
    Victory Garden Café offers indoor and outdoor spaces with lush green terraces that travel you back to the Greek Islands.Victory Garden Cafe is the ideal venue to embrace memories that last forever. Call to discuss custom menus and additional services.
  • Private party contact
    Anna Sakalis: (917) 373-7055
  • Neighborhood
    Astoria
  • Cross street
    Between 21st Avenue and Ditmars Blvd.
  • Parking details
    Parking is available on the street. Convenient parking locations are 41st and 42nd street and a public parking lot is available on 33rd street (just a couple blocks away). New parking lot (optional) recently opened on 20th avenue (approximately 1 block away)
  • Public transit
    Victory Garden Café is located between 21st Avenue and ditmars blvd. We are only 15 minutes away from Manhattan. Public transit available: N or Q service, last stop Ditmars Blvd (Astoria-Ditmars Blvd Bound Subway.)
  • Entertainment
    Music
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Entertainment, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 61 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on all time ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

61 Reviews
  1. SweetMothersDay

    New York City

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service was great the main dish was ok and could have been better. Don't call something filet mignon when it's not. They should have more heaters in the winter there was still a very cold draft. The dessert was excellent and always has been great from Victory

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  2. Lalocavida

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    We went for Thanksgiving. It was expensive, the dining area is separated into odd spaces. Half our table was facing a small open area used as a dumping ground for anything. The food was ok but not worth the hype. Will not be back

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 4, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our waiter, Morris, was incredibly accommodating and helpful!! He really saved our entire night. We had a huge party that we needed to take to dinner last minute and he was able to arrange the garden seating beautiful and was very patient with us while we ordered (there was a language barrier as the guests were Czech). The food was great and the ambiance was lovely. Morris handled everything perfectly with humor and kindness and we can’t say enough good things about him. Will recommend this spot to everyone because of this!

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  4. LieskaM

    New York City

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was good and a exceptional services with will come back next year as always for 3 years

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  5. MistyB

    Pittsburgh

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My daughter and I dined there for Thanksgiving and we were really impressed! The service was welcoming and attentive. I had their offering for Thanksgiving which was Roasted Turkey in lemon and Greek seasonings served with a delicious side of rice and beginning with a Greek salad. My daughter had the lamb chops with potato’s and steamed vegetables. She also started with a Greek salad and she said it took her right back to Greece!!

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  6. evangelinef

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a large group for dinner and they accommodated us beautifully. The food was excellent as always, and the service was impeccable. I love this place. It never disappoints! Also very kid friendly.

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  7. DavidH

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Went there for their "big fat Greek thanksgiving" dinner. I was amazed at how juicy and tender the turkey was. NOT dry at all. Juiciest turkey I ever had. The stuffing was delicious as well. It was a like a Greek rice pilaf that they stuffed the turkey with.

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  8. wannabefoodie

    Philadelphia

    13 reviews

    2.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2021

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Nice atmosphere but defiantly vegetarian friendly, some Chef specials on menu but not available and forgot a main course entry for 1 of the guests. Friendly waiter and apologetic but unable to rectify.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 11, 2021

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Had a group of 25 people to celebrate my daughter’s Birthday. The staff were friendly and accommodating. The space was set up very nicely. They also had a backdrop and you can take great photos. The food took a little while to come but it was good. Our server Morris was great!

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had brunch and everything was delicious. Service was good as well

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Mother’s Day

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing service, very friendly staff. Some of the best Greek food I’ve ever had

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 4, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Good deal for Easter Brunch.

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  14. TatianaV

    New York City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 4, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was great service. They always made sure that our food and drinks were exactly what we asked for. Would definitely go back. The food was delicious.

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  15. SarahB

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I really loved this restaurant, the waiters advice me about the dishes and what could be good. I recommend a lot!

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 7, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service and food. The back garden was set-up nicely.

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  17. OnjaM

    Poconos

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 23, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely place very romantic quiet definitely couple vibes here

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a great waiter and we will be going back

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  19. ErikaM

    New York City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a great time.... can’t do any ya bout COVID-19 but we did what we could. Keep in mind we can survive this 👍👍👍👍👍👍👍

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  20. ShaunelleO

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    From beginning to end, the experience was nothing short of excellent. The reservation process for our large group was seamless. When I had to add additional guests at the last minute, the restaurant was very accommodating. They had our area ready when we arrived and helped us get comfortable. Drinks, appetizers, entrees, and dessert were all superb. Paris and the other waitstaff were friendly and professional. We all plan to visit again in the near future.

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  21. ChynaC

    New York City

    18 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2019

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    I actually dine there for brunch so I can look @ the space for my wedding ceremony. Sadly there was a private party so I was not able to see the garden nor was I able to speak to the manager. The waiter mentioned she was too busy. That alone allowed me to change my mind; didn’t feel the hospitality.

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  22. Mattie

    New York City

    39 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2019

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Had brunch on Sat. May 11, 2019 was disappointed. I asked for two over easy eggs (which were over cooked and I had to send back to kitchen to get redone. Order came with french fries (where were not crispy) 3 sausages and two slices of toast. I will not return for brunch. But, will the try this place for dinner at least one time. Server Paris was very attentive and friendly. He aimed to please. Thank you.

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  23. Princesa29

    New York City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    And the service and the food was grear

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  24. Elsan

    New York City

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    My wife and I had a wonderful Valentine's Day dinner here. The menu options were excellent and the food was very good, particularly the desserts. Moreover the service was great and it was very thought to have management come by and check on us.

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  25. GeorgeM

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Comfortable setting. Staff very attentive to the customers. Nice variety on full menu as well as price fix brunch. I go there often with friends and family. It's a family run local business that I will continue to support. Highly recommend

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  26. jwhnyc

    New York City

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a group of 11 for early brunch on a Tuesday morning. Everything was ready when we arrived and the staff was lovely. Sat in the back garden which was chilly at first, but warmed up quickly after the heaters were turned on. Excellent brunch fare including omeletes and french toast. Will go back and try a dinner. Parking is also very easy in this part of Astoria.

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  27. BertaG

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 22, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great choice for a Thanksgiving meal. About 30 minutes from a JFK, which for me was perfect as I had a flight to catch in the late evening. Friendly and enthusiastic servers, and a lovely patio-garden atmosphere made for a warm winter night when temperatures outside were in the low 20s.

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  28. AndiV

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 22, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a great time there on Thanksgiving, made it a real special occasion we will repeat. Ambiance and service were fantastic. Food was very good, with just a few complaints. Only one out of five in our group had the turkey, which was excellent and moist. However we'd read about spinach and feta stuffing which it didn't come with; instead it came with a kind of wild rice which was nice but the person who ordered was expecting stuffing. We would have like some lettuce in our Greek salad. The shrimp scampi was unexceptional, but Greek dishes fantastic. Stuffed mushrooms were amazing!

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  29. breakingbread

    New York City

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service was great, as always. The waiters there always want to please, and always go above and beyond. They gave us one of their appetizers on the house just because we asked about it! I have always had a good dining experience there so far. Every dish I have tried has been delicious and well made. I had the grilled octopus for the first time and it was so tender and well seasoned! It was delectable! I would recommend Victory Garden Cafe to anyone for any occasion!

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  30. MichelleA

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great all around!! Although it was a busy Sunday for mothers day they helped accommodate 18ppl!!!

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  31. Rayg

    New York City

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2018

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The staff was extremely friendly and accommodating. Came for their Mother’s Day brunch which included an appetizer, salad, main course, & dessert. The food was delicious. The courses were spaced out and the staff didn’t rush us at all. The place is family owned and you can tell by the level of care and interest everyone takes. They also have a bakery attached to the restaurant. I look forward to going back.

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    63 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    63 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food and service was great. I will definitely be back

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  33. Steve112

    New York City

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 23, 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We've only gone here once in the past year, but we love this place. Incredible food, personable service, a great covered garden area in the back, and delicious dessert from their adjacent bakery. A perfect place for lunch or dinner!

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  34. Brittany

    New York City

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great and affordable brunch! Though this is my second time there for brunch and I haven't gotten the granita that's supposed to be included either time. =(

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  35. Brittany

    New York City

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was my first time at Victory Garden Cafe and it was fantastic. There was a private party in the back, so I sat under the awning out front. I appreciated that they still had outdoor seating available despite the private party. The brunch special is perfect and so affordable. I got the Mediterranean toast, which had the best sausage I've ever had on it. Delicious. I didn't get the granita that was supposed to some with brunch though, unfortunately. The service was great and the waiters were very friendly. I highly recommend it.

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 1, 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We celebrated our wedding anniversary and the ambiance was just right. Although we had occasional showers outside, you still had the outdoor garden vibe without being directly impacted by the rain. The wait staff was very polite and helpful . The appetizers were excellent; the mousaka and the stuffed shrimp were delicious. We were able to bring home pastries and the best spinach pie ever from the adjoining shop.

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  37. James

    New York City

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 1, 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Sat in the back garden for a business dinner meeting & everybody was impressed. Food was great & the garden decor is truly one of a kind, especially for Astoria. We ordered the Greek salad & a bunch of appetizers like octopus which was delicious!!! Overall great place!

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  38. Obsessed

    New York City

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2017

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    I came here with my family for my graduation dinner and it was horrible. We show up to the restaurant and they have nothing prepared. We then all sit down and have horrible service from a man who knew nothing about the menu- he didn't know what their house white wine was or what came on the house salad... We then waited for our food to brought out one by one, so by the time the last person got their food the first persons plate was already cold. The food was good but was taken over by the poor service and poor experience. Overall I would not go back and I would not recommend that anyone come here, especially if you're coming for a special occasion.

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2017

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Desert was the high point

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  40. NicholasTecce

    New York City

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2017

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was excellent. Service was a little slow. Drinks were inconsistent in taste.

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FAQs

Victory Garden Cafe offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (718) 274-2087.

Victory Garden Cafe is rated 4.4 stars by 61 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

11:30 PM


Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Victory Garden Cafe

21-69 Steinway Street, Astoria, NY 11105

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Between 21st Avenue and Ditmars Blvd.
  • Neighborhood
    Astoria
  • Hours of operation
    Breakfast/Brunch/Lunch Daily 10:15 am–10:00 pm Dinner Daily 10:15 am–10:45 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Greek, Mediterranean, European
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    Parking is available on the street. Convenient parking locations are 41st and 42nd street and a public parking lot is available on 33rd street (just a couple blocks away). New parking lot (optional) recently opened on 20th avenue (approximately 1 block away)
  • Public transit
    Victory Garden Café is located between 21st Avenue and ditmars blvd. We are only 15 minutes away from Manhattan. Public transit available: N or Q service, last stop Ditmars Blvd (Astoria-Ditmars Blvd Bound Subway.)
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Antigoni Sakalis
  • Entertainment
    Music
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Entertainment, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (718) 274-2087
  • Private party facilities
    Victory Garden Café offers indoor and outdoor spaces with lush green terraces that travel you back to the Greek Islands.Victory Garden Cafe is the ideal venue to embrace memories that last forever. Call to discuss custom menus and additional services.
  • Private party contact
    Anna Sakalis: (917) 373-7055
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