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About Sanfords Restaurant

Sanfords has been an Astoria landmark since 1922. The Sanfords of today serves exceptionally well prepared American comfort food, in a modern, casual & sleek environment. The space is bright & alive during the day. Dim, candlelit and relaxing in the evening, with loungy tunes playing in the background. The combination of lighting, sound & warm colors create a truly unique vibe in the space.
Aside from the great food & atmosphere, Sanford’s also boasts Queens Largest Whisky Bar stocking over 300 single malts and bourbons, as well as 30 wines by the glass. All of our wines are maintained in the Le Ver devin Wine preservation system, which pumps the precise amount of air out of each bottle of wine that is opened.
The only things we love more than food & wine at Sanford’s, is people, and the fact that
Good food and drink brings people together. Sanford’s is a place for people old and young, to come to eat, drink and celebrate life, family and friends.

30-13 Broadway
Astoria, NY 11106
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Comfort Food, Contemporary American, Wine Bar

Hours of Operation:
Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 8:00am - 4:00pm; Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Daily: 4:00pm - 12:00am; Late night: Daily: 12:00am - 2:00am; Brunch: Daily: 11:00am - 4:00pm

Cross Street:
31st Street

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(718) 932-9569

Website:
http://www.sanfordsnyc.com/

Entertainment:
While Sanfords has no live music, it has become known for the unique bossanova, chill-out, and international tunes played in its state of the art sound system for diners to enjoy in the background while enjoying their meals.

Parking Details:
Metered street parking is available from 8:30am – 7:00pm, a private parking lot is located around the corner on 31st Street, and a municipal public parking lot is located on 31st Street next to McDonalds.

Public Transit:
N & W trains to Broadway.

Executive Chef:
Alfonso Verdis

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Sanfords Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.3

ambience

4.4

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

87% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (17)
Great for Brunch (14)
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Good for a Date (13)
Casual (11)
Cozy (11)
Good for Birthdays (10)
Fun (10)
Good for Groups (8)
Fit for Foodies (8)
Romantic (7)
Sunday Lunch (7)
Bar Seating (6)
Hot Spot (6)
Late-night Find (6)
Good for Anniversaries (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Creative Cuisine (4)
Happy Hour (4)
Local Ingredients (4)
Great for Lunch (4)
Special Occasion (4)
Afternoon Coffee (3)
Kid-friendly (3)
Healthy (3)
Organic (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Business Meals (3)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Great Beer (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
Authentic (1)
Disabled Access (1)
People Watching (1)
Quiet Conversation (1)
Scenic View (1)
Vegan (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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·Dined a day ago

Service was a bit sloe

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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

Everything we tried was delicious. The menu has a lot of variety on it and everything was delicious. Highly recommend the black truffle mac and cheese appetizer!

Tags: Late-night Find, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 11, 2018

The food was delicious and the ambiance is really great. Very fun spot!

Tags: Great for Brunch
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Delicious food. Busy for brunch hours. Tip: Very loud, not good if hungover

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 9, 2018

I was here when the original sandfords its still nice, comfortable racially balanced and the food is better. It was always good but the new menu choices are really cool. Will keep going til I have everything on the menu

Tags: Hot Spot, Casual, Fun, Happy Hour, Good Vegetarian Options, Local Ingredients, Healthy, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Tasting Menu, Late-night Find, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Kid-friendly
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 27, 2018

We went for brunch for my daughters birthday. Food was great very large portions. Service was great. Would definitely go back!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Lovely location for brunch Excellent food and service.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Honestly the food has gone WAY downhill. I asked for french fries well done and twice they came back nearly raw. Falafel sandwich tasted reheated, the whole experience felt rushed and weird. Had to beg to get coffee refilled.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Great spot for any special occasion!❤️❤️❤️

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Not only was the food amazing, but the staff were so nice!! We were running late because of trains and they still kept our table for us. Looking forward to returning!!!

Tags: Casual, People Watching, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 13, 2018

I went for dinner. The food was ok. I previously went there for brunch. Which I think is better. For dinner we shared the lobster Mac and cheese. There were large pieces of lobster in it so that was a plus. Outside of that, it was ok. It just tasted like lobster, pasta and cheese separately. There wasn’t a connecting flavor, if that makes sense. I also had the truffle burger which I didn’t particularly care for. For brunch and dinner it’s a pretty loud atmosphere. It was hard to hear each other without raising our voices and constantly saying ‘what?’ The service was fine. Attentive. If you want a food experience, go somewhere else. But if you just want a place with not terrible food, energetic atmosphere, that’s open late go here. Everyone’s palate is different, or I may have just picked dishes that are not the highlights of their menu. It’s worth trying at least 2x, once for for dinner and brunch.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 12, 2018

I was really looking forward to dining here based on so many wonderful reviews. I was disappointed with the quality of the food and the ambiance. It felt like it was trying to be more of a club than a fine dining experience. The food itself was glorified Chili’s or Applebee’s.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Those French toasts were so tasty, they are haunting me!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Comfort Food
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Delicious and extensive brunch option!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 30, 2017

We recently enjoyed a small family birthday brunch celebration at Sandfords. The decor is attractive, the seating cozy and comfortable and the staff welcoming and attentive. The menu selections were numerous and all looked good! We noticed the dishes of others diners set down and all were plated in an attractive manner. The items we chose were delicious and a special recommendation for the pecan crusted chicken salad. It was really unusual. Overall a very relaxed, tasty and enjoyable meal. One member of our party had already eaten at Sandfords and knew it is a neighborhood gem.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Afternoon Coffee, Organic, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Quaint and relaxing..great for a date night. The food was good and the waiters are attentive.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 21, 2017

The hostess was TERRIBLY rude. She had me standing for 10 minutes until my entire party of TWO other people got there only for me to tell her they’re already here at the bar waiting, to have her keep me waiting AGAIN. AND she walked right by me TWICE as I asked her a question. Is that really the type of person you want your customers to first see as they enter greeting them? Second, she finally took us to a table where it was freezing! When asked to move, we were told we can’t because all other tables are reserved. Seriously? ALL? Anyway, the food wasn’t really great. I got the ravioli and it tasted very old. The sauce had a really gross taste. My friends didn’t like their food either. Lastly, their dessert was the only good thing on the menu.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Service was slow, it looked like the entire restaurant had two servers, yet three hostesses were constantly socializing with each other watching customers get impatient and go unattended. I couldn’t even get a refill on my water. My friends did the boozy brunch special and couldn’t even get the second drink that was included because the service was so slow and by the time someone finally got to us, they just took their first drinks and walked away - felt ripped off. The food was good! My dish was poorly made, I got the chilaquiles verdes and it was all soggy and runny. The truffle Mac and cheese was great and the avocado toast was too! The steak skillet was pretty good and my friend loved the crab cake Benedict.

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on December 11, 2017

Great place! Mac and cheese and peanut butter banana pancakes on point! Thanks!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Staff was friendly, food was delicious, music playlist was great (if you like old school music). Would definitely go back for dinner!

Tags: Business Meals, Casual, Special Occasion, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Cozy
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Came here for dinner as a second-chance opportunity not having tremendously enjoyed a brunch experience about a year ago. Happy hour was a great deal at $6 a glass, the bourbon cocktail I ordered was delicious, and our meals were filling and tasty. Two Chick Pallards, a truffle burger, and the braised short ribs were enjoyed. Service was friendly and the holiday decor very pretty. Would come back for another go.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Good duck carnitas and the duck burger and bourbons are terrific!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 25, 2017

stale bread, dry and hard burgers, overpriced cocktails, too dark inside, no draft beer, doesn’t justify the price

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 19, 2017

the service wasn't so great. added the package coffee tea drinks for 10 bucks a person, and there was no offer of coffee ever... very busy and wit staff was not catering to us by any means... had to wait a while just to pay bill... everybody enjoyed their meal though....great menu, but not for vegans.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Place was nice very pretty inside but extremely loud!! Couldn’t hear anyone at my table talking to me. That won’t stop us from coming back though. People should tone it down a bit though.

Tags: Organic, Cozy, Fun, Great for Brunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Would leave 5 stars but the waitress asked us to leave when we were still finishing our coffee

Tags: Casual, Healthy, Gluten Free Options, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Very busy and not many vegetarian options for brunch. Regular menu had more to offer.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Knew I was in for a treat when I saw people standing in the rain for a table. Was not disappointed. Service, food, price...all great.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Great brunch place. Friendly staff and nice atmosphere. Will return!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Sunday Lunch, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Family brunch was delicious! A little too noisy for easy conversation and could do without the rap music, but would still return! 😉

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 19, 2017

It's a great restaurant but their food is amazing one day and good the other day. The staff is good.

Tags: Casual, Cozy
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 (Miami)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Went out with my wife and in-laws and had a good, no-frills experience.

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Nice menu, good service, kid friendly, steak overcooked my only complaint especially when you are paying top dollar for steak and eggs. Overall good food.

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Sanford never disappoints! It's a must stop if I'm in town. Everything on the menu is good and service is the best.

Tags: Late-night Find, Good for Groups, Cozy, Happy Hour
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 26, 2017

Had another great dinner at Sanford's. The food was all excellent: butternut squash ravioli, salad special, filet and sides. Love that the dinners all come with a warm bread basket and choice of soup or salad. The food was all fresh and cooked perfectly. The wine list was very good and the Sauvignon blanc I got by the glass was delicious and a generous portion. Only wish was that we had saved room for dessert as the menu was very inviting. Our waiter was friendly, patient and well trained, water glasses were constantly filled and proper attention was paid to us throughout the meal.

Tags: Bar Seating, Great for Lunch, Happy Hour, People Watching, Tapas, Late-night Find, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great Beer, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Kid-friendly, Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Good Vegetarian Options, Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Greensboro)·Dined on September 19, 2017

Always consistently delicious food ! Very friendly staff and professional ! Love going to Sanfords !!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Late-night Find, Creative Cuisine, Disabled Access, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Romantic, Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries, Afternoon Coffee, Authentic, Casual, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Waterfront, Business Meals, Comfort Food, Afternoon Tea, Kid-friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vibrant Bar Scene, Healthy, Seasonal, Paleo Friendly, Quick Bite, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Happy Hour, Great Beer, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails, Pre/post Theatre, Scenic View, Tapas, Vegan, People Watching, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Fun, Sunday Lunch, Spicy, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Excellent all around. Particularly liked the menu as there was something for everyone. We went for brunch and there were great breakfast and lunch choices. The $10 2 drinks + coffee was the kicker. My wife had one drink the the coffee and I the other drink. Service was very good as well.

Tags: Cozy, Good Vegetarian Options, Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Delicious brunch spot to show my dad coming in from out of town! Ridiculously excellent service as well. Can't wait to try at night after hearing about its whiskey fame!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Worth the Drive, Great for Brunch
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 29, 2017

The waiter kept coming to our table WAY TOO MUCH AND CLEANING AROUND US WHILE WE WERE EATING. At one point he tried to take my plate and I wasn't done.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on August 29, 2017

Creative menu and food is up to expectations. Very good service and value. Only complaint: noise level.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine
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