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Sanfords Restaurant

4.4
4.4
420 Reviews
$30 and under
Comfort Food
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.

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Additional information

  • 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

  • Phone number

    (718) 932-9569

  • Payment options

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

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Alfonso Verdis

  • Private party contact

    Gus: (646) 739-9582

  • Neighborhood

    Astoria

  • Cross street

    31st Street

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

What 420 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.4
4.4 based on all time ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 4.2Value

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great brunch and drinks! Food was excellent and staff was lovely and attentive.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2018

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    This place, from start to finish, was absolutely terrible. Food sucked and was forgettable. Wine was overpriced and disgusting. Service wasn’t much better. I felt like I was at a club with how busy it was. Considering how bad this was, I should have just ate at a club.
  3. DG

    DoreenG

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was my first time here. Reunited with friends and this was the perfect place. The atmosphere was great. The service spectacular. The food was absolutely amazing! The portions were really good. I couldn’t finish it all. I will definitely be back here!
  4. KL

    KarenL

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 21, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, awesome atmosphere It was my first time at Sanfords and I will be a regular.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 14, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I absolutely love the staff at Sanford’s! The food is always amazing and fresh.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2018

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Great food and service! Appetizers/small plates are pretty big portions and service is very attentive yet respectful. Will definitively go back again.
  7. CS

    CeeSee

    New York Area

    161 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    161 reviews

    Dined on April 12, 2018

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great $1 oysters for happy hour. Also wine and whisky prices are terrific. It was a delicious fun experience! Glad to see they expanded.
  8. CM

    ChristineM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 8, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Brunch menu is great with 2 drinks for $10 extra and oysters $1.75 each a real bargain!
  9. CC

    CozyCasualComfort

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2018

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    Sanfords has been a favorite of our family for many years. They've got something for everyone on the menu and I haven't had a bad experience yet. I do wish they would update the menu a little bit but everything I've had has been great. The atmosphere fits most occasions from a friendly get together to a special night for two. Well worth a visit.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 4, 2018

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Another great experience! I’ll be returning soon.
  11. CR

    ChristianR

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2018

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    A little misleading. The website / opentable gave more of an upscale vibe but it felt more like a step above a diner. Bar was really cool and had an impressive selection. The food wasn't bad and the wait staff was friendly. Just a lot more casual in person than it presented itself to be online, which is odd for a place that takes reservations. Overall I felt it was pretty expensive for what felt like diner food.
  12. JM

    JohnM

    New England

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2018

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Very happy with the vibe, loved the six page whisky menu, nice people ...but my trout had clearly been frozen thawed refrozen a lot. Overall we'll go again, nice everyday spot, not a foodie place.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    18 reviews

    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2018

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Went on a Saturday evening at 5. Sat at bar for a little, early for reservation. Selection of whiskey and bourbon is awesome. Seated right away once it was our reservation time. Ordered the tuna tartare to start - fresh and delicious. Ordered bone-in ribeye with whipped bourbon sweet potatoes and sesame crusted tuna for entrees. Both really good. Had room for dessert so got the bourbon pecan pie - wowwwieee was that good and so worth it. Overall, really cool and relaxing atmosphere and really good food.
  14. A

    Angela

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 31, 2018

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Very good service and food was good. A bit too noisy and seating cramped.
  15. N

    Nafpakt01

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2018

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Consistent and always good!
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 25, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Came with my family for my husbands bday and we all loved our brunch! It was very enjoyable.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The eggs Benedict with smoked salmon was delicious!
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    15 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2018

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Leo our server was outstanding, super friendly! Knew I was starving and he delivered all the ordered courses in a timely matter as they got fired. I appreciated that very much! Food was delicious too
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2018

    overall4food3service3ambience4
    The oysters and Mac and cheese were great! We quickly realized that ordering appetizers and a main was a bit much for us. I had the salmon which was a little dry and fro soup was a bit too salty. I would recommend the salad. Drinks were good. Definitely good ambience
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 1, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I am absolutely happy that I chose this restaurant . I brought my boyfriend here yesterday for his 24th birthday and everything was just just splendid. The staff was INCREDIBLE. The food was SUPERB - compliments to the chef! The drinks were so FANTASTIC that I had two and was tipsy lol and they were just mimosas. My waiter surprised my boyfriend with cake and ice cream and told me don’t worry it’s on the house! I just want to thank Sanford’s restaurant for making my boyfriends birthday extra special. To see him smile the way he did was PHENOMENAL and you guys definitely played a part. I will definitely be back !!
  21. A

    Alamode

    New York Area

    121 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    121 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2018

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    Couldn’t wait to have brunch here after reading all the great reviews. Unfortunately our experience was disappointing. Love the decor however the food was mediocre. Bloody Mary in a bourbon glass was small and just ok. Corned beef hash and sweet chorizo hash lacked any flavor despite the great ingredients. Could not recommend.
  22. NG

    NaoGla

    New York Area

    17 reviews

    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2018

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    The waitress with the Irish accent was superb!! Onion soup delicious mucho chees and filling. Had to take the rest of the food home.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a wonderful experience we had celebrating my birthday. Saul and the whole team made it such an enjoyable night! I will be back!
  24. V

    Vinay

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2018

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Service was a bit sloe
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2018

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    It was pretty good vibe to take a date. A bit noisy but it’s durable
  26. PD

    PrinceDavid

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    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!
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious and the ambiance is really great. Very fun spot!
  28. L

    Loren

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2018

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    Great brunch spot...food was really good..service was moderate. Def will return!!
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    15 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2018

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    Delicious food. Busy for brunch hours. Tip: Very loud, not good if hungover
  30. FI

    FrannieI

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 9, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    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
  31. TT

    TamiT

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went for brunch for my daughters birthday. Food was great very large portions. Service was great. Would definitely go back!
  32. B

    Brigettec

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely location for brunch Excellent food and service.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2018

    overall2food3service3ambience4
    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.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great spot for any special occasion!❤️❤️❤️
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    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!!!
  36. MA

    MaxA

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service was great. Awesome brunch menu.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2018

    overall4food3service4ambience3
    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.
  38. H

    Happyasaclam

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2018

    overall2food2service4ambience3
    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.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 12, 2018

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Those French toasts were so tasty, they are haunting me!
  40. MM

    MeganM

    New York Area

    32 reviews

    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious and extensive brunch option!

FAQs

Sanfords Restaurant does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Sanfords Restaurant also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (718) 932-9569.

Sanfords Restaurant is rated 4.4 stars by 420 OpenTable diners.

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Additional information

  • Cross street

    31st Street

  • Neighborhood

    Astoria

  • 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

  • Cuisines

    Comfort Food, Contemporary American, Wine Bar

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • 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.

  • Payment options

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

  • Executive chef

    Alfonso Verdis

  • 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.

  • 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

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