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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
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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.4

ambience

4.4

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (16)
Great for Brunch (14)
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Comfort Food (11)
Fun (10)
Sunday Lunch (10)
Fit for Foodies (10)
Cozy (9)
Good for a Date (8)
Great for Lunch (7)
Creative Cuisine (6)
Bar Seating (6)
Handcrafted Cocktails (6)
Hot Spot (6)
Late-night Find (6)
Good for Groups (6)
Good for Birthdays (5)
Happy Hour (5)
Romantic (4)
Special Occasion (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Afternoon Coffee (3)
Business Meals (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Great Beer (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
People Watching (3)
Worth the Drive (3)
Tapas (2)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Healthy (2)
Organic (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Scenic View (2)
Seasonal (2)
Authentic (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Vegan (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Good for Anniversaries (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Spicy (1)
Waterfront (1)
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·Dined on December 9, 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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 (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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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 26, 2017

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

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·Dined on November 26, 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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·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 20, 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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 (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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·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 30, 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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·Dined on August 30, 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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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 24, 2017

Awesome . Best lunch I have had in a long time

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 20, 2017

Everything was great aside from the bloody Mary. It was too watered down for my taste but got a mimosa for the second drink and it was enjoyable. Like the vibe and the food is great.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 18, 2017

Jay the bartender was really knowledgeable and a pleasure to sit with at the bar.

I had read about the extensive scotch and whiskey selection. My son and husband are scotch drinkers. Then my father in law told us about the diner that it used to be. My husbands grandfather had been a regular there.

We were all pleasantly surprised. And the Scotch selection really impressive.

Tags: Happy Hour, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 13, 2017

Our waiter was awesome. He helped us decide what to order and was very funny. The food was delicious. We had the risotto, seafood paella, and several of the appetizers as our main dishes - including filet mignon egg rolls and chicken fingers. The portions were very filling. The drinks were great - no scimping on the alcohol. They have a great selection of whiskeys. I would really recommend this restaurant.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 12, 2017

Good menu, a variety of choices for brunch. Good ambiance too.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on August 11, 2017

This is my second visit and consistent great ambience an awesome service

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 8, 2017

This place near my subway stop has expanded, transformed and upgraded itself in the last few years. It's popular and fairly noisy at the times you would expect it to be, especially weekend brunch. I don't think there are any bargains, but the food is fresh, well prepared and the portions are generous. For me, it is not a destination.
Oh, the owner refuses to turn down the music. Some people, I suppose, like the vibe, but I want to talk to the person I am with, and when I am alone, I like to hear myself think.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 3, 2017

Great 2 drink mimosa add on to brunch entree for only $10! Food, ambiance, service...all great!

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

The service was excellent. The menu had interesting options. The decor was sophisticated. The food was not as great as I was expecting given the Zagat score. There are so many options to try in the area and this is one of them.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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·Dined on July 27, 2017

Good food but pricey. Drink was 13 and came in small glass with way too much ice. I wouldn't mind the price if it was a good value. Overall it was good but the drunk thing bothered me.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Happy Hour, Good for a Date
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 23, 2017

Came here for brunch with a friend. I ordered the crab cake eggs benedict and it was INCREDIBLE. Generous amount of crab too. My friend ordered the corned beef hash eggs benedict and it was so big she had to take it home with her. Overall decent experience, just wish the waitress would've been a little more attentive but she seemed busy. She only took our order and brought us the bill, which was actually the wrong bill, so we had to get that sorted out. Will be back though, great brunch spot.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Cozy, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 23, 2017

Music was too loud. We had to yell at each other to communicate

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 (New England)·Dined on June 10, 2017

We were there for breakfast on our way to Belmont Park. We are from out of town. We were looking for something close to the park for breakfast. This restaurant had good reviews. We all really enjoyed what we ordered. Staff was nice, food was great. We would frequent the restaurant if we lived in the area.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 29, 2017

Wonderful place to meet friend(s) for brunch / lunch / dinner. The food and service always good. Sanfords is a neighborhood gem!

Tags: Good for a Date, Late-night Find, Sunday Lunch, Afternoon Coffee, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Bar Seating, Seasonal, Creative Cuisine, Vibrant Bar Scene, Handcrafted Cocktails, Tasting Menu, Business Meals
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 28, 2017

My cousins and I had Brunch here. The food is amazing! We ordered the Eggs Benedict Flourentine, Truffle egg sandwich, and the French toast with bananas and pecans. Everything was amazing. The coffee was great. The price was reasonable. They have a lot of unique menu options that I haven't seen anywhere else, I would definitely recommend this place for Brunch. The restaurant is quiet enough to carry on a conversation. We stayed around for a while, took a while to order, and did not feel rushed at any point during our experience. The waiter was very friendly. We will definitely be back to try some of the other menu options, like the Smores waffles and peanut butter pancakes! Mmm!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Cozy, Tasting Menu, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch, Healthy, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 26, 2017

Great for brunch. Drink sizes are small but the food made up for it. Was in walking distance of pur hotel which was a great way to see the city. Had a great experience

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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 20, 2017

Definitely not the best food and the service is just ok. We felt rushed to leave as they started cleaning/ setting the table while we were still there.

No second chance needed for this one!

Tags: Afternoon Coffee
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 18, 2017

My fiancee went to Sanfords for our weekly date night. The menu was extensive and pleasing for our dietary needs. The fish taco app was great, as were the sesame crusted yellowfin tuna and salmon. The prosecco was refreshing. A great date night meal!

Tags: Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 14, 2017

I took my wife out for Mother's Day and it was the best place to be deafly will recommend the spot I will be coming back

Tags: Romantic, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Spicy, Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine, Late-night Find, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Great Beer, Kid-friendly
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