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About The Astor Room
The Astor Room, in association with Kaufman Astoria Studios, is located at the corner of the Kaufman Astoria Studios.
Descend the marble staircase to the mahogany bar in the original Paramount Studio dinner club where Douglas Fairbanks, Mary Pickford, and Rudolph Valentino once dined.
Astoria, NY 11106
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Tuesday -Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:45pm, Friday- Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:45 pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm; Brunch: Sunday: 11:30pm - 3:30pm
$30 and under
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
The Astor Room offers a variety of musical entertainment from background piano dinner music to full bands. Please call or check our website for upcoming entertainment.
On street parking is readily available.
Subway: R and M train to Steinway St.; N and Q train to 36th Ave.
Bus: Q66 to 36th St. and 35th Ave.; Q101 and 104 to Steinway St.
Chef Leonardo Espinoza
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
We offer a couple different private dining rooms which can accommodate a maximum of 150 guests for a sit down dinner. We offer passed hors d'ouevres menu as well as special bar packages. Please call or visit our website for more information.
The Astor Room Ratings and Reviews
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.
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.
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!!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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. :)
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.
We went after my brother's concert and we had a lovely pianist play for us. The ambiance and the food were great. Especially the apple crepe for dessert was fabulous. I really enjoy my time there every time I go. It is also very affordable for a special occasion and considering all you get with the experience. Will go again.
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