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Victory Garden Cafe

4.4
4.4
55 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.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Greek, Mediterranean, European

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast/Brunch/Lunch Daily 10:45 am–10:00 pm Dinner Daily 10:45 am–10:00 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: (866) 410-1187

  • 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 55 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

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  1. DH

    DavidH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2021

    overall5food5service3ambience3
    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.
  2. w

    wannabefoodie

    Philadelphia

    8 reviews

    2.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2021

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    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.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 11, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    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!
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had brunch and everything was delicious. Service was good as well
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Mother’s Day
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing service, very friendly staff. Some of the best Greek food I’ve ever had
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 4, 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Good deal for Easter Brunch.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    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.
  9. SB

    SarahB

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I really loved this restaurant, the waiters advice me about the dishes and what could be good. I recommend a lot!
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 7, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service and food. The back garden was set-up nicely.
  11. OM

    OnjaM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 23, 2020

    overall5food3service4ambience5
    Lovely place very romantic quiet definitely couple vibes here
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2020

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We had a great waiter and we will be going back
  13. EM

    ErikaM

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    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 👍👍👍👍👍👍👍
  14. SO

    ShaunelleO

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    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.
  15. CC

    ChynaC

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2019

    overall3food5service3ambience3
    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.
  16. M

    Mattie

    New York Area

    27 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2019

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    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.
  17. P

    Princesa29

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    And the service and the food was grear
  18. E

    Elsan

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2019

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    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.
  19. GM

    GeorgeM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    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
  20. j

    jwhnyc

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2018

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    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.
  21. BG

    BertaG

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 22, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    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.
  22. AV

    AndiV

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 22, 2018

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    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!
  23. b

    breakingbread

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    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!
  24. MA

    MichelleA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great all around!! Although it was a busy Sunday for mothers day they helped accommodate 18ppl!!!
  25. RG

    RachelG

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2018

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    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.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    59 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    59 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food and service was great. I will definitely be back
  27. S

    Steve112

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 23, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    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!
  28. B

    Brittany

    New York Area

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    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. =(
  29. B

    Brittany

    New York Area

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    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.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 1, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    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.
  31. J

    James

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 1, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    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!
  32. O

    Obsessed

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2017

    overall1food3service1ambience1
    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.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2017

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    Desert was the high point
  34. NT

    NicholasTecce

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2017

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Food was excellent. Service was a little slow. Drinks were inconsistent in taste.
  35. TG

    ToddG

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 18, 2017

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Sat out on the back patio area. Feels like being outside, but was actually enclosed. Perfect for a cool, crisp evening. Food was terrific. Service was a bit slow, with the different courses coming out very spread apart. But, we weren't in a hurry, so it worked out fine. Authentic Greek/Mediterranean. Fantastic desserts from their next-door bakery. Casual environment.
  36. G

    Ginag

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great dining experience in a beautiful garden space. It was nice to enjoy a garden setting in the winter. My date and I chose the Prix fixe Valentine's Day menu which included appetizers, salads and a great entree selection. I ordered the shrimp scampi and my date ordered them sirloin steak. For appetizers we had the Greek dip variety with pita and the crispy calamari. We enjoyed all the dishes and we plan to be back very soon. Thank you Victory for a great Valetines day!
  37. J

    James

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 18, 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Some friends came out of town & we wanted to try a new restaurant in Queens. We saw online that this place has a back garden section & I must say it was amazing. The garden section was beyond my expectation. Check out their pics & you'll know what I'm talking about. We ordered the meat platter, Greek salad & a couple glasses of wine. The meat was delicious & the salad was very fresh. I'm glad we found this place. Overall an excellent experience!!!
  38. G

    Ginag

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 13, 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great dining experience and atmosphere. We celebrated my friends birthday at The Victory Garden Cafe indoor garden and was impressed with the quality of the food and service. We picked the brunch menu (the Tsoureki French Toast &Chicken Sandwich) and added some appetizers (the crispy calamari and Mediterranean meat balls (keftedes). Everything was very fresh &a tasty and the quantities were extremely large. Their whole menu is made with organic ingredients. I will definitely be back here for dinner. The waiter was extremely helpful with explaining the menu and very attentive. Great place for events too.
  39. R

    Resa

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2016

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    We sat in the back, which is a very cute outdoor area. There was only one other table occupied and it was quiet and romantic. The grilled octopus is the best I've ever had. Overall, the food was very good.
  40. S

    Steve112

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Having a great reputation for bakery treats, we had also heard good things about the food too. Good is an understatement. This was, by far, the best Greek-inspired dining experience we've ever had. Truly tasteful fare, great ambiance, and attentive but not overbearing service. In a word: outstanding

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Staff temperature check required

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 55 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


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 10:45 am–10:00 pm Dinner Daily 10:45 am–10:00 pm

  • 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: (866) 410-1187

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