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About Victory Garden Cafe

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.

21-69 Steinway Street
Astoria, NY 11105
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Greek, Mediterranean, European

Hours of Operation:


Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, & Dinner:
Daily: 10:00am - 2:00am

Cross Street:
Between 21st Avenue and Ditmars Blvd.

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(718) 274-2087

Website:
http://www.victorysweetshop.com/cafe

Entertainment:
Music

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).

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.)

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

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Monday, December 25, 2017

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Details

GARDEN AVAILABLE ALL YEAR ROUND. Special packages available with great prices. Full Bar, Full Menu. Our enclosed garden is the perfect setting for Company/Office Holiday parties or for friends & family gathering.

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Monday, December 25, 2017

Details

GARDEN AVAILABLE ALL YEAR ROUND. Special packages available with great prices. Full Bar, Full Menu. Our enclosed garden is the perfect setting for Company/Office Holiday parties or for friends & family gathering.

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Details

Victory Garden Café NYE Dinner Party. Watch the ball drop in our large screen TV while you enjoy our Mediterranean dishes with great music. GARDEN AVAILABLE ALL YEAR ROUND. Special packages available! Full Bar, Full Menu. Our enclosed garden is the perfect setting to start the New Year.

Victory Garden Cafe Ratings and Reviews

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4.2

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4.2

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4.3

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4.2

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83% would recommend it to a friend

Great for Outdoor Dining (19)
Special Occasion (15)
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Kid-friendly (6)
Scenic View (6)
Fit for Foodies (5)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Authentic (4)
Cozy (4)
Notable Wine List (4)
Good for Anniversaries (3)
Good for Birthdays (3)
Business Meals (3)
Healthy (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Casual (2)
Creative Cuisine (2)
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 3, 2017

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

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 23, 2017

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!

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

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. =(

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Cozy, Good for Groups, Casual, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 15, 2017

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.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 1, 2017

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.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Groups, Sunday Lunch, Seasonal, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Cozy, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 1, 2017

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!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 21, 2017

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.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Desert was the high point

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 14, 2017

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

Tags: Great for Lunch, Cozy, Scenic View
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 18, 2017

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.

Tags: Healthy, Vegan, Good Vegetarian Options, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 16, 2017

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!

Tags: Outstanding Value, Late-night Find, Fun, Authentic, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Healthy, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 18, 2016

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!!!

Tags: Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Hot Spot, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 13, 2016

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.

Tags: Romantic, Live Sports, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Late-night Find, Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Casual, Good for a Date, Organic, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch, Scenic View, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Happy Hour, Great for Outdoor Dining, Sunday Lunch
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 3, 2016

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.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 14, 2016

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

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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 27, 2016

Great Place! We loved the garden area. I had the steak with lemon potatoes & it was delicious!!!
This is definitely our new "go-to-spot".

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 14, 2016

Food was cooked to perfection, the galaktobouriko is very delicious 👍.. the waiters were very friendly and the atmosphere was so romantic. I would definitely recommended 👍👍😊

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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food4
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 25, 2015

Prepare your stomach. Greeks eat huge!! :)

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 12, 2015

We had a warm welcome on a quiet Monday evening. The portions were immense and the food waa delicious. Our server was charming and helpful, and even added a little extra surprise treat onto our appetizer. Save room for the desserts from the bakery part of the establishment, especially the baklava.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 19, 2015

Brunch here was average. The food was fine but nothing special. The drinks were expensive for brunch. Our server was quite pleasant and helpful but many of the things on the menu they didn't actually have. We were never rushed so we could stay as long as we wanted but we just felt that the bill was high for the quality of food we received. The back garden looked beautiful for outdoor dining but there weren't any tables back there at the time that we dined. No problem about that, I totally understand! I just mean that you should try to sit back there if you eat here.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 16, 2015

What a great find! The moment you enter the outdoor garden you feel like you have traveled to Europe! As soon as we arrived we were welcomed by the manager and waitress. The menu is extensive- we chose the brunch and ordered the Chicken Sandwich and the Mediterranean Omelette. All the ingredients were extremely fresh. The Chicken was cooked to perfection and very juicy- the asiago cheese was a great touch. The Mediterranean Omelette was also very good. The brunch was accompanied with delicious Mimosas. I definitely will be back one day to try the dinner menu. I can see this place to be great for a private event..

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 10, 2015

The Mother's Day Brunch was impressive. We were able to sit in the Garden Area in the back, which was very tranquil. The food was delicious. And best of all...they offered unlimited drinks of Mimosa, Orange Juice, House Wine, Love Potion (white wine, OJ, Mint), and tea/coffee. During our meal, my wife and I had 3 rounds of Love Potion and finished the brunch with some coffee, with everything being included. We will come here again.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 10, 2015

Having read some positive reviews (though there are quite a few negative ones out there as well), we really had hopes for a lovely Mother's Day brunch. It started really nice out in the lovely garden, but all went downhill from there. No bread or muffins were served, and every bit of the food was mediocre at best. Even the coffee was horrid, and the "skim milk" was a brownish condensed liquid. Ants ran all over the table and into our food (I know it's outdoors, but there are ways to control ants). It ruined our Mother's Day. :( Wouldn't return even if they paid me.

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vip
 (Naples)·Dined on March 14, 2015

Perhaps we did not choose the right food, but the pork souvlaki was very dry and hard to chew and the fried eggplants and zucckini released a whole poodle of oil.
The deserts were very tasty.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 9, 2015

This was my first time visiting Victory Garden Café. The outdoor garden dining area is stunning! It really is a hidden gem. We tried some appetizers: the crispy calamari and the loukaniko (a greek sausage). Both were cooked to perfection! For entrees we ordered the seafood combo and the sirloin steak. Everything was extremely fresh and well seasoned. I also loved their selection of Greek Wines. Will back back soon to try more of their menu.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Late-night Find, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 13, 2014

It's my 2nd time here & I love it. We sat in the outdoor garden section which is enclosed in glass walls & a glass roof. This place is one of my top choices to bring a date. We had the octopus, calamari & a bottle of Greek white wine. Delicious! Delicious! Delicious! I will definitely be back soon.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Late-night Find, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 19, 2014

I came here with a friend and tried the brunch menu which what delicious. We were seated at a nice table in the outdoor garden.I had the Grilled Chicken Panini and my friend had the Mediterranean Omelette. The portions were large and the food was quite good. With the $10 brunch we also ordered coffees and mimosa. Need to try this place for dinner. The staff was attentive and friendly.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Special Occasion, Late-night Find, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 18, 2014

I went with my girlfriend and sat in the garden section. The decor is amazing. It felt like we were on a tropical island. We had the grilled octopus and a bottle of Greek white wine. Our dish was delicious and the waiter was very attentive. I guess this place must be pretty new cause I'm surprised I never heard of it.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 11, 2014

I cannot stress how horrible an experience is when your bill is wrong! & the management TRIES to prove you wrong! The prefix $35 Mother's Day menu & the EVERYDAY $10 priced brunch are WRONG! They ITEMIZED the bill. Who the f@ck itemizes for a prefix menu?! The bill was $20 more than it should have been & gratuity would have ended up higher. When I am told $35pp +tax, but then you have to sit there & add up a bill that is itemized because the total looks way off & everyone in your party agrees, ITS A LOUSY EXPERIENCE. The, waiter & the Manager just keep repeating themselves but $10 here & there w/ large parties... They figure nobody will notice! There are plenty of Greek Cafe's in Astoria. I won't ever need to consider this place again!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 27, 2014

ordered traditional puff pastry and homemade cheese pie. They were plain, plain, plain. Could had the same in any coffee shop. Service was a little slow, had to request water and coffee refill (there were only 3 other parties for the brunch). Good ambience if you want a quiet place with friends or date. What saved the brunch is the complimentary dessert in the end of the brunch, my date loved it. For the price $10/person/brunch the place is O.K. place to go. I would return if it was closer to home.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Kid-friendly, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 13, 2014

I had the Health Burger, which they say is 98% fat free. I feared that it might be dry and crumbly, but was pleasantly surprised by how juicy and tasty it was. We were seated in the back of the restaurant, in the "outdoor" area, which was encased by glass doors and a sunroof. It was dimly lit, which gave it an intimate feel. Seating in the back was a little tight, but comfortable. The wait staff, who were very friendly and attentive, went out of their way to make sure that my party and I were comfortable and enjoying our meals. At the end of the night, they surprised us by serving one of their signature desserts - on the house! If I am ever in the neighborhood I would, without a doubt, dine at the Victory Garden Cafe again!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem
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