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Victory Garden Cafe

4.3
31 reviews
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$30 and under
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Greek
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  • Great for Outdoor Dining (19)
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  • Neighborhood Gem (14)
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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Greek, Mediterranean, European
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Hours of operation


Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, & Dinner:
Daily: 10:00am - 2:00am
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Phone number
(718) 274-2087
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Antigoni Sakalis
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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.
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Private party contact
Anna Sakalis: (866) 410-1187
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Between 21st Avenue and Ditmars Blvd.
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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).
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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.)
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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
What 31 People Are Saying
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4.3  based on all time ratings
4.2
food
4.3
service
4.4
ambience
4.2
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84% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on December 3, 2017

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

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Steve112 (New York Area)
5.0  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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vipBrittany (New York Area)
5.0  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. =(

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vipBrittany (New York Area)
5.0  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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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  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.

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James (New York Area)
5.0  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!

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Obsessed (New York Area)
1.0  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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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on May 14, 2017

Desert was the high point

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on May 14, 2017

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

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ToddG (San Francisco)
5.0  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.

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Ginag (New York Area)
5.0  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!

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James (New York Area)
5.0  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!!!

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Ginag (New York Area)
5.0  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.

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vipResa (New York Area)
3.0  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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Steve112 (New York Area)
5.0  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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James (New York Area)
5.0  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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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  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 👍👍😊

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on December 25, 2015

Prepare your stomach. Greeks eat huge!! :)

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vipYonkersGal (New York Area)
5.0  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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vipajbateson (New York Area)
3.0  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.

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