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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.
Astoria, NY 11106
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
$30 and under
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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.
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.
N & W trains to Broadway.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Mother's Day is usually intensely busy at restaurants - 25 minutes for the waiter to get to your table to greet you was still too long (especially after waiting 10 minutes past reservation time and 20 min for food arrival). When asked "which items on your menu are gluten free" - waiter looked annoyed and stately rashly, "NONE" - perhaps wishing us to get up and leave? Apparently - he thought the steak and eggs was not gluten free because it had meat. Clearly, he did not know what "gluten free" meant and was highly annoyed when I tried to explain it. Once the food arrived, it was delicious. My mom had a great time, which was all that mattered. Next time - special occasions will be celebrated elsewhere, I'll reserve this place for quieter events.
The waitstaff was just amazing, attentive, and made the entire meal a wonderful experience. We can as a family to celebrate my brother's birthday and we were all more than impressed. I highly recommend considering Sanford's for any special occasion. Thank you Sanfords!
Used to love Sanford's, now it's just eh. Chicken soup was returned. Orzo and veggies were hard. Crab cake was good (decent size too). Seared tuna salad was very flavorful, but some of the tuna was fatty and hard to chew. Wine pours look decent because they are served in a small carafe with a large glass, but....it's a show. Reservation was accommodated. Seated immediately. Menus and water brought timely, however, we had to grab the waiter for a cocktail (isn't that where the profits come from?) He gave us the specials run-down and then walked away. It was loud too. Maybe poor acoustics. All in all it's just ok, not great as it used to be.
Had a 12pm reservation on a Sunday for my boyfriend and I and his parents. The one negative part of our experience was having to wait 20 minutes for a table when we had a reservation. Food and service once we were seated were incredible, definitely worth it. Just frustrating having to wait so long when we had a reservation.
We met friends for Sunday brunch. They take reservations which is great. The food was really good and varied. Service was efficient and pleasant and we did not feel rushed even though it was very busy. The only drawback was the noise level which was extremely loud making conversation difficult. Would go again despite the noise level.
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