About Sanfords Restaurant
Astoria, NY 11106
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.
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.
Private Party Contact:
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
Made reservations via OpenTable. Parking ...
Made reservations via OpenTable. Parking was tough so was 10 mins late. Usually restaurants keep your table for 10 mins or call you to check if you're still coming. They didn't call me and they gave our table away. We had to wait 20 mins in line for another table. I was pretty upset because we weren't that late and open table asks for your phone contact. Why didn't they call?!
Besides that, the waiter service was great. Food was amazing! Only other slight complaint was the noise factor. On Yelp the photos look upscale and quiet. But there were a lot of families and it was very loud at brunch. It wasn't as upscale as I had thought. But the food and portions made up for it!
Everything was fantastic! Everyone in ou ...
Everything was fantastic! Everyone in our group loved their orders! I would highly recommend having the "Gouda stuffed Duck Burger!" It was absolutely delicious. Great job to the staff for their hospitality. Compliments to the chef. Awesome place! Can't wait to visit NYC again and eat here
This was a get together of college frien ...
This was a get together of college friends from different boroughs so we thought Astoria would be a good place to meet. Food was great, but we didn't know that it would be so loud. So if you want a quiet place for your get together so you can hear each other, Sanford's is not the place. If it's all about the food and drinks, I would definitely recommend Sanford's!!!
From a food and service perspective, I e ...
From a food and service perspective, I enjoyed my time there. Delicious brunch. Great setting, nicely established place. It has history, and is a four-time zagat rated location, so that was very influential for me.
However, I had a reservation for 1:15pm, and I arrived at 1:08-ish. I didn't get seated till around 1:20pm. I understand that it was almost a full house. I don't think I should've waited that long.
Finally, without me mentioning it strictly to my waiter, she brought a cake for my fiancé's birthday. Clutch. Excellent hospitable service. I would come again, just don't know if reservations are truly necessary.
I ordered the mushroom risotto and was o ...
I ordered the mushroom risotto and was offered the ravioli. When they finally brought the risotto (in 5 min. How can it be done so fast?!?) it ws over cooked, salty and I had to return it.
That is not the service I had other times in the restaurant and I´ll give them another chance when it comes
Not a great night at Sanfords. They didn ...
Not a great night at Sanfords. They didn't acknowledge my Open Table reservation, so I had to follow up to make sure my points were rewarded. We were seated promptly, brought water and bread promptly and then it seemed like they forgot about us.
Apps came before drinks. Three different waiters/bussers/runners came back and forth. There were four of us - everyone got steak. Three entrees came out - long pause before the fourth. Entire service experience seemed a bit confused. Maybe they were new?
Food was just okay. Chicken soup needed salt. Tomato soup needed something (we added a bit of butter and then it was good). Steaks were okay. Sauces were a bit off -- bernaisse was a little greasy and the wine reduction a little salty.
Wine and cocktails were good. Very nice selection to choose from. Coffee was good. Chocolate mousse desert was excellent.
Hoping it was just an off night - they are in a great spot and seemed to do a lot of business.
Came here for brunch last Saturday with ...
Came here for brunch last Saturday with a couple friends, the place underwent renovations in the last year or two and the inside is very modern with ample seating and a full bar.
We ordered the boozy brunch which is two brunch cocktails plus one juice, coffee or tea for +$10 on top of your brunch entree. Well worth it!
The food was delicious and portions generous--between the three of us, we ordered the crab cake eggs Benedict, the pulled pork eggs Benedict and the chilequiles verdes which were all excellent. I can't wait to go back again for brunch and also try some of their dinner items!
We were seated right away and had a good ...
We were seated right away and had a good selection of breads and crackers put on the table. Our drinks were made very quickly and were very yummy. We ordered the ranch chicken quesadilla which was just okay, nothing special. I ordered the special, braised short rib and it was SCRUMPTIOUS. My boyfriend ate the steak panini and he said it was really good too. I recommend ordering one of their specials because my entree was stellar. Definitely going to head back to this restaurant and see what's next on their specials menu!
I was basically forced out of this place ...
I was basically forced out of this place because my baby was "loud" according to another patron. Mind you, the restaurant had about 10 other kids whom were also loud and it was a sunday morning. The food was good but unfortunately i was so angry at the way i was treated (walked out in tears) i will never go back.
Sanfords looked great in the online pict ...
Sanfords looked great in the online pictures. In person it was like a gray cafeteria.
It was so noisy that conversation was almost impossible. The food was passable.
None of us finished our entrees. None of us would order what we had again.
The service was attentive.
I've walked past Sandord's many times on ...
I've walked past Sandord's many times on a weekend and noticed the long lines of people waiting for a table. I finally understand what they were waiting for. My party of 3 sampled several brunch menu items including the chocolate chip banana pancakes, the monte cristo sandwich and the avocado toast and everything was delicious! I will definitely be back!
First few visits here were good. This l ...
First few visits here were good. This last time was different. I wish the chicken in my salad was edible. It was as hard as a rock, but gummy and chewy at the same time. I couldn't even cut through it. The rest of the salad was fine.
Great "fancy" NY diner
This is a great place to eat during the weekend! Their brunch menu is amazing and well priced, and the food is amazing! It's like a "fancy" diner. Make sure you make a reservation since there is always a long wait if you go at a popular time!
I came here for brunch with my parents and the food was great. The staff was a little over-attentive - we had to turn down extra coffee or tea upwards of five times - but that's not the worst problem to have. It does get a little loud when people bring kids in, but it was never above moderate while we were there. Overall, very good experience.
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