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.
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
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.
Sanford's is an amazing spot in Astoria!
Sanfords is a great option in Astoria! Everything on the menu is great. Some of my favorites include the steak with peppercorn sauce, skirt steak ciabatta, chicken avocado club and the shell pasta. For appetizers, you can't go wrong with oysters or mussels. The chicken fingers are great too! They have a great wine list also.
Eat here immediately, if not sooner! The ...
Eat here immediately, if not sooner! The food, the wine and beer and liquor offerings, the service...we could not pick our favorite part of our dining experience here!!! Treated like a family friend, my co workers and I enjoyed every bite of our meal from the filet spring rolls to the yellowfin tuna. Thank you to Leo and his team for one of the best tasting meals we have had!!
Cool place, good food
The service was excellent here. wait and bus staff were friendly and attentive. menu had a lot of delicious looking choice as well as the wine list. cool atmosphere but it was really loud due to music in the bar area. not a place for a romantic dinner.
Overall it was OK. Would not recommend t ...
Overall it was OK. Would not recommend the crab cake Benedict. The taste of fish overwhelms dish. Crabcake is frozen type heated up. Hollandaise sauce lacked flavor (or may have been masked by fishy crab cake) Sausage was good. Service good. Ambience nice. Would love to try different dishes but not running back there.
I like it even more now that it's renovated.
I have been to Sanford's once before the renovation. This time I came to Sanford's to do a early Valentine's Day celebration. The place was absolutely beautiful,the Decour stunning.
While the waitress was average, she spent most of her time talking to one person and was not attentive as she should be. The dish cleaners and water service was immediate and efficient.
The food on the is superb and Cooked to perfection!
We had appetizers of the fried mozzarella ravioli which was decadent and delicious. The chicken wrap that I had gotten was probably the best wrap I'd ever tasted.
In overall I would choose to experience Sansford's again, over and over.
Brunch with the "younger generation"
Took my son and his significant other to brunch and they were impressed that Mom could find such a great place. Many young professionals in groups and with their families but us older adults fit in fine. Will say that it is not a quiet place for brunch.
Excellent as Always
We have gone to Sanfords several times in the past and always enjoyed our meal immensely. For no real reason, we hadn't been in a while and decided to go back this weekend (we make the trip from Long Island). It was as perfect as always. It's almost impossible to get a bad meal here. The food is eclectic and delicious, well-priced, and the restaurant itself is unique (a charmingly converted diner). It is definitely one of our all-time favorite restaurants.
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