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Sanfords Restaurant

4.4
440 reviews
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$30 and under
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Comfort Food
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  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Comfort Food
  • Fit for Foodies
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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Comfort Food, Contemporary American, Wine Bar
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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
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Phone number
(718) 932-9569
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Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Executive Chef
Alfonso Verdis
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Cross Street
31st Street
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Parking Details
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.
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Public Transit
N & W trains to Broadway.
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Entertainment
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.
Additional
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
What 440 People Are Saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.4
food
4.2
service
4.2
ambience
4.2
value
Noise · Moderate
93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined on 29 April 2018

Great brunch and drinks! Food was excellent and staff was lovely and attentive.

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1.0Dined on 28 April 2018

This place, from start to finish, was absolutely terrible.

Food sucked and was forgettable.

Wine was overpriced and disgusting.

Service wasn’t much better.

I felt like I was at a club with how busy it was. Considering how bad this was, I should have just ate at a club.

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5.0Dined on 28 April 2018

This was my first time here. Reunited with friends and this was the perfect place. The atmosphere was great. The service spectacular. The food was absolutely amazing! The portions were really good. I couldn’t finish it all. I will definitely be back here!

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5.0Dined on 21 April 2018

Great food, awesome atmosphere
It was my first time at Sanfords and I will be a regular.

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5.0Dined on 14 April 2018

I absolutely love the staff at Sanford’s! The food is always amazing and fresh.

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4.0Dined on 14 April 2018

Great food and service! Appetizers/small plates are pretty big portions and service is very attentive yet respectful. Will definitively go back again.

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4.0Dined on 12 April 2018

Great $1 oysters for happy hour. Also wine and whisky prices are terrific. It was a delicious fun experience! Glad to see they expanded.

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5.0Dined on 8 April 2018

Brunch menu is great with 2 drinks for $10 extra and oysters $1.75 each a real bargain!

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4.0Dined on 7 April 2018

Sanfords has been a favorite of our family for many years. They've got something for everyone on the menu and I haven't had a bad experience yet. I do wish they would update the menu a little bit but everything I've had has been great. The atmosphere fits most occasions from a friendly get together to a special night for two. Well worth a visit.

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4.0Dined on 4 April 2018

Another great experience! I’ll be returning soon.

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3.0Dined on 1 April 2018

A little misleading. The website / opentable gave more of an upscale vibe but it felt more like a step above a diner. Bar was really cool and had an impressive selection. The food wasn't bad and the wait staff was friendly. Just a lot more casual in person than it presented itself to be online, which is odd for a place that takes reservations. Overall I felt it was pretty expensive for what felt like diner food.

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4.0Dined on 1 April 2018

Very happy with the vibe, loved the six page whisky menu, nice people ...but my trout had clearly been frozen thawed refrozen a lot. Overall we'll go again, nice everyday spot, not a foodie place.

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4.0Dined on 31 March 2018

Went on a Saturday evening at 5. Sat at bar for a little, early for reservation. Selection of whiskey and bourbon is awesome. Seated right away once it was our reservation time. Ordered the tuna tartare to start - fresh and delicious. Ordered bone-in ribeye with whipped bourbon sweet potatoes and sesame crusted tuna for entrees. Both really good. Had room for dessert so got the bourbon pecan pie - wowwwieee was that good and so worth it. Overall, really cool and relaxing atmosphere and really good food.

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4.0Dined on 31 March 2018

Very good service and food was good. A bit too noisy and seating cramped.

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4.0Dined on 30 March 2018

Consistent and always good!

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5.0Dined on 25 March 2018

Came with my family for my husbands bday and we all loved our brunch! It was very enjoyable.

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5.0Dined on 10 March 2018

The eggs Benedict with smoked salmon was delicious!

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4.0Dined on 9 March 2018

Leo our server was outstanding, super friendly! Knew I was starving and he delivered all the ordered courses in a timely matter as they got fired. I appreciated that very much! Food was delicious too

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4.0Dined on 3 March 2018

The oysters and Mac and cheese were great! We quickly realized that ordering appetizers and a main was a bit much for us. I had the salmon which was a little dry and fro soup was a bit too salty. I would recommend the salad. Drinks were good. Definitely good ambience

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5.0Dined on 1 March 2018

I am absolutely happy that I chose this restaurant . I brought my boyfriend here yesterday for his 24th birthday and everything was just just splendid. The staff was INCREDIBLE. The food was SUPERB - compliments to the chef! The drinks were so FANTASTIC that I had two and was tipsy lol and they were just mimosas. My waiter surprised my boyfriend with cake and ice cream and told me don’t worry it’s on the house! I just want to thank Sanford’s restaurant for making my boyfriends birthday extra special. To see him smile the way he did was PHENOMENAL and you guys definitely played a part. I will definitely be back !!

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3.0Dined on 25 February 2018

Couldn’t wait to have brunch here after reading all the great reviews. Unfortunately our experience was disappointing. Love the decor however the food was mediocre. Bloody Mary in a bourbon glass was small and just ok. Corned beef hash and sweet chorizo hash lacked any flavor despite the great ingredients. Could not recommend.

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4.0Dined on 24 February 2018

The waitress with the Irish accent was superb!! Onion soup delicious mucho chees and filling. Had to take the rest of the food home.

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5.0Dined on 20 February 2018

What a wonderful experience we had celebrating my birthday. Saul and the whole team made it such an enjoyable night! I will be back!

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5.0Dined on 18 February 2018

Service was a bit sloe

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4.0Dined on 17 February 2018

It was pretty good vibe to take a date. A bit noisy but it’s durable

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5.0Dined on 14 February 2018

Everything we tried was delicious. The menu has a lot of variety on it and everything was delicious. Highly recommend the black truffle mac and cheese appetizer!

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5.0Dined on 11 February 2018

The food was delicious and the ambiance is really great. Very fun spot!

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3.0Dined on 10 February 2018

Delicious food. Busy for brunch hours. Tip: Very loud, not good if hungover

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5.0Dined on 9 February 2018

I was here when the original sandfords its still nice, comfortable racially balanced and the food is better. It was always good but the new menu choices are really cool. Will keep going til I have everything on the menu

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5.0Dined on 27 January 2018

We went for brunch for my daughters birthday. Food was great very large portions. Service was great. Would definitely go back!

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5.0Dined on 27 January 2018

Lovely location for brunch Excellent food and service.

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2.0Dined on 21 January 2018

Honestly the food has gone WAY downhill. I asked for french fries well done and twice they came back nearly raw. Falafel sandwich tasted reheated, the whole experience felt rushed and weird. Had to beg to get coffee refilled.

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5.0Dined on 20 January 2018

Great spot for any special occasion!❤️❤️❤️

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5.0Dined on 20 January 2018

Not only was the food amazing, but the staff were so nice!! We were running late because of trains and they still kept our table for us. Looking forward to returning!!!

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4.0Dined on 13 January 2018

I went for dinner. The food was ok. I previously went there for brunch. Which I think is better. For dinner we shared the lobster Mac and cheese. There were large pieces of lobster in it so that was a plus. Outside of that, it was ok. It just tasted like lobster, pasta and cheese separately. There wasn’t a connecting flavor, if that makes sense. I also had the truffle burger which I didn’t particularly care for. For brunch and dinner it’s a pretty loud atmosphere. It was hard to hear each other without raising our voices and constantly saying ‘what?’ The service was fine. Attentive. If you want a food experience, go somewhere else. But if you just want a place with not terrible food, energetic atmosphere, that’s open late go here. Everyone’s palate is different, or I may have just picked dishes that are not the highlights of their menu. It’s worth trying at least 2x, once for for dinner and brunch.

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2.0Dined on 12 January 2018

I was really looking forward to dining here based on so many wonderful reviews. I was disappointed with the quality of the food and the ambiance. It felt like it was trying to be more of a club than a fine dining experience. The food itself was glorified Chili’s or Applebee’s.

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4.0Dined on 12 January 2018

Those French toasts were so tasty, they are haunting me!

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5.0Dined on 6 January 2018

Delicious and extensive brunch option!

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5.0Dined on 30 December 2017

We recently enjoyed a small family birthday brunch celebration at Sandfords. The decor is attractive, the seating cozy and comfortable and the staff welcoming and attentive. The menu selections were numerous and all looked good! We noticed the dishes of others diners set down and all were plated in an attractive manner. The items we chose were delicious and a special recommendation for the pecan crusted chicken salad. It was really unusual. Overall a very relaxed, tasty and enjoyable meal. One member of our party had already eaten at Sandfords and knew it is a neighborhood gem.

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5.0Dined on 24 December 2017

Quaint and relaxing..great for a date night. The food was good and the waiters are attentive.

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