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Sep 5, 2012 05:51 PM

Anyone have brunch at the Astor Room?

I'm having brunch in Astoria next Sunday and am considering the Astor Room. Has anyone been there for brunch and if so, how was your experience?

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  1. Yes, and while I enjoyed dinners there in the past, I found the brunch service to be extremely disappointing.

    The service was maddeningly incompetent, ranging from a LONG wait at the host's desk to be greeted, to an even longer wait to be brought menus, etc., etc.

    The food was dreadful. The only things that have survived my effort to repress the memory: watered down, limp Bloody Marys and "Donut Holes" with the texture of golf balls. Awful, awful, awful.

    If you're looking for good brunch in Astoria, I would point you towards Queens Comfort (although it's quirky, fattening, and BYOB); Sanford's (a local favorite --always a wait on the weekends); Brick; MexiBBQ; Sugarfreak; Queens Kickshaw (not really a proper brunch menu, but good at what they do, and their menu has recently expanded).

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    1. re: BTaylor

      Nice choices BTaylor. The coffee and food at Queens Kickshaw is quite delightful!!

      1. re: BTaylor

        Thank you! I'll probably reconsider my choice.

        1. re: Tabetaina

          While I've not yet been to the Astor Room for brunch, I'm never disappointed at Locale. Specifically, their Portabello Benedict. Service, decor, prices, taste = all good.

          1. re: PlomeekSoup

            So we walked by Sanford's and as warned, there was a wait. We didn't feel like hanging around so headed over to 30th Ave because someone wanted to try William-Hallet. It was really quite good. I had the Country Fried Steak which was very tasty. The service was good too.