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?
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).