Grand Café

Grand Café

(Now Closed)
Restaurant, Café, and Lounge$$$$
Astoria, Astoria
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  • Charly D.
    Charly D'OliveNovember 6, 2016
    A definite case for chef Ramsey, be ready to wait and wait and wait more, smoothies are good- Paris bistro feel but not worth the hassle
  • Susan K.
    Susan KingSeptember 1, 2016
    Not a lot of gluten-free appetizer choices but salad & filet were great & I always love a trio of sorbet! The Pinot noir was really lovely! Enjoyed having the private room upstairs for a group dinner!
  • funky f.
    funky flavorJune 2, 2016
    Ok for brunch. Not bottomless sadly. However the food is pretty decent.
  • Theresa C.
    Theresa CallahanMarch 24, 2016
    Pass on Grand Cafe. This used to be the cheap and quick place to grab a bite. They have raised their prices dramatically and last time I went we waited 40 mins for a sandwich and a burger
  • Erik M.
    Erik MillerFebruary 7, 2016
    Best place for slow service and fake breakfast syrup given in single serve packets. The food is mediocre and not worth the price. For the price you pay they should at least offer REAL syrup. 😕
  • Yasmin S.
    Yasmin SanchezSeptember 27, 2015
    I loved the ambiance and the decor.
  • James
    JamesApril 4, 2015
    Decent meal for the price. Service is lacking.
  • Sara .
    Sara 🌈⚔🍾January 12, 2015
    Yummy brunch! You get a free cocktail with your entree but it's very small. The service is very fast and friendly, even when it's crowded.
  • Gabriela A.
    Gabriela AstaizaJanuary 4, 2015
    This Nutella crepe is amazing! 😍
  • Fanny M.
    Fanny MDecember 28, 2014
    Cool spot, the food was pretty good, everyone liked their drinks I just ordered a Makers Mark on the rocks, service was good!
  • Racky R.
    Racky RossNovember 9, 2014
    I love the brunch here. Try the burger with bacon and home fries, and have a mimosa!
  • azarel c.
    azarel camachoAugust 11, 2014
    Feta cheese fries, Kebob wrap with feta cheese, lamb burger with feta cheese or just a side of feta cheese. Common denominator == GREAT FETA CHEESE!!!
  • Jon D.
    Jon DAugust 10, 2014
    Frappe and people watching
  • Laura Q.
    Laura QJuly 14, 2014
    Ok service but our orders wrong. If you ask for no onions in a sandwich then I mean no onions. They returned my sandwich w/onions still in it, I had to pick them out. Never again, as if they care.
  • Tony X.
    Tony XerrayJuly 4, 2014
    Can someone point out to this house music, Guido infested wannabe euro club/cafe crowd that this place is terrible. Overcooked food, way too many bro-tanks, and a complete waste of time. Evolve!
  • Cristina L.
    Cristina LumiereJune 11, 2014
    Chocolate fondant here is a dense slice of chocolate cake, not the usual delicious molten cake!!!! Very disappointing!!!!
  • Michael S.
    Michael SteigmanJune 3, 2014
    Nice spot for people watching but don't order beer ever, it's always served at room temp.
  • Jisu P.
    Jisu PJune 2, 2014
    Our waitress was amazing! I had the grand chicken panini and it was good but a little dry. My friend had the chicken parm panini and she enjoyed that as well. Ask for chipotle mayo for your fries :)
  • Erica K.
    Erica KobrinMay 31, 2014
    The slowest service ever!!!! They never have enough workers!!!! And the food isn't even that great and their prices are so high!!!! Everything you get is extra!!!! Never going back!!! Worst frappe too
  • Alisson P.
    Alisson PirolaMarch 22, 2014
    I really don't know what people complain about... Folks here served me well... Music is good enough that no one can listen what you're talking about to your friends... Place is nice!
  • Steph L.
    Steph LMarch 5, 2014
    Horrible service!!! Extremely slow... That is if you can find your rude waitress who was missing the entire night. The manager doesn't even care when you complain. Do not go here!!
  • Philo4Thought
    Philo4ThoughtMarch 2, 2014
    I love my very proper Greek Cafe @Grand!
  • Robert R.
    Robert RobinsonDecember 28, 2013
    I REALLY wanted to like this place, but the service was horrible and the food took forever. It was delicious, but not worth being there for so long.
  • Ignite Payments
    Ignite PaymentsOctober 19, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Best Veggie Burger and home fries in NYC
  • William C.
    William CarabanoSeptember 27, 2013
    Nick the owner is a great guy!
  • Felipe E.
    Felipe EdoardoSeptember 8, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Decent food if you don't mind the horrible service. Some of the waiters manage to be not only slow but plain rude and inattentive. If money isn't an issue, go to Flo across the street.
  • Erin
    ErinSeptember 1, 2013
    HORRIBLE service. Food is good but not worth the horrible service. Did I mention the horrible service?
  • Journo G.
    Journo GirlAugust 26, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Come for brunch, sit outside, luxuriate & imagine u are in a European locale, while you wait for your order to be served at a snail's pace. Get the sweet potato fries.
  • Elizabeth F.
    Elizabeth FernandezAugust 21, 2013
    Check out the platters for some late night snacks when you've been out too late having a good time!
  • Frankie D.
    Frankie DiazAugust 1, 2013
    So apparently even though it doesn't say this nowhere in the menu you can't get a side with your pancakes or French toast even though at the top of the menu it says it comes with a side of fries.
  • Griff O.
    Griff On DeckJuly 27, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    LMAO @ The ultimate Jersey Shore douchebaggery type of joint!!!!! True!!!
  • Don T.
    Don TorranceJuly 25, 2013
    This place rocks! The aquarium behind the bar is a nice touch.
  • Darrel R.
    Darrel RodneyJuly 2, 2013
    This place is awesome great food and awesome service
  • Anthie M.
    Anthie MilonasApril 20, 2013
    Grilled veggie wrap. . . Healthy and satisfying!
  • Kelsey T.
    Kelsey ThomasApril 17, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Faggotini Gorgonzola was overlooked.
  • Panagiotis T.
    Panagiotis TsouliasMarch 27, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Hot waitress !!
  • Panagiotis T.
    Panagiotis TsouliasMarch 15, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Amazing service
  • Shana C.
    Shana CarpMarch 2, 2013
    Kind of jersey shore like crowd. Loud and really small tables for a ginormous space to pack people in. Most brunch food is actually under a heatlamp, and can as a result come out cold.
  • Samantha
    SamanthaFebruary 17, 2013
    Food is decent but the servers are unbelievably slow and don't pay attention to detail.
  • Patty
    PattyFebruary 17, 2013
    Good food, but extremely slow service.
  • Chaska M.
    Chaska M-pJanuary 31, 2013
    What a bunch of useless bimbos. Busier rubbing their tits on guys and fucking around rather than actually taking care of all their tables.
  • Chaska M.
    Chaska M-pJanuary 31, 2013
    The music is fucking horrendous.
  • Wilton
    WiltonNovember 25, 2012
    If you order the brunch special, make sure to ask that your cocktail and tea/coffee are not brought out at the same time. Bloody Mary's are great :)
  • Sem K.
    Sem KNovember 17, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    I like the food and brunch is fairly popular. But I can't stand the night crowd. I always order to go at night.
  • Stephanie G.
    Stephanie GallardoNovember 4, 2012
    Both times I've gone I had the worst waitress. Do not get seated in Nicole's section. Bleach blonde dumb dumb.
  • Cattareya S.
    Cattareya S.September 15, 2012
    Everything is awesome here,both food and service
  • Cattareya S.
    Cattareya S.September 15, 2012
    Everything is awesome here,both food and device.
  • B
    BAugust 27, 2012
    The Grand Platter is AMAZING !
  • Jairo P.
    Jairo ParedesAugust 8, 2012
    Try the Nutella Crepe - #nutella
  • Jonathan M.
    Jonathan MandelJuly 17, 2012
    Try the Havana with mixed greens it's amazing..
  • Natalie T.
    Natalie TimoteoJune 16, 2012
    Service here is extremely slow. I would not go here hungry and I would not come at night for dinner. Food is generally good, but not worth the extreme wait.
  • Chris H.
    Chris HernandezJune 10, 2012
    Tell'em how you want your burgers.
  • Ignite Payments
    Ignite PaymentsJune 7, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    I've been coming here for brunch almost every weekend. They never disapoint. Wait for your meal can be the only downside, but it's definitely worth it once it arrives.
  • Kelly R.
    Kelly ReynoldsApril 15, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Love nutella crepe with strawberries and bananas!
  • Constantin D.
    Constantin DragomirApril 13, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    The best Frappe,Food and $ervice on 30th AvE <3 Grand Caffeeeeeee
  • John S.
    John StratoudakisApril 6, 2012
    Don't get the eggs benedict...
  • Gio L.
    Gio LorussoMarch 23, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    The chicken platter sucked only 2 pieces small portions for to much money go eat at pita pan!
  • Marissa S.
    Marissa StuartFebruary 6, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Pretty slow service, but so delicious it nearly makes up for it.
  • Sally C.
    Sally CancelJanuary 29, 2012
    Drinks are always good here. I'm not just saying that because my brother makes them!
  • Brad M.
    Brad MaestasJanuary 23, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Love their to-go section in the back with its own entrance. Good espresso and quick!
  • Manuel Q.
    Manuel QuelleJanuary 10, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    One of the best legendary cafe's in Astoria. If you don't like it... Don't come here.... Nobody said you had to stay. But the music is off the hook here!
  • Badriyah Z.
    Badriyah ZuubeckJanuary 6, 2012
    love this place, good music, good drinks and skirt steak! Greek food to die for
  • Chris P.
    Chris PapastefanouDecember 20, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    Tuesday night is your best bet for all of your coffee needs.
  • Konstandinos M.
    Konstandinos MaroulisDecember 11, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Ask if Gus is working to make you the best cappuccino or frappe
  • Maria C.
    Maria CeviNovember 10, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Nothing beat s their Grand omelette with sweet potato fries and honey mustard on the side.... and you get a nice complimentary minosa or bloody mary
  • Beata H.
    Beata HungAugust 30, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    My fav is cobb salad, more chicken than lettuce. But will take up to 20 mins (for a salad!). Dont come here if youre in a rush. Dont feel bad 4 grabbin a busser or other servers becoz u wont find urs.
  • Heather
    HeatherAugust 16, 2011
    First time tonight. Had chicken kabob platter with veggies and rice.sooooo good yum. But slow ass service. Wow. Pick up the speed a little and would love this place.
  • Omar J.
    Omar JarjorAugust 12, 2011
    2d anniversary
  • Sean M.
    Sean MJuly 29, 2011
    The food is great and cheap, but the service crawls. Ten minutes for a coffee refill
  • Anush D.
    Anush DJune 13, 2011
    Great mojitos :)
  • Ana H.
    Ana HernandezJune 4, 2011
    Worst service on 30th Ave. I've been here twice fir brunch and both times had to go in search of my server. Better off going to Ovelia. Better service and better food.
  • Jeff R.
    Jeff RJune 4, 2011
    Summer nights all I can say is. Waaooooooow quite the place.
  • coleen c.
    coleen c.April 18, 2011
    i really love the drinks and the food here, but damn! this is the ultimate jersey-shore, guido, douchebaggery kind of joint. i keep thinking that snooki's going to walk in here everytime i come and lo
  • Conor C.
    Conor ClancyApril 17, 2011
    Great brunch spot, especially on a nice day when the outdoor seating is available. However, we had to wait a long time for our food... so if it's crowded, you may want to check out another place.
  • Allan Z.
    Allan ZepedaApril 17, 2011
    Brunch service terrible.They have like 4 hostess' and like 2 waiters!!! Come on! Food was ok.
  • Patentas b.
    Patentas broMarch 19, 2011
    the best place in all astoria!!!
  • Christina R.
    Christina RapestoMarch 14, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    The nutella crepes are out of this world n the frappe is amazing. Light n sweet:)
  • Nicole C.
    Nicole CrowleyMarch 12, 2011
    Amazing crepes!!!
  • Melody E.
    Melody EwingFebruary 23, 2011
    Gets super crowded, so if you're not into bumping elbows, arrive early. They serve complimentary little mini muffins at brunch.
  • Jona M.
    Jona MFebruary 8, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    The worst service ever. Very rude manager and absent minded waiters. Don't even bother. There's plenty of other places in Astoria, better places when noone gives u an attitude.
  • Achraf I.
    Achraf INovember 30, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Try brownies from here ;)
  • Kendall J.
    Kendall JelinovicOctober 31, 2010
    Been here 100+ times
    Everything is awesome here
  • Arcilicious P.
    Arcilicious PaduaOctober 25, 2010
    Hollywood is so good.
  • Erin L.
    Erin LairdAugust 13, 2010
    delicious nutella crepes!
  • Tamer S.
    Tamer SabryJune 24, 2010
    Great brunch!
  • Elizabeth T.
    Elizabeth TuckerJune 22, 2010
    If it weren't for the good food, I wouldn't waste an afternoon here. Service = slowest place on 30th Ave but the food really is great. Want a diet coke? It'll cost you $3 for a mini bottle.
  • Marlo C.
    Marlo CasoJune 22, 2010
    Stoli Lemonade W/ Blueberries... Awesome drink
  • Albana C.
    Albana CiftjaMay 14, 2010
    the best place for brunch in Astoria
  • Mandy E.
    Mandy EpleyJanuary 23, 2010
    Melissa is the best server there!
  • Gurkan D.
    Gurkan DogurgaMarch 23, 2014
    👍 👌👍👌👍👌👍👌👍👌
  • Petros B.
    Petros BobotasFebruary 12, 2013
    Φοβερο μαγαζι!!!
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