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The Astor Room

Published On 02/10/2011 Published On 02/10/2011
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1. The Astor Room 34-12 36th St, New York, NY 11106 (Queens)

This glamorous old-school restaurant opened in the 1920s as the dining room for Paramount Pictures, whose Astoria studios were part of the same building. Now called Kaufman Astoria Studios, the building is still home to TV sets and the restaurant is an homage to a bygone New York. The white tableclothed dining room is dark and jazz age-y, with a working piano and wooden bistro chairs. The solid American menu includes pastas, burgers, and house signatures like lasagna based off of Tony Bennett's mother's recipe. The Astor Room is right across the street from the Museum of the Moving Image, so why not make a museum trip out of it?

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