Grand is definitely a “scene” in Astoria but is spot that hasn’t always been synonymous with good food for me. This place get’s packed with people has hosts nights that include DJs and more of party scene. The ambiance is definitely appropriate for that vibe as well.
The drinks have always been solid but food wise… let’s just say the easiest comparison was a frozen chicken tender that you’d get at your local public pool. However, lately I have noticed a major step up. Dare I say some things are the menu are even excellent.
Heres the Food Rundown:
The grilled halloumi special was definitely worth it. On one hand halloumi is a delicious cheese but it can become rubbery if not prepared properly. This one was grilled to perfection to achieve that good consistency.
The quinoa salad was also a delicious options. It’s a great change up to the typical options out there.
The stuffed avocado was also a favorite of mine that I tried. The portion was substanital and it was satisfying in a way that doesn’t leave you feeling gross and needing to unbutton your pants.
Mac and Cheese Bites. These are a must. In my opinion it was my favorite bite of the day. Tasty and well executed.
The specials were good. Not the best in there categories- I have had better mushroom risotto and carbonara, however I have no specific complaints on these dishes. They were a solid order.
Poached egg, bacon, black pepper