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Best 24/7 Restaurant


Sanford’s has been caffeinating Astorians since its doors opened in 1922, but during the 1990s, when brothers Chris and Gus Karalekas took over for their father, the restaurant was launched into a delectable new era. One brother is a chef, the other a sommelier, and they offer contemporary American cuisine, upscale comfort food, and a diversified and affordably priced wine and beer list. Check out the vintage photo of the original menu, which sold hamburgers for 45 cents and a Western omelette for 85. The prices may have risen since the ’20s, but where else can you get a bottle of Opus One with tuna tartare at three o’clock in the morning?

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