The Lambs Club opened in a onetime actors club, and last week another private space loaded with film lore opened to the public: The Kaufman Astoria Studios turned its ex-commissary into a so-called supper club, the Astor Room. Operator Christopher Vlacich (owner of nearby Piccola Venezia) will be overseeing a menu of revolutionized old-school dishes created by consulting chef John Doherty (former longtime executive chef at the Waldorf) with forties supper-club fare in mind. The cocktail list, designed by Lynnette Marrero and Jim Kearns (Freemans, Rye House) is similarly throwback, and the 32-seat Beaver Bar will also host apertivo service (free bar snacks!) from 5 till 7 p.m. The Astor Rooms hours are Tuesday through Thursday from noon to midnight, Friday and Saturday till 2 a.m. (bands will perform during dinner on the weekends), and Sunday till 10 p.m. See the weekend brunch menu as well as the dinner menu below, and take a tour of the space (featuring a twenties marble staircase and original wall tiles) via our slideshow.
The Astor Room, 3412 36th St., nr. 35th Ave., Astoria; 718-255-1947