WHA Hearts Oct 02, 2012 Meg Hearts the Astor Burger, and Then Some After I checked out Astoria Bier & Cheese this weekend (loved it), I headed over to the Astor Room for brunch with my family. While walking the couple of blocks (…) Share this Scoop by Meg Cotner total shares! Twitter Facebook Email Print After I checked out Astoria Bier & Cheese this weekend (loved it), I headed over to the Astor Room for brunch with my family. While walking the couple of blocks (…) by Meg Cotner Share this Scoop total shares! Twitter Facebook Email Print After I checked out Astoria Bier & Cheese this weekend (loved it), I headed over to the Astor Room for brunch with my family. While walking the couple of blocks between the two businesses, I experienced a serious hankering for a burger. I knew the Astor Room had one of their menu, so I was pretty psyched about my craving being met so easily. Little did I know just how much awesome was tucked away in that burger. I would say, it was a true umami bomb and I loved every minute of eating it. The burger contains, of course, beef (ground porterhouse tip), and is topped with, truffled herb aioli, portobello mushroom, and gruyère cheese. So you’ve got the beef, mushroom, cheese, and truffle – all sources of umami – going on at the same time. It was epic deliciousness. It also comes with fries, another one of my weaknesses. And of course I ate them! They were pretty good, too. More on brunch – our table ordered the french toast with blueberries, chicken fried steak, and the Astor Disaster, which is made of “brioche french toast, eggs any way, bacon, bbq short rib, cheddar cheese, onion rings, all stacked!” It was quite something and very good. Loved that the bacon was crispy… mmm, crispy bacon… And then there were the little donut holes with three condiments – raspberry jam, orange marmalade, and vanilla mascarpone. O.M.G. The raspberry was the best. Overall, I was seriously impressed with the Astor Room’s brunch. I’ll be back for sure. The Astor Room, 34-12 36th St., Astoria, NY 11106; (718) 255-1947; astorroom.com (GMAP) Twitter Facebook Email Print astor burgerastor disasterastor roomchicken fried steakdonut holesfrench toastraspberry jam About Meg Cotner Meg Cotner was trained as a harpsichordist and now works as a freelance writer and editor. She is the author of "Food Lovers' Guide to Queens," and is a skilled and avid home cook, baker, and preserver. 2 Comments Marie October 7th, 2012 Where is Astor Bier and Cheese? Reply mackenzi October 13th, 2012 Broadway between 35th and 34th! Reply Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment * Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.