The Astro opened it’s door on November 4th, 1980. Being around since the Carter Administration we have seen allot of changes to this neighborhood and New York in general.
The Astro Restaurant, an iconic symbol of the 1980s American diner, has mastered the art of casual dining, providing customers with high quality ingredients, generous portions at a reasonable price (while in one of the highest rent districts of New York City) and a comfortable, family-friendly atmosphere that keeps them coming back year after year.
The Astro Restaurant has long been known for its American comfort food. Today, it remains true to tradition while offering more dining choices than ever before on its extensive menu, accented with Italian, Greek and Tex-Mex influences. Keeping in the diner tradition, breakfast is served all day, featuring more than a dozen omelets, farm fresh eggs,10 different pancakes, Belgian waffles and French Toast, like our best sellers, Oreo infused, strawberry short, 7 layer Nutella, red velvet, pumping spice, pancakes and waffles, stuffed French toast, cornbread French toast, croissant Nutella French toast and more. In 1999 we introduced Fage Greek yogurt to our menu, little did we know that Greek yogurt took the U.S. by storm a few years later,
now we have on extensive Greek yogurt choices.
We at the Astro Restaurant strive to make every customer that enters our door to feel like home, no matter what part of our beautiful they come from.
Tom Aronis and Myron Averkiou.
Tom immigrated with his family to New York from the Island of Corfu Greece in 1968 When he was only nine years old. He learned from his family that success only come with honesty, hard work and respect for all. In his teens he worked after school in the local diners of the Bronx where he grew up, working as a dish washer, short order cook to waiter. After finishing high school, he chose to continue his career in the diner business, he met Restaurateur Peter Katsichtis in the late seventies when he opened the Viand Coffee shop on 86th street and second Ave. In 1980 Peter and his partners opened the Astro Restaurant and made Tom the manager. In 1987 the opportunity came, together with Myron bought in to the business and has worked at the Astro till the present day even when he had other business ventures.
Tom still leaves in the Bronx where with his Wife Afroditi raised 3 Daughters and Volunteers his free time to various community organizations.
Myron Immigrated from the Island of Cyprus in the early seventies and worked a various diner In Manhattan. In 1984 came to the Astro to work and in 1987 together with Tom bought in the business and has worked at the Astro ever since. He lives with his family in Queens NY.