Mon-Fri, 11:30am-3:30pm; Sat-Sun, closed (except for private events)
4, 5, 6 at 59th St.; N, Q, R at Lexington Ave.-59th St.
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Within the D&D Building
The D&D Building's unofficial commissary has a stellar view, a menu devised by Charlie Palmer, and is open to the public for lunch only. Try grilled salmon with purée of parsnips or their dressed-to-kill BLT.Weddings
By day, Astra is a bustling café; by night, an intimate venue featuring chef Charlie Palmer’s famed cuisine. Windows run along the north and east walls with views of Manhattan’s lights and the Queensboro Bridge. Astra can accommodate 150 guests without dancing (120 with) and 300 for cocktails. Events are $75–$200 per guest.