The Butcher Bar, Astoria, NYC

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Food: ☆☆☆½

Service: ☆☆☆½

Ambiance: ☆☆☆

Cost: $$

Must try: Pulled Pork, Marinated Chicken

The Butcher Bar in Astoria is a go to spot for anyone looking for fresh, locally sourced artisanal meats. What began as a market also offers a dine-in option in a neatly constructed café which seats about 20.

Started by three passionate foodies; Matthew Katakis, Kathy Castro and George Haramis, who have a vision of connecting consumers with small-scale, high quality local purveyors who practice sustainable and humane farming.

The meats sold and served here include locally sourced 100% grass-fed and grass-fed/organic grain finished beef, organic chicken, heritage breed pigs and other meats raised without using hormones, antibiotics or animal by-products.




The Butcher Bar offers a tasty menu of classic barbecue and smokehouse favorites. I really enjoyed the pulled pork and the marinated chicken breast. They have two kinds of sauces made in-house which make for delicious toppings on perfectly cooked meats.

It is wonderful to witness this locavore movement gaining momentum in Queens. I look forward to more places following in the Butcher Bar’s footsteps.

 Here is some of what we ate:


Spicy Mini Buns



Bob’s Burger

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Porky’s Platter



NY Strip with Country Mashed Potatoes



Pulled BBQ Pork



Marinated Chicken Breast



Apple Cake


Restaurant Information


* Restaurant Name
Butcher Bar
* Overall
* Neighborhood / Cuisine
Astoria / Southern / American Traditional / Barbecue
* Street Address
37-08 30th Ave., Astoria, NY 11103
* Phone
(718) 606-8140