On my way to the post office, I noticed a fancy restaurant in the Renaissance apartment building by the same name. I've never seen it before, probably because I don't walk there much but it's apparently been in existence for some time. I peeked inside and it looked very lush with lots of rich wood, high ceilings and comfy-looking chairs. I spied the menu that incorporated classic dishes such as crab cakes, a Waldorf salad and other continental goods.
Later exploring this place online, I noticed that it's also a venue for weddings and large events. The language on the website is very effusive (too much so for my taste) but they claim that they could customize a menu to any party size. Sounds interesting and might be worth taking a look.
Let me know if anyone has been there already and if so, what your experience was. In the meantime, I'll keep an eye on it.
Renaissance of Astoria - 27-34 21st Street, Astoria NY 11102
N/W Train to Astoria Blvd or 30th Avenue