Astronaut cooks have made numerous attempts to wrangle hamburgers into space-ready meals, from dehydrated-pickle discs to vacuum-sealed burger bottles. Enjoy what our starry-eyed brethren never can with today’s Groupon: for $8, you get $16 worth of epicurean burgers, sandwiches, sides, and more at Zuzies, a gourmet diner in Astoria next to Mix Bar. Zuzies also offers free delivery under certain temporal and geographical conditions—call to see if you qualify.
The well-done Zuzies menu primes facepumps for assorted burgery with a starter of sweet plantains ($2.95). From there, keep it classic with the basic burger, which whets the keening edge of a ravenous hunger with a house-seasoned patty crowned with shredded romaine, juicy tomato, and choice of dressing ($8.95). Bolder burgerologists can venture further into the deep blue wilds of flavor with an island burger (with avocado, grilled pineapple slice, pepper jack, and citrus-jalapeño mayo, $10.95) or singe sinuses with a spicy five-alarm burger (with blackened peppercorn, serrano chili relish, and wasabi mayo, $9.95). If you lack the ability to pop out your mandibular hinge and take an actual bite out of the eatery's mile-high meat towers, score a celebrated sandwich such as the fried shrimp roll (panko-fried shrimp, coleslaw, and sweet chipotle drizzle, $9.95) or forgo meat entirely with a portobello-and-spinach quesadilla ($8.95). All burgers and sandwiches at Zuzies come with fries, but you'll want to leave stomach space for the bread pudding ($4.95), which closes the meal with a warm, sweet 360-degree peel-out on your tongue before speeding off into the sunset.
Whichever bread-bookended delicacy you order, it will be artfully offset by a chic backdrop of fluttering white curtains, glowing crystal chandeliers, candlelit tables, and vases of sunflowers. Bantering with buddies over burgers at Zuzies will add a sophisticated edge to cherished comfort fare, much like eating three-flavored popcorn out of a top hat.
This Groupon is not valid at the bar or for any alcohol products. It is not valid with restaurant-week specials.
- After my fifth meal at the newly opened restaurant, I can wholeheartedly say that Zuzies has seemingly achieved the impossible. A hollistic [sic] menu that caters to nearly every kind of eater, with simply delicious recipes all across the board. – Bradley Hawks, Why Leave Astoria
- Zuzies serve up classic American comfort food fare with a twist! – Elle P., Yelp
40-17 30 Ave.
Astoria, New York 11103Get Directions