About George Martin The Original

65 North Park Avenue
Rockville Centre, NY 11570
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A genuine American Bistro, at George Martin The Original the emphasis is on prime steaks, chops and seafood. The mood is lively and upbeat with a casual, yet sophisticated atmosphere.

Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
American, Steak

Hours of Operation:
Lunch Monday-Friday 12:00pm-3:00pm Dinner Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm

Cross Street:
Sunrise Highway

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(516) 678-7272

Website:
http://www.georgemartingroup.com/

Catering:
Our accomplished staff is available to cater a party in your home.

Parking Details:
Metered street and public lot are available near the restaurant. Free parking is available in public lot after 4:00pm in rear of restaurant.

Public Transit:
Long Island Rail Road to Rockville Centre.

Executive Chef:
Christopher Holt

Private Party Facilities:
George Martin's dining room is available for private parties Saturday and Sunday from 11:30am - 4:30pm for a maximum of 120 guests. A separate party room is available every day and night for a maximum of 55 guests.

Private Party Contact:
Cheryl Sullivan: 5166787272x

Additional:
Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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George Martin The Original Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.5

service

4.6

ambience

4.4

noise

Moderate

97% would recommend it to a friend

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Long Island / Hamptons
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food5
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service5

We had the price fixe for resturaunt wee ...

Dined on April 24, 2016

We had the price fixe for resturaunt week ! Everything was delicious! Cesar salad was awesome. flat iron steak was cooked perfectly medium rare. Salmon was also great! Get the canolis for dessert you won't be upset ! 3 mini canolis are like heaven on a plate !

food4
ambience3
service5
value4

Very Fine

Dined on April 21, 2016

We went for restaurant week. There was a very nice menu and the portions were perfect. The service was excellent. It was bustling and loud.

Tags: late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

GEM

Dined on April 21, 2016

I was pleasantly surprised to find everything was excellent from letting us choose the table to sit at, the atmosphere, excellent friendly service and unique food choices. Will definitely make this a frequent choice for dining.

Tags: good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
food4
ambience4
service4
value5

Great Value

vip
Dined on April 20, 2016

The selections we chose from the restaurant week menu were excellent. The portions were generous and the preparation was spot on. As always, the staff was welcoming and professional. A great value!!

Tags: fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Great Time

Dined on April 16, 2016

We had a wonderful meal at George Martin. The service, The food, The drinks...everything was on point and done perfectly. We will definitely be coming back again.

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot
food3
ambience3
service4
value2

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Dined on April 9, 2016

Food was better than average but steak was not cooked properly and after seeing the bill not worth dollar value. Service very good.

Tags: vibrant bar scene
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Excellent

Dined on April 8, 2016

As always a bright spot in my day. Food and service is great. I always feel welcome.

Tags: fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
food4
ambience4
service5
value4

GREAT FOOD!

Dined on April 6, 2016

NICE MENU! SERVICE IS GREAT! WAITERS VERY ATTENTIVE! PARKING AVAILABLE! GREAT LOCATION! HIGHLY RECOMMEND!

Tags: neighborhood gem
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Great place to eat!

vip
Dined on April 5, 2016

George Martin is a great place for foodies. I have never had a bad meal. Our waiter John was super. The only draw back is it is very, very noisy.

Tags: fit for foodies
food5
ambience5
service5

Loved the warmth, knowledge & energy of ...

vip
Dined on March 24, 2016

Loved the warmth, knowledge & energy of the person taking care of us. Highly recommend the Mustard-Pretzel Salmon!

food4
ambience4
service5
value4

Evening dining

Dined on March 19, 2016

Food and service was excellent. Have been here before and never disappoints. Management is very attentive to the clientele.

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Great spot in RVC

Dined on March 19, 2016

This restaurant in Rockville Centre has been my go-to place for over 20 years. It has stayed fresh and improved its dining experience with the Side Car room expansion! I highly recommend George Martin the Original.

Tags: fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
food1
ambience4
service2
value2

FAIL: St Patrick's Day Prix Fixe

Dined on March 17, 2016

We are regulars here and love the upscale atmosphere and menu. This was, however, a very disappointing visit. My husband's corned beef was dry and overcooked. MY Irish Salmon was truly lacking any flavor. The potato leek soup didn't seem to have any leeks in it. The one hit was the bread pudding.

food5
ambience5
service5

Great as always. Our waitress introduce ...

vip
Dined on March 17, 2016

Great as always. Our waitress introduce some of the new wine selections. The mustard pretzel salmon is my wife's favorite and I had a fantastic skate wing.

food5
ambience5
service5

Excellent food. Vibrant ambience. Always ...

vip
Dined on March 16, 2016

Excellent food. Vibrant ambience. Always the best service. GM is a staple of RVC for a reason. You won't be disappointed.

food4
ambience5
service4

GM has been a favorite for a long time. ...

Dined on March 5, 2016

GM has been a favorite for a long time. It only gets better

food5
ambience5
service5

Our waitress was spot on, as were all th ...

Dined on February 28, 2016

Our waitress was spot on, as were all the staff

food5
ambience4
service5

George Martin's is our go to place. It n ...

Dined on February 26, 2016

George Martin's is our go to place. It never disappoints. The pretzel Brie fig appetizer is ridiculous!

food3
ambience3
service4
value3

Something for everyone.

vip
Dined on February 26, 2016

I've been coming to this restaurant for many years. Great variety of food offered so everyone seems happy. We were 8 for an early dinner this time. Great variety in ages (eldest 86 with youngest 22 & 6 in between). We had salads, salmon, pasta, a couple of specials too. All were satisfied. We weren't rushed, and were able to enjoy our meal. Our server was outstanding too. We'll keep returning here.

Tags: good for groups
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

A restaurant that's always satisfying

Dined on February 22, 2016

This restaurant is one of our favorite places to have dinner. The food is very good and the popovers are a great addition to there fresh and delicious salads. Service is top shelf and the ambiance during the week is relaxed. Weekends are very busy and the noise can be distracting. The food is this restaurants main attraction and I would highly recommend a visit.

Tags: romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
food5
ambience4
service4

The steak was excellent and side dishes ...

Dined on February 20, 2016

The steak was excellent and side dishes were prepared well. The lights were appropriately dim.

food4
ambience4
service4

Top notch!!!

Dined on February 16, 2016

Top notch!!!

food5
ambience4
service5
value5

An Amazing Valentine's Day

Dined on February 15, 2016

The entire evening was outstanding! With a special menu that provided a variety of options. The staff was excited to provide an enjoyable experience. The decision process to select which entrée to try was a challenge, looking around the room didn't help with everyone enjoying different items. The server had a number of suggestions as well as complete details on the items. Selection made we were treated to one exciting meal. While the restaurant was filled to capacity we were not rushed and each item was delivered with perfect timing and perfectly cooked. Wow it was a great experience, George Martin's got me some great points with the bride.

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
food4
ambience5
service5

Great food excellent service and an old ...

vip
Dined on February 14, 2016

Great food excellent service and an old quality standard place.

food4
ambience4
service5
value4

Very accommodating

Dined on February 14, 2016

Booked reservation for Valentines day on Opentable. Nothing on Opentable specified that the restaurant was having a special menu for the holiday. Burgers were not on the menu but waitress asked chef if he could make them for us and they did. We have been to George Martin many times and were very happy they were willing and able to accommodate our request. Suggestion to Opentable, need to have on your webpage a place for restaurants to write when they are having a special or limited menu for holidays. Will return again. Thank you.

food5
ambience5
service5
value5

We had our wedding reception here.

Dined on February 12, 2016

We go back every now and then because we had our wedding reception there. Food and service is always 5 stars. Never had a problem with the food or service.

Tags: great for brunch, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
food4
ambience3
service4
value3

Birthday Dinner

vip
Dined on February 6, 2016

Went for my birthday with my husband. We were sat at a nice table in the back corner and attended to right away. I have a veal dish with butternut squash ravioli on special, my husband had filet mignon. For apps we had special fried chicken tacos and a wedge salad (too much dressing). Drinks were expensive but strong and service was good. Dessert was fantastic, highly recommend the pecan pie sundae!

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience5
service5

Great food. Great service

Dined on February 4, 2016

Great food. Great service

food5
ambience5
service5

We loved the Tuesday night small plates ...

vip
Dined on February 3, 2016

We loved the Tuesday night small plates special. We shared the chefs tasting, six different plates. It was great to have so many different things to try. We had miso shrimp ,pork osso buco, steak brushetta, crispy stuffed rice, fried chicken tacos and macaroni & cheese. Our waiter recommended a lovely pinot noir which paired perfectly. It was truly a fun night!

food5
ambience4
service5
value5

Nice place

Dined on January 30, 2016

Third time at George Martin, food was great. I had the Jeagerschnitzel and my wife had the Short ribs. Really enjoyed the food and asked for a table in the corner as the noise from conversations gets loud. Would defiantly go again as its a reliable bet.

Tags: neighborhood gem
food3
ambience4
service2
value3

Very slow service

Dined on January 29, 2016

On Friday 1/26/16 it took much longer than usual to get our food. The waitress disappeared. GM must have been short staffed as we have received much better and quicker service e during prior visits.

food5
ambience5
service5

Always a great dining experience. Food w ...

Dined on January 29, 2016

Always a great dining experience. Food was fantastic service was even better.

food3
ambience3
service2

Maybe it was an off day but service VERY ...

Dined on January 29, 2016

Maybe it was an off day but service VERY slow took almost an hour to get drinks and have our order taken from the time we sat down. Food was was very good once it came out, also took a very long time to get our meals.

food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Evening with friends

Dined on January 28, 2016

We held a small going away dinner for a friend and the restaurant was very accommodating. The food was wonderful and the staff were respectful of our event, allowing us to sit and talk without rushing us out of the door. A great evening was had by all.

Tags: good for groups, neighborhood gem
food4
ambience4
service5
value4

Been there many times, never disappointed

Dined on January 28, 2016

Good bar and service , great for after work meetings

Tags: fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

A Classic

vip
Dined on January 23, 2016

My husband and I have always liked George Martin. For whatever reason, we stopped going many years ago and recently tried it again. We are glad we did! Since last November we have become regulars. The food is consistently good and the wait staff can't be beat. They are all attentive, knowledgeable and helpful. While the noise level is a bit high, we also love the ambiance. It's nice to enjoy a leisurely meal in a happening environment. While everything on the menu is good, we particularly enjoy the steaks and the George Martin chopped salad. Lastly, the martinis are generously poured. Highly recommended.

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
food5
ambience5
service5

Food and service were perfection!

vip
Dined on January 21, 2016

Food and service were perfection!

food5
ambience5
service5
value5

As always, a very pleasant and enjoyable ...

Dined on January 17, 2016

As always, a very pleasant and enjoyable meal, at a very friendly restaurant.

Tags: good for groups, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

consistent good food.

Dined on January 16, 2016

love the varied menu. We consistently enjoy the food. We eat here often.

Tags: good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
food4
ambience4
service4
value3

Reliable, comfortable stop

Dined on January 14, 2016

Great meeting spot for local and city crowd. I always meet friends from the city here as it is a convenient meeting place for all. Food is consistently good and we happened to hit it on Wine down Wednesday, which was a nice surprise.

Tags: neighborhood gem

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