George Martin The Original
George Martin The Original

George Martin The Original

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.georgemartingroup.com/
  • Phone: (516) 678-7272
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch Monday-Friday 12:00pm-3:00pm Dinner Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, American
  • Executive Chef: Christopher Holt
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Our accomplished staff is available to cater a party in your home.
  • 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

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Sunrise Highway
  • Public Transit: Long Island Rail Road to Rockville Centre.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • 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.
A word from George Martin The Original
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.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerAmerican
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked 1000-Point Tables
George Martin The Original reviews from OpenTable diners
147 reviews since July 31, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.3
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (104)fit for foodies (71)good for groups (62)special occasion (60)vibrant bar scene (51)hot spot (38)great for lunch (33)notable wine list (33)romantic (29)kid-friendly (15)late-night find (14)great for brunch (7)great for outdoor dining (2)Show More
  • George Martin - What Happened?
    MalverneFoodieVIP
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    George Martin has been a favorite of ours for close to 20 years, but there has been a huge change in staff, service and quality. Twice in the last 3 weeks, the service was downright poor, and this last time, my petite filet mignon (which I order every time) could have been used as a hockey puck. Our waitress took forever to take and then bring our drink order after we'd been seated. It also didn't help that she put an olive in a manhattan. The bill was brought to the table before the coffee, and then dessert took so long, everyone had finished their coffee. To top off the evening, after paying the $360 bill for four of us, the waitress ce back over and said she hadn't charged for a glass of wine, and have us another bill for $11!! Are you kidding me? Any decent restaurant would have said that ones on the house. Very sad, but after 2 bad experiences, George's Martin is a little too pricey to hope for better next time.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Not so great this visit.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/18/2014
    I can't think of the dish name but it consist of a very small not even 6 oz filet mignon, and 3 small scoallops, oh lets not forget the blue cheese on top for 42 dollars. When I go out with my wife and its very frequently, we don't mind expense as long as the quality of the food goes along with it. Even though I emphasize the portion amount that wasn't the main point, food just didn't taste well, scallops were chewy, the steak over cooked.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • George Martin
    Sherila
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    I was very pleased that my 7:15 reservation was honored & that our table was waiting for us
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing food
    hardtoimpressVIP
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Great food. Everybody had different apps and entrees. Everything was fantastic, steak, pork, fish dishes. Soup, salad, and pasta apps also delicious. The only annoying thing was that food runners mixed up everybodys dishes when brining them to table. Otherwise would have given outstanding rating for service
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not as we had hoped...
    Terryrn63
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    We looked forward to the meal noted on the menu for the Long Island Restaurant Week. We were disappointed! The duck was non existent in the entree and the bread pudding was hard, cold and tasteless. On the bright side, the butternut squash carbonara as an appetizer was very good as was the pretzel baked brie with fig jam. Service and drinks were very good. The venue is a large space with a spacious bar. I would return for drinks only next time.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Experience!
    Gr8Eats
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    George Martin is very adept at providing a very pleasurable dinning experience. Food was very tasteful, I had the duck. The staff was amazing, very attentive but we never felt rushed. Very high marks for them. Overall a wonderful time.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    George Martin never disappoints! Always consistently good!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great meal
    lovetoeatout
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    Food and service were great. From appetizer through desert everything was perfect. Kitchen will handle special requests as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    Food and service was excellent for our first visit. Will go back again in the near future.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    Blah
    Dined on 11/3/2014
    We went to George Martin for restaurant week. We have been for restaurant week in the past. This time however the food was not good at all. It had no flavor what so ever. This has never happened in the past. I was very disappointed!
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013VIP
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    George Martin The Original is a true neighborhood gem. At night, there is plenty of parking and is located at the train station at Rockville Centre. The menu has options for everyone. There are always many choices and the staff and service is the best around....
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ebrunz
    Ebrunz
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    Delicious food and great service. Will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Upscale neighborhood restaurant
    SuzieQ
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    This is my second time dining at George Martin. The food is good, however, it is expensive, and even more so when it comes to their steak, than some Manhattan locations. If steak is what you are going for, I would suggest going to perhaps a Ruth's Chris instead. The chicken was moist and flavorful and the German dish, the schnitzel was tasty as well.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great restaurant week menu.
    GeminiVIP
    Dined on 10/27/2014
    We dined for restaurant week, it was the most appealing restaurant week menu we could find, so decided to try it. We were not disappointed. Huge portions & extremely flavorful overall. We were four, and each had a different appetizer and entree, and we're all very happy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was just Ok
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Have been going to GM the Original for years, and they just changed the men, maybe that is why the food which I have always enjoyed was just ok nothing special
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fromo4
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Good from start to finish. Excellent wine pairing with my meal. GM salad was quite good. My filet was cooked exactly to my liking. Wait staff was courteous and attentive. The other members of my party felt the same way. Whatever food was taken home was due to the generous portions. We will definitely come back
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Consistency in quality
    BigdaddyVIP
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Gm is always a reliable place for great lunch or dinner. Prices are reasonable, although they seemed to have goosed them up a little. Still is a gem
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and service, but NOISY!!
    GreatDinnerChoice
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    The waitress service was perfect, the food was great in presentation, taste, and temperature (plates were hot and food was too). But the noise level made conversation a chore. We were a table of four, and we left with sore throats from trying to make ourselves heard. It was a Friday night, 8pm reservation, and the place was packed. Lively, well-dressed crowd, handsome restaurant, very attentive and accommodating waitstaff. Dinner was perfectly seasoned and tasted fresh and delicious; very ample portions and prepared with care. We'll definitely be back, but on a mid-week night in the hopes that the noise level will be a bit calmer.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good dinner
    Dinnertime
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    I always really enjoy my meals at George Martin the food is great!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great food & service
    izzy
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    The crowded situation has been solved with a separate dining room allowing the food & service to shine through.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent!
    Francejolie
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    The flat iron steak with french fried onions and horse radish sauce was delicious!!!! Cooked to perfection!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always Great Food and Service
    pattych
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    My husband and I ate here the other night for RVC restaurant week. There was a fantastic menu and 420.00 wine on Wednesdays. The prix fix was out of theis world. Therer were many options to choose from. The butternut squash appetizer was so huge I took it home for the next day. The short ribs..no knife needed and desserts yum yum. We had Mary, a great waitress who put up with our questions.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    George Martin never disappoints! Food is always consistent and very good!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great friendly restaurant
    Walt
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    We have been dining here for over13 years. We are always greeted warmly and have very knowledgeable friendly service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food excellent
    Deedee123
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    The popovers , steak and chopped salad where wonderful as always! Best steaks around! Not overcrowded ambiance is nice.....only caveat is noise level is a bit loud but that's because it's always full as are all the great places to eat!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dinner with the girls
    Luv2dine
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    The girls try to have dinner at least once a season. We want good food, and not to be on top of the next table. Th food was excellent, the waitress was great in suggesting dishes. We had plenty of space so we did not interfere with other dinners. The food was great and we were not rushed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Neighborhood gem!
    Grammicj
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Great service, great food. The bar area is noisy, but the dining area is quite comfortable as far as noise level. We will be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great restaurant
    Eddie
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    Service and food were both great. Prices reasonable
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful evening
    Deb16
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    This was my second visit: the arctic char was fresh and perfectly cooked on a bed of crispy string beans. My husband and I split the salad, and they divided it for us on separate plates. They put a sparkler in our dessert when they learned it was our anniversary. It was a great dinner and evening.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food! Fabulous desserts!
    RVCgal
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Great food: always perfectly prepared. Great ambiance. Excellent desserts.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Past its Prime
    stockholmken
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Granted the food is good, very good. And basically, that's what you come for. But, when the hostess keeps checking on the tables around you and that you sit in (to see if you are done yet so they can seat the next guests), it becomes a tedious process to finish your food. You feel rushed and ultimately the food can't be enjoyed. Also the restaurant just has a very cramped feel and the average age of the dinner guests easily is 65+, certainly not the most vibrant crowd for thirty-somethings.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • neighborhood gem
    DomS
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    We celebrated George Martin the Original on their 25th anniversary. We have been patrons from the beginning and continue to find this restaurant consistent in good food, good service and atmosphere - can get noisy at times, but this just shows people are having a good time!! Congratulations George Martin The Original!!!!!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    George Martin restaurant was celebrating it's 25th anniversary all week long. We were there on a busy Wednesday. Our table was ready when we arrived. The special menu was fantastic. There were many selections to choose from. The appetizers were outstanding. The black bean soup was hot & flavorful. Our table also ordered a brie stuffed pretzel & BBQ chicken tacos. The dinner entrees we chose were the pork jagerschnitzel & salmon. Delicious!!! Dessert was yummy. We all had the brownie sunday. The service was super as always. George Martin restaurant is a great place to eat.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great service great food
    Charles
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    Great service great food . It's not the most quite place to have a meal but there was no problem speaking and hearing my spouse while dining. Never had a bad meal here. Service has always been stellar
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Food and service outstanding Will definitely go back if I'm ever in the area again.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently goo
    BigdaddyVIP
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    We like george martin because both the food and the service can always be expected to be very good. In the main part of the restauant it can be a little loud becauae of the hard aurfaces but it is tolerable. I have not eaten in there side room but understand it is far more quiet and coZy. That is opened only weekends when tgey are bigger crowd. You can alwaays find many locals therebecauae it is relaiabble
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • LisaVIP
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    As always, we had an amazing meal at George Martin. Can't wait to return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • a classic restaurant around today
    Lovetoeat4
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    If you want ambiance( booths, low lighting, modern) ang outstanding food, this is the place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Nice Find
    AndyPee
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    George Martin offered a really nice overall dining experience. No issues with the food, its quality and preparation, the service or price. We arrived around 6PM on Saturday evening, the place was cozy. As one cannot fault a restaurant because of its popularity;we left around 8PM, the place was full and a bit noisy-not uncomfortable. Menu includes great salads, burgers and steak sandwiches, pastas a great assortment of fish, chicken and beef entrees. Specials are offered;lengthy and creative. Leave room for desserts; done with a creative flair. It did appear as the staff was well trained; each knew their responsibilities;all understood the needs of the customer was primary on the list. Do give the place a try, you will be happy.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always good
    Foodie
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Always good...never disappointed. Great appetizer and entree selection to fit anyone's taste
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.