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George Martin The Original
George Martin The Original

George Martin The Original Details

  • 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: American, Steak
  • 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 (516) 678-7272

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 WinnerMost Booked 1000-Point Tables
Diner Reviews
  • "This was our second visit to this restaurant. We were so impressed with the first visit that we returned with our friends and also visited one of their other locations in Great River. All of the food was full of flavor including the "house special" salad dressing which we all loved. We ordered everything from fish to steak and it was well prepared with nice portions. Our waiter answered our rapid shotgun style questions with ease yet with a proper explanations. A good time was had by all - However, one member of our party did become ill the following morning leaving us to wonder if our meal here might have been responsible."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "Everyone order something different from fish to steak. All dishes looked great and tasted great. We sat in back room which gave us the ability to talk. Our waitress was wonderful. She was there with anything we needed. Yet she never rushed us to leave. It was a perfect evening"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "We came in for a quick meal and this is what we got in the most professional way. The service was courteous and the food came out promptly and spot on. I now remember why I steer clear from the franchise restaurants. This place cares and it shows. I ordered the Schnitzel by the way, and it was thin, tender and crispy and the red cabbage and dumpling pasta that accompanied it was SO tasty. On this day we were in a rush, but the waitress reminded us that they had mini desserts too so we found enough time for a mini brownie. Glad we did..it was a homemade brownie with freshly made whipped cream and Haagen Dazs!! Yum. It is obvious to see why THIS place has outlived EVERY other restaurant in the area."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "We're just completely satisfied every time we go to the "Original". The absolute most consistent food and service we have ever experienced, and we eat out a lot. Looking forward to the new menu our excellent server so enthusiastically told us about. We'll be sure to keep on going back, as we have never been disappointed."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "We have been coming to this restaurant since before we lived in Rockville Centre. The food is always excellent, the drinks are always generous, and the service is always perfect. There's been very little price creep over the last few years and I cannot imagine ever not having George Martin in our village."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Great dinner , fantastic service. We always enjoy all G.M. restaurants."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "2 out of the 3 dishes that we ordered were delicious! The last meal wasn't to my liking so the restaurant took it back free of charge. Great service!"
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "The total experience was outstanding. The food & the service were excellent. My Kids & grandkids had never been here and loved it."
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "This was my second time at George Martin and I was very pleased with the food and the service. Will definitely be one of the restaurants I plan to frequent."
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "Bern going here for a long time. Stope for a while because of the noise and over crowded dining room but now that they opened a second room we are coming again and it's great "
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "I have been here many times and am never disappointed"
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "The food was excellent! I had veal as did our guests, and my husband had filet mignon.... cooked perfectly. Thank you."
    Dined on 5/26/2014
  • "Can always count on G. Martin...Nice menu(served artfully) delicious bread basket(love the Popovers!) brought hot! They Honor your reservation....& have a nice,efficient wait staff!"
    Dined on 5/26/2014
  • "The menu at George Martin has definitely changed more to a heavy prepared meal as opposed to light grill items, fish, chicken, etc. While they were accommodating with our special requests, I don't think we will be back soon. "
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "I haven't eaten here in years and was very pleasantly surprised. The food was excellent and has definitely improved. Service was excellent and we had a very nice evening. We'll be back!"
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Had a great dinner the other night. The waiter Rob was very knowledgable of the menu and considerable of my allergy. The restaurant was loud but the food was delicious. We will definitely be back. "
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "Very good. Left enough time to enjoy the food without gulping it down. Service pleasant and attentive. Pricy. Food very nicely prepared with attractive appeal. Friendly atmosphere."
    Dined on 5/21/2014
  • "Made our reservations online. Food and service were excellent. I did mention in my reservation that we were two couples celebrating our 47th anniversary and was disappointed that no one read the notation or congratulated us. More attention should be paid to the reason for dining at their restrauant. However, that be said we had a very enjoyable meal. Shrimp appetizers yummy. Pretzel coated salmon was a hit. Steak perfect.There was an allergy situation and it was taken care of very professionally. Our friends enjoyed dining there and we would definitely be back."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "We've been to GM many, many times and as always they do not disappoint. Great food, service, atmosphere. Steaks, seafood all fantastic !"
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "had not been here for a while because the noise level was terrible, now that they opened a second room it s much better "
    Dined on 9/7/2013
  • "Love the place, love the food, love the service, hate the level of noise."
    Dined on 5/14/2014
  • "We had a wonderful time here on Mother's day. Good menu-not too limited, as so many restaurants do on holidays. Our server (I think her name was Mary) was very attentive and knowledgeable about the menu and food prep-so important as we had one guest with shellfish allergies. This wa not our first time at this restaurant, and it definitely will not be our last. It's always a pleasurable experience. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "After previously enjoying a celebration at the former Douglaston restaurant we booked the "Original" to celebrate Mother's Day with family including two grand-mothers. While service staff were wonderful we found the entree's bland and lacking flavor. This includes steaks, ribs and Lobster Mac. Each diner ranging in age 17 and up spoke of the bland, flavor-less meats, potatoes and sides. One fish entree was tasty out of seven diners. The appetizers were all very tasty and well prepared, we enjoyed the pretzel & brie, fried green tomato's, while the calamari was okay it also lacked flavor and was a bit chewy. Overall, a disappointment from our original George Martin experience. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "This was the first time at George Martin's and it was Mother's Day. We were very pleased with all aspects of the dining experience. They responded positivly to our request to have a seating with as much room as they could manage since my elderly parents needed it to navigate. The food was well prepared according to our requests and the service was timely and courteous. It was a bit pricy but we knew that going in. If a special occasion is needful of a fine place this is it."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "We ate here to celebrate an occasion, and the food and service were excellent. My only criticism is that I think the side dish portions (rice in my case) could have had a little larger portion... there is something about using a huge plate with your food only taking up the center that upsets me visually and I think a little more would have been good....not a lot (or I guess a smaller plate) But everything we had was delicious and the service was great. Our reservations worked out perfectly. "
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "great meeting place. location perfect. i had the fish special that was so great! can't wait to go back."
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "this was my first time there with my honey and it was very nice and thay had great serves ill be back soon."
    Dined on 4/29/2014
  • "I really enjoyed the food, and the service was very good."
    Dined on 5/4/2014
  • "When I want to dine out, I look at menus that are creative and sound appealing. George Martin, the original is always in my top picks. I have never been disappointed in dining there. It gets really busy so I tend to dine on the earlier side. Service is always terrific."
    Dined on 5/1/2014
  • "We ate at George Martin during Restaurant week and we were pleasantly surprised by the abundance of items on their RW menu. The portions are great, the service was excellent (as usual) and the place was buzzing. I couldn't have asked for a better RW meal. It will be hard to top this menu. "
    Dined on 4/30/2014
  • "If you are looking for great service and great food, GM The Original, is the right place. The menu is creative, the wait staff attentive and atmosphere energetic. The managers ensure that it all runs seamlessly. It is a great spot for special occasions or simply a burger and a beer when you get off the train. GM is clearly a shoe-in for the most popular restaurant in RVC."
    Dined on 5/1/2014
  • "I've always been intrigued by GM and love his other restaurants so restaurant week seemed like an opportune time to try without breaking the bank. The service was amazing. The staff was very friendly and beyond accomodating. The food was great. Best thing I've ever eaten? No. I definitely think the food could have been more flavorful but the portion sizes and quality of food was perfect. "
    Dined on 4/30/2014
  • "Three of us dined at GM on Easter Sunday. It was a very relaxing and enjoyable experience. The food preparation and presentation was memorable."
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "Definitely a good find in the neighborhood. Food very good, presentation nice. Not too noisy. Service is great. "
    Dined on 4/27/2014
  • "Our waitress, Jennifer, needs to be singled out for her warm personality, patience and attentiveness. She is a keeper."
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "Our family enjoyed dinner. Server was awesome. Food very, very, very good. Glad we got to experience this restaurant. Would return, however not "dying" to return as soon as possible. "
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "Our appetizers and salads were amazing. However, when it came to our entrees, I was disappointed with mine, to say the least. I ordered the rib eye steak and would recommend that you absolutely NOT order it. My friends each ordered the filet mignon and the evening's pasta special. Both of which were very tasty. Our server was excellent."
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "My family and I made a reservation for Easter Sunday. We were placed in the side car dining room at a cozy yet roomy table. The server was attentive to all our needs and knowledgable about their recently updated menu. The lamb chops and steaks were cooked to perfection while the chicken was succulent. The friendly manager even found a couple of minutes on a busy Easter Sunday to stop by our table, introduce himself and to see how our meal was going. George Martin has been a staple of rockville center for over 20 years and it's apparent why. We will definitely be back. "
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "This restaurant may not be the trendiest place on the block after 20+ years, but it's consistently good. I love the Mac and cheese add on option to my steak. The appetizers are always my favorite part of the meal so I definitely recommend the seared tuna loin wrapped in wonton and also the spicy shrimp. We weren't going to get dessert cause we were stuffed but the waitress suggested a mini (which was still rather large) Haagen Dazs brownie sundae. Glad we found the room for it. "
    Dined on 3/24/2014
  • "Going to George Martin for dinner was not a great choice. The restaurant is an expensive one and we felt that the service was fair to poor. It was not crowded and we felt we paid a lot of money and di not get the service."
    Dined on 4/19/2014