George Martin The Original
George Martin The Original

George Martin The Original

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.georgemartingroup.com/
  • Phone: 5166787272x
  • 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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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerAmerican
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked 1000-Point Tables
George Martin The Original reviews from OpenTable diners
130 reviews since May 1, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.5
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (94)special occasion (62)fit for foodies (48)good for groups (41)vibrant bar scene (35)romantic (33)great for lunch (28)hot spot (27)notable wine list (19)late-night find (14)kid-friendly (12)great for brunch (8)Show More
  • Not bad.
    lombardocs
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Food was pretty good but way overpriced. Vibrant scene, darker put, and sexy. But I would curb the amount of times I'd go there. You can find much better restaurants for less money.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best in RVC
    Gemini
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Another great experience at the original. The Saturday night price fixe is a steal. $49.95 for a delicious lobster roll, a very generous portion of delmonico boneless rib eye steak & a perfect sized portion of fresh fruit and sorbet for dessert. Well be back, as we've never been disappointed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • g.martins
    alwayseating
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Solid menu, great choices and very varied. Energetic place full of life good service happy atmosphere. The bar scene was great and Ernie the bartender was excellent. Fair price point as well. Also wonderful for lunch with many specials and excellent bvalue.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • bustling spot
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    We had great food and good service. If you want quit this is not the spot for you!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Friday in Freeport
    PauleeGVIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    This place is vibrant with good food, a great wine selection and excellent service. A great place to meet friends or somebody special after work...
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Everything was wonderful. The staff goes out of their way to make your lunch or dinner a dining experience. There are always so many delicious apps, entrees & desserts. Their martinis are always so creative and amazing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • George Martin, The Original
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    The popovers are fabulous! We ordered a stuffed pretzel as an appetizer that was delicious. Every dinner at our table was outstanding, from scallops, St. Peters fish, tuna, to a pasta dish with short ribs. They make outstanding martinis. The service is wonderful. We will be coming back again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Classic choice never disappointed
    Hammer29VIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    We live in RVC and GM is a regular spot for us to dine. On a date, With family or other couples. Food and service is always excellent. If you are looking for cheaper option. Try grill fire or GM burger bar also great options.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great 28 th anniversary dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    This was our first time at George Martins. The food was excellent,and our server,Maria, was extremely informative and professional. Her suggestions for your food specials were"spot on". Michael,the manager,was very pleasant . Thank you for our anniversary dessert!!!! We will be back. Great night!!!!Thank you. Nancy Treanor
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • lunchbunch
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Wonderful place to eat great food. We have eaten there many times and have always had great food. The wait staff is always attentive, friendly and knowledgeable
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • MavenVIP
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    George Martin is always a good choice. The food is consistently good and the service is great. It was a great experience and our friends who are foodies liked it a lot.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding
    AJB12VIP
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Perfect from the bar to the service to the food. You could not ask for a better all around evening.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great find!
    Summersuz
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    We received a gift certificate and decided to try the restaurant on a Friday night with friends. This was the only time we have been here so I cannot say how it would be for lunch but we had an excellent dinner! Food and service were great. We found a parking spot on the street. Don't know if they have valet as parking can be tricky in that area. Will definitely be going again!
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • George Martin - Great Experience
    Al101713
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    As always, GM, as we call it, offers great food, ample portions, great service and wonderful ambience. We celebrate my wife's birthday with with a great dinner experience. This year she chose GM. We have dined there many times and always leave with a wonderful memory.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent
    Luvthisplace
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    Having been one of your original patrons, it gives me pleasure to see you grow successfully.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Neighborhood delight
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    I have been coming to George Martin the Original for many many years. The service is wonderful and the food is delicious....I love this place. always provides fresh tasty food...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Okay...but I will not recommend it
    Newkirk
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Great ambiance, great service, great cocktails but the food quality suffered. I ordered the marinated skirt steak (medium well). My wife ordered their trio with lump crab cake. We shared a calamari appetizer. The calamari pieces were small and uninteresting though the pesto and marinara sauces were quite interesting. My skirt steak was rare, tough, hard to cut and chew. I sent it back, suggesting that more cooking might improve it, but it came back even tougher and impossible to chew. I was not charged for it. My wife's crab cake was boring and she complained of it not having "any flavor". Our desert, a cheese cake, was however scrumptious. Overall I was disappointed with the meal especially given the high ratings I read.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious food with great service
    Jodi
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    We will be going there very often now. My whole family loved their dinner. Service was amazing!!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome!
    Luv2dineVIP
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    My family and I were out celebrating a birthday so we decided to go with GM. Excellent service, food and drinks. They couldn't be more accommodating. We will continue coming here.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding
    George
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    We enjoyed e meals from the day's special menu. One steak, one seafood and both were outstanding to say the least! Our server Jake was knowledgeable, polite and on the ball. Overall a 5 star dinner!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • They Updated!
    PAAAZ
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    The seafood trio is my new fave and the steak and seafood combinations look tasty. I have to order that next time. Would love to see new drinks.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome, as usual!
    Luv2dineVIP
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    Food ... Awesome! Service... awesome! Ambiance...awesome! There is something about this place that keeps us coming back again and again and again. It's the excellent menu, terriffic service and vibrant ambiance. No wonder it has been a RVC staple for 20 something years. We look forward to celebrating our next occasion or just a nice night out without the kids at GM.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always pleased
    Gemini
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    Another very enjoyable evening. Thank you for the excellent food and service.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great night
    ReservationPlease
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    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
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always good
    PAAAZ
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • eat4fun
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Great dinner , fantastic service. We always enjoy all G.M. restaurants.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a pleasant visit
    RVCGourmet
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great find!
    HungryBearVIP
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best in town
    Gemini
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Family Dinner
    fussyfamily
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    The total experience was outstanding. The food & the service were excellent. My Kids & grandkids had never been here and loved it.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Still good after all these years
    BLEVY
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    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
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    jj427
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Christine
    Dined on 5/29/2014
    I have been here many times and am never disappointed
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • EatfineVIP
    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!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • triche
    Dined on 5/26/2014
    The food was excellent! I had veal as did our guests, and my husband had filet mignon.... cooked perfectly. Thank you.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Menu is a bit HEAVY for me
    KimiVIP
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Dining Experience
    yummyeats
    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!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great dinner
    Luv2dineVIP
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyable Experience
    Delectable
    Dined on 5/21/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Enjoyable Evening
    Montaukmadness
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.