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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/
  • Email: silvaspoon0603@yahoo.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
  • "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
  • "Wasn't impressed with the entrees; fish was chewy and the braised beef tasted recycled. I could have been due to our late, last minute reservation. But on a positive not the appetizers were good, calamari and the shrimp poppers excellent the braise beef tacos hmmm ok. Neither myself nor my wife finished or had the desire to finish either entree. "
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "Always consistently delicious. Service is great and the popovers are wonderful."
    Dined on 8/28/2013
  • "Very good food; great popovers; accommodating & friendly service; lively (perhaps too much so). The "Sidecar Room" in the rear is considerably "quieter" than the bar room. Also nice: complementary strawberries & cookies after the meal."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "This restaurant never disappoints. Their newer room (the side car), solves the energetic noise level in the main party of the restaurant. Our server was perfect!"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "This restaurant was a pleasant surprise. Their Spring Menu was being introduced on the day we were there and our waitress informed us all the new dishes. The food was really quite good and surprisingly the prices were reasonable. The friendly hostess even stopped by to ask what we thought of the new menu as well. Definitely a place worth visiting again."
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "We dine at George Martin frequently because the food is very consistent and has great value, We look forward to coming back again"
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "My recommendations says it all. Great Food, Great Service. Makes eating out an enjoyment."
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "The restruant was very loud. Food was good overall. Pop overs are incredible and a great way to start off. Menu was varied and well explained. Drinks were great. Dessert unfortunately was lack luster. I had the brownie sundae. The brownie was dry and tasteless and it neede some type of nuts to finish off the dish. I brought friends there to try it out. The felt the same. We will be back, perhaps we'll have dessert elsewhere. The service was very good. We were a party of 6, the waitress was sweet and good natured and accommodated all of our requests."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "george martin is our neighborhood go to place. always good"
    Dined on 11/29/2013
  • "martini good after that down hill food needed flavor"
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Have always enjoyed going to George Martins on a date with my husband for the past 28 years!! Great atmosphere - equivalent to a restaurant in NYC!"
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Second time I made a reservation and had to wait over a half hour past my reservation time to be seated. Their is no waiting room, so we were crammed into the corner of the bar, again. If they can't have your table ready on time, they shouldn't take reservations."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "We looked forward to our meal at George Martin's. We were going out with 3 other couples for a Saturday night dinner. The restaurant was so jam packed that you were pressed into people while waiting to be seated. It was physically uncomfortable. Our reservations were for 7:30. When we arrived, they said the table was being cleared for us. By 8:00, they were setting the table for us. The wait was way too long without getting clear information on our seating time. The dinner was fair. It took a very long time to get refills on drinks and hard to find our waitress. The place is very popular but I would not go back there due to the crowded entry, long wait with reservations and poor service."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "A very pleasant dining experience. Attentive staff."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "We've been to George Martin's a few times now, and it is becoming our favorite place to dine out. The food is super consistent, I have yet to try something that wasn't completely satisfying to the palate. From beautiful steaks, to fresh fish & even a sandwich or a salad with a protein on those nights you want to eat light, there broad menu should cover anyone's specific wants. We dined with a friend that had an allergy, and the server walked her through what she could and couldn't have, and explained the chef would modify anything to accommodate her needs. With there friendly, courteous service staff, and consistent food coming out of the kitchen, George Martins is a place we look forward to frequent for years to come."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "Made a reservation for my friends birthday . Heard great things about the restaurant so being that I love trying new places and a chef myself we visited . Racheal was awesome and food was so tasty. Piggy wings, baked potato soup omg so yummy. Can't wait to go back."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Just love this place. I have been going to GM for years and have never been disappointed. The food has always been exceptionally good."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "GM Original is our go-to neighborhood place. Food is always very good, and both bar and wait staff are likable and efficient. It's a great place for us to fine alone or with a small group."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "We were seated right on schedule. The waitress had extensive knowledge of the menu and what she did not know she about rather quickly to prevent any problems. The was flavorful and the portions were reasonable for the price paid. Fresh made Popovers and Bread were placed on the table before we even ordered. They also gave us a trio of butters and hummus for the bread. The menu was elaborate including several specials of the house and wines/cocktails. We found the restaurant to be just a bit too noisy for dinner conversation but all and all we had no real complaints."
    Dined on 2/17/2014
  • "We have been dining at George Martin the original for quite some time. It was always very good--until a few years ago when we noticed a steep dropoff in the quality of the food and its preparation. We hadn't been to the restaurant in more than 2 years and decided to give it another chance. The food remains completely uninspiring. Each of our dishes lacked any seasoning or taste. I have eaten at pubs that have shown more care in preparation. Service was fine."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "My husband and I had a very good dinner here on Valentine's Night. He had been here before on business lunches and really liked the food and atmosphere and I concur :) Great spot! We will definitely going back."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Me and my girlfriend went to dinner Sunday night and when the waiter came to the table he started off by saying, Friday was valentines day and we are all out if steak. The restaurant should have called me and told me they were all out of steak so that I could've planned for something else."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "Went on Sunday night before Presidents' Day and it was kinda noisy. The ambiance on a quiet night could be romantic but it was slightly busy. I only had dessert and a drink but it was good and for being so busy, the service wasn't so bad."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "We had lunch with my coworkers at George Martin on Friday & the food was excellent, and service was very good. George Martin is one of our favorite places in RVC."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "So thankful that there is a restaurant in my neighborhood that is reliable and comfortable, with unpretentious kind service."
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "Everything was fantastic!! Delicious specials, excellent service and great new "side car" room!! Perfect for a great Saturday night out with friends and family. We will be back again and again!!"
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "We had a family dinner in the side room of the restaurant. overall it was a great experience. The room was gorgeous and much quieter then the main part of the restaurant. Our server made great recommendations. The pork schnitzel was so delicious. We will be back."
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "Rockville Center is fast becoming the Great Neck of the South Shore when it comes to dining. And George Martin is among the restaurants that leads the way. Missing from the area is a large steak house like the kinds you find on Northern Blvd. But George Martin Original would be comfortable no matter where you put it. Excellent service, outstanding food, plenty of area parking, noisy is about its only criticism. In our case we ate in the front dining room near the bar. This no doubt amplified the noise. There are smaller rooms but I cannot vouch for their noise levels. Excellent tuna, chops, wonderful appetizers. All in all an absolute delight!"
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "Another outstanding dinner experience at George Martin!"
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "The food is always amazing and the service staff are truly friendly and eager to help. This is our "go to " place for dinner."
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "our last visit was a bit of a let down. my wife and I had the swordfish special I feel the fish was frozen and when cooked it was very dry."
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "Great food great service. A great Long Island restaurant"
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "Excellent food and service. A great place for dinner and drinks."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "Popular for good reason. Good service, even on a very busy Sunday night. Food was very good. We will return."
    Dined on 1/12/2014
  • "The service is excellent food very good! It can be noisy at times but not terrible! The servers are very cordial & accommodating! We have recommended GM to our friends! We have been coming here for at least 10 years!!"
    Dined on 1/5/2014
  • "The food is always very good, unfortunately the service is inconsistent. I think they could probably use another waiter or two on busy weekend nights."
    Dined on 10/11/2013
  • "Been to George Martin's often and the food has always been great! Service is fine but the noise level is loud! Not a quiet dinner but worth going!"
    Dined on 1/3/2014