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John Harvard's Brewery and Ale House
John Harvard's Brewery and Ale House

John Harvard's Brewery and Ale House Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.johnharvards.com/locations/lake-grove-
  • Email: brian.cunningham@centerplate.com
  • Phone: (631) 979-2739
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Daily: 11:30am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Brewery, Burgers, American
  • Executive Chef: Erick Ferrufino
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: An excellent choice for a private business luncheon
    away from the office, or a private dinner party for a
    birthday, bridal or baby shower, Christenings, Communions, or any celebrations you want us to host for you with no distractions. You must have a group size of at least 25 to reserve the room
    exclusively. Please speak to our manager to check the availability for your date and time.
  • Private Party Contact: Manager (631) 979-2739

Getting there

  • Cross Street: New Moriches Rd
  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from John Harvard's Brewery and Ale House
John Harvard’s serves Long Island’s freshest beer along with a delicious menu of classic comfort food (with a few creative twists). Located in Lake Grove [right near Trader Joe’s ], our brewers keep things interesting with a rotating selection of award-winning craft ales and lagers. Everything on our menu, from our legendary Fish and Chips to our Buffalo Chicken Mac ‘n’ Cheese, is made from scratch daily, and our chef-prepared daily specials always sell out. Our full menu is available all day long and we have a special $8 lunch menu and late night pub menu. Don’t miss our popular Happy Hour from 4-7 Monday through Friday for $3 pints and half priced appetizers.
Large parties are no problem so bring a crowd or just bring yourself; we’ll have a pint of the best brew in town waiting for you.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGood for Groups
  • Diners' Choice WinnerKid Friendly
Diner Reviews
  • "John Harvard's is a brew pub with excellent atmosphere, very good service and good food. The staff is friendly and the their menu is broad. Good choice!"
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "The service was excellent , the waitress was very knowledgeable about the different beers. The food was better then the average chain restaurant but the craft beers more then make up for it."
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "I met my three girlfriends for dinner. I had made reservations that day on OpenTable. We were seated immediately. Everything we ordered came in a reasonable amount of time. The potato cheddar balls had a jalapeno bite to them, which probably was listed on the menu, but I didn't read the whole description since I was distracted talking. The pretzels were yummy, warm and soft. I couldn't eat the spinach and artichoke dip with tortilla chips because I'm allergic to corn. But the girls loved it. My small Caesar salad was good and just the right size. My burger was cooked perfectly and the fries were delicious. We stayed pretty long into the night and they didn't mind. They were very accommodating and attentive. Great time overall. Great drinks."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "My husband and I wanted to go out to some place fun, but not too expensive, for our anniversary. We liked this restaurant because the food was hearty and it was a brewery so it was nice to have a sampler and get to try 6 of their beers, all of which were awesome. It wasn't just the same old restaurant which is why we liked it."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "Went as group of 6 thanks to Open Table. We were immediately say even though we weren't all there on time. Service was pleasant and variety of dishes were great. We will be back to try more new dishes."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "Great food and drinks with speedy service! Definitely will return!"
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "When we were seated there was no silverware on the table. After asking our server and not getting it...we had to take the silverware from an unoccupied table. One salad was ordered with the dressing on the side, but came out with the dressing on the salad. We asked for broccoli instead of peas, but of course were given the peas. The server said "they were having difficulties" in the kitchen. She did remove the charge for the salad. All these difficulties did not make for a pleasurable dinner."
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "No complaints at all from this experience. Waiter was extremely friendly and helpful. Food came out in a timely manner and everything tasted good, including the drinks. Will go back again."
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "Eating out is one of the things do often, and and my wife has always been fussy about where we ate. We find few restaurants we really meet our standards. And John Harvard is one of them."
    Dined on 1/16/2014
  • "Went with a group from work great service reasonable prices and good food"
    Dined on 1/8/2014
  • "We were looking for good burgers and that is what we found! Great choice for a casual meal with friends."
    Dined on 1/4/2014
  • "We enjoyed our first visit to John Harvards. We live not far from the restaurant, and had been meaning to try it for quite some time. We finally dined there recently, and were very pleased with the service, food, and beverages. Our server, Kacie, did an outstanding job of explaining the menu options, and was very knowledgeable about the varied micro-brew choices. Our shrimp appetizer was a generous portion and very flavorful. Our entrees, a chicken & pasta dish and a homemade meatloaf were fresh, hot, and delicious. We finished the meal with a brownie sundae that we shared, as the portions of the entrees are plentiful. We will certainly be back!"
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "The seasonal beer is great. Especially the Pumpkin Spice beer in the fall."
    Dined on 12/29/2013
  • "Really pleased with the service and reservation facility. Happy hours offer good discounts for starters and drinks. I would definitely recommend this place for group hangouts and small parties."
    Dined on 12/19/2013
  • "Seems to be one of the only reasons to go there. Food is ehh. Ordered chicken pot pie. Wasn't bad. Know they prepare them ahead of time but could you at least make me thing you took sonetine to prepare it and not just hear it up and have it at my table within 5 minutes of me ordering it. Your a restaurant not a fast food joint. McDonalds takes longer to get their food out. Hire some experienced people as well. Good thing my food came with a spoon as their was no silver wear on the table. Had to ask for a napkin. So now it will be another year for my return as pumpkin spice is retired for the season. Wish there could be another reason to go"
    Dined on 12/15/2013
  • "Booked a 9 person lunch affair that went relatively well. The table wasn't set up upon arrival, however that was taken care of quickly. I had gotten info from the website regarding the private party lunch menus for a set price per person. The server was unfamiliar with it and had to ask the manager. The manager in turn had to see the menus I printed from their site to let the chef know what to prepare. Meanwhile all this info was all included in the reservation that I had set up. They ended up honoring the menu and prices without any further issues which is why I rated them well. However I feel they should definitely be more familiar with what the website offers and thoroughly read a reservation so confusion can be avoided."
    Dined on 10/20/2013
  • "After making a reservation with Open Table, my wife and I went for dinner and to watch a hockey game at a table in the bar area. It was busy when we got there and we were seated a small high top table right by the kitchen with a lot of wait staff traffic and restricted view of the TVs. We went back up front and asked if we could have the table that just opened up. The hostess said no problem. Then when the table was cleaned, she promptly seated another couple at the table we were waiting for. When we told her that was our table, she informed us that the couple she sat had a reservation. When we told her that we did as well, and she told us that table would be ours, she just went back to greeting customers. We left and won't be back."
    Dined on 10/19/2013
  • "not a restaurant. At least in terms of a meal. Admittedly I went for the pumpkin spice ale ... and loved that!! As far as my "dining" experience I was sorely disappointed. I was behind a group of 4 without reservations. They were seated at a booth. We were taken to the absolute worst table in the place!!! a tiny table placed between the busy aisle and a large group. The child on the bench next to me was constantly jumping around and moving the bench... I asked for the empty booth across from us and we were moved. The place was too busy for the amount of servers. We had our appetizer long before we had plates or napkins, etc. the food was typical "chain restaurant" food. Nothing out of the ordinary either good or bad."
    Dined on 10/19/2013
  • "Enjoyed very much. So happy to have a reservation. Busy, busy night and walked right in."
    Dined on 10/4/2013