Rein at the Garden City Hotel
Rein at the Garden City Hotel
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Rein at the Garden City Hotel

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.gardencityhotel.com/
  • Phone: 5168779385x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Breakfast: 6:30-11:00 am

    Lunch: 11:30-2:30 pm

    Dinner: 5:30-10:30 pm

    Late Night: 10:00-till close

    Sunday Brunch: Seatings Begin at 11:45 am
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Michael Mandato
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, High Tea, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Rein, of The Garden City Hotel, is available for your private function or social gathering. With two private dining rooms, it is the ideal setting for artistic dinner parties and creative culinary events. Let our cuisine, wine and atmosphere make your occasion a memorable success!

    Rein Private Events invites you to host a wide variety of culinary events creatively designed to educate and entertain up to 100 guests.

    Please contact Private Dining Coordinator Brittany Holihan.
  • Private Party Facilities: Rein the signature restaurant of The Garden City Hotel is proud to present our Private Dining facilities.

    The Polo Dining Room and Wine Room available for affairs of 12 to 100 guests offers classic elegance in a relaxed and comforting setting.

    While our 5 star caliber service sets the tone to create a memorable experience for your special occasion or corporate mixer. Contact Brittany Holihan, Private Dining Coordinator, to assist in making your next party an event your guests will be talking about for years.
  • Private Party Contact: Brittany Holihan 5168779385x
  • Special Events: Hi! The text for the Chef's Table, limited to 16 seats:


    April 16th
    6PM


    Join us for an exclusive front-row dining experience in the world-class kitchen of Executive Chef Michael Mandato.


    $150 per person Limited Seating Available
    Includes elaborate five-course meal with a selection of perfectly paired wines.


    A representative of Rein will contact you upon completing your reservation to take payment information over the phone.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Stewart Avenue
  • Public Transit: LIRR - Garden City
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Complimentary Valet at hotel entrance or self parking available.
A word from Rein at the Garden City Hotel
Polo Steakhouse, a quintessential American Steakhouse, is led by Executive Chef Michael Mandato. Chef Mandato's menu features grilled steaks and chops - all 28-day dry aged USDA prime grade beef- along with raw bar, signature dishes and mouth-watering desserts. Re-imagined by Italian designer Marcello Pozzi, Polo Steakhouse incorporates hand-laid mahogany herringbone floors with deep cabernet textiles and custom made Italian furniture. Polo Steakhouse seats approximately 120 and includes The Wine Room, a private dining space for special events and celebrations for up to 50 guests. Open for lunch Monday through Friday, dinner served daily 5:30pm-10pm. The Garden City Hotel's famous brunch will continue on Sundays and Saturday's Polo Lounge will serve lighter fare and the hotel's renowned tea service. Polo Lounge is open for cocktails daily
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Rein at the Garden City Hotel reviews from OpenTable diners
  • Wonderful Experience!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/26/2013
    Went there for our anniversary. Great service, great food, and a staff that was very attentive. I will be back there soon.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Spent my birthday with a couple
    1birthdaygurl
    Dined on 10/13/2013
    Spent my birthday with a couple of friends over your Sunday brunch. I don't know where to begin. For starters staff were extremely accommodating. Service was great. Food- overwhelming but delicious. .My only regret is that I didn't get the opportunity to sample more than hslf of the other food selections that I had to leave behind because I did not have any more room in my stomach.I will definitely return before the year is out.Thanks for making my special day memorable.♡
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • excellent romantic date restaurant
    reinsupreme
    Dined on 8/16/2013
    Cozy, exceptional wait staff, the pianist was phenomenal...played any song requested. Food was definitely a plus...I was pleasantly surprised...
    Special Features:
    romantic, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Quiet Lunch
    MarcieVIP
    Dined on 7/5/2013
    We had a midweek lunch which was very enjoyable. Unfortunately another diner was creating a disturbance, accusing a lone diner (who was minding his own business) of staring at her and basically behaving badly while feeding her little dog from the table. it certainly dampened our meal through no fault of the restaurant. The wait staff was apologetic and the food was quite good. The exception was the lobster roll - the lobster was good but the bun was stale. We have not written it off and will return for what I am sure will be a better time.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • WONDERFUL FOOD
    Fancyij
    Dined on 7/3/2013
    Menu choices exceptional prepared perfectly, good sizeed portions not overwhelming. Beautiful room classic real wood with modern art . Very nice service not over solicitous.. Can't wait to go again
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, notable wine list, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food,and nice ambiance
    robkapVIP
    Dined on 6/22/2013
    Very good food and service. Also prices very reasonable. We ere there for our anniversary and they made sure we felt special.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, romantic, late-night find, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Classy is the Garden City Hotel
    Jacqueline
    Dined on 6/15/2013
    The afternoon British Tea at 2 was delightful. The ambiance with classical violinist was wonderful. The wait staff terrific and the finger sandwiches, scones and pastries delicious.
    Special Features:
    romantic, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • not enough to eat and over priced
    notenoughtoeat
    Dined on 6/8/2013
    Though the service was outstanding, the food though for the price was not worth it. The salmon was too spicy, and the portions were very small. In fact we had to go out later in the evening to eat something. We are not big eaters but when you go out to a nice restaurant for a special occasion you expect more for your money.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • While the Polo Grill was a
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/2/2013
    While the Polo Grill was a gem in the crown of the Garden City Hotel and a perfect spot for those special occasions Rein is too noisy as it doubles as the bar. The food is always outstanding, but the noise levels are too high for people looking for a romantic setting. It was our 29th wedding anniversary and though we mentioned at the time we made our reservations it was not acknowledged by anyone.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, notable wine list, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Just OK
    Jomo
    Dined on 5/11/2013
    Perhaps my expectations were set too high. Our waiter did not return to the table after the main course was served to ask about my empty wine glass. We had to call another waiter over and he brought it over. But our waiter did the right thing by apologizing and not charging me for the glass of wine. The dining room is elegantly styled with just the right amount of light. The seats were so low that I felt my chin was going to hit the table. The side tables were situated such that my wife had a good view of the room while I was facing my wife and the wall behind her. My wife and I agreed the food was acceptable but didn't blow our socks off as is usually the case at the better restaurants.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Restaurant week at the Garden
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 5/5/2013
    Restaurant week at the Garden City Hotel. The food was delicious as always, the Service was superior, the atmosphere a total pleasure... Can't wait to back for Brunch in a couple of weeks! Probably our most favorite restaurant on Long Island!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I was lookin for an elegant
    Lala2
    Dined on 5/4/2013
    I was lookin for an elegant stay and a restaurant for our one yr anniversary for my boyfriend and I. It was our first time at the garden city . Our experience was just what we thought it would be. Relaxin stay and romantic dinner. We enjoyed our dinner, everything we ate was delicious. We would definately recommend and come back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • This first-timer will return
    nicknameVIP
    Dined on 5/3/2013
    Took advantage of restaurant week and dined at Rein. Would have preferred the main room but the only available table was essentially on top of the piano. Cocktail piano music was great but you need some distance is you intend to converse during dinner. The inner room was elegant just not as "clubby" as I would have liked. Nevertheless, quality food & drink with fine service. Will not wait for next restaurant week promotion to visit again.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice Place for a Date
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/3/2013
    The decor is sleek, except for the TVs above the bar. There is a piano player who takes requests, and he's quite good. Excellent Service--attentive without being intrusive. Just right. We barely waited for our dishes and drinks. We went for restaurant week. We both got the shrimp cocktail appetizer, which was ok. I got the filet mignon entree, and my wife got the seafood wellington. The steak was done perfectly; a nice char on the outside with a rare center. It was a little small, but with appetizer and dessert, we were both quite full. The seafood wellington was also very good. The desserts were great; an olive oil cake and a chocolate tart with raspberry. Pretty decadent. A nice place. I would recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dine in a Garden City Landmark
    Byktyke
    Dined on 5/3/2013
    Had dinner at Rein in the beautiful Garden City Hotel. Dined during Long Island Restaurant Week from Price Fixe menu, which made the meal worth a try. Rein is more of a bar lounge than than your typical, fancy hotel restaurant. No tablecloths. Lots of wood paneling. Large bar with TV. Service was friendly and attentive. [Though they could have offered us more than one roll or piece of bread. ;-)] Salads and appetizers were well presented. I had the filet mignon, which was prepared to order and both juicy and tasty. Small, but par for the course.Wife had chicken breast, which was rather unremarkable.Hey, it was a chicken breast. Chocolate Mousse Bomb for dessert topped off a nice, relaxing meal in a pleasant, welcoming atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The food was great. Ambience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 5/1/2013
    The food was great. Ambience was very nice. I enjoy going there and
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • a disappointing step down
    mhkh
    Dined on 4/30/2013
    We have eaten here several times before, and we were quite impressed, so we looked forward to this visit. Unfortunately, the food was not up to the standard set on the previous visits, nor was the service. Neither one was bad, but this time neither the food nor the service would make us want to come back. After the visit, we heard that the restaurant was under new management. Let's hope the new management can remedy some of the problems.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Time
    LoveLIRestaurantWeek2013
    Dined on 4/29/2013
    We chose this restaurant to go to during LI Restuanat Week as we thought it might be price prohibative otherwise. The food was delicious and the regualr menu prices were not so out of reach as we thought either; although they had a shorter regular menu due to the price fixe menu. We will go back at regualr prices.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The food a Rein was excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/28/2013
    The food a Rein was excellent but I did not like where our table was situated because it was right in front of the bar which made conversation extremely hard at our table contending with the conversation from the bar. It was on a Wednesday evening and not crowded and there were other available tables yet the hostess sat our party in front of the bar
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 5 stars
    Joan
    Dined on 4/26/2013
    Lives up to it's reputation. 5 stars is 5 stars here! From beginning to end the experience was wonderful. We can't wait until next time!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not worth it
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/25/2013
    Went here for a special occasion and were treated very well and given free champagne. However, we brought a coupon and the waiter tried to overcharge us to make up for the amount of the coupon. We felt suddenly very unwelcome and unimportant and we were ignored by the waiter for a few minutes until we were able to straighten out the difference. As far as food, the appetizers and dessert was good, but the entrees were nothing special.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • expecting a fine dining experience
    truleybad
    Dined on 4/23/2013
    Very dissapointed by the extremyl slow service. Restaurant air was too cool. It was noisy and just not up to par with the fine standards set by the Gardeb City Hotel. Would not return
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very enjoyable lunch.Good
    Mimi
    Dined on 4/8/2013
    Very enjoyable lunch.Good service without being intrusive!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fantastic as always! Great
    SylviaVIP
    Dined on 3/31/2013
    Fantastic as always! Great dining experience. Food, service and presentation were outstanding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • This was a Wedding Anniversary
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 3/27/2013
    This was a Wedding Anniversary dinner which I stated on the reservation and requested a quiet corner. Not only was my request fulfilled, it was exceeded. We were greeted with congratulatory remarks and given a complimentary glass of champagne for the occasion. The Service was fantastic and the food exquisite. The ambiance was perfect for the occasion. My thanks to the staff for making it a memorable evening.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent for Client Breakfast
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/12/2013
    Held a client breakfast for four. Room was less than half full, so it was quiet. Sat at table in front of the fireplace and it was warm and inviting. Food was basic omelette fare, but well-prepared, served hot and all was good. Service was impeccable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Quiet romantic dining area
    JosephVIP
    Dined on 3/7/2013
    Quiet romantic dining area in a terrific hotel. The food is very good and service was terrific. The only thing I did not like was their wine list. We order a mini bottle of a cab (Rutherford) and it was not good at all for its price.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • This was the first time for
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 2/23/2013
    This was the first time for my wife and I at Rein, and we had a wonderful dinner. We will definitely return. Appetizers and entrees were delicious. The live music is a nice touch. Nice spot for an elegant dinner without spending a fortune.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A delight!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/23/2013
    Our second time for high tea - simply fabulous; great food, drink and delightful experience!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Overall I thought the staff
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/18/2013
    Overall I thought the staff was quite nice, though our server was just a tad odd (nice nonetheless). The place was very noisy because while we were the only diners in the from area at about 5pm (few more tables were taken by the time we were done) there was a robust happy hour crowd at the bar. While service was pleasant, my food (chicken dish off pre-fixe) was dry and quite salty. My fiance's food was delicious (fish). Our app was oysters and the arugula salad...delicious. I probably won't go here again due to the sheer # of good restaurants nearby but I think it's a decent place to grab a bite and drinks within the hotel.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We throughly enjoyed Rein.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 1/12/2013
    We throughly enjoyed Rein. Food was delicious - service was perfect and the atmosphere was vibrant.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, romantic
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Order the Chocolate Tea
    notbadVIP
    Dined on 1/12/2013
    the tea service at Rein is different because you step back in time when you enter their special room. The food is over the top in terms of the sandwiches because you can order more sandwiches if you are not full the first time around. The scones were not warm which was a bummer. The rest of the tea was good but it didn't seem to be plated perfectly which is what you expect at a tea service. Our waiter was attentive and experience and rates very high marks. The chocolate tea is worth the extra money if you love chocolate because the hot chocolate is divine, melted down from a candy bar. It will satisfy you!
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  • Very disappointing. Mediocre
    JackCPAVIP
    Dined on 1/8/2013
    Very disappointing. Mediocre food. The evening was ruined when they refused to accept my GC chamber discount card.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Went for dinner - good food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 1/7/2013
    Went for dinner - good food - good service - kind of quiet - not much of a scene...
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Very nice. Not as elegant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 1/2/2013
    Very nice. Not as elegant ad I expected. Just a nice hotel restaurant. However they did not have my open table reservations. They wre gracious enough to seat us anyway.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The food was great but there
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 12/30/2012
    The food was great but there was obviously something wrong with the service. Many times there were no servers on the floor and the matre d came over to serve us. I would go back and would recommend this restaurant but the service should improve to keep diners coming in.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Was really hoping for a great
    JessVIP
    Dined on 12/29/2012
    Was really hoping for a great local afternoon tea- it was only "okay" and not worth having again.
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  • Anniversary dinner
    whackywendy
    Dined on 12/8/2012
    Everything was PERFECT! Asked for nice table & got one in front of the fireplace.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Nice night out
    Emily
    Dined on 11/24/2012
    Took my friend here for her birthday. We sat in the bar area, a very lovely and warm looking room. Our waiter was rather slow - he didn't approached us to take any orders for about 15-20 minutes at which point he tried to only take our drink order which I know is normal but we'd had ample time to read the menu, we had to tell him we were ready to order food at that point as well. Our food was almost perfect, with out of 6 courses for the two of us, only one was a miss (cold couscous with hot seared scallops).
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent food, thoughtfully
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 11/10/2012
    Excellent food, thoughtfully prepared. The front dining room, by the bar seemed crowded and a bit noisy, but the back dining room where we chose to sit was much quieter and a perfect setting for celebrating our wedding anniversary. The service was attentive and not pretentious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate