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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerAmerican
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked 1000-Point Tables
George Martin The Original reviews from OpenTable diners
121 reviews since May 21, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.5
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (93)special occasion (59)fit for foodies (50)good for groups (50)vibrant bar scene (37)hot spot (33)romantic (28)notable wine list (28)great for lunch (27)kid-friendly (17)late-night find (14)great for brunch (6)Show More
  • 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
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 72 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 21, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.5
    • Food4.4
    • Ambiance4.3
    • Service4.5
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 644 reviews are from the George Martin The Original reviews archive.
  • 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.
  • Old Stand-by
    Qball
    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 !
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • NOISE
    DinerVIP
    Dined on 5/14/2014
    Love the place, love the food, love the service, hate the level of noise.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Mother's Day Experience
    HappyCamper
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mother's day
    Diane
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Disappointed
    Family5
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • An excellent dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • yum
    spots25VIP
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    great meeting place. location perfect. i had the fish special that was so great! can't wait to go back.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place to eat
    Sabrina1
    Dined on 5/4/2014
    I really enjoyed the food, and the service was very good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best service around!
    luv2eatoutVIP
    Dined on 5/1/2014
    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.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fabulous as ever
    diningwithfriends
    Dined on 5/1/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Restaurant Week Find
    Tooch
    Dined on 4/30/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Restaurant Week Gem
    Luv2dineVIP
    Dined on 4/30/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 4/29/2014
    this was my first time there with my honey and it was very nice and thay had great serves ill be back soon.
    Special Features:
    romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/27/2014
    Definitely a good find in the neighborhood. Food very good, presentation nice. Not too noisy. Service is great.
    Special Features:
    Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • nc01jl47l
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    Our waitress, Jennifer, needs to be singled out for her warm personality, patience and attentiveness. She is a keeper.
    Special Features:
    Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Easter Sunday Dinner
    Boomer
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    Three of us dined at GM on Easter Sunday. It was a very relaxing and enjoyable experience. The food preparation and presentation was memorable.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Happy Easter!
    Luv2dineVIP
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Generic
    Lion
    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.
    Special Features:
    Late-Night Find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    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.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Pleasant Surprise
    MartyVIP
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    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.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently awesome
    JeffVIP
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • This restaurant was a pleasant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 4/2/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great service made up for meal
    bettycan013
    Dined on 3/27/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The Original GM
    ArtieP
    Dined on 3/25/2014
    My recommendations says it all. Great Food, Great Service. Makes eating out an enjoyment.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, kid-friendly, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • American comfort fare
    PAAAZ
    Dined on 3/24/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Critique
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • martini good after that down
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    martini good after that down hill food needed flavor
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Why make a reservation?
    Terzub8
    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.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Too Crowded, No room to moove
    amyblink
    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.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic