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 20, 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 (49)good for groups (49)vibrant bar scene (36)hot spot (32)romantic (28)notable wine list (27)great for lunch (26)kid-friendly (16)late-night find (14)great for brunch (6)Show More
  • Luv Geeorge Martins
    LuvGeorgeMartins
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A very pleasant dining experience.
    mike
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    A very pleasant dining experience. Attentive staff.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always on point
    Gemini
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We dine at George Martin frequently
    LynnVIP
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    We dine at George Martin frequently because the food is very consistent and has great value, We look forward to coming back again
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved it ...
    Pastedeechef
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistent, good food
    Cookingrvc
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just love this place. I have
    LKavVIP
    Dined on 2/21/2014
    Just love this place. I have been going to GM for years and have never been disappointed. The food has always been exceptionally good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Tasty Food, Good Service
    Cdrsisko
    Dined on 2/17/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Disappointed
    Dq314
    Dined on 2/16/2014
    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.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Nice restaurant
    Christyne
    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.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, romantic, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Original has lost its way
    markVIP
    Dined on 2/16/2014
    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.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Valentine's Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great lunch
    neldamVIP
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a great experience!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    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!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food
    Annie
    Dined on 2/1/2014
    Another outstanding dinner experience at George Martin!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Rockville Center (NY) Gem
    frankiec
    Dined on 2/1/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We had a family dinner in
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 1/31/2014
    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.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • our last visit
    steamfitter
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Thank you
    PAAAZ
    Dined on 1/31/2014
    So thankful that there is a restaurant in my neighborhood that is reliable and comfortable, with unpretentious kind service.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never misses!
    Planr50VIP
    Dined on 1/31/2014
    The food is always amazing and the service staff are truly friendly and eager to help. This is our "go to " place for dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • George Martin never disappoints
    BobEVIP
    Dined on 1/24/2014
    Great food great service. A great Long Island restaurant
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • George Martin - The Original
    ArtieP
    Dined on 1/18/2014
    Excellent food and service. A great place for dinner and drinks.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Popular for good reason. Good
    vikingwife
    Dined on 1/12/2014
    Popular for good reason. Good service, even on a very busy Sunday night. Food was very good. We will return.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 3 diners review
    JPM3
    Dined on 1/5/2014
    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!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Repeat customer
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 1/3/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect
    JeffVIP
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    Each one of our group ordered a different dish; we argued as to whose dish was better. It was perfect !
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • George Martin is a restaurant
    LynnVIP
    Dined on 12/28/2013
    George Martin is a restaurant that is very easy to frequent. There is always something to eat no matter what your mood or taste is. Food is always very well prepared. It is a very comfortable place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, late-night find, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always a favorite
    Jgirace
    Dined on 12/28/2013
    My husband and I went there on our first date 9 years ago and go back frequently still. Always great food, service, and ambience. Decent wine list as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently good
    elk675
    Dined on 12/27/2013
    We've been dining here for over 25 years and it never disappoints. This time we had the steak (petit filet mignonette) and (crab) cake with fried calamari and shrimp cocktail appetizers and of course their sweet potato fries. All yummy! And the dessert sampler was the crowning touch. What a great way to celebrate the holiday season!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The best restaurant in town,
    JimR
    Dined on 12/24/2013
    The best restaurant in town, for food, service, decor
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Phenomenal
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 12/19/2013
    This was the best meal on my entire trip which included boston providence NYC and LI
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The bar area is a little tight
    Dottie
    Dined on 12/18/2013
    The bar area is a little tight but besides that everything was GREAT
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food
    YummyVIP
    Dined on 12/17/2013
    Food was phenomenal... Service was great. Even at 9:30pm on a Tuesday night! Can't wait to go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great restaurant
    lunchbunch
    Dined on 12/14/2013
    If you're looking for a place to eat that is consistently good George Martin The Original is the place to go. I have never had a bad meal there.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • All good
    MikeVIP
    Dined on 12/13/2013
    Good food We went there for a special occasion. Great steak. A little pricey for regular dinning
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    Annie
    Dined on 12/7/2013
    The food, service and overall experience at George Martin's restaurant was excellent!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great neighborhood place
    Flora
    Dined on 12/4/2013
    My husband and I enjoyed a great dinner the other night at George Martin in RVC. We stopped for cocktails at the bar first and had a great time, everyone was very friendly and chatty. Not like most places where if you are not aregular, you just disappear into the woodwork! Dinner was very enjoyable and great wines at affordable prices. Wonderful staff all around from the moment we walked in until we left. Looking forward to going back soon! Kudos to George Martin's staff!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Should go back to the original.....
    Lanie
    Dined on 12/1/2013
    Good burgers comfort food. Getting a bit too chintzy on portion size while trying to be an upscale eatery. Would be better Returning to their roots and serve regular to large size amounts of the original entrees, soups etc. but it's still a Terrific spot to eat, meet and enjoy a wide variety of food
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Local Gem
    EatfineVIP
    Dined on 12/1/2013
    Great variety...everyone was happy with their dishes...Everything was served well,very attractive presentations! Also served properly....Good timing! Other than being a very LOUD REST.....EVERYTHING WAS PERFECT!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Family Birthday
    StayAwayVIP
    Dined on 11/30/2013
    We were at GM for my mother in law's birthday. Food was excellent, no one went home hungry, had some glitches in service especially when we were ready to sing Happy Birthday, dessert came out without candle. That was corrected. Overall great time with a large group, we had 12.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic