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Shandon Court
Shandon Court

Shandon Court Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.shandoncourt.com
  • Phone: (631) 581-5678
  • Hours of Operation: Brunch: Sunday: 11:00am - 3:00pm, Lunch: Daily: 11:30pm - 3:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 3:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 3:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Continental, American, European
  • Executive Chef: Piers Stringer
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Dancing, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Three catering rooms are designed to create the perfect setting for any special event or business function. For parties of 35-100 the Jury Room features stately woodwork, a mahogany bar and generous space for your guests enjoy themselves. For larger parties, Shandon Court presents the Court Room. This spatial room boasts ivory columns adorned with Waterford chandeliers and cherry dance floor. Their experienced staff is happy to answer all questions and advise you on every detail of your gathering. They pride themselves in ensuring that your affair is as memorable as it is flawless!
  • Private Party Contact: Donna Butler (631) 581-5678
  • Entertainment: At Shandon Court, you will find an authentic taste of Ireland. Customers have been quoted saying such things as: "You feel like your in your best friends living room" or "It's the only place on Long Island where the entire restaurant is singing along with the band!" If you are looking for an entertaining evening with superb food and live entertainment every evening, it can be found at Shandon Court. The Owner, Gerry Finlay can be found singing an Irish Ballad too! Sunday Traditional Irish Seissuns- bring your instruments and join the band, or sit back and enjoy a taste of Ireland!
  • Special Events & Promotions: Long Island Restaurant News Readers voted Shandon Court Long Island's Best Restaurant for a Holiday in 2011!

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Division Avenue
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Shandon Court
Voted Long Island Best American/Continental Restaurant for both 2011 & 2012! Shandon Court is a family owned and operated Restaurant & Catering facility located in the heart of East Islip. Since our family opened the restaurant’s doors in 2002, we have worked to maintain a well rounded menu with superior ingredients paired with impeccable service. Yet, we strive for a quaint friendly neighborhood attitude & true Irish hospitality at its finest! Shandon Court’s international chef, Piers Stringer, has learned alongside some of the world’s elite chefs. Chef Stringer has gained a reputation as an award winning, innovative chef with an exceptional record of service and experience at noted Micheline assessed and Rosette awarded restaurants Open 7 days as week for lunch and dinner Shandon Court also boasts an eclectic bar menu and delightful sit down Sunday Brunch. Stop in for a night of dinner and dancing in a warm and welcoming atmosphere with relaxed elegance.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "My wife and I had a wonderful dining experience, we will be back."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "The food was very bland. The service very slow to come to our table and I ordered Processco and was told they didn't have it chilled."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "My wife and I ate here to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary. The food was perfect from start to finish. Freshest clams on the half shell I've had in some time. Their Baked Seafood appetizer was exquisite. The Filet was one of the best I've had in some time as well, I could have eaten it with only a fork. The chef at this restaurant takes pride in his fare."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "Beautiful presentation of delicious items on menu. Ask for Sean to be your waiter, he is awesome."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "What a great experience . The food was right on and service wonderful."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "We always enjoy Shandon Court. Consistently good food in a comfortable environment that has good service too. On this latest visit we were treated to a Blue Grass Band who play the last Sunday of each month. Great music, people danced...lots of fun! "
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "Nice menu. Tasty food. Very nice. Experience. Will be returning. "
    Dined on 5/21/2014
  • "It was a slow night when we went to eat and the service was great as well as the food. "
    Dined on 5/13/2014
  • "Great Staff, amazing food and fun ambience. Our go to restaurant for special occasions."
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "Dine here at least once a month. This is now the second time that the service was horribly slow! Unfortunately, it affected the food as well. My husband's appetizer never arrived, I had to reask the server for a side that I had requested, and nothing on my dish was cooked as well as it usually is. No apologies for the long wait for our food. At least last time we experienced service like this, we were compensated for it. This time we left disappointed!"
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "We had made a reservation for 5:45 but got stuck in a great deal of traffic. They were very responsive and helpful when we called them. They changed the reservation to another time, based on our location when I called. When we got there, we were in a huge hurry because we had tickets for a show nearby. They understood our predicament, made recommendations for food that could come quickly, and responded hastily. We were disappointed that we were in such a hurry. The food we had was delicious, and the wine they recommended was quite good. Overall, we were impressed with quality of food and responsiveness of staff."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Although this was my first visit we will make it a favorite. Our waiter Ward was polite and good sense of humor. The atmosphere is lovely. We sat by the fireplace which made our anniversary dinner that much more special. There was a family with three children but we didn't feel it made a difference since they did give them coloring books. We had an unexpected pleasure of live music and really enjoyed it. I saw they had a lovely patio that I asked about and you can eat outside come warm weather as they decorate it with lavish tropical flowers. We intend on checking that out as well."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "Hostess was not accommodating when we asked for a different seat (at a time the restaurant was empty). Apparently we were the only guests who didn't pick a specific table when we reserved a time. The Valentines day special menu was pricey for the converted pub type atmosphere and the food wasn't great (Waldorf Salad $18 tasted like straight mayonnaise dressing...short ribs $26 were dry and stringy)... Felt like we we being nickeled and dimed when asked if we wanted to pay a little more to have bottled water instead of tap water in our drinking glasses. ....Not planning a return trip."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Overall the food was good, Service was a bit on the slower side, Maybe good for some people. Had to wait for our table , Earlier party in the dining room was late to leave . Bartender was a bit on the lazy side. Don't think Ill go back"
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "What a lovely time we had that night. Walking into this beautiful restaurant relaxed us right away with all the candles and smiling, friendly faces. Sitting down in the dining room we were greeted by our server Sean who we found very knowledgeable and helpful. As we spoke over drinks we were also listening to a great solo artist playing guitar. That added a lot as well as we love live music. And at just the right sound level as well. Appetizers and, later, entrees came out that were gorgeous - and tasted even better. Generous portion sizes as well. Once finished with the repast we decided to sit a spell and take in the ambiance. This turned out to be a home-run for a first date. Thank you to Sean and to Shandon Court!"
    Dined on 2/4/2014
  • "Our groupof 9 people with five future guide dogs were treated like royalty. Great Service, they did everything to accomodate our groups special needs. Thanks to all."
    Dined on 1/19/2014
  • "We had another enjoyable evening here with friends. The food was very good and there was even entertainment. I would definitely recommend this restaurant."
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "It's "Cheers " Long Island style. Great warm friendly staff."
    Dined on 12/6/2013
  • "Shandon Court never disappoints! The Thanksgiving menu was perfect. It was a full dining room (plus the buffet upstairs) so service was a little strained at times...not bad though. Always nice hearing Gerry play & sing!"
    Dined on 11/28/2013
  • "My husband and I went to Shandon Court last week and it was fabulous! There was a large table having a party. The owner came in with his guitar and sang her a beautiful song. It made me cry. No matter where I go there never be a more personal heartfelt experience like that. Shandon Court has a great personal touch, it takes you right back home.""
    Dined on 11/19/2013
  • "Creative offerings. Delicious and well presented courses. Excellent service. Pleasant and relaxing ambience."
    Dined on 11/6/2013
  • "We visited for Fall Restaurant Week. Everything was really really nice and they didn't skimp on the portions or the quality for the $27.95 3 course menu. Would gladly revisit and look forward to it."
    Dined on 11/4/2013
  • "All four of uswere vere dissapointed. Rubbery fish and steaks that were not properly cooked."
    Dined on 11/2/2013
  • "Shandon Court is your standard pub-like restaurant. The food is OK. I'd recommend the Shepards Pie. I'd skip the Filet Mignon or Short Rib Ravioli. For a relatively small place, the waiter seemed to disappear for long stretches, though our bus person was friendly, helpful and super nice."
    Dined on 10/26/2013
  • "I dine at Shandon Court often. Sean does a great job as a member of the wait staff. I had the scallops over spinach appetizer. They were sweet and nutty with great flavor. The marinated skirt steak was OUTSTANDING. It was cooked to perfection - medium rare, and there was plenty of it. While I drink single malts (Macallan), their selection of Irish whiskies and beers is excellent. It's a great place to dine or relax at the bar. Dining al fresco is also available. A real gem."
    Dined on 8/31/2013
  • "Sean waited on us. He was terrific. The wine, food and music was great. We sat outside after dinner to listen to WADE JAMM. Mother Nature cooperated with the weather. It was perfect."
    Dined on 8/23/2013
  • "I STARTED COMING TO SHANDON FOR THE LIVE BANDS LIKE THE ROCKINGHAMS & SALTHILL AND OTHERS. BUT I FOUND THE FOOD WAS WONDERFUL I HAD HAD MANY ENTREES , FROM THEIR BURGERS AND FISH & CHIPS TO THE STEAKS & SALMON. I HAVE NEVER BEEN DISAPOINTED."
    Dined on 8/2/2013
  • "Our dinners were outstanding as always. The lobster mac n cheese and the scallop entrée we had was so delicious, can't wait to return to for more! Friendly service and our host & waiter, Sean, was very accommodating and gracious. Singing Irish songs with Gerry Findlay on a Thursday night was even more fun."
    Dined on 8/1/2013
  • "Shandon Court is a local family owned restaurant - Geryy Finlay has sung the opening to NYC's St Pat's day parade more times than anyone I recall. Gerry or other terrific entertainers are there nightly - wonderful music. Staff are very attentive and professional and allow customers to dine in an un-hurried manner. True concern for your enjoyment is quite apparent and appreciated. Since there is also a catering hall in the back it can sometimes be a little slow to get your meal. But if the music is playing that is all to the good. East Islip is lucky to have such a nice and enjoyable real IRISH restaurant. Thanks Gerry and family"
    Dined on 7/6/2013
  • "Fine food, fabulous service. One of my all time favorites. Be sure to find out in advance, however, if the band is going to be loud."
    Dined on 7/5/2013
  • "Shandon Court is one of my husband's favorite restaurants. Although it was Father's Day we were greeted and seated immediately. The food was served at a good pace and tasted very good. Service was prompt and friendly. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone who wants a good meal at a reasonable price."
    Dined on 6/16/2013
  • "Food and service was excellent. Had the corn beef and cabbage. Very tender and tasty."
    Dined on 6/15/2013
  • "My girlfriends and I just had a great lunch at your restaurant. Elyse was delightful and please give our compliments to your gardener, beautiful!"
    Dined on 5/20/2013
  • "Wonderful neighborhood gem. Mothers'Day found Shandon prepared with ample food. Waite staff and space for the expected amount of patrons. Great experience ."
    Dined on 5/12/2013
  • "Food was great. Service not so good. Only 14 people in restaurant area for brunch and we waited for an hour and a half. And it was a sit down brunch. Too long. And the waiter, wasn't so friendly either. Snapped at my brother when he said we were ready to put the order in whenever HE was ready."
    Dined on 5/5/2013
  • "Great staff and food. Very relaxing enjoyable meal. All four of us loved the food! Found the place on Open Table and drove from Farmingdale. Definitely will be back soon."
    Dined on 5/4/2013
  • "Our reservation was for 5:30 pm, we didn't get served, even bread, until 6:15 pm. We got our appetizer about 6:40pm and our meal at 7 pm. At 7:15 pm we told the waitress that we needed to have our dessert and check by 7:30pm. She brought out tea but dessert didn't come to 7:40pm. At that point we again reminded her that we needed the check. The check was brought at 7:50pm. We had to pay cash because we couldn't wait any longer. We left the restaurant about 7:50. We had to race to our show. So, other than the fact that the service was extremely slow the food was very good. I noticed a large party in the back and another in the front, where we were sitting. Maybe, this restaurant can't handle other patrons when they have large parties."
    Dined on 5/4/2013
  • "It took over 2 hours to have a meal. They offered an extra glass of wine on them as an apology. When the food did finally arrive it was nothing special. I ordered the dry aged 20 oz steak and it was only slightly better than steaks that I get at Costco and grill myself on the BBQ."
    Dined on 5/4/2013
  • "The food was great. The service was prompt . The band the Rockinghams had the bar area packed and jumping. I have eaten there a number of times and the food is always wonderful . Try the strawberry fields salad. All of their entree are great whether you are having a burger at the bar or a sit down dinner you won't be disappointed ."
    Dined on 5/3/2013
  • "Food was adequate, nothing really stood out, however we ordered from the Prix Fixe menu so maybe that had something to do with it. We got excited about having peach chutney with the pork loin, but the mere drizzle that was served alongside was almost nonexistant. Ahi tuna was delish, but sauce was dull. Wasabi and soy sauce would have served it better."
    Dined on 5/1/2013