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About John Harvard's Brewery and Ale House
John HarvardÕs Brewery & Ale House in Lake Grove, New York in a restaurant that specializes in serving classic American comfort cuisine and pub style food. The restaurant prides itself on utilizing seasonal, local and organic ingredients in its dishes.
John HarvardÕs Brewery & Ale House offers a variety of starters, soups and salads, burgers and sandwiches, pizza and pub classics. Selections at the restaurant include oysters, fish tacos, New England clam chowder, turkey patty melt burger, grilled cheese sandwich, roasted chicken fontina pizza, shepherdÕs pie and lamb chops. Also on the menu is a selection of John HarvardÕs Brewery & Ale HouseÕs famous in-house brewed beer and cocktails, including their Dunster pale ale and Mid-Winter Imperial Stout, available by the glass or pitcher.
Lake Grove, NY 11755
Brewery, Burgers, American
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Daily: 11:30am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm
New Moriches Rd
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
John Harvard's Brewery and Ale House Ratings and Reviews
John Harvards is a local restaurant that I wanted to try out for a while. I ordered the Shepherd's Pie which tasted alright but the quantity was too small for the price. The rest of my party ordered other items from the menu which looked really good like the burgers and artichoke dip. However, what really sold it for me (and the main reason I came) was for the craft beer. I tried the pumpkin spice beer during the happy hour and it was the greatest thing in the world. Definitely one of the best if not the best beer I have ever tried and well worth the price at $4 per pint. It even had a cinnamon sugar rim around the top and went down very smooth. I will definitely be returning to try their other selection of beers.
This was not our first time here. The food, drinks and service are fabulous. We usually go with an appetizer that may be shared. This time we took nachos. Enough for at least 5-6 people. Some took burgers. They are ALWAYS cooked the way you want. One took a veggie burger, which she said was great. Our sides were either a salad or cole slaw or fries. All of them were super. The cole slaw was not drowning in mayonnaise. Perfect. Just wish they would add sweet potato fries to the menu. They would probably be outstanding also.
Our waiter was Ryan and he was great! The food was good but I have to say that I felt the place has gotten run down. I even hate to say this as I am not a complainer, but since you sent to me, have to be honest.
I felt it could use a good cleaning....windows all over very cloudy!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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
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.
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.
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.
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