Beginnings

4.7
134 Reviews
$30 and under
Gastro Pub
A good meal or a perfectly poured drink, like a good book, can nourish the soul. And it's arguable that no profession loves a good libation more than the writer. As an ode to some of the greats we introduce Beginnings, a literary, culinary experience in Atlantic Beach, NY.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 134 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.6
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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HelenaC
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

2nd time here and amazing again. Food is top notch and high quality. Worth the price, lots of interesting choices and lots of fresh fish

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vickiem
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is excellent .the service was wonderful.the place is little gem in Atlantic beach.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Went for Valentine’s Day which the restaurant completely overbooked. Got there on time for our reservation, and were then told it’ll be 45-50 minute wait. The hostess was not very helpful or friendly, it seemed like she was avoiding us.

Once we got seated in the tent (which wasn’t where our reservation was for), everything was great. Our waitress was amazing especially for the amount of people she was waiting on. The food was great, specifically the appetizers. They did a really good job of decorating the tent and making it feel like a nice, cozy spot. Will definitely come back again but not on a holiday for sure.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time here and everything was so amazing. Definitely going back!

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AnnF
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

fun night out! Great food, drinks and service. Clam lover was delicious!!!

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vipFHFoodie
New York Area
117 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our fourth time at Beginnings (which has now become our new favorite place). I think our server (we have had the same one each time) has a photographic memory, because she remembered what we ordered on each of our prior visits and even asked if we wanted the same drink order (we did). Very impressive.

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FTong
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a delicious meal here at Beginnings. Staff member were attentive and fantastic. The food blew my mind!! I would highly recommend this restaurant. 😊

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KateL
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Apps, entrees, drinks and dessert were all wonderful!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a very nice time. The reservation was made with a note we were celebrating a birthday however they didn’t acknowledge the birthday which was upsetting. Still a great experience

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kristinah
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have dined hear numerous times and each time the food is phenomenal (I am pretty picky about restaurants). Highly recommend the porterhouse for two. Staff is great as well. Busy place so make reservations or prepare to wait a bit. Well worth it though! Finally a really high quality restaurant in the Long Beach area.

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jenniferg
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really great ambience and food and service. Me and my boyfriend had such a nice time

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Kenny
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time there and will for sure return! Ribeye was outstanding :)

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Nicky
New England
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall1food3service3ambience1

We had a reservation for four people to sit inside and when we arrived were told to wait in the doorway for over 20 min to be told they couldn't sit us inside we had to sit outside in a heated tent. The hostess was beyond rude, had she been nicer and explained what happened we would have understood but this was not the case. It was beyond freezing cold, no one should have been allowed to sit outdoors that evening. We have been there before and everything was wonderful so Im hoping they are better prepared and keep to their reservations.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food! Great menu! Fantastic ambience!

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MarieK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall2food4service5ambience1

This is the 2nd time I booked to have a table inside and when I arrived I was told they were overbooked and I would have to sit outside in the tent. I purposely went earlier so that I could sit inside. The hostess was rude when I told her my reservation was inside. The Manager, however, was very nice and took me to the tent and apologized. I would, however, never go to this restaurant and spend what I did for dinner and drinks to sit in the cold. My swordfish and cocktails were very good. My husband and friend ordered burgers and were not happy with them or the fries. Disappointing.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot with great food and service.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic experience again. Such a variety of choices and very single thing was delicious. Filet mignon cooked to perfection-exactly how asked. Loved the eggplant meatballs and cauliflower app! Can’t wait to go back!
Waitress was pleasant and gave good suggestions when asked. New Zealand Sav. Blanc white wine exactly what I was looking for. Be back sooner than later for sure :)
Sorry don’t have all the pics from everyone- but clearly these pics show some phenomenal things:)

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fantastic. Service was amazing. Everyone really enjoyed!

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NancyR
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome time ... little pricy ! But overall nice !

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vipFHFoodie
New York Area
117 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beginnings is quickly becoming our new favorite place. Everything on the menu is excellent, but I am addicted to their Gatsby's Return burger, which I start to crave again only a few days after eating it. Our server was spot on with all of her recommendations, and extremely attentive. Thank you.

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johns
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

I ate in the tent and it was warm, comfortable and a very nice atmosphere Food was very good. I will be going back.

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kcob72
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First time eating at Beginnings...the atmosphere is great and the food was outstanding. The menu is eclectic and provides the diner multiple options. I want to try everything on the menu.

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ShariShap
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great place to safely celebrate 2021!!!! Most amazing staff, excellent menu while always adding creativity and fun!

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vipELIS
Miami
29 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

First time here. I had read the reviews and was hoping this place was as good as the reviews. It was! My fiance and I had a date night on a Wednesday night. we ate in the tent outside, but it didnt feel like a tent at all. The decor was really cozy, the tables and chairs were not foldable/portable furniture, which made it feel like a nice indoor experience.
Although the wine selection is not very varied or impressive, the food and service made up for it. I had the Tagliatelle with tenderloin tips with with crumbled gorgonzola cheese. Probably one of the best pasta dishes I have had in my lifetime. My fiance had the seared tuna served over mashed potatoes which she raved about. To finish off we shared a banana pudding and all i have to say is MAKE SURE TO ORDER IT!
We will definitely be back again!

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MarinaC
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

All of the food was absolutely delicious, and very generous portion sizes! Our waitress, Melissa couldn’t have been any nicer and provided great service. We had the chicken parm, scallops, wings, and the roasted chicken. All of them were great! Definitely would go back.

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DanielleF
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just AMAZING!!! Is there anything else to say after that?? Lolol

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Outstanding
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beginnings is outstanding! Cocktails and food were amazing and the ambience is so cool and luxe. Great service and food was quick. Highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great dinner with some girlfriend's. The food and drinks were delicious. A little pricey but was worth it. Would def come again!

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RobertH
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience at Beginnings. The food, the ambiance, the staff.

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JackC
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love to go eat at Beginnings! What a great place. Very friendly atmosphere!!

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RobinS
Hawaii
7 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall3food5service5ambience5

Food and service were wonderful. Covid restrictions not really enforced.

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KAB1
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, staff and atmosphere at Beginnings is always wonderful. Always enjoy a trip here

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was phenomenal!

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ColinM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love the vibe, the food, and service. A favorite of our family for sure- especially for our elementary aged kids too.

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LaurenA
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful time here this past Sunday! Ordered the filet mignon. Will definitely come again! Thanks for a wonderful experience.

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MichaelM
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have not been To this restaurant in several years because I was not satisfied with the manager at the time. My I wife and several friends went recently and were extremely impressed with service and food. I went with my wife sister and brother in law. We were met at the door and the person apologized for us having about a 10 minute wait. I told them not a problem. They adhered to the COVID-19 restrictions very well. The Sushi appetizer was excellent. The others had some type of shrimp and they also enjoyed it. My wife and brother in law had the pasta with sausage and loved it. My sister had the ribs and they were plentiful and enjoyable. I had the Halibut and it was very good. I recommend this to anyone looking for a nice dinner out

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BrendaO
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great! We were seated in the tent and it was beautiful!

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KayD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service2ambience5

Lovely setting and dinner. Service is not the best but what they lack there is made up elsewhere. Will be back!

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vipCq33
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great place snd very good food. Try the fish Tacos. Amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food as always!

FAQs

Beginnings offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (516) 239-7483.

Beginnings is rated 4.7 stars by 134 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.