George Martin's Grillfire (Merrick)

4.5
203 Reviews
$30 and under
American

Grillfire, a contemporary upscale American Grill, boasts an energetic setting as well as a price friendly, casual menu – appealing to the masses. The menu features an eclectic variety of steaks, seafood, salads, burgers and sandwiches as well as some all- time favorites. Visit our main dining room or outside patio Wednesday - Sunday for dinner!

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
  • Contactless payment available
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 203 people are saying
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Jewel
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My second time here, food great & love the baked pretzels 🥨!!

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ChristineR
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food good and plentiful! Side chopped salad delicious - I had Chicken Fajitas - (so much food) but fresh and tasty. My daughters loved the chicken tacos and chicken sandwich and my husband enjoyed tomato bleu salad and steak sandwich cooked perfect as ordered. French Fries a favorite. We all love the pretzels to start and cotton candy to end the evening!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, excellent food. Nice touch with the pretzels at the beginning and cotton candy at the end.

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Johnnymike
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Good Food Excellent Drinks. The server was great. Great Shrimp Bisque. Been going there on New Years Eve for the last couple of years with my fsmily.

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vipajl4
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite meals of the year was House salad with the best creamy herb dressing followed by a rack of ribs and a baked potato- delicious!

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Lynne
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Great value. Cozy ambiance. Will return.

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vipAuntKayee
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a perfect way to end 2020 - with great service and delicious food!

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TrishaC
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Nice neighborhood spot. Good for families, couples etc.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good experience especially for a Christmas Eve. Service was just a little slow but in this day and age there is nowhere you can go and get good service due to the lack of staff.

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MelissaW
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Perfect for Christmas eve dinner, food was delicious

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vipAndyO
New York Area
46 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always enjoy our meal here! Love the macaroni and cheese! Excellent service topped off with delicious cotton candy!

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Beth
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We all had a great time, service was good and the meal was even better. Great place for a friends get-together!

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Susabell
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great server great food. Lovely dinner. The staff made it a great experience

JD
vipJulieD
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food. Loved the special treats of pretzels and cotton candy!

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AmyS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great . They took us pretty close to our reservation. Food was delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Complimentary warm pretzels with dipping sauce was a pleasant surprise. The service was outstanding, as was the Simply Grilled Salmon with fresh veggies as the side. The Mahi Mahi was dry. Excellent cheesecake.

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vipnewplaces2eat
New York Area
69 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Very good food and service. Pleasant and enjoyable experience. Will definitely return and also recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent dinner and service. Better than it’s reputation

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SteveW
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Small booth as requested. Tight if you have a party if 4

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MicheleC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Grillfire never disappoints! We were 6 people and we all enjoyed our meals. From delicious beef barley soup to steaks and salmon, all cooked tp perfection. Very polite staff a plus!!

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viprockinrobin
New York Area
88 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We went for LI restaurant week. The portions were large. The food was delicious. And the service was great!

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vipHaydenw
New York Area
101 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect place for a Sunday brunch! Not noisy, great service and food. Very reasonably priced and a great variety on the menu. Not rushed. Perfect place to relax, meet friends, catch up and have a good meal. Highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

As always we had a wonderful experience great food great environment

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Clean environment. Would definitely recommend.

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Truefoodie
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

M friends and I went for restaurant week. I had the steak, onion soup and carrot cake everything was great. Our waitress was awesome. I’ll definitely be back again

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VivianB
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We went during Restaurant Week. The food was delicious with generous portions. My only issue is that I felt we were being rushed. We had only been seated a few minutes when the server came over to see if we were ready. We asked for more time and she came back in just a few more minutes. As soon as we finished our appetizers, our plates were taken away. Immediately. Same for the entree. But overall, it was a good experience and I would go back.

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Friend
Tampa
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The place and the food was excellent. I reserved the table online requesting normal seating. When I get there with my special friend, the receptionist led us to the bar at high table with so much noise. There was a empty booth at the dinning room so we requested to move there. The receptionist said there was the waiting time. We really had to insist her to us move. Only then she went to the computer to see that was possible. There was a few waiting min. while she was something on her computer and she directed us to the booth which was empty from the beginning. But I thought the treatment we got was so un-VIP and rude.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and drinks! You will not be disappointed!

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Bunny
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Nice selection for restaurant week. Salad excellent. Ordered chicken Marsala which had mozzarella cheese on it which was unusual but good. Fresh mushrooms delicious. Very good cheesecake dessert. Generous portions. Presentation attractive.

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Trufflesj
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Service was a bit slow but overall very good - portions were generous, food very good

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vipneodada
New York Area
41 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience3

We ordered
Onion soup: very salty, onions were not properly cooked— too raw.
Beef tacos main entree : it was ok. The rice and beans were “soupy”. Very wet, liquid on the bottom 1/2.
Brussels sprouts: swimming in oil. Not edible. The server took it off the bill. Thank you!
Wine: they were out of the two Chardonnays listed on the menu. The server was nice and brought a taste of the ones they had available and we liked Line 39.
One of the wine glasses had lip marks. Bus person changed it.
Overall very noisy. Lots of groups. The booths have plexi glass dividers.
The server was great. Very accommodating. She wore a mask.
Bus person and greeters at the front reception did not wear a mask.
Value: $116 including tip for 2 soups, 1 entre and 1 bottle and 1/2 of wine. Cost is reasonable. Unfortunately the food did not meet expectations.
Over the years that we have been coming to this restaurant, we find that it’s hit or miss. Not consistent. Will not be coming back.

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PatricioA
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Shrimps were not so fresh; Cesar salad had too many stems. Sauce ok. Bread ok

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viplamar
New York Area
54 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

This was the first time we were there and it was Restaurant Week. I'm glad we tried it because we will definitely be back even when they don't have these special prix fix dinners. Meals were very large (they don't skimp on the food) and we all brought home left-overs (which were just as good the following day). For entrees we had the osso bucco and the salmon. My husband loved his pork osso bucco. My salmon was good but slightly drier than I usually like it. I don't fault the restaurant though - I should have told them to make it rarer for me. Staff were attentive and although they kept coming over to see if we needed anything, it wasn't in an overbearing manner.

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Uncleg
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great lirw menu.
Had the Osso Bucco, and the salmon.
We both enjoyed the meals.
Had the cheese cake and the carrot cake for dessert. Big slices

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vipLetseatout
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Service was slow. They forgot to bring the side we ordered. Finally brought it out on the house. Told them three times it was a birthday. They forgot to put a candle in her dessert. And they ran out of cake. Not as good as we remembered.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

It was ok. Limited menus and very crowded

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Gaily
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ambiance was wonderful for three friends to get together and enjoy a meal while having a conversation. Service was excellent and the food was delicious! It was a great night!

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corey
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

George Martin's Grillfire was not bad. The food that we ordered was pretty good. The service was ok. For some reason we weren't offered the warm soft pretzels or cotton candy. After eating our food and seeing the other tables receive some, we had to ask our waitress to have some as well. We will be back to give it another shot.

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vipRRRR
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

This is always a good choice for a quick weeknight dinner. The food is always good. The pretzels in the beginning and the cotton candy at the end are always appreciated. The night we went for a 6:30 reservation, it was packed and they seated us at a two-seater right next to the door that the servers walk in and out of. Maybe think about not putting anyone there unless absolutely necessary. The servers were hustling and there was a yenta complaining at the table next to us, so our waitress was stressed. She did great, and I hope our tip made up for the bad behavior. The parking here is horrendous. We can never get a spot in the lot and there's no parking on the side street forcing us to park on Sunrise Hwy which is never a good idea. We would probably go more if not for the awful parking

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DanaL
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friends and I went here for brunch on Sunday. The food was wonderful, the service was excellent, and the ambience was lovely. I hadn’t seen these friends in several years, and so we sat and chatted for almost 4 hours, and the staff could not have been nicer and more accommodating and understanding. I highly recommend this restaurant!

FAQs

George Martin's Grillfire (Merrick) offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (516) 379-2222.

George Martin's Grillfire (Merrick) is rated 4.5 stars by 203 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.