George Martin's Grillfire (Merrick)

4.4
187 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 187 people are saying
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vipnewplaces2eat
New York Area
65 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
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
10 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
84 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

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

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

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Truefoodie
New York Area
36 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
38 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
51 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
19 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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RRRR
New York Area
6 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!

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ArtieP
New York Area
44 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Nice menu selection. Excellent food. Great Service.

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vipMaryO
Pittsburgh
4 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Took this reservation for a last minute dinner plan ..
Got sat upon arrival - even thought we were easily for reservation ..delicious pretzels placed on table immediately ..
Food & drinks were great ..and cotton candy an unexpected fun surprise

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jamesc
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience4

It seemed nice at first but I am assuming they were short staffed as is the new normal these days…my ribs were as dry as cardboard,my server was ok,not his fault it took an hour to get our food…our drink wasn’t what we ordered..but on a positive note the manager did take 20 bucks off the bill….would I return,meh,probably not

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great waitress and delicious food

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server, Ruth, was excellent. She was very helpful in guiding us regarding allergies etc. she couldn’t have been nicer.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience!!! Well worth the trip from Suffolk County! We will be back!!! Thank you!

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JerryG
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience2

All good. Outside is noisy but not much the restaurant can do about trains and cars! All in all a nice experience and good value.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food and service. I will be back!

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cincydiner
Cincinnati
11 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Dinner before concert. Perfect.

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Foodie1009
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Service was great, food was very good. Felt a bit expensive for what it was but we enjoyed our meals. Couldn’t help but feel like an upscale “chain” restaurant, but it was good. Varied menu which we liked. The meatball appetizer was a definite favorite and we would return for that alone!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall3food1service4ambience4

It started off good with two complimentary soft pretzels with Dijon mustard. Excellent.
We ordered the special calamari appetizer. Overcooked and rubbery. I ordered the ribeye steak with garlic peppercorn reduction with crispy onions on top $37. The ribeye was like a cheap fatty steak you’d buy at a supermarket. The garlic mashed and crispy onions were good. My wife order the almond crusted salmon which she liked. Service and ambiance were good. Food was not.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food is always delicious
Ate outside and totally enjoyed our meal

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent as was our server. I would definitely eat here again.

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vipthoristhebest34
Las Vegas
24 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Had dinner with a good friend last and this would be the second time I have been to this resturant. The food was great. My hamburger was cooked perfectly (medium-well) and was not overcooked; it was very juicy.
The cotton candy at the end is a nice addition.
We will be returning.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nothing to say other than it was a overall great experience, good , service, atmosphere… I am in the industry and only hope my patrons could have the same dining pleasure I had

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CheyenneM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall2food1service5ambience5

My family and I had a terrible experience at the restaurant. My husband pulled a long piece of hair out of his mouth and my chicken was not cooked it was hard a chewy. My daughter wouldn't finish her food because of our experience. The drinks, service and the Manager were great though. The Manager comp the entire bill.

Would I go back probably not

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 4.4 stars by 187 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.