Pine Grove Inn

3.6
174 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
The Pine Grove Inn is the oldest standing restaurants in Patchogue, located at Chapel Avenue & 1st Street on the banks of the Swan River. It was founded in 1910 as a Restaurant and Inn for Travelers and Businessmen. According to legend the Pine Grove Inn was used for Rum running during Prohibition, along with other waterfront hotels in Patchogue. Originally the Inn was built as a log cabin. While the site has been renovated over the years the PGI retains its original structural design.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
Physical Distancing
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
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3.6based on all time ratings
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3.7
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3.7
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3.5
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71% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Excellent food
Very quiet

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience1

Food was meh . Service terrible. Outdated smelly seating area. And 1/2 of menu was unavailable.

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BigAl
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Had the Schnitzel. The veal was so chewy and tough. Waste of money. Wife asked for more gravy. It took them so long to bring it she was actually done eating. Service was horrible. Hardly anybody there and took then forever to get us drinks and food took even longer. Never going back . Highly recommend not to go there.

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Jack
New England
2 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Sauerbraten was wonderful along with the draft German beer. Quiet room overlooking the water great for conversation without having to speak loudly. No one rushes you pick you menu choice or clear your plates before you are finished. Plan to go back soon.

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vipCindyH
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

This restaurant used to be an icon. My last two visits the place was empty, it was 65 degrees. The beet salad was fresh. The stroganoff which is supposed to be a signature meal was mostly mushrooms and little meat, no gravy and luke warm. I didn't even stay for dessert seeing I was very disappointed.

If a restaurant can not keep its business flowing, they shouldn't be open. Its a shame as this place is on the water.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The place was closed when I tried to go and was never notified

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DebbieA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

We went to this restaurant for Valentine's Day. We were sat immediately, but then waited at least 20 mins to get water and take our drink order and appetizer. Then we waited ambient 20-25 mins to receive them. In the first hour that's all we ordered. By the second hour we received our meal that was just awful. We ordered medium steak and it came rare aka practically raw. We were not given dinner plates or steak knives. The waitress took so long to come back I had to go upfront to request them. We ordered a second drink which they brought after the raw steak. We requested the check and to remove the last drinks because we could not eat the steak and requested they reduce the bill since it was not edible. The waitress said she would bring the check and of course 15-20 mins later we were still waiting. We finally went up front to request the check to pay only to find out all their computers systems were down and they were hand writing all checks. They did reduce the bill, but had to take our credit card information because they were unable to process at that time and she said we had to take a picture of the check as our receipt! The owner, manager, or whoever she was told us that the systems were down and two people called out of work that night. I literally saw 2 waitresses the whole night and the woman up front that we spoke to was bartending as well as handwriting checks and serving tables. It was just awful. It was our first time at the restaurant and definitely our last.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Horrible all around. Not as advertised, will not return.

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MarkR
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

I was really looking forward to this dinner with the family. It has been years since I was at the Pine Grove Inn, great prior experience. It all went wrong from the moment we walked in to the the menu's havinf different priceing to the baked clams coming out with only 3 when it said 4 and there was a group of four of us. THe Valentine's day menu was terrible, our duck was not cooked wekk, my kids lobster was like rubber. Then we waited for ever to get the check and we thought it took long to place the order. No

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Chanene
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great restaurant We! We really enjoy the food and the service is good. The staff is friendly and the restaurant was clean and followed Covid guidelines.
The Beef Stroganoff was excellent!
Quaint place which also offers a little piece of Long Island history.
Highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience1

Don’t go there!! NYE ...When we pulled up the whole outside of the building was dark no lights on nothing. Then go inside and we are the 3rd patrons in there. We go to order drinks and the waiter says they can’t serve alcohol because they got their liquor license taken away. They have all tables set with plates And glasses that were dusty. Food was terrible! NY strip steak was horrible so tough. Creme brûlée was so watery and lumpy couldn’t even eat it. What a shame because the place has potential to be a really good restaurant.

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WilliamH
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience3

The establishment does not have a liquor license so I was unable to enjoy a cocktail. The salad was stale and the meat was overcooked.

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ButchL
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect. Unfortunately in fear of the Coronavirus the place was close to empty. We will return without a doubt when its reopened.

Butch Laricchiuta
Farmingville, NY

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Peggy
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food and great service
Very clean. I have recommended this restaurant to friends.

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Disappointed
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the last fine-dining restaurants with great service, food and service. Forget the craziness of Main Street and go for a relaxing, delicious intimate dinner.

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James
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience1

Very disappointing experience. Took family to enjoy their signature dish “Sauerbraten “ Well the meat was tough and dry. The sauce wasn’t even close to do the dish justice. Was an embarrassment. Also tried the Apple Strudel to salvage the experience. Another disaster. Talk about expectations postponed. The menu was soiled and presented like an old newspaper. That should have been a clue to abort. My instincts tell me the Pine Grove is going chapter. Only time will tell. It’s a shame.

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JonesT
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were VERY happy with the service at Pine Grove Inn. Delia was a gem and we would come back just for her. The food was very good and it was hot when it got to us which was GREAT. I HATE lukewarm food. We will certainly return to Pine Grove Inn in the future...sooner rather than later.

Thank you for great food, a wonderful experience and awesome service.

Tony and Antonia Jones

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SusanD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience3

I made our reservation a week in advanced, and I the day before to confirm our reservation. When we arrived they told us that we didn’t have a reservation. I am a vegan and have never had a problem with any restaurant accommodating me. I was told at the Pine Grove Inn that they couldn’t accommodate me not even make me a salad. Need less to say we left and went somewhere else. This was our first and last visit there.

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Tamara
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food3service3ambience1

It was our first time trying this place and it was mediocre at best. It was too cold, in fact I ran into another patron who said she came prepared with long John’s on under her outfit because it is always super cold and the service is always slow. Our waitress was no where to be found when we wanted to leave. The food was not what I expected for the price. The decor is shabby and needs some updating. Not the romantic evening I was hoping for.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Worst service and food ever! It took over 20 minutes for someone to come to our table and it was not even crowded. Once I finally told them we got the food it wasn’t even that good and it was overpriced. Very disappointed!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Made a reservation for 11:30am today and nobody was there. There was only one car in the parking lot and When we entered there was nobody there to greet us.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Sorry to say but went during restaurant week and they ran out of food on the special menu. Event manager came to table to offer alternatives. Took 45 minutes to get food as there was an issue in the kitchen with serving staff. Very bad experience. Had a one man band playing and sat us right next to speaker, when plenty of other tables. Used to frequent this restaurant often but first time since reopening and it was not a good experience.

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JimD
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall3food1service3ambience5

Your Wienerschnitzel is not as good as used to be. Cutlets were small. The dumplings did not look like dumplings look like little egg rolls and we're not good. It's been going here for 40 years. Need to improve or I will not be back. Was sad to see.

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MaureenB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Five of our party of 7 ordered Sauerbraten. It was dry, not hot enough, red cabbage was bland. One steak was ordered rare and served well done. It was inedible. It was returned and a second one was rare but with gristle.
The desserts were very good. Coffee was plentiful, served in pots to serve yourself.
The building was uncomfortably cold. There were only 3 tables occupied on a Tuesday of Restaurant Week. Overall, I would not return or recommend.

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KASDBC
New York Area
48 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Attentive, courteous staff, good food at an excellent value. This venue is an informal, cozy place to enjoy unpretentious, delicious comfort food. We've been there multiple times over the years and will continue to do so in the future.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We actually had the whole restaurant to ourselves

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was one of the best dining experiences I had in years. As soon as we entered we were greeted promptly by a server, and seated immediately. We then were handed a warm of corn muffins and bread.

Definitely the best food in Patchogue, tasty and delicious, I can tell it’s made fresh!!

Parking was amazing.

Overall I rate this 10/10. I will be back for Valentines Day.

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MarkK
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great staff, great food, great entertainment...a great evening

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience3

The food was good, but the service was not so good. It took about 15 min before anyone came up to us for drinks and about the same to get our drinks.

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DianeF
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience5

Unfortunately the Pine Grove Inn has had help issue for some time now. Although we really like the restaurant and the food, the service has never improved. We waited about an 11/2 for our dinner. It was New Year's Eve and there were alot of customers... only two waitresses and the kitchen was very slow. Guess it's a catch 22. Cant get good help to stay if there isn't enough daily volume and can't get volume up when service is so poor.

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StevenW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience2

You guys made a reservation on a day the restaurant was closed

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KevinJ
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall3food5service5ambience5

We had dinner on Thanksgiving Day. The food was absolutely fabulous.
However, they did not have enough waitresses and staff to accommodate the customers.
Our waitress was great, she did the best she could with those circumstances, they had 3 waitresses for the entire dining room, and ours was actually the hostess turned into a server. Like I said, the staff was great and did the best they could, however the y were overwhelmed.
The management should think long and hard before the next holiday dinner.
We will absolutely go back, however we will try a midweek meal before going when it will be busy again.

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SherriR
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience2

The food is amazing here...always. Just really wish they would update the place. It looks old and tired. We were also the only diners in the room for the first half hour or so... then 4 people came. Our resi was at 615. When we left at 730-Friday night, there were a few more people, but mainly sitting at the bar. Suggestion for them: Add a happy hour with special German beers, pretzel and cheese appetizers, etc. It would liven things up and bring in a younger crowd. I’m 55 and was by far the youngest person in the place.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall3food3service1ambience2

The food was good however the service was very sliw

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markm
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Our anniversary was nov. 9. We are both of German heritage. We ordered the sauerbraten. It was the worst meat, dumplings and potato pancakes we ever had. In fact it was the worst meal we ever had at a restaurant. It was inedible. We wouldn’t even bring it home for our dog! My husband payed for the dinner, but I wouldn’t have. Even our colas were watered down. We could never find our Waitress. Awful experience!

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HungryBear
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall2food1service2ambience3

I went for Restaurant Week and ordered from the prix fixe menu. My party arrived just before 7pm and were told we were the last guests to be offered the prix fixe menu that evening as the cut-off time was at seven. Service was slow (40 min for appetizer to arrive, another 20 for entree). To her credit, the waitress apologized for the wait and explained that they were at capacity. Portions were very small and quality was lacking. All desserts tasted old and the ice cream was freezer burned. Their regular menu might be a better value, but the prix fixe clearly cut corners.

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BryanB
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall2food1service1ambience1

Saturday night was completely dead for Restaurant Week. I went with seven people and we were sat down immediately. The waitress took forever to get to us and instead of asking for drinks went straight to meals and then came back to drinks. Service was slow the entire night. The bread came out faster than anything else. The first course was the appetizer which was thai chili calamari. It was not bad but each dish was unevenly proportioned as I had a lot less than one of my friends. The wine came out and with white wine was not chilled. The main course came out and most of my friends we're not happy with it. The veal was very greasy and made one of my friends sick. One piece of my Sauerbraten was dry while the other piece was moist. The other guests were upset with their choice cut of meat they were given as it was a low cut and very difficult to cut. Finally, the desert came out and with it was a small piece of what was considered "chocolate cake" and a small scoop of ice cream. As someone who has gone to restaurant week for years, this was the most disappointing one I've been to. This is normally the time for a restaurant to show off what they have so people come back. Instead, none of us will come back.

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John
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

1.Band was way to loud for a small area, maybe a Piano man with soft music or a guitar not electric. Just one person playing soft music.
2.Only 2 Waitresses so service was slow ( not there Fault.
3. Quality of food did not stacked up to my expectations,I felt like I was eating at Applebee’s

JB
JamesB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Made reservations on Open Table for my birthday Monday 11/4, all good. When we got to the restaurant the doors were opened and the workers were at the bar drinking and advised they were closed. Happy birthday, NEVER again. German restaurant and not 1 of the workers was close to German. I'd guess middle eastern, so be back never.

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BarbaraK
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Aside from the Entertainment being loud. Overall, very good.
We were unable to have a conversation over the singer,

FAQs

Pine Grove Inn offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (631) 569-5719.

Pine Grove Inn is rated 3.6 stars by 174 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.