George Martin The Original

4.8
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1786 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
A genuine American Bistro, at George Martin The Original the emphasis is on prime steaks, chops, seafood and in house specialties. The mood is lively and upbeat with a casual, yet sophisticated atmosphere.
Nightly specials are highlighted, as well as a lively happy hour at the bar . George Martin The Original has two private party rooms which can accommodate up to
fifty guests. The main diningroom is available for private functions Saturday and Sunday afternoon (maximum 100).

Gluten Free Options
Across from LIRR
Walking Distance to hotels
What 1786 People Are Saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
Food
4.8
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.6
Value
Noise · Moderate
97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JP
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We enjoy going there. The food is outstanding and although the atmosphere can be noisy at times, it doesn't deter us from enjoying our delicious meal!

JP
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a pleasure to wine & dine at the GM original.

JB
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 19 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a great meal with excellent service by all.

George Martin The Original
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you! We absolutely love to hear that!

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S
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 12 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely place. The food is yummy !
The trio was yummy and the lobster cakes were good too.

Not a fan of the duck tacos.
But otherwise everything else was good :)

George Martin The Original
Responded on 13 January 2020

We're glad you had a wonderful experience with us! Thank you!

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EA
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on 12 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Perfect spot for a good catch up! The tuna appetizer and brownie sundae were delicious. Service was impeccable!

George Martin The Original
Responded on 13 January 2020

We love to hear that! Thank you!

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EC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Food and service was excellent...our go to place when you just want a good time

George Martin The Original
Responded on 16 January 2020

We're happy to hear that! Thank you!

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H
New York Area
81 reviews
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Never disappointed at GM Original! Great place to unwind with friends or for a business dinner. In addition to the usual menu there are always great specials! We enjoyed both Steak and fish choices as well as a special salad. Service is always top notch and management is visible and asking if anything is needed. Great bar crowd and bar tenders for before (or after) dinner. One of our favorite places!!!

George Martin The Original
Responded on 13 January 2020

Thank you so much!

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Excellent food and service. Always a bit noisyt

OT
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on 7 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had the special rice balls to start they were outstanding !! The entrees were even better ! Compliments to the chef. Our server Jen L was friendly , attentive and made great suggestions. The manager Suzanne came over and checked on us to make sure we were enjoying our dining experience. Can’t wait to come back !!

George Martin The Original
Responded on 9 January 2020

We can't wait to have you back! Thank you for the fantastic review!

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s
Richmond
9 reviews
Dined on 7 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great food and great service. Glad to know it is as good as ever!

DG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 7 January 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Food was very good and our server was so pleasant and attentive.

George Martin The Original
Responded on 13 January 2020

We're happy to hear that! Thank you!

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OT
1 review
Dined on 6 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a great experience at George Martin.

George Martin The Original
Responded on 9 January 2020

We love to hear that! Thank you!

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RK
1 review
Dined on 6 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Been patronizing George Martin since you opened and have never had anything less than a delicious meal for lunch or dinner. Compliments to the chef and staff. We had Jen as our waitress and she was terrific as your staff is consistently.
Rosemary Kennedy

George Martin The Original
Responded on 9 January 2020

Thank you for being a loyal customer and for such a wonderful review! We look forward to having you back again soon!

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SB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our waitress (Jennifer) was attentive and delightful. The food was excellent and came out in a timely fashion.

George Martin The Original
Responded on 9 January 2020

We're so happy to hear that! Thank you!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Never disappointed. Great spot. No downside ever. Food, service, atmosphere are all excellent

RF
1 review
Dined on 27 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our first time to dine at George Martin's. We are looking forward to dining there again. We live up near Syracuse and only get to Rockville Centre about every six weeks to visit our grandkids (and their parents).

George Martin The Original
Responded on 30 December 2019

We can't wait to have you back! Thank you!

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HY
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 27 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I’ve been going to George Martin regularly for 30 years and am never disappointed. The food, libations, service, setting and staff are wonderful. My favorite Long Island restaurant. I highly recommend. Great selection of dishes to satisfy most, if not all, tastes. Excellent wine listings and recommendations. Brought my sister and brother-in-law from Texas over holidays who know their steaks. They loved the George Martin steaks. Thanks GM!

George Martin The Original
Responded on 3 January 2020

Thank you for being a loyal customer and for such a fantastic review!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Christmas Eve dinner with family everything was perfect.

George Martin The Original
Responded on 27 December 2019

Thank you for celebrating with us!

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OT
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 24 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Christmas Eve dinner

K
Orlando
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Have been eating here since they opened and never had a bad meal!!!

George Martin The Original
Responded on 27 December 2019

We love to hear that! Thank you!

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SD
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on 19 December 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Great food, but we were in a booth near the front door and froze!

z
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on 18 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

We always have a great experience at George Martin. The restaurant is lively and has just the right amount
of activity to give it a nice vibe. It is a bit noisy, so not the place if you're trying to have a quiet night. The food is always delicious and consistent. I absolutely love Ernie's picks for wine, he is always spot on and I look forward to trying his suggestions.

George Martin The Original
Responded on 23 December 2019

Thank you so much!

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R
New York Area
43 reviews
Dined on 13 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Original table a booth too small to accommodate our party of six.Manager very graciously changed our table to a much more spacious table.our server was polite, knowledgeable and there when we needed him but never pushy.
I think we all enjoyed our meal but no one felt it was extraordinary. Altogether a good evening with good food and service ar a reasonable price
We will be back

S
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 13 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience1

I have been eating here for over 30 years! The food and service have been consistently very good . Howver, the noise level has been consistently high.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

We visited on Steak night. Filet was overcooked the first time and then undercooked the second time around.

j
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 11 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Long time fan of George Martin the Original. Love the food, the cozy atmosphere and the very friendly staff! Try the popcorn shrimp appetizer!!!

George Martin The Original
Responded on 16 December 2019

Thank you so much! We're glad you had a great experience with us!

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z
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Requested a round table and we were seated on time at a lovely table. We all loved our food and drinks, especially the pear martini and crab cakes. The service was excellent and the ambiance was fun with a hint of warm and cozy. Plenty of parking in the back. We will back soon to try some of the other yummy items on the menu. An excellent time was had by all!!!

George Martin The Original
Responded on 12 December 2019

We're thrilled to hear that! Thank you so much!

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J
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on 6 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

George Martin the Original has been one of me favorite restaurants since it opened 30 years ago. The food is consistently excellent with a varied menu to please everyone. The service is friendly and professional. The setting is charming with a Manhattan appeal.

George Martin The Original
Responded on 9 December 2019

That makes us so happy to hear - thank you so much!

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PN
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 1 December 2019
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience4

Love GM. The food is great. The prices have come up a bit especially for the appetizers. We have been gong to George Martin for over 20 years and the prices for a salad are $2-4 dollars more than other comparable places.

The reason for the low rating is the service which is not the same as before. The attentiveness after understanding of patrons is gone. While you get great service from Ernie at the bar it drops from there. We keep going back because it is the local favorite it is losing its charm. The brownie rules as does the steak sandwich

George Martin The Original
Responded on 2 December 2019

Hi, first we want to thank you for being a loyal customer over the years. We’re sorry to hear that you’ve had a negative experience with our service in recent visits. We always want our guests to have a wonderful experience with our staff from the bar to the dining room and we will certainly take steps to ensure that our charm is not lost!

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MH
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a great meal this past weekend. The filet Mignon was cooked to perfection and we loved the hot cheese buns!

George Martin The Original
Responded on 5 December 2019

We're thrilled you had a great experience with us! Thank you!

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MD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was great. The noise level was acceptable because we were in the side room. Waitress was very accommodating.

OT
New York Area
65 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

SUZANNE and her fine staff did their usual wonderful job in making our dinner absolutely a terrific dining experience. The service and food are just top notch! If you have not tried GEORGE MARTIN the original, do not hesitate any longer. You will be very happy you did!

George Martin The Original
Responded on 5 December 2019

Thank you so much!

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H
New York Area
82 reviews
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent meal with friends! Always can count on a great evening at Original. Great steaks, great fish, great evening! Can’t wait to go back!!!

George Martin The Original
Responded on 2 December 2019

Thank you so much! We can't wait to have you back!

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AG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 28 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great Thanksgiving dinner. Only complaint was that the restaurant was a bit chilly. Service was great. Food was excellent. Will come again.

George Martin The Original
Responded on 2 December 2019

We're glad you had a great Thanksgiving with us! We can't wait to have you back again.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 28 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Holiday dinner was exceptional. Not a surprise from GM. Consistently awesome!

George Martin The Original
Responded on 2 December 2019

Thanks for celebrating with us and thank you for the great review!

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B
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 28 November 2019
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience4

I did not like the turkey dinner I order. My wife had the salmon was great.

P
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 28 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful thanksgiving dinner! Great food as always

George Martin The Original
Responded on 29 November 2019

Thank you for spending Thanksgiving with us! We're so glad you enjoyed everything!

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S
1 review
Dined on 27 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As usual we had an amazing time. We were celebrating a birthday! Our server John, was so wonderful. It was great to visit and see all the familiar faces. George Martin and the staff are so welcoming, visiting old friends is how your always made to feel. Thank you everyone and to Mr Sotheby’s thank you for taking our picture and making my brother laugh uncontrollably. You really made the experience so memorable.

The food was delicious and the atmosphere inviting. I highly recommend the branzino.

Thanks everyone and will see y’all soon.

HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

George Martin The Original
Responded on 2 December 2019

We're so happy that you always have a wonderful time with us! Thank you so much for the fantastic review!

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CL
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Consistent, delicious, food and service. ALWAYS a good meal. This has been our “go to” restaurant for over 30 years. Would not change a thing.

George Martin The Original
Responded on 29 November 2019

Thank you so much! That means so much to us!

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AB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Only our third time and NOT disappointed at all.
Problem for us is the horrendous parking!! We live 25 minutes away and must allow one hour so that we can negotiate a parking space.
Still, we will return!!! ——happily!!!!