George Martin The Original

4.8
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1759 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
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.7
Food
4.8
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.5
Value
Noise · Moderate
96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
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 2 hours ago

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

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J
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
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 3 days ago

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
6 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
81 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!!!!

H
New York Area
81 reviews
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Nice quiet dinner with my bride. I had a perfectly cooked steak and she enjoyed the Branzino. The appys were also very good. We shared a wedge salad and the tuna appy! The mains came with veggies which were excellent! Always a great meal at Original!! Looking forward to going back!!

George Martin The Original
Responded on 25 November 2019

We're so glad you had a great time with us! We can't wait to have you back!

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BD
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Real nice evening

SD
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 18 November 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Great food, service and atmosphere

George Martin The Original
Responded on 21 November 2019

Thank you! We absolutely love to hear that!

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GL
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on 14 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love everything about this restaurant: from the atmosphere, to the service, food and fair price point.

George Martin The Original
Responded on 18 November 2019

We love to hear that! Thank you so much!

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SK
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 10 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a great meal, great staff.

George Martin The Original
Responded on 14 November 2019

Thank you so much! We love to hear that!

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OT
Miami
8 reviews
Dined on 10 November 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

We had a reservation and as expected they had the table reserved and waiting for us. Not sure if they were short staffed but the hostess also had to seat each guest causing a delay in patrons checking in. Jen was an awesome waitress and was so informative, friendly and accommodating. Food was fresh, hot, and tasty.

LM
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

One of my all time favorites. Wish the entree choices for restaurant week were better. Not too good this time but all else was good.

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

Excellent service and food. Also, wonderful Long Island Restaurant Week Prix Fixe menu

SH
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Was there for Restaurant Week. Great choices and excellent food. Service was good. Noise level in front of restaurant was loud but we were seated in a quieter area in the back. Definitely would go back. Did I mention real whipped cream on the desserts? Yum!

George Martin The Original
Responded on 11 November 2019

Thank you so much! We sure hope to have you back again in the future!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2019
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience4

Tried for restaurant week and this is definitely a place I would go back to for special dining. Service was impecable and very attentive to every detail. Food was very tasty although my sweet potato fries were hit and miss, one crunchy and another frozen in the middle. Wings were crunchy and flavorful. The meatballs were perfectly cooked. The suggested wine was a surprising delight. Overall a great experience especially at the prize fix value.

FB
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 6 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very positive

George Martin The Original
Responded on 7 November 2019

Thanks for the wonderful rating!

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NG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Everything we have had here has always been great. Excellent and reasonably priced wine list. Have come for many years. Never disappointed.

George Martin The Original
Responded on 11 November 2019

Thank you so much for the wonderful review!

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MF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 5 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Celebrated a birthday with family and had a great time. Waiter was super nice. Food was as usual outstanding.

George Martin The Original
Responded on 11 November 2019

Thank you for celebrating with us! We're glad you had a wonderful time!

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c
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on 5 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We went to George Martin the Original for Restaurant Week. Everything, service, food, etc. was great. I had a few requests re: food prep that were followed to a T, which has not been my experience in a lot of restaurants. All in all, it was a wonderful experience.

George Martin The Original
Responded on 11 November 2019

We're so glad you had a great experience with us! Thank you for the fantastic review!

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CC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2019
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience4

Waiter was overwhelmed
Slow service
Mixed up orders
But food was great for restaurant week

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent meal and service.

George Martin The Original
Responded on 4 November 2019

Thank you for the stellar review and rating!

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AK
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

We went at 5 pm on Sunday, the first day of L.I. Restaurant Week. The service was good, the food was mediocre to good, portions were average and the value was also average. Overall this was a three to four-star experience.

TS
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Not my first time in this restaurant. I absolutely LOVE this place.
The food, the service, the caring as if you were the only diner.....amazing!!!

George Martin The Original
Responded on 4 November 2019

Thank you so much! We're so happy you always have a great experience with us!

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F
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 27 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Food was great. We wanted to share our soup and main courses which the kitchen staff did without a problem. Jen D, our server was personable and efficient. She made sure we weren’t rushed or waited too long between course. A totally pleasant dining experience.

George Martin The Original
Responded on 31 October 2019

Thank you so much for such a wonderful review! We're glad you had a great time with us!

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K
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 25 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As always great food, service, drinks!!

George Martin The Original
Responded on 28 October 2019

Thank you so much!

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HY
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 25 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

I’ve been going to George Martin the Original since it opened and have never disappointed. Great food & drink. Great service from wait staff to buss people. Lovely ambience. A true gem of a restaurant.

George Martin The Original
Responded on 28 October 2019

Thank you so much for such a stellar rating!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 21 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Birthday. Great food and service.

George Martin The Original
Responded on 24 October 2019

Thanks for celebrating with us!

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AB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was our third visit and from the reservation on line to the greeting, the excellent service and, of course, the meal, it was FIVE stars all the way. We will be back and with friends.
Terrific!!!!

George Martin The Original
Responded on 24 October 2019

Thank you so much! We absolutely love to hear that!

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L
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Comfortable with good food nice ambiance and courteous staff. Great for lunch and dinner. Highly recommend!

George Martin The Original
Responded on 24 October 2019

Thank you so much!

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NY
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

we had another great meal at GM The Original. the food is always great and the friendly staff makes us come back time after time.
Thank you for a great night

George Martin The Original
Responded on 21 October 2019

Thank you so much for coming! We're glad you had an amazing time!

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P
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 14 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Good food, good service, good location- one of our go to places