• A genuine American Bistro, at George Martin The Original the emphasis is on prime steaks, chops and seafood. The mood is lively and upbeat with a casual, yet sophisticated atmosphere. • George Martin's dining room is available for private parties Saturday and Sunday from 11:30am - 4:30pm for a maximum of 120 guests. A separate party room is available every day and night for a maximum of 55 guests.
The waitress was terrible. It took 30 minutes to take our order. I can't blame it on a crowded time because there were only two other couples there.
Food was good, but overpriced.
The food would earn this restaurant a good review, but because of the slow and terrible service, I would never recommend it.
I eat here with my family quite regularly. We can always count on solid portions, but of quite typical American fare. I enjoy their soup selections, especially their bisques. Also, I like that you can order an appetizer-sized pasta plate/bowl. Expect a moderate amount of choices - some creative, some typical. So, there's something for everyone. My one recurring complaint has been their small desert menu.
I love what they've done with the place! It was in desperate need of a renovation, so I am glad to see that they did have one. It's dimly lit, perhaps too much so for some people's taste. Otherwise, I find the seating comfortable. Some might feel cramped, but in this way it's not dissimilar from any Manhattan restaurant of similar quality. I did overhear two women at my neighboring table that they believed we (as in my party) were seated too close to them. I was fine. They weren't. It's a matter of choice.
I've always had attentive and impeccable service. Perhaps my regular status garners me (or my family) some additional respect or deference, but I believe their waiters are simply that attentive. I've read contrary reviews, but I have never had a problem that couldn't be fixed, if not sometimes with a little patience, a quality many people do not have these days.
It's a restaurant, so don't expect "value." If price is a concern, and you could cook it cheaper at home, then do. GM's menu offers a cross-section of prices, though no entree is below $17-20. Likewise, their appetizers fall between $10-15. Their "value" approaches a moderate Manhattan-priced meal, which, to me, seems about right for its location.
It's a great standard.
The food is excellent, although it's not a child friendly place. They provide a choice of portions, such as in the pastas, available in app. portion. Drinks are overpriced as if they were in Manhattan.
Table presentation and waiter service are above average. However the tables are too close together, even overcrowded, and it can get noisy.
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