Some of the entrees are good, others not so good. The advertised lobster specials have very small lobsters, so if you really want lobster you will need to order two. The steaks are small and nothing special. Some of the sauces they use on the entrees are too salty. The best item on the menu is the country salad to which I add grilled chicken. Always delicious, but who always wants a salad?
Kind of cozy. The small booths are too small. The chairs at the regular tables are uncomfortable. They decorate nicely for each holiday, though
The service is good. They have had the same waiters there for years and they are all very nice. Big Mama is annoying. Whenever we go there she always asks "where have you been, I haven't seen you in a long time" which I find annoying. She must be raking in the money and does this little act of pretending to care, walking around.
The meals are over priced for the quality of the food. I would much rather pay another $50 and eat where it's worth it. The price does NOT justify the food at all.
So-so place. convenient neighborhood place when you have no special plans. Not a place I would go to with other couples for a dinner out. More for families, but with those prices, not worth it.
Starting with the bland, tasteless onion soup, dinner continued the culinary disaster. I ordered scallops which were nearly raw and seemed to be smothered in herbs. The mashed potatoes were extremely garlicky and salty. My husband asked that his steak be cooked medium rare, and it came out medium well. His mashed potatoes were the same as mine. Just awful.
The decor is what you would expect in this style restaurant. It was OK.
The service was only mildly better than the meal.
The dinner was very costly and absolutely NOT worth a fraction of the price.
A very unpleasant experience, except for the trip to Taco Bell across the street.
Totally enjoyed dining experience. A new restaurant for my family. Conveniently located
Pleasant atmosphere. Family friendly. Does not overlook water...not looking for that. Food was all that I was looking for. Large portions, great taste.
Minor wait upon arrival. Weekend, to be expected. Seated as soon as possible, choice of table, pleasant service.
Dollar value was the main reason for patronizing this restaurant. For just $13 I got a complete meal and dessert.
Monthly meeting from relatives out of town (Conn.) where we pick out new restaurant each meet. Will return satisfied.
The food was extremely bland, as if they didn't use any seasoning. The presentation on the plate was dull and not at all appetizing and the food certainly reflected that. I had mashed sweet potatoes that tasted more like bland, unseasoned turnips. Most annoying was the fact that there was a Lobster special advertised in Newsday on the Friday we were at the restaurant and guess what? No lobsters left. It was only 6:30pm on the Friday night of the Labor Day weekend. With a restaurant of its size, with an advertised special and on a busy weekend, how does such a restaurant not have any lobsters left even before the dinner rush?
Very pub like, nothing out of the ordinary, but probably the best part of H.R. Singleton's as the food and the service were so far below par.
Even with showing up at 6:30pm and with the restaurant 3/4 full, we had to wait 10 minutes for our waiter to find our table. We then had to wait another 10 minutes after ordering to find out that there were no more lobsters left. His service was the worst I've seen on Long Island in years. And then there is "Mama" Singleton. whose face is plastered over their ads. She walks around like the matron at a laundromat, doing absolutely nothing. She didn't even have the decency to apologize for not having the much publicized "special".
Prices are not bad as the quantity is around average, but the quality is far from good.
Only because the beer I ordered was cold, otherwise we are probably looking at a 2. No way I would return and definitely would not recommend this place with all of the other great restaurants on Long Island.
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