317 Main Street, Farmingdale, New York 11735
Description317 Main, is located at 317 Main Street, Farmingdale. Parking may be found on the street, or in a nearby Municipal lot.
Two sets of street-level, double doors lead directly into the restaurant. A full-height bar is to the right. Tables and banquettes with ample space between them, take up the remainder of the large dining area.. There is an eight seat, full-height counter facing the open kitchen.
Multi-stall restrooms with a large, handicapped-accessible stall and wheelchair-accessible sinks are located in the hallway between the main dining area and the music space in the rear.
- Number of handicapped spaces: *
Location of handicapped spaces: **
Paths and walkways: concrete sidewalk
Location of handicapped entrance: main entrances
Doors: two sets of street-level, double doors
Number of floors: 1
Steps and staircases: none
Width of aisles: spacious throughout
Places to sit: tables, banquettes, full-height bar, and counter
Location of restrooms: in hallway between main dining area and music space
Type of restroom: multi-stall with large, handicapped-accessible stall, wheelchair-accessible sink
Ease of entry and exit: ok
Baby changing station: not yet
Friendliness of staff: very friendly, and efficient
Notes: * parking may be found on the street or in the Municipal lot a block away ** handicapped spaces are located throughout the Municipal lot
A business lunch brought me to 317 Main, a new venue (July, 2019) on the Farmingdale food scene. I had remembered reading about its opening in Newsday, “…an American gastropub serving gourmet comfort food with craft cocktails and beer, plus a live music concert stage.” (Newsday 5/20/19). When the opportunity presented itself, we tried it. It was a great decision!
During the day, parking can usually be found on the street. If not, you can park in the Municipal lot a block away (follow the signs). I want to call this location a storefront, because it is directly on the street, but it is really several storefronts, because of its size. There are two sets of street-level, double doors, with several sets of full-length windows/doors between them, that can be opened in nice weather for that outdoor feeling without having to sit on the sidewalk. This is a large venue, seating 120 and holding more than 500 in the music space in the rear. The rustic, yet modern, decor includes touches of brick and wood. When you enter, the full-height bar is to the right, Spaciously placed tables and banquettes make for easy navigation and conversation. A full-height counter, seating eight, faces the open kitchen, where Chef Eric LeValle, a “Chopped” Champion, hosts his chef’s table. We understand that you can reserve a seat to have the opportunity to directly interact with Chef Eric at a “Chef’s Tasting.”
We were having a working lunch and thus had some books and papers with us. The hostess was nice enough to give us a bigger table than two people would ordinarily be seated at. This was only the beginning of the wonderful service we had. After reviewing the interesting menu and asking many questions we finally make our choices. The stuffed acorn squash was amazing! The grilled chicken was done to perfection. Looking at the dishes being served around us, we wanted to try everything! We especially wanted to try one of the yummy looking desserts that were being presented to other tables, but we were too full! Next time! We cannot say enough nice things about our lovely server, – pleasasnt, friendly, and efficient! We couldn’t have asked for anything more!
Multi-stall restrooms, with a large, handicapped-stall and wheelchair accessible sinks, are located in the hallway between the dining room and music area. Unfortunately, there are no baby-changing stations. We were told that they will be there soon. We hope so!
As always, we at Destination Accessible, advise you to check a venue’s website, www.317mainstreet.com, when planning a visit, to know before you go.