317 Main Street, Farmingdale, New York 11735
Description317 Main Street, 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. There is a push-button, handicapped-assist button to open the door. 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.
Outdoor dining is available on Main Street and in igloos and greenhouses in the back.
- Attraction Type: dining
Surface of lot: paved
Distance to venue: depends on where you park
Transportation to venue offered: na
Places to rest: na
Paths and walkways: concrete sidewalk
Doors: two sets of street-level, double doors with push-button, handicapped-assist
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 - behind the restaurant ** handicapped spaces are located throughout the Municipal lot
We have been lucky enough to eat at 317 Main before Covid and always found it a wonderful experience. “Chopped champion Eric Levine marries local cuisine into an American Grill.” (website) Combine this with warm, friendly service and welcoming decor and you get the best experience one can have at a restaurant. This was our first visit to 317 Main since the reopening during Covid-19. Before going, I went online to check out their Covid safety measures. A reassuring video message from Levine, makes one feel that they are serious about keeping their patrons as safe as possible. Even with that, I am not ready to sit inside.
We easily found parking on Main Street during the week, early in the evening. There is parking available in the Municipal lot directly behind the restaurant ( you can enter the restaurant from here.) We also had no difficulty sitting outside. If you are dining inside there is a push-button assist for the street-level, single door entrance. Once inside, the welcome desk is right there. There is a full-height bar, both high and regulation tables and chairs, and banquettes. Before Covid, we had been impressed by the space between tables for easy navigation and conversation Now they are even farther apart, clearly exceeding the 6 foot space requirement. If you are interested, reservations can be made for one of the “greenhouses” or “igloos” that have taken up residence in the rear “garden-like area.” I believe there is a special menu for these spaces. The entertainment venue in the rear also has more than the minimum requirement of space between tables.
Nothing has changed with the delicious food and attentive service. We loved that water bottles were on the table, all staff wore masks and gloves, menus are touchless. Everything we have had here has been delicious. This was the first time we have had the burgers. As expected, they were wonderful! My turkey burger was amongst the best I have ever had. My better half said that his Triple Blend Burger was excellent. We have to give special accolades to the quality of the fries, crispy yet soft inside – something that is hard to find.
317 Main is a definite “go to” for us. We look forward to the day when we will feel comfortable enough to once again enjoy its indoor dining experience.
Multi-stall restrooms, with a large, handicapped stall and wheelchair accessible sinks, are located in the hallway, between the dining room and music area (in the rear). Unfortunately, there are still no baby-changing stations. When we were first there, shortly after they opened, we were told that baby-changing stations were coming.
As always, we at Destination;Accessible, advise you to visit a venue’s website, www.317mainstreet.com, when planning a visit, to “know before you go.”