612 Smith Haven Mall, Lake Grove, NY 11755
(631) 403 - 8369
Bahama Breeze Island Grille
DescriptionBahama Breeze Island Grille is located at 615 Smith Haven Mall - located in the Wesst parking lot adjacent to Alexander Avenue and Middle Country Road (Route 25). It can be accessed from Middle Country Road. The large, paved parking lot has five handicapped spaces (all van accessible) near the entrance.
A stone walkway with cushioned couches on both sides leads to the street-level, double-door entrance, an entryway and another set of double-doors.
Once inside you reach the large hostess area. If you have to wait there are benches here. Flooring is tile and/or flat carpet.
The indoor dining areas have plenty of space to navigate between booths, tables and chairs. It has been made COVID ready. There is easy access to the outdoor, covered dining patio. There is ample space for social distancing here as well.
Multi-stall restrooms with large, handiapped stalls and a baby-changing station are located in the rear of the dining room.
There is live music some evenings (check website for details).
- Attraction Type: dining were
Surface of lot: paved
Distance to venue: close
Transportation to venue offered: no
Places to rest: benches at entryway
Paths and walkways: stone
Number of floors: 1
Steps and staircases: none
Width of aisles: spacious
Places to sit: booths, tables & chairs
Location of restrooms: in rear of dining room
Type of restroom: multi-stall with large, handicapped-accessible stall, and wheelchair-accessible sink
Ease of entry and exit: easy
Baby changing station: yes
Friendliness of staff: very friendly and accommodating
Notes: * all handicapped spaces are van-accessible
During this COVID summer, we have only been interested in outdoor dining. We knew Bahama Breeze as a fun venue, with a large, outdoor patio that is an integral part of the building. We decided to try it for an early dinner. We were not disappointed. We did walk inside to the hostess, but discovered later that we could have just asked a passing waiter to let the host/hostess know that we wanted a table outside. That probably would have been better, considering how difficult it is to open the door to the patio.
Tables are very well spaced. Everyone wore masks. Dinnerware and utensils were not disposable. Everyone seemed very concerned about the patrons’ safety. I observed one server politely remind a guest to put on her mask as she stood and was about to walk from her table. Our server was wonderful! He was very friendly, yet professional – wanting to make sure we were happy with our choices and checking to see that we had enough water, coffee, etc. I need to mention that the main course salad was exceptional, with much more fresh fruit than one usually finds in such dishes. Our coconut shrimp was delicious as well. Their Caribbean influenced menu items and tropical cocktails are interesting. The only downside was some noise from the road. The last time we were there, music was playing, so we probably didn’t notice it. If you are interested in their live music lineup, check their website (www.bahamabreeze.com).
The multi-stall restrooms, with a large, handicapped stall, wheelchair-accessible sinks, and baby-changing station, seemed very clean. Hand-sanitizer was available as well.
We were here for an early dinner. Having been here in the evening, we know that it can become a busy place. We suggest you plan accordingly.
As always, Destination:Accessisble advises you to visit a venue’s website, www.bahamabreeze.com, when planning a visit, to “know before you go.”
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As I was returning from a meeting at the Middle Country Library I passed the Bahama Breeze Island Grille. I had never heard of it, but the sun was shining, it’s look was appealing and it had a large outdoor dining patio, so I decided to stop for a quick lunch.
Although it’s address is the Smith Haven Mall (“located in the West parking lot adacent to Alexander Ave. and Middle Country Road – Route 25” website), I saw it from Middle Country Road and turned into the large, paved parking lot. There are five handicapped spaces (all van-accessible) close to the entrance.
The stone entryway has inviting, padded couches on either side. Street-level, double-doors lead to a foyer and another set of double-doors, which take you to the hostess area. If you have to wait there are benches in this area.
The interior dining area is spacious, with plenty of room to navigate. Tile and/or flat carpet cover the floors. The tropical décor is very relaxing. The website says, “”…a vibrant island atmosphere lets you feel a million miles from home, any day of the week.” It is “…like sunshine on your face…warm and welcoming.”
Inside was lovely, but the delightful weather outside beckoned me to a seat on the patio. Access is easy. Although it faces the parking lot, it is large enough to be able to sit and almost forget where you are facing.
My server and very attentive and pleasant, checking with me several times to make sure everything was to my satisfaction. It was! Many diners were enjoying some of the tropical drinks listed on the extensive menu. The Caribbean inspired menu made me think I would be back for dinner. Discovering that they offer live music “…from Caribbean soul to contemporary tunes…” I know I will be back!
Multi-stall restrooms with a large, handicapped-accessible stall and baby-changing station are located in the rear of the dining room.
This location, the only one in New York, is part of a chain of 40, from Florida to New York. Based on the good food and service, and easy accessibility of this one, I imagine that all of them must be at least as good.
As always, we at Destination Accessible, advise you to check a venues website, www.bahamabreeze.com, when planning a visit, to “know before you go.”
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