658 Motor Parkway, Hauppauge, NY 11788
(631) 813 - 1414
Beenz Indian Grill & Bar is located at 658 Motor Parkway, Hauppauge. There are four accessible spaces close to the steps in the paved, parking lot. There are six concrete steps, or a concrete ramp to the double door entrance. There is a foyer, with benches, and another set of double doors to the restaurant itself. A full-height bar, tables and chairs are well spaced.
Multi-stall restrooms have small "accessible" stalls that will not accommodate a wheelchair and has only one handrail. The sink is not accessible.
- Attraction Type: dining
Number of handicapped spaces: 4
Location of handicapped spaces: near front steps
Surface of lot: paved
Distance to venue: close
Transportation to venue offered: na
Places to rest: na
Paths and walkways: concrete sidewalk, steps and ramp
Location of handicapped entrance: main entrance
Doors: double doors
Number of floors: 1
Ramps: concrete ramp to entrance
Steps and staircases: *6 steps up to entrance
Width of aisles: ample space throughout
Places to sit: tables, full-height bar
Location of restrooms: in hallway
Type of restroom: multi-stall
Ease of entry and exit: ok
Baby changing station: no
Available food services: lunch and dinner
Friendliness of staff: extremely friendly, helpful and professional
Notes: Be very careful if walking up the steps to enter. Stay to the right because the bottom left step is broken.
Friends invited us to have dinner with them at Beenz Indian Grill and Bar in Hauppauge. This is the first Indian restaurant we have tried since moving to Suffolk County. It may become our “go to” Indian restaurant in Suffolk as long as no one in our party is a wheelchair user.
Beenz website states that they have “…authentic Indian cuisine…” and pride themselves on their “…extensive menu and comfortable, inviting ambiance.” We couldn’t agree more.
The large, paved parking lot has four accessible spaces near the six steps leading to the double door main entrance. If you use the steps stay to the right, as the bottom left step is broken. The concrete ramp is to the right of the steps. Inside the first set of double doors is an entryway with two benches. Another set of double doors leads to the restaurant itself.
This is a large, lovely a venue, with great atmosphere and lighting. A full-height bar, plus cloth covered tables and chairs fill the large dining space. There is ample space between tables. The atrium area has several tables, and offers a bit of privacy for anyone dining there. Since we were a party of seven, we had the luxury of a round table here. It was so nice to be able to converse with everyone sitting around the table.
Our servers were all lovely. Everyone did their utmost to make sure we were well served. We began with appetizers of Samosas and cauliflower. Both were delicious. Our entrees were varied from Saag Chicken, to Tikka Masala, Tandori Shrimp, a lamb dish and a fish entree. All were served with rice and a variety of sauces. Garlic Naan accompanied our choices and allowed us to enjoy more of the delicious sauces. Each of the desserts we ordered was excellent as well. We had a luxurious evening of good friends and good food.
The only disappointment came with a visit to the restrooms. After seeing the ramp to enter and having read online that the restrooms are accessible, I was sorry to see that the restrooms are, in fact, not accessible to anyone using a wheelchair. The “accessible stall” has only one handrail and is not large enough to accommodate a wheelchair, and might not be deep enough to easily accommodate someone using a walker. The sink is not accessible either, being that it is situated within a cabinet, with no room to accommodate a wheelchair.
As always, we at Destination Accessible, advise you to visit a venue’s website, beenzli.com, when planning a visit, to “know before you go.”
If you can manage with the restrooms the way they are, we think this is a great Indian venue for a delicious meal with warm, welcoming service.