1 Vanderebilt Motor Pkwy., Commack, NY 11725
(631) 499 - 2068
DescriptionThe Bonwit Inn is located at 1 Vanderbilt Motor Parkway, Commack. Two, handicapped (van)-accessible spaces are located right next to the brick walkway to the street level, double-door entrance. There is an entrway and another set of doors to the welcome area.
This is a two floor venue. There is no elevator to the second floor (13 carpeted steps). There are restrooms on the second floor.
The main floor has a variety of dining areas. One of the areas requires a step up. The tables, booths and banquettes are well spaced for easy navigation. There is a full-height bar/lounge area. Floors are a combination to stone, tile and carpet.
Multi-stall restrooms are located in the hallway. There is a handicapped stall, but it has only one handrail. There are no baby-changing facilities.
- Number of handicapped spaces: 2
Location of handicapped spaces: next to brick walkway
Surface of lot: paved
Distance to venue: close
Transportation to venue offered: na
Terrain: a bit uneven
Places to rest: none outside
Paths and walkways: brick walkway to entrance
Location of handicapped entrance: main entrance
Doors: street-level, double doors, entryway ,and another set of double doors
Number of floors: 2
Steps and staircases: 13 steps to second floor
Width of aisles: spacious
Places to sit: tables, booths, banquettes, full-height bar
Location of restrooms: in hallway
Type of restroom: multi-stall ,with handicapped-stall (only one handrail in here)
Ease of entry and exit: ok
Baby changing station: no
Friendliness of staff: friendly and professional
Even though The Bonwit Inn has been a staple on Long Island for over forty years, I had never been there. It took an invitation to a luncheon to bring me here. Located on the corner of two major streets, it was easy to find. Two handicaped (van-accessible) spaces are located next to the brick walkway. Street-level, double doors led to an entryway and another set of double doors to the welcome area.
This is a large, lovely venue, with a variety of dining areas. (Their) “goal is to provide you with the best food and service, making every visit a memorable experience.” (website) The decor is “old world,” with a combination of fabrics, textures, upholstery, wall coverings, and lighting that make one feel as through he/she has stepped back in time. There is a full-height bar/lounge area, tables and booths in the other areas. One of the dining areas requires a step up. Floors are covered in a combination of stone, tile and carpet. There is ample space between tables: booths and banquettes are a good size. The Bonwit holds many private events in their upstairs rooms. Take note that the only way up is via thirteen, carpeted steps. There are restrooms up there, but no elevator to the second floor.
I was part of a very large group in one of the dining areas on the main floor. Seated at large, round tables, it was very nice that we were able to order from the regular menu. Our server was very pleasant and professional, making sure that everything was to our satisfaction. A really nice extra was the delicious salad, served family style, for all to share. All of us were pleased with our lunch choices.
Multi-stall restrooms with a large, handicapped-stall (only one handrail in the stall), are located in the hallway on the main floor. There are no baby-changing stations.
As always, we atDestination Accessible, advise you to visit a venue’s website, www.thebonwitinn.com, when planning a visit, to “know before you go.”