947 Stewart Avenue, Garden City, NY 1530

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Cuban (The)


The Cuban is located at 947 Stewart Avenue, Garden City, NY.  Two handicapped parking spaces (not van accessible) are located in the paved parking lot directly across from the street-level, main entrance.  A brick walkway goes to the canvas entryway. Two sets of double-doors lead to the hostess area.

There is a slight ramp to the main dining area. Toward the back of the dining room are three steps up to a windowed area. The full-height bar area does not require ramp or steps. To the left of the entrance is another large dining room. A small stage to the right of the bar area has live entertainment on Friday and Saturday evenings. Flat carpet covers the floors. Tables and chairs are well-spaced.

Small, handicapped-accessible restrooms are located behind the hostess area. There are no baby-changing facilities.


    Surface of lot:  paved
    Distance to venue:  close
    Terrain:  flat
    Paths and walkways:  brick walkway at entrance
    Doors:  street-level canvas entryway, two sets of double-doors
    Number of floors:  1
    Ramps:  slight ramp from hostess area to main dining area
    Steps and staircases:  3 steps up to windowed, dining area
    Width of aisles:  ample
    Places to sit:  tables and chairs
    Location of restrooms:  behind hostess area
    Type of restroom:  small, handicapped-accessible
    Ease of entry and exit:  OK
    Baby changing station:  no
    Friendliness of staff:  very pleasant and helpful

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I had passed The Cuban  several times and was intrigued by its interesting exterior, with its vintage cars out front.  We finally had an opportunity to stop in for lunch.

There are two handicapped parking spaces (not van-accessible) in the paved parking lot, directly across from the entrance.   Brick lines the walkway in front of the street level, canvas entryway. Next come  two sets of double doors to the hostess area.

A very pleasant gentleman led us up a slight ramp to the main dining area. We walked through this area and up three steps to a lovely windowed area where we were seated. Flat carpet and well spaced tables made navigation easy. The full height bar area doesn’t require ramp or steps. There is another large dining area to the left of the entrance which can be used for private parties.

We noticed a small stage and signs advertising  live entertainment on Friday and Saturday evenings.

The tables all had tablecloths, a very nice touch at lunch. I have not been to Cuba, but I thought that the combination of music and décor suggested what being there might feel like.

Our server was delightful as well as helpful with our questions about the menu.  When our entrees  arrived we were quite happy with our choices.

Small, handicapped-accessible restrooms are located behind the hostess area.

I have no idea of how crowded  “The Cuban”  is for dinner and/or entertainment,  but it was a great place for a leisurely lunch that makes you feel that you are far away from the hustle, bustle of Nassau County.

As always,we at Destination Accessible advise you to check a venue’s website,, when planning a visit,  to “know before you go.”



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