947 Stewart Avenue, Garden City, NY 11530
(516) 222 - 0295
DescriptionThe Cuban is located at 947 Stewart Ave., Garden City, NY. One handicapped parking space in the paved lot is located in front of the medical building next door. A brick walkway leads to the street-level, single-door, canvas entrance, followed by two sets of double-doors to the hostess area.
A slight incline goes to the main dining area. There are three steps to the upper area. The full-height bar area does not require steps or incline. There is another large dining room to the left of the entrance.
Flat carpet covers the floor. There is ample space between tables.
There is a stage for live entertainment, (see website for details)
Small, handicapped-accessible restrooms are located behind the hostess area. There is no baby-changing station.
- Surface of lot: paved
Distance to venue: close
Paths and walkways: concrete and brick walkway
Doors: single door, then two sets of double doors
Number of floors: 2
Ramps: slight ramp to main dining area
Steps and staircases: three steps to upper dining area
Width of aisles: ample
Places to sit: chairs and tables, banquets
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
Notes: No ramp or steps required to get to full-height bar area.There is a large dining room to the left of the entrance that does not require steps or ramp.
I had passed “The Cuban” several times and was intrigued by its interesting entrance, complete with vintage cars. We finally had an opportunity to stop in for lunch.
We found that there was no handicapped parking directly in front. One handicapped space is available in front of the medical building next door. When I inquired, the manager explained that handicapped space would soon be made available closer to the entrance. I hope so !
A brick walkway goes to the door canvas entryway. Next comes two sets of double doors the hostess area. A pleasant gentleman led us up a slight ramp to the main dining area. We then walked towards the back and up three steps to the windowed area where we were seated. Flat carpet and well-spaced tables made navigation easy. If you are headed to the full-height bar area no ramp or steps are required.
A stage in one corner, and signs advertise live entertainment (Cuban and Latin) ” …that will have your feet tapping and your voice humming…” (website) on Friday and Saturday evenings.
There is another large dining area to the left of the entrance which seems as though it could be for large and/or private parties.
The tables all had tablecloths ( a lovely touch, especially at lunch) and music played softly the background. The website says that one can “…experience the ambiance, smells and sounds of a luxurious Cuban club…” Although I have not been to Cuba, the combination of music and decor certainly suggested what being there might feel like.
Our server was quite pleasant and helpful in answering our questions about the menu. They “…create authentic Cuban cuisine that combines traditional flavors with a flair unique to the restaurant…” (website) We were delighted with our choices when they were delivered to our table!
Small, handicapped-accessible restrooms are located behind the hostess area. There are no baby-changing facilities.
I have no idea how crowded The Cuban is in the evening, but it was certainly a great place for a leisurely lunch that makes you feel as if you are far way from the hustle bustle of Nassau County.
As always, we at Destination Accessible advise you to visit a venue’s website, wwthecubanny.com, when planning a visit, to “know before you go.”