82 Brightwood Street, Patchogue, NY 11772
Drift 82 is located at 82 Brightwood Street, Patchogue. It is located near the David Park, Fire Island Ferry Terminal. Valet parking is always available. The parking lot is gravel. All of the outdoor eating areas are on gravel. Outdoor seating can be under the tent, or outside at picnic tables and benches. There is a wooden ramp to the entrance. Indoor seating consists of a full-height bar, high and low top tables, and banquettes.
Multi-stall restrooms have a large, accessible stall as well as accessible sinks. Turning the corner to access the restrooms may be a bit tight for some. There are no baby-changing facilities.
- Attraction Type: dining
Surface of lot: gravel
Distance to venue: lose
Transportation to venue offered: na
Terrain: flat gravel
Places to rest: na
Paths and walkways: wooden ramp to main entrance
Doors: double doors
Number of floors: one
Ramps: wooden ramp to main entrance
Steps and staircases: none
Width of aisles: ample
Places to sit: full-height bar, high and low tables, banquettes, outdoor seating, high and low top tables, picnic tables and benches
Location of restrooms: in rear of main dining area
Type of restroom: multi-stall, with large, accessible stall and accessible sinks
Ease of entry and exit: ok
Baby changing station: no
Friendliness of staff: very pleasant and efficient
Notes: *There is always valet parking, which is very close to the ramp.
Lunch With a View
As you probably know by now, we are always looking for new venues to try. Being summer, we are also always looking for restaurants on the water, or at least with water views. Having an appointment in Patchogue caused me to try and find such a place close by for lunch.
Drift 82 was a wonderful surprise! Located near where the Davis Fire Island Ferry leaves from, we found a venue with great views of the Patchogue River, leading to the mouth of the Great South Bay. We were able to enjoy a delicious, unhurried meal, while watching boats come and go. What a delight!
We were surprised to find valet parking on a weekday afternoon. The valet told us that there is valet parking all the time. Since the parking lot is gravel, this was especially nice. We were close to the wooden ramp that leads inside. Outside seating is under a very large tent (open on two sides, allowing for great views. There is both high and low seating under the tent as well as some picnic tables and benches under the sky, and a few more tables near the outdoor bar area (this area requires a step up). Take note, all outdoor seating requires walking on gravel.) If you choose to sit inside, there is a full-height bar, some high-top tables in the lounge area, booths tables and banquettes in the dining areas. Unfortunately, there is no real “view” from inside. As of today, tables are well-spaced for easy navigation. Of course, we do not know what will be happening as life goes on.
Our server was quite lovely. No pressure, no rushing us. After much deliberation, I settled on a mahi, maxi sandwich with a side salad, which was not only delicious, but quite substantial. My better half ordered fish and chips. The fish was incredibly tender and the portion of fries was large enough for at least four people. Our server kept returning to make sure everything was to our liking and to see if we needed anything more. We could not have asked for anything more.
Multi-stall restrooms are located in the rear of the dining room. The turn from the dining room to the door of the restroom may be a bit tight. The restroom itself has a large, accessible stall and sinks. There are no baby-changing stations.
Drift 82 was a venue that had not been on my radar. It certainly will be from now on. We will definitely return!
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