4280 Hempstead Turnpike, Bethpage, NY 11714
The Embassy Diner is located at 4280 Hempstead Turnpike, Bethpage, NY. The large parking lot has three accessible spaces.
There are six steps to the double door, main entrance. An accessible ramp, which leads to a single door into one of the dining areas, is located at the rear of the building.
There are several dining areas. Two of them have booths, tables and a counter. One of the areas has tables and chairs with adequate space between them.
Multi-stall restrooms have an accessible stall (see "read more" for details).
- Attraction Type: dining
Surface of lot: paved
Distance to venue: close
Transportation to venue offered: na
Places to rest: bench near steps to main entrance
Paths and walkways: concrete sidewalk
Doors: double doors at main entrance; single door at accessible entrance
Number of floors: one
Ramps: slight ramp to one of the dining areas
Steps and staircases: 6 steps up to main entrance
Width of aisles: adequate space between tables
Places to sit: booths, counter, tables and chairs
Location of restrooms: in rear of dining room
Type of restroom: *multi-stall, with one accessible stall
Ease of entry and exit: ok
Baby changing station: yes
Available food services: breakfast, lunch, dinner
Friendliness of staff: extremely friendly and helpful
Notes: restrooms have an accessible stall - however the handrails are only six inches below the toilet roll on one side and baby-changing on the other. This may make it difficult for some to use.
After 9:00 pm on a Friday evening, we stopped for a late dinner at the Embassy Diner. Seeing the number of people enjoying themselves, the reincarnation of this restaurant has been a success. That success is most likely due to the new owners and their team. A restaurant family that clearly knows how to do it right, has brought their expertise to Bethpage.
The holiday decorations throughout make for a festive venue. But decorations alone do not make for a great experience. The warm welcoming staff, friendly service, and good food make one want to return. The website says that their goal is to “make every customer happy.” Based on our experience, they are doing a good job of that!
Drive into the large, paved, parking lot and you see the decorations. Three accessible spaces are near the accessible ramp, located at the rear of the building. Gus, the owner, told us that a new, accessible ramp will be constructed early next year, so that everyone will have equal access to the main entrance. We’re sure he is sincere about getting this done.
If you are entering at the main entrance, you will need to walk up six steps to the double doors. Once inside, you will find a lovely Christmas tree in the corner, next to a bench, in case you need to wait.
The tree was just the beginning of the beautiful decorations that abound. You can’t help but feel the holiday spirit when everywhere you look you see holiday displays.
There are several dining areas, with booths, a counter, and an area with tables and chairs. This area is accessed by a slight ramp. If you are entering or exiting via the accessible ramp, that door is in this area.
Our server was friendly and professional, making sure we had everything we.wanted/needed. A great turkey burger, sweet potato fries, and a BLT with a substantial amount of bacon, made for a great meal. The fries were so abundant that two of us couldn’t finish them! We will happily be back to try other offerings and see what new decorations there will be.
Multi-stall restrooms have an accessible stall. Although there are handrails in those stalls, they could present a problem to some, as the handrails are only about six inches below the baby-changing station on one side and the toilet paper rolls on the other.
As always, we at Destination Accessible, advise you to visit a venue’s website, www.embassydiner.com, when planning a visit, to “know before you go.”