2810 Middle Country Road, Lakek Grove, NY 11755
Good Steer (The)
DescriptionThe Good Steer is located at 2810 Middle Country Road, Lake Grove, NY. There are five handicapped-spaces to the left of the building. You will find a curb cut to get to the concrete walkway and street-level, single door entrance. This leads to a large waiting area, lined with benches. It has a stone floor. A second door leads to the welcome area.
Floors are a combination of stone, tile, wood, and carpet. There are severeal dining areas. There is ample space between tables and wide aisles between booths.
Multi-stall restrooms are located in a separate area behind the hostess area. There is also a single-occupancy restroom which has a baby-changing station.
- Surface of lot: paved
Distance to venue: close
Places to rest: benches around the outside of the building
Paths and walkways: concrete
Doors: street-level, single doors
Number of floors: one
Steps and staircases: none
Width of aisles: spacious
Places to sit: tables and booths
Location of restrooms: in area behind hostess desk
Type of restroom: multi-stall, and single-occupancy with baby-changing station
Ease of entry and exit: ok
Baby changing station: yes
Friendliness of staff: very pleasant and accommodating
Someone I met at a meeting told me that The Good Steer was an excellent restaurant and one that is easily accessible. I had a chance to check it out myself for an early dinner between meetings.
With its large sign, it was easy to spot on Middle Country Road. The paved, parking lot is large enough to accommodate the 240 people the restaurant can seat. Five handicapped spaces are located near the left entrance. There is a curb cut here. If you park on the right side of the building you will need to walk around or “step up” to the concrete sidewalk.
Inside the first door I found a large waiting area, with stone floor and lots of seating to accommodate diners waiting for a table. I have been told that, at times, this staple of the neighborhood (it has been here since 1957) gets really busy!
There are four separate dining areas, with a combination of tables and booths. One of the dining areas has a beautiful, working, stone fireplace, a seat I would covet in winter! Floors are either stone, tile or carpet. There is ample space between tables, and the aisles between the booths are wide as well. Navigation was easy. Retro, cabin decor adds to the charm of this venue. “The Good Steer has been providing customers with outstanding food, a warm and cozy decor, and the type of friendly welcoming service that can only be found at a family owned and operated restaurant..” (website).
Although I did not have the famous BBQ ribs, I can attest to the delicious burger and fries (too good!) I must take my “better half ” back for the ribs and onion rings.
My server was great. He seemed to want to make sure that a woman alone was OK, returning often to find out if I needed anything.
Restrooms are located in a separate area behind the hostess desk. There is a large, single-occupancy restroom with baby-changing station as well as two multi-stall restrooms which are not handicapped-accessible.
As always, we at Destination Accessible advise you to check a venue’s website, www.goodsteer.com, when planning a visit, to “know before you go.”