400 Broadhollow Road (Route110), Melville, NY 11747
(631) 755 - 5777
DescriptionJewel is located at 400 Broadhollow Road (Route110) in the Rubie Costume Building. Valet parking is avilable. There is also self-parking on either side of the building, with six handicapped spaces
The double-door main entrance leads to a small entryway and then another set of double doors. If you park on either side of the building you can get insid the building from there and then enter the restaurant from the building lobby.
Floors are smooh; tables and banquets have ample space to navigate between them. Everything is on one level, with the exception of one "private" dining area. During the warm weather there is outdoor seating.
Multi-stall restrooms wth large handicapped stalls do not have baby-changing stations.
- Number of handicapped spaces: 6
Location of handicapped spaces: close to main entrance
Surface of lot: paved
Distance to venue: close
Places to rest: nothing outside
Paths and walkways: concrete
Location of handicapped entrance: main entrance
Doors: street-level, double doors
Number of floors: one
Steps and staircases: to private dining area
Width of aisles: spaious
Places to sit: booths, banquets, tables& chairs
Location of restrooms: behind the bar area
Type of restroom: multi-stall, with large, handicapped stalls
Ease of entry and exit: OK
Baby changing station: no
Friendliness of staff: friendly & professional
Notes: Valet parking is available. If you park on either side of the building you can enter the building and get to the restaurant from the lobby. There is outdoor dining.
A “jewel” of a restaurant can be found on the corner of Route 110 in an unlikely location, Rubie Corporate Plaza ( an office building). Arrive after dark and find the beautifully lit trees looking as though it is still holiday season. These trees are just an introduction to the beautiful decor waiting inside.
Street-level, double doors lead to a small entryway with mini-fountains on each side. Another set of doors take you to the hostess area and a panoramic view of the restaurant that stretches out on either side, with the very large bar area “center stage.” The bar area was very busy at 6:00 pm on this Friday. To the right of the bar we could see the open kitchen. There are several dining areas, including the BE-JU Sashimi and Saki Bar, separated by double glass doors from the main areas. Only one “private area” required steps. Everything else in on one level, with smooth tile floors and ample space between tables and banquets that make navigation easy. During wam weather there is an outdoor dining area. Although it is in the parking lot, it has been designed so that one hardly notices.
The gracious hostess led us to our table. Our server was friendly and efficient, our choices all delicious. One of the things we valued was the ability to have an unhurried meal at a lovely restaurant on a Friday evening.
While eating, drinking and having good conversation, I could not keep from looking around at all the beautiful design elements; from the overhead lighting to the shimmering trees and floral displays. Tom Schaudel described Jewel as “Over-the-top design and down-to-earth menu.” One can get anything from sushi and designer pizza to fillet mignon and lobster. We tried a variety of sushi, pizza, and salmon. They don’t seem to go together, but we enjoyed them all.
One can self-park or valet. If you self-park on either side of the building you can get inside without having to walk to the main entrance. There is single-door access to the restaurant from the building lobby.
Access to the multi-stall restrooms with large, handicapped-stalls is easy. If you are a gentlemen, make sure to check out the unique men’s room ! There are no baby-changing stations.
As always, we at Destination Accessible advise you to check a venue’s website, www.jewelrestaurantli.com, when planning a visit, to “know before you go.”