Longhorn Steak House, Farmingdale
Longhorn Steak House is located at 1010 Route 110, Farmingdale, New York. There are four accessible spaces in the large, paved lot. Street-level, double doors lead to an entryway, and another set of double doors to the welcome area. The venue is large, with tables and booths as well as a full-height bar that has an accessible portion. Tables are well spaced.
Multi-stall restrooms have a very large, accessible stall, accessible sinks and a baby-changing station.
- Attraction Type: dining
Surface of lot: paved
Distance to venue: close
Transportation to venue offered: na
Places to rest: na
Paths and walkways: concrete walkway
Doors: street level, double doors
Number of floors: 1
Steps and staircases: no
Width of aisles: ample space between tables
Places to sit: tables, roomy booths, full-height bar with an accessible portion
Location of restrooms: hallway in rear of dining room
Type of restroom: multi-stall, with very large, accessible stall and accessible sinks
Ease of entry and exit: ok
Baby changing station: yes
Friendliness of staff: very pleasant and attentive
Notes: - hallway to restrooms had extra chairs staked up along one side, making it a bit narrower
Chain restaurants are not necessarily bad. They can usually be counted on for consistency from one location to another. They can usually be counted for for their accessibility, Generally, what you find in one is what you will find in most, if not all. Consistency also goes for decor, seating, etc. If you visit one and find that it is easy for you to manage, you can be confident that when you visit another, if will be close, if not exactly the same. Longhorn as been around since 1981, with more than 500 location across the US. Farmingdale is their first foray onto Long Island, opening in 2018. It has a casual steakhouse vibe, with a ranch house atmosphere.
A business meeting brought me here for lunch. There are four accessible spots in the large, paved lot. The street level, double door entrance took me to a foyer, another set of double doors and then the welcome area. This is a rather large venue, with booths, tables and a full-height bar. I was delighted to see that a portion of the bar is accessible, for those unable to mange the high stools, or wheelchair users. Kudos to Longhorn for this! There is a lot of space between tables and the booths are quite roomy.
Their website states that their steaks are “always fresh, never frozen.” They are grilled with “a secret, signature spice blend and served with freshly baked honey wheat bread, hand-chopped salads, seasonal sides and signature desserts.” I cannot speak for the steaks, but my companion had a burger, which she reported to be “excellent!” My chicken salad was delicious as well. The lunch menu had nice variety at excellent prices. My friend, who had been here several times before, insisted that we had to order dessert, the Chocolate Stampede. OMG, it was large enough for four to share! Amazing! Our server was lovely and very helpful. She was also attentive, checking with us regularly, to see if we needed or wanted anything. Our lunch was definitely a success. I must return with my ‘better half,” to have him try one of their steaks and, of course, the Chocolate Stampede.
Multi-stall restrooms are located in the rear of the dining room They have a very large, accessible stall, accessible sink and baby-changing station. Unfortunately, extra chairs lined one side of the hallway leading to the restrooms. There was enough space to fit a wheelchair through, however, it may be a bit tight for some.
Longhorn does not take reservations. You can go online to join their wait list. My friend said that it has worked well for her family.
As always, we at Destination:Accessible, advise you to visit a venue’s website, http://www.longhornsteakhouse.com">www.longhornsteakhouse.com, when planning a visit, to “know before you go.”