623 Hicksville Road, Bethpage, NY 11714
(516) 822 - 1010
Orient Restaurant (The)
DescriptionThe Orient is located at 623 Hicksville Road, Bethpage, NY.
There are two handicapped spaces in the paved, parking lot in front. More parking is available in the back and on the street.
A street-level, single door leads to a entryway, and another single door to the large waiting area (with benches).
Tables and chairs are close together. There is more room at the back of the dining room. Floors are tile.
Multi-stall restrooms with a handicapped stall are located at the rear of the dining room. There is a door to enter this area. There are no baby-changing facilities.
- Surface of lot: paved
Distance to venue: close
Paths and walkways: concrete sidewalk
Doors: street-level, single door, entryway, another single door
Number of floors: 1
Steps and staircases: none
Width of aisles: tables are close
Places to sit: tables and chairs
Location of restrooms: in rear of dining room
Type of restroom: multi-stall, with handicapped-accessible stall
Ease of entry and exit: OK
Baby changing station: no
Friendliness of staff: efficient
Notes: * If you have to wait, there are benches in the hostess area.
Going to The Orient Restaurant for dim sum is like a visit to Flushing. This restaurant has been in Bethpage for more than eight years. Dim sum refers to small portions of steamed or fried dumplings and other breakfast and/or lunch items served on small plates. If you have tried it, and want more, this is a place to try. If you have never tried it, this is a good place to begin.
The paved parking lot has two handicapped spaces. There is more parking in the back and on the street.
The street-level single door brings you to a vestibule and another single door gets one to the hostess area. If you have to wait, there are benches in this area.
The décor is “no frills.” Flooring is tile. Tables are somewhat close to one another in some parts of the dining room and have more space towards the back.
Once you are seated the adventure begins. Wait staff pushes carts with a variety of small dishes, steam baskets, and platters of food. Point to what you want or, ask what it is if you do not know. Some of the staff are fluent English speakers, some not. If you prefer, you can look at the menu on the table and ask for an item that interests you. We have found it more interesting to just sample things and perhaps ask for one or two of our favorites. My favorite are the baked pork buns! On this visit we had a new mushroom “something” that I really enjoyed. We view our visits here as a mini adventure in eating! Dim sum is offered every day from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm (but check website to make sure). Traditional Chinese selections are also available from 11:00 am to 9:00 pm.
Multi-stall restrooms with a handicapped stall are located in a hallway at the rear of the dining room. There is a door to enter the hallway and then a door to each restroom. There is no baby-changing facility.
As always, we at Destination Accessible advise you to check a venue’s website, http://www.theorientny.com , when planning a visit, to “know before you go.”