Eisenhower Park, Hempstead Turnpike, East Meadow, NY 11554
(516) 542 - 0700
DescriptionThe Palm Court at The Carltun, is located in Eisenhower Park, East Meadow.
Valet parking is available or you can self-park in the very large, paved lot.
A brick walkway, which is not under cover, leads directly to the Palm Court entrance. You can also enter the main entrance by going up three steps or using the ramp. This leads you through the main foyer, bar and lounge areas before getting to the restaurant.
Floors are smooth. There is ample space between all seating areas.
Multi-stall, handicapped-accessible restrooms are located in the lounge area.
There are no baby-changing stations.
- Surface of lot: paved
Distance to venue: about 1/10 mile
Paths and walkways: concrete and brick
Ramps: ramp at Carltun main entrance
Steps and staircases: 3 steps at Carltun main entrance
Width of aisles: spacious
Places to sit: tables & chairs
Location of restrooms: in lounge area
Type of restroom: multi-stall, handicapped-accessible
Ease of entry and exit: OK
Baby changing station: no
Friendliness of staff: gracious & efficient
Notes: *Valet parking is available if you do not want to walk from lot.** There is a brick walkway directly to the street-level, Palm Court entrance. You can also enter through the Carltun main entrance, but have to walk farther through the building.*** At either entrance there are double doors.
A multi-birthday celebration brought four of us to The Palm Court at The Carltun, for lunch.
This lovely venue is in the heart of Eisenhower Park, literally next to one of the golf courses. If you sit on the patio you would be close enough to catch an errant ball. The main restaurant at the Carltun “…is acclaimed by Zagat’s…to be the most beautiful and romantic restaurant on Long Island.” (website)
Driving through the park and up the stately driveway is itself quite beautiful. You can self-park in the very large, paved lot or give it to the valet. Since it was raining, I chose to be under cover and gave the car to a very pleasant gentleman.
You can walk directly to the restaurant entrance via a brick path, or you can choose to walk up the three steps (or use the ramp) to enter the grand foyer of the building. Going this way allows you to walk through the reception area with its grand piano, bar and lounge area before arriving at the Palm Court entrance. Somewhat farther, but quite impressive.
The high ceiling, wall of windows and elegant floral décor evoke an earlier, more formal era. Tables and banquets are well spaced, allowing easy navigation and private conversation. Even though there were several large parties near us, we hardly noticed them. We felt as though we had the entire restaurant to ourselves.
Our server was extremely gracious about our not ordering – we were too busy “catching up.” He simply told us to beckon him when we were ready to order. When we finally decided, each of us had something different and we agreed that everything was delicious.
Several hours later, we were sorry to say good-bye. What a lovely way to celebrate happy events!
The multi-stall restrooms have a handicapped stall, but no baby-changing stations.
As always, we at Destination Accessible advise you to check a venue’s website, http://www.thecarltun.com/the-palm-court-restaurant, when planning a visit, to “know before you go.”