1191 Northern Boulevard, Manhasset, NY 11030
(516) 365 - 9898
DescriptionPearl East is located at 1191 Northern Boulevard, Manhasset. Four stone steps and a ramp to the right, lead to the stone entryway and double doors. A small entryway and a single door lead to the welcome area. Tables and chairs are on the carpeted floor. There is ample space to navigate. The private room in the rear requires going up two steps to enter.
The ladies' room is narrow. The two stalls have handrails but are too small for a wheelchair. The large, single-occupancy, handicapped-accessible men's room is for any handicapped patron to use. There are no baby-changing facilities.
- Surface of lot: paved
Distance to venue: close
Transportation to venue offered: na
Terrain: a bit uneven
Places to rest: na
Paths and walkways: stone steps and entryway
Doors: double doors, push button assist
Number of floors: 1,
Ramps: concrete ramp leading to main ate
Steps and staircases: 4 stone steps to entrance
Width of aisles: ample room to navigate
Places to sit: tables and chairs, full-hight bar
Location of restrooms: in rear hallway on way to rear exit
Type of restroom: *ladies' room is multi-stall - has handrails but is small; men's room is single-occupancy, handicapped -accessible
Ease of entry and exit: ok
Baby changing station: no
Friendliness of staff: very pleasant and helpful
Notes: There is a private room in the back that has two steps leading to it. * Wheelchair users must use men's room.
A birthday luncheon brought me to Pearl East, a beautiful restaurant that I had passed many times, but had never dined at. That was about to change! AS I pulled into the small parking area in front, I found one handicapped (van)-accessible parking space near the main entrance. There is more parking in the rear. The front entrance has four stone steps to the stone anding and double door entrance. If steps are a problem there is a ramp on the right sie of the building. After the double doors, I found a tile entryway and then a single door leading to the welcome area of this venue.
I was taken by the beauty of Pearl East. The full-height bar area is to the left, the main dining area to the right and rear. The decor is soft, warm and welcoming, with great attention to detail. They have even tiled the column that is in a prominent location. Tables and upholstered chairs sit on a carpeted floor. Thee is ample space to navigate between tables. We were a group of ten and were given a large, round table in a corner. The round table was a treat, as we were able to see an speak easily with one another. The lazy-susan in the middle of the table made serving easy.
Pearl East’s website say that their, “…goal is to provide an unforgettable dining experience for all…” Our experience supports that. Our server was very professional and gracious. He was happy to answer all of our questions and accommodated all of our requests with ease. The very diverse and extensive Chinese and Japanese lunch menu offered something for everyone. We ordered a variety of dishes and were all extremely happy with out choices. The presentation was lovely, the taste, delicious!
As I made my way to the restrooms, I notice a private room in the rear. It requires two steps up to enter. The decor is simiar to the main dining area. The ladies room has two salls, both of which have handrails, but neither can accommodate a wheelchair. One is extremely small. If one needs a wheelchair-accessible restroom, the single-occupancy men’s room is the one to use. Although it does have the symbol for men on the door, it also has the wheellchair symbol. The waiter toldl me hat anyone needing that space uses the men’s room.
Our celebration was very relaxed. We were happy to stay and cha in a beautiful setting with a staff that was happy to have us stay.
As always, we at Destination Accessible, advise you to visit a venue’s website, www.pearleastny.com, when planning a visit, to “know before you go.”