55 Main Street, Cold Spring Harbor, NY 11724

Phone Number

(631) 498 - 6188

Date Visited



Link to Website



Sandbar is located at 55 Main Street, Cold Spring Harbor. Parking is either on the street or in the municipal lot, almost directly across the street.

One step up is required to enter the single door, main entrance. A ramp on the left side of the building leads to an accessible, single door entrance.

The lounge area is comprised of a full-height bar, plus high tables and chairs.Banquettes, tables and chairs are adequately spaced in the dining room. A semi-private dining area in the back of the restaurant requires two steps up to reach it. There are wooden floors throughout.

A very large, single-occupancy, accessible restroom is located in the rear.There are also restrooms downstairs. There is no baby-changing station.


    Surface of lot:  paved
    Distance to venue:  close
    Terrain:  flat
    Paths and walkways:  stone sidewalk in front of main entrance
    Doors:  one step up to single door, main entrance
    Number of floors:  2
    Elevators:  no
    Ramps:  to accessible entrance
    Steps and staircases:  2 steps to semi-private, dining area
    Width of aisles:  adequate space between tables
    Places to sit:  full-height bar, high tables and chairs in lounge area - banquettes, tables and chairs in dining room
    Location of restrooms:  in rear of dining room or downstairs
    Type of restroom:  singleoccupancy, accessible restroom on main level - others are downstairs
    Ease of entry and exit:  easy
    Baby changing station:  no
    Friendliness of staff:  very friendly and professional
    Notes:  There is a semi-private dining area in the rear of the restaurant requiring two steps up to get there.

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Dinner with friends on a Saturday evening.  Where to go?  We wound up at Sandbar, in the heart of the village in Cold Spring Harbor. None of us had ever been there, but, after our experience, we will surely return!

We easily found a spot on the street, but the municipal lot is almost directly across the street.

Entering the main entrance requires one step up from the stone sidewalk. If this is difficult, there is a ramp on the left side of the building, leading to an accessible entrance.

From the main entrance, the first thing one sees is the bar/lounge area. A full-height bar along with high-tables are located here. Even though we were here early for a Saturday evening, this area was almost full!  Wood flooring, high ceilings, and soft lighting are part of the lovely décor throughout. Banquettes, tables and chairs are adequately spaced in the dining area.  There is what appears to be a semi-private dining area in the rear that requires two steps up.

Having dinner with friends one hasn’t seen in a while generally involves talking for a bit before getting around to looking at the menu.  It was nice that, after taking our drink order, our server was not pushy about getting us to order. He was pleasant and efficient.  When we finally got around to placing our orders, everything was excellent.  All of our requests were taken care of in a very professional manner. Each of our choices was delicious! 

A very large, handicapped-accessible, single-occupancy restroom is located in the rear of the dining room.  There is no baby-changing facility.  There are more  restrooms downstairs.

As always, we at Destination Accessible advise you to check a venue’s website,, when planning a visit, to “know before you go.”



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