71 Hillside Avenue, Williston Park, NY 11596
Sangria 71, Williston Park
Sangria 71 is located at 71 Hillside Avenue, Williston Park.
Parking must be found on the street, or in a municipal lot around the corner.
The street-level, single-door entrance leads to several dining rooms and a full-height bar.
The outdoor patio dining requires a "step" from inside to out, and then six steps up to the patio.
A large, single-occupancy, accessible restroom, with an accessible sink, is located in the dining room closest to the patio.
- Attraction Type: dining
Surface of lot: *
Distance to venue: depends on where you park
Transportation to venue offered: na
Places to rest: na
Paths and walkways: concrete sidewalk,
Doors: street-level, single door
Number of floors: ** 1
Steps and staircases: 6 steps to outdoor patio
Width of aisles: adequate
Places to sit: tables and chairs, full-height bar
Location of restrooms: in dining room closest to patio
Type of restroom: large, single-occupancy, accessible, with accessible sink
Ease of entry and exit: entry could be a problem if someone is seated at table that is quite close to the restroom door
Baby changing station: no
Friendliness of staff: extremely friendly and professional
Notes: * parking must be found on the street or in a municipal lot around the corner - there are several accessible spaces in the lot ** Although there is technically only one floor, there are six steps required to access the outdoor patio
Having enjoyed Sangria 71 in Commack, we were looking forward to dining at the East Williston location. We certainly were not disappointed. Although the venues are physically different, the food and service were as lovely as we have always experienced in Commack. The following statement on their website sums it up well. They are a “…family style restaurant specializing in the flavors of Spain by offering a fine assortment of tapas, steaks, chicken, seafood, as well as paellas, sangrias, and a fine selection of Spanish wines in a festive, casual atmosphere.” One cannot overlook the delicious “homemade” potato chips!
Located directly on Hillside Ave, parking needs to be found on the street, or the municipal lot around the corner. We had no trouble finding a nearby spot on the street on a Saturday evening.
A street-level, single door, small entryway and another door lead to the welcome area. The full-height bar is to the right and several dining rooms to the left. As in Commack, the inviting decor is Spanish, with low lighting and adequate space between the tables.
We had asked to be seating on the patio, which is at the back. As we walked towards the back of the dining room, I could see that there were steps ahead. Before getting to the steps one has to navigate over a “lip,” to get from inside to out. After that, you have six steps up to the tented, brick, patio. It is lovely up here, but know that this is what is involved in dining outside.
Once we were seated, our server was gracious in giving us plenty of time to “catch up” with our friends, and have drinks and appetizers before making a decision about our entree choices. After much consideration, three of us chose paella and one went with the stuffed shrimp. A family style salad was an added treat. Desserts were delicious as well. The churros with chocolate sauce were amazing! We couldn’t have asked for better service or food. It was wonderful that the portions were so large that there was more to enjoy the next day!
There is a large, single-occupancy, accessible restroom with accessible sink. Access to this restroom could present a problem as there is a dining table located close to the door.
Sangria 71, Williston Park, will become another “go to” for us.
As always, Destination Accessible, advises you to check a venue’s website, www.sangria71.com, when planning a visit to “know before you go.”