688 Fort Salonga Road, Northport, NY 11768
(631) 757 - 2000
DescriptionSeven Quarts Tavern is located at 688 Fort Salonga Road, Northport. There is one handicapped parking space next to the six brick step staircase. The entry is a single door.
The first floor has wood floors, tables, booths and small, full-height bar. There is not much space between tables. There are 16 steps to the second floor, where the only restrooms are located. There is a private room on this floor.
- Surface of lot: paved
Distance to venue: very close
Terrain: fairly flat
Places to rest: bench in front of main entrance steps
Paths and walkways: brick steps to entrance
Doors: single door at both main and handicapped entrances
Number of floors: two
Steps and staircases: six steps to main entrance, 16 steps to second floor
Width of aisles: tight
Places to sit: booths, tables, full-height bar, high-top tables
Location of restrooms: on second floor
Type of restroom: multi-stall, not handicapped=accessible
Ease of entry and exit: easy
Baby changing station: no
Friendliness of staff: very pleasant and accommodating
An invitation to brunch took us to the Seven Quarts Tavern in Northport. After looking at a photo online and seeing six brick steps, I called. The young woman answering the phone said that there was no wheelchair access out front. I then asked abou the back or if there was any other place for a wheelchair to enter. She said that the back woud be better. When I inquired further, she said she thought that there were “only three steps in the back.” She considered that “doable.”
I mention this only because it points out how, if you have no need for accommodations you tend not to notice if they are there or not. This is one of the reasons I believe Destination:Accessible is so important – to avoid people arriving at a place only to be confronted by steps, no handicapped-accessible restrooms, etc. That is true not only for wheelhair users. This historic restaurant may also be a nightmare for many others with lesser mobility challenges. The main floor has a combination of tables, booths, and a small, full-height bar, in an adequate to “tight” space. If you are attending a function on the second floor, or need to use a restroom you MUST climb the sixteen steps to that floor. I do not mean to dissuade anyone from visiting this “unique north shore dining experience.” (website) It has “old-fashioned charm, a great selection of beers and wine, and delicious seasonal food.” (web) “You’ll find a mix of patina, inspired colors…exposed brick walls, mixed with stone, copper, bronze and wooden decor… to enhance your dining experience.” (website)
There is one handicapped parking space next to the six brick steps up to the single door entry. The main level is a mix of tables, booths, full-height bar and small high-top tables with wood on the floor.
The private room on the second floor was lovely for our brunch. The staff was wonderful, the food delicious. Everyone was as helpful as they could be, including leaving a full pot of coffee on our table.
We unerstand that there is music several evenigs a week, as well as a lovely happy hour menu. As long as we are able, and as long as those coming with us are able, we will be back.
As always, we at Destination Accessible advise you to visit a venue’s website, www.sevenquartstavern.com, when planning a visit, to know before you go.
Update – February 8, 2020. The food is still delicious, the staff very accommodating, the steps are still there!