122 Secatogue Avenue, Farmingdale, NY 11735
T O A, Farmingdale
DescriptionToA, is located at 122 Secatogue Avenue in Farmingdale. Street parking is the closest, or a municipal lot is about a block away. Street-level, double doors lead to the hostess area. The full-height bar/lounge area is to the left, large booths are in the mid-section, and booth, tables and banquettes are towards the right of the dining room. There are two private dining areas with large, round tables. The floor is tile.There is ample space throughout.
Multi-stall restrooms have a large, handicapped stall and wheelchair-accessible sinks. There are no baby-changing stations.
- Paths and walkways: concrete sidewalk and stone entryway
Doors: street-level, double-doors
Number of floors: one
Steps and staircases: none
Width of aisles: ample space
Places to sit: tables, booths, banquettes, full-height bar and high-top tables
Location of restrooms: in rear hallway, behind bar area
Type of restroom: multi-stall, with large, handicapped-stall, sinks are wheelchair accessible
Ease of entry and exit: ok
Baby changing station: no
Friendliness of staff: very friendly and accommodating
Notes: Street parking is the closest place to park. Otherwise, there is a municipal parking lot about a block away.
ToA stands for “Taste of Asia.” Their mantra is, “…the authentic creation of region specific Asian cuisine.” Several people had recommended TOA, so, when the opportunity to suggest a restaurant for dinner with friends came along, I decided we would give it a try. One of the first things I loved about it was that they take reservations!
Located just across the street from the Farmingdale train station, we easily found street parking on a Saturday night. If you are unable to find parking on the street, there is a parking lot about a block away. Passengers can be dropped off before you park. There is a wide area from the curb to the street-level, double-door entrance, where there is alfresco dining during warmer times.
When we entered, we were taken with the beautiful decor. Asian, yet modern, with soft golds and reds in subtle lighting. Although the space is large, it is divided into different sections, makeing it more intimate. The full-height bar/lounge area (to the left), has some high-top banquettes as well as the bar. The middle area has a group of larger booths, and tables and banquettes make up the section to the right. There are two private dining areas with large round tables. Smooth tile floors and ample space make navigation fairly easy.
Once we were seated and looked over the menu, we had difficult decisions to make. The menu had almost too many choices. Our lovely server was helpful in answering our questions and making sure that all of our needs/wants were met with a smile. We finally decided on two appetizers, a large sushi/sashimi platter, Pineapple Fried Rice, and Peking Duck. Although we probably ordered too much for four of us, we couldn’t stop ourselves from eating almost everything – because everything was delicious! We can only say that we will be back to try other things!
Multi-stall restrooms with a large, handicapped stall and wheelchair accessible sinks, are located in a hallway in the back of the bar/lounge area. Unfortunately, there are no baby-changing stations.
As always, we at Destination Accessible, advise you to visit a venue’s website, www.toaasianfusion.com, when planning a visit, to know before you go.