1 East Main Street, Oyster Bay, New York 11771
DescriptionWild Honey is located at 1 East Main Street, Oyster Bay. Street parking is usually easy to find. If not, parking is available in a municiapl lot about a block away. A stone patio (with outdoor dining in warm weather) leads to street level double doors (the doors are narrow). Just inside the double doors is a small,stone, entryway. Some of the stones are cracked or missing. Once inside, a full height bar is to the left, dining is to the right and behind the bar. There is one wall of banquette seating. , The remainder of the seating are tables and chairs. Space between them is adequate. Floors are wood. Two,single- occupancy, handicapped-accessible restrooms are in the rear of the dining room, to the left.
- Number of handicapped spaces: *
Location of handicapped entrance: main entrance,
Doors: street level, narrow, double doors
Number of floors: 1
Steps and staircases: none
Width of aisles: adequate
Places to sit: full height bar, banquettes, tables and chairs
Location of restrooms: rear, left of dining room
Type of restroom: two, single-occupancy, handicapped-accessible rooms
Ease of entry and exit: ok
Baby changing station: no
Friendliness of staff: extremely friendly and helpful
Notes: * Parking must be found on the street or in a municipal lot a block away
We had not been to Wild Honey for many years, and so were happy to meet friends there for dinner. We easily found parking close by on the street. If you cannot find street parking there is a municipal lot about a block away. The stone patio at the entrance has outdoor seating for warm weather. Tonight was not a warm night! The street-level, double doors had to both be open for our wheelchair to get through. Unfortunately, there was also a problem with the stones that are underfoot at the entry. Some are broken and some missing, which made for difficulty for the wheelchair. Luckily, we were helped by our host. Once inside there was some discussion of which table would accommodate the wheelchair best, andwe were seated comfortably. Space between tables is adequate for most. Flooring underfoot is wood, which makes navigation easy. The full-height bar area was buzzing with activity. The eclectic decor contributes to the welcome feel of this establishment. The menu had many interesting choices. Our server was very efficient. Each of us had something different, and we were all quite happy with our choices. Speaking for myself, the mussels were excellent! We had a delicious dinner in a very relazed atmosphere.
The only real glitch occurred when our wheelchair user needed a restroom. We were seated in the front, near the bar area. The single-occupancy restrooms are located in the rear of the dining room. By the time he wanted to visit them, the restaurant was packed. There seemed to be no way to get to them. In retrospect, had we taken a table farther back it would have been much easier to navigate to the restrooms. Our host came to the rescue by saying that the simplest thing to do was to exit the restaurant, go around the corner and get to the restroom from the back door. Another gentlemen offered to go with us and assist. When we got to the back door, we found a rather high step to get inside. Thankfully, he was able to help us get inside, use the restroom and get back down the step. The kindness of these people helped us avoid what might have been quite a problem. Happily, all turned out well!
I almost forgot one more thing that made our visit memorable, and another reason why we will return. After we had paid our bill and we about to leave, I remembered that Wild Honey takes The Foodie Card, We had not presented it earlier and were almost afraid to ask if it was too late to use it. We dedicded to give it a try, and were prepared to understand if they said no. Our gracious host took one look at it, said “no problem,” and took care of redoing our bill! That was wonderful!!!
As always, we at Destination Accessible, advise you to visit a venue’s website, www.wildhoneyrestaurant.com, when planning a visit, to “know before you go,” Sometimes you need to call the venue and speak with someone knowledgeable.