Tuesday, May 31, 2011

George Martin's Grillfire Events * Private Parties

65 N. Park Avenue, Rockville Centre, NY 11570
www.georgemartingroup.com   1-516-678-7272
                                                                                                                                        George Martin’s Grillfire in Merrick is available for private parties on Saturday and Sunday from 11:30-3:30 for seventy to one hundred twenty guests. Smaller parties are asked to call the restaurant for more information.

George Martin’s Grillfire in Long Beach is available for private parties during the day for fifty to one hundred fifty guests. Host your private part in our wine room during the evening, for up to twenty-five guests. Please see our catering menu for selections.

We’ll be happy to assists you in hosting, your private or corporate event. We specialize in:

  • Birthday Parties

  • Anniversary Parties

  • Baby Showers

  • Bridal Showers

  • Engagement Parties

  • Rehearsal Dinners

  • Corporate Luncheons

  • Pharmaceutical Meetings

Our event coordinator will help you plan every detail of your party and make sure you and your guests have a great time. Take the first step now by calling us the closest Grillfire location.

Merrick Menu                            Long Beach                               Rockville Centre
Brunch                                         Brunch                                         Lunch
Lunch                                          Lunch                                          Dinner
Dinner                                         Dinner                                         Dessert & Drinks
Kids Menu                                   Dessert & Drinks

Friday, May 27, 2011

Meet a George Martin Group Executive Chef

65 N. Park Avenue, Rockville Centre, NY 11570
www.georgemartingroup.com   1-516-678-7272

Frank Greco
Executive Chef, George Martin Group

With almost 30 years of experience, Frank truly grew up in kitchens. In his early teen years he found himself working in a professional kitchen at a local restaurant. Immediately captivated by the energy and passion that was present, the kitchen very quickly became a place of comfort, “it was home”. Frank knew that cooking would be his life’s work. He studied culinary arts at NYIT and graduated going on to working with some incredibly talented chefs. This exposure created an entirely new outlook on food and cooking. In offering guidance to people coming into the industry, he lets them know that just “liking to cook” is not enough of a reason to make a career decision; it needs to be more of an “obsession.”

Pleasing people is still Frank’s greatest inspiration, and he considers it a privilege. As the Executive Chef of the renowned George Martin Group since 1989, Frank does not take for granted the pleasure that a well prepared and presented meal can bring to the guests. Frank believes in using the highest quality and freshest products available and forges relationships with local growers. Although cooking is by nature a means of transforming the ingredients, Frank prefers to keep things uncomplicated and simply enhance their true characteristics. 

In Franks approach to the Grillfire restaurants, he brings the elements of upscale food into a more casual environment. A commitment to serve freshly made, exceptional food is the primary goal. In entering the Baltimore area he “could not ignore the local passion for crab”, embellishing the prime-aged filet mignon with a fresh crabmeat crust; crab and shrimp cocktail; and of course the local favorite, lump meat crabcakes. Other menu items like freshly made free-range chicken potpie and slow roasted beef short ribs with cabernet sauvignon are comforting and showcases Chef Frank’s patience to coax the best flavor outcomes. “I look to classic preparations and try to give them a unique spin, yet maintain the value of familiarity. The true inspiration is to continually grow, learn, and share.”

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Strip Steak & Grillfire Offer’s Special Deals to Customers

65 N. Park Avenue, Rockville Centre, NY 11570
www.georgemartingroup.com   1-516-678-7272

The George Martin Group prides themselves on their tasteful cuisine for an affordable price. Each location always has unbeatable specials, deals and promotions every day. Now, George Martin’s Grillfire in Rockville Centre and George Martin’s Strip Steak will be offering even more to their customers!

George Martin’s Strip Steak in Great River will be opening the outdoor seating section on the patio next week. The patio section will include 6 tables available for full dining! As always, strip steak offers a price fixed menu for just $26.95 Sunday through Thursday. Ladies night will be held from 6pm-8pm on Thursday evenings every week. This will include half priced selected appetizers, half price martinis, and $10 off selected bottles of wine. Come on down ladies!

George Martin’s Grillfire in Rockville Centre will be offering a special/deal every night of the week! That’s right, Monday-Friday the George Martin Grillfire will be having a special promotion for all of their customers.

Monday: Monday night is meal deals. Choose a selected meal deal for a fixed price on Monday night’s and indulge in the deliciousness taste of your choice.

Tuesday: Tuesday night is raffle night. Purchase a raffle ticket and win any of the prizes we have to offer!

Wednesday: Wednesday nights is Karaoke night. Come on down and choose from our in depth artist list and sing some of your favorite songs with friends and family.

Friday: Friday we would like to invite our customers to join us in our live entertainment. Grillfire presents live music every Friday night!
If you have not done so please visit the brand new website for the George Martin Group. On our website you can view full details of restaurant information, locations, menus, deals, and more. Stop by to one of our six locations today!

Monday, May 23, 2011

George Martin's Grillfire in Maryland? That's RIGHT!

65 N. Park Avenue, Rockville Centre, NY 11570
www.georgemartingroup.com   1-516-678-7272

The George Martin Group is known for it's cutting edge and tasteful cuisine for an affordable price here on Long Island. But, now the George Martin Group has officially opened it's 4th Grillfire location in Hanover, MD. The restaurant in total now has SIX locations!

George Martin's Grillfire is a sophisticated American Grill celebrating the foods we have all come to love. With a focus on authentic regional and adopted international dishes, guests enjoy dining in the richly designed space for all reasons, for all seasons.

Grillfire appeals to discerning diners who appreciate the high impact flavors and whimsical presentations on the user-friendly menu. Whether desiring a grilled, juicy burger after a late night arrival, enjoying exotic cocktails at the bar with colleagues, sharing a high value meal with friends or family, or savoring that all important banquet dinner, Grillfire consistently exceeds guest's expectations.

Grillfire management creates a culture of "taking care of the guest" in all its programs and activities. In its free standing units, management becomes immersed in the community to understand the lifestyle drivers of the population. Menus and hours of operation are then tailored to accommodate and please. When partnering with host environments, such as hotels and corporate venues, management seeks a partnership to elevate the host's brand positioning.

As the owner and operator of six successful restaurants, the management team (since 1989) has two decades of experience in the hospitality industry. The infrastructure of the organization enables and encourages expansion of its brands. 

George Korten, founder of the George Martin Group, measures success everyday by asking, "How many people did we make happy today?"

The George Martin Grillfire in Hanover, MD is currently hiring! For more information please click here!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

What Is So Cool About The New George Martin Group Website?

65 N. Park Avenue, Rockville Centre, NY 11570
www.georgemartingroup.com   1-516-678-7272

The George Martin Group officially pushed their brand new website live this week. The website is intuitive and offers many reasons why customers should check the website before coming to a George Martin Group location. We offer deals, promotions, and discounts that are exclusive to members of the website only.

Homepage: On the homepage of the website you will notice the new George Martin Group logo in the top left hand corner. Adjacent to the logo on the upper right hand side of the homepage there is an email subscription box. Once you enter your valid email address into this box and click "go" you will get exclusive special offers sent directly to your email weekly.

On the bottom of the homepage you will notice the small facebook, twitter, flickr, youtube, blog, and foursquare icons. You can individually click these icons to connect with one of our social networking platforms. Above the social media icons you will see the logos for each individual George Martin Group location. Click on the logo of any restaurant to visit that specific locations website.

Restaurants: Click the "Restaurants tab" on the homepage if you would like to read a biography of each George Martin Group restaurant. You can also visit the individual location website from this page.

Catering: Click the "Catering tab" on the homepage if you would like to read an overview of private parties and events that The George Martin Group restaurants can accommodate. You can also visit the individual location website from this page.

News & Events: Click the "News & Events tab" on the homepage if you would like to read reviews by some of Long Island's most prestigious food critics. You can also view our blog directly from this page.

About Us: Click the "About Us tab" on the homepage if you would like to read about the fascinating history of the George Martin Group and how we started.

Contact: Click the "Contact tab" on the homepage if you would like to view locations of each George Martin Group restaurant. You can also view the telephone, fax, and email information for each location. Wait there is more! You can make reservations directly from this page! Avoid waiting at the restaurant and always reserve your table in advance. 

To Visit the Website Please Click HERE!

Monday, May 16, 2011

This Week at The George Martin Grillfire Long Beach

65 N. Park Avenue, Rockville Centre, NY 11570
www.georgemartingroup.com   1-516-678-7272

The George Martin Grillfire Long Beach is a contemporary upscale American Grill. The restaurant boasts an energetic setting as well as a price friendly, casual menu – appealing to the masses. The menu features an eclectic variety of steaks, chops, seafood, salads and burgers as well as some all- time favorites!

What's Happening at Grillfire Long Beach this week?
George Martin Grillfire Long Beach location has happy hour from 4pm-7pm, Monday through Friday. These drink specials will include $5 Svedka Drinks, $5 Small Plates, and buy one get one free on House wine by the glass and tap beer.

Monday: Monday night is "Meal Deal" night! You receive a 3 course meal for just $15.95. That sounds to good to be true.

Tuesday: Tuesday night is "The Great Grillfire Giveaway". We will make one lucky customer over satisfied by making his/her meal on the house.

Wednesday: Wednesday night is "Wine" Down Wednesday. This includes all house wines for just $20 a bottle.

Friday: Friday night we have Live Music & Guest Bartenders at George Martin Grillfire. The schedule will be available soon.

Sunday: Sunday we will be serving Brunch from 11:30am - 3:00pm. We will  provide smooth jazz listening  during these hours.

If you have any further questions regarding The George Martin Grillfire Long Beach please call us today at 516-889-3366.

Friday, May 13, 2011

This Weekend at George Martin the Original

65 N. Park Avenue, Rockville Centre, NY 11570
www.georgemartingroup.com   1-516-678-7272

George Martin the Original, a Rockville Centre mainstay, opened in 1989. An American Bistro, George Martin offers a wide variety of steaks, chops, seafood and house specialties, as well as fresh salads and pasta. A recipient of numerous awards and accolades from The New York Times and Newsday, George Martin continues to reach new levels of quality and service. Join us for lunch Monday – Friday from 11:30 to 3 pm and seven nights a week for dinner beginning at 5 pm. Lunch and dinner are available at the bar or simply enjoy a cocktail and an appetizer.

“Service was attentive, friendly and very helpful with recommendations (and accurate). Food was excellent from salad through dessert.

“Great experience! Went for the guy I’m dating’s bday. Stevie our waitperson was amazing, friendly and simply wonderful. The food was great and i can't wait to go back!

“George Martin is a warm and inviting restaurant. When arriving the hostess always greets you with a smile. The food is good and the menu is varied enough to have something for everyone. The staff is friendly and professional. The noise is energetic in this upbeat restaurant.
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“We went to George Martin during restaurant week, and thoroughly enjoyed our dining experience. We thought the food was delicious, from the appetizers to desserts, definite props to the chef. Our waitress was great, extremely friendly and knowledgeable as well. And of course, the price could not be beat, given the $24.95 offer. Oh, and despite the fact that the bar and restaurant were PACKED, we were seated within five minutes of our 7:15 pm reservation.

George Martins The Original Shot 4This weekend, George Martin the Original will be featuring a new lunch, dinner, and drink menu. George Martin the Original is now taking reservations for the weekend. Be sure to call in advance and reserve your table today! 

Next Time You're At Strip Steak, Say Hi to Dan!

65 N. Park Avenue, Rockville Centre, NY 11570
www.georgemartingroup.com     1-516-678-7272
George Martins Strip-Steak                                                                The George Martin Strip Steak is an intimate steakhouse located near the Great South Bay. Strip Steak offers savory dry-aged steaks as well as a full menu of chops, seafood and house specialties, all sure to be palate pleasers! Join us for dinner, host a party in one of our private dining rooms or simply enjoy a cocktail at the bar. Strip Steak serves dinner seven nights a week and is available for private parties during the day. 

We took a few minutes to sit down with Waiter, Dan, who is one of Strip Steak’s finest employees. Please view the interview below:

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Interviewer: So Dan, where are you from?

Dan: Lake Grove, NY

Interviewer: What Appetizer do you recommend to Strip Steak customers?

Dan: The Seared Tuna Sashimi. It is not something you would not think to find on a steak house menu however it is a wonderful way to start off a meal. It is peppercorn crusted so it has a little kick to it and it is sliced very thin so it is also excellent dish to share with your other guests.

Interviewer: What Entree do you recommend to customers?

Dan: Our 20 oz Cowboy Ribeye. This is truly a meat eater’s steak. Like all of our steaks it is 21 day dry aged certified Angus beef. The ribeye is known for being heavily marbled which gives it a very intense flavor profile. It is also served on the bone which adds to the flavor of the meat while it's been charred in our 1400 degree broiler. Anyone who orders this is not walking away unsatisfied.
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Interviewer: What Dessert do you recommend to customers?

Dan: I could honestly recommend any of our delicious desserts but the truth of the matter is that by the time dessert arrives most of my guests are too full to eat anymore. That is why I always suggest the California Strawberry Trio. We take fresh cut strawberries and line them on a plate with a decadent chocolate panache dipping sauce and three dry toppings: toasted coconut, crusted pecans and a brownie crumble. It is perfect to share with a small or a large group and still leaves you room for an espresso or an after dinner drink.

Interviewer: What Drink do you recommend to customers?

Dan: When it comes to bourbon I am somewhat of a purist so when I saw that we were serving a Maker's Mark Manhattan with a swirl of Grade A Vermont Maple Syrup I was immediately suspicious. However, once I tried our Strip Steak Manhattan I knew i had found my new favorite cocktail.
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Interviewer: What do you like most about working at George Martin Strip Steak?

Dan: I like the "home town restaurant" atmosphere. Some people might think that a restaurant of our caliber might be stuffy or pretentious but honestly, everyone who comes in here acts as if we've been part of the neighborhood for decades. It's nice to work at a place where it feels like you're at home.

Interviewer: What is the funniest story you have from working at George Martins?

Dan: So apparently we have a ghost that lives in the basement of the building. I don’t personally believe it's true but some of the people who work here get worked up about it on occasion. I once stood in the corner of the basement with a table cloth over my body and waited for a fellow employee to come downstairs to get some ice.

gm_stripsteak (5 of 47)Interviewer: Who are some of your favorite customers?

Dan: I don’t want to use any names but there is a couple that lives around the block. Every time they come in the husband greets me with a handshake and the wife kisses me on the cheek. They love to try different items off our menu and they both have such a great appreciation for the quality of food and service we provide here. They always make me feel like I am treating them like gold (which I do).

gm_stripsteak (16 of 47)Interviewer: What is your specialty? What makes you different than the other employees?

Dan: I am funny and engaging without being too informal. I have also been known to sing for a table or two.

Interviewer: Do you have a favorite quote or line that you like to use with customers?

Dan: I don’t like to stick to a script; it tends to make servers more robotic and less personable.

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Interviewer: What hours or days do you work so people can look for you?

Dan: My only day off is Tuesday

Interviewer: Is there anything else you would like customers to know?

Dan: Take advantage of our happy hour at the bar. Come in and get a buy one get one free wine or beer or a $4 Svedka Vodka Cocktail at the bar before you sit down for dinner.

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You heard it from Dan; stop George Martin’s Strip Steak any night of the week for a pleasant evening and a great dining experience.

Monday, May 9, 2011

Why Should You "Connect" Online With The George Martin Group?

                           The George Martin Group                                                                                65 N. Park Avenue, Rockville Centre, NY 11570                                                               www.georgemartingroup.com    1-516-678-7272                                                

Recently, The George Martin Group got involved in the Social Media world by offering rewards for following, liking, checking in, etc. Not only can you receive the latest information for connecting with The George Martin Group online but you can now receive discounts and specials that are exclusive to these sites
The George Martin Group has its main Facebook Page that releases information on all 5 restaurant locations every other day. Each individual location has their own Facebook page which manager’s will release up to date specials, deals, promotions, information, etc. We now offer a discount on drink’s if you check-in via Facebook Places or Foursquare in certain locations. So do you know exactly how to claim these offers? Let us explain.

Facebook: Before we get started with Facebook, please take a moment to “like” each business page and the master George Martin Group page.

Once you are a fan of these pages, you will receive all content posted by the George Martin Group right to your news feed. Do you want start receiving deals right away? Next time you are at any George Martin location be sure to check-in via Facebook Places and show the bartender, waiter/waitress, or manager. Only participating George Martin locations will honor your first check-in with a discount of some sort. For more information how to to check-in with Facebook Places please visit here.

Twitter: The George Martin Group has one master Twitter page that Tweets the latest discounts, deals, and happening within the George Martin Group community. Follow our page here.

Blog: Please don’t forget to subscribe to this blog after you are done reading this article. You will reap the benefits of subscribing to our blog as we share inside up to date news with you.

Foursquare: Much like Facebook Places, you can check-in via Foursquare. . Only participating George Martin locations will honor your first check-in with a discount of some sort. For more information on how to check-in with Foursquare please click here.

The next time you are heading to any George Martin location be sure to bring your smartphone so you can show a staff member and receive your reward for connecting with us. Any questions you may have please feel free to post on Facebook.

Friday, May 6, 2011

Mother's Day at The George Martin Group Restaurants

                                    The George Martin Grou                                                                           65 N. Park Avenue, Rockville Centre, NY 11570                                                      www.georgemartingroup.com    1-516-678-7272                                                                         * * * Press Release * * *

Mother’s Day is a time of giving thanks to moms around the world. It shows moms how much we all appreciate every little thing they do. Although, the day might come and go the memories linger and remain. This Mother’s Day each of the George Martin Group restaurant locations will be offering specials & deals for all mother’s and families. Here is what’s going on at each George Martin Group location:

This Mother’s Day, Strip Steak will be opening at 1pm serving a specialty mother’s day mimosa. We will also be serving dinner starting at 1pm with Mother's Day Specials! For more information pleae visit http://www.opentable.com/george-martins-strip-steak.

The George Martin's Grillfire Merrick + Long Beach hosts "The Great American Sunday Brunch" every Sunday from 11:30am until 3pm. The brunch features live jazz from 12pm to 2pm and the menu includes:

Warm muffins
Complimentary Beverage Choice

The George Martin Grillfire and George Martin's The Original will be holding Mother's Day Brunch. Please call today to make a reservation!