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Carltun On the Park
East Meadow, NY 11554
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- Sun - 11:00am - 3:00pm
- Mon Closed;
- Tue - Fri 12:00pm - 10:00pm
- Sat 6:00pm - 11:00pm
4.2 of 5.0 from 17 reviews
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Carltun On the Park Reviews
My wife and I used to go to the Gallery at the Carltun on the Park in Eisenhower Park all the time for their great live jazz. Nowadays, it's hit or miss. Most of the time they don't even have jazz at all. That was why we came! It's almost as if they don't want anyone to feel welcome there anymore.
I've gone to the Cartlun three times now for dinner and their Friday/Saturday night live jazz, and have enjoyed immensely the rich atmosphere and superb service... it just seems to get better every time. Definitely worth the trip out to Long Island.
We got married here 4 years ago and couldn't have been more pleased with the service, food, etc. We go back for special occasions, most recently our anniversary. We waited 35 minutes for our water, bread and drink orders. Although the manager was aware and extremely apologetic, did not make an adjustment to bill for drinks, etc. We spoke with the owner and mentioned that although the food was excellent, we were disappointed with the service. He smiled and said "That's too bad". Too bad we won't be going back.
Was considering suggesting the Carltun for a 65th brithday celebration-am reconsidering after a recent event we attended there. We must agree with the first review criticizing the serviceThe servers did seeme rushed, rehearsed and robotic. Certainly, they do this hundreds of times a year but the indifference of our server was unnerving. We had to repeat our orders twice (the ambient crowd noise wasn't particularly loud at the time)and they still got it wrong. When removing our plates-and this it the thing that prompted me to write since we certainly can't complain to the hosts-the server managed to smear the plate on the side of my husband's jacket and drop small pieces of food on his lap as he rushed the plates away. No apology, never even a glance back though there was an audible gasp of surprise on our parts.The food was passable; some of it was overly salty.Mediocre masquerading as upscale.
I have attended several weddings, business functions, and private dinners at the Carltun.The professional service and exceptionally polite staff is exceeded only by the outstanding cuisine. I, like many other Long Islanders, cherish this "DIAMOND-IN-THE-ROUGH" restaurant, and shall continue to be a regular patron (we have reservations this week!).As for Tony's opinion above, we all have been to weddings with unkind guests, whose embaressingly loud, obnoxiously-outspoken behaviour becomes an uncomfortable experience to be endured by those unfortunate enough to be near him. (Pray for him, and ignore his low self-esteem outbursts).This is certainly a vintage establishment, a great place to impress out of town guests (they will rave about your great dining choice).
I attended a wedding there this month and it was excellent. The venue is gorgeous, the food fabulous and the staff highly professional!
I absolutely loved the inviting atmosphere, the elegance of the hall, and the accomadating staff. Overall it was a wonderful experience and not your typical catering hall!
I just attended a wedding at the Carltun, Eisenhower Park. on September 8th. It is by far the best wedding I have ever attended. The food and service was outstanding. People were incredibly helpful. It was just like eating in a fourstar restaurant. I heard many wonderful comments from the other guests at the wedding.
I was a guest in a wedding reception at the Carltun, Eisenhower Park. I regret to complain that the rudeness of the staff overshadowed the elegance of the place. "The hands of your waitress is already in front of my face to take my drinking glass which was still in my mouth". The removal of plates was deliberately made in a hurry without any politeness shown, and the waiters and waitresses at table #12 were with unfriendly looks.What characters!!
The plating is pretty, and flavors are solid, but because the food was mass-cooked, all the dishes were a bit dry (Easter Sunday)
by Cherry C.
Great place with great service.
by Daniel Ritchie
Eat as much as possible! The food is amazing! Lamb, lobster, chicken, steak even a full pig! Everything was delicious!
by Andrew G.
Beautiful venue! Please check SCEweddings.com for incredible DJ entertainment including SnapshotPhotobooths.com- thanks! Joe Falco
by Joe F.
Ask for peanut butter and jelly on whole wheat toast with the ends cut off. It is prepared with such elegance, it's worth the cost.
by Louie M.
Tuna Bites = Yum
by Shane M.
The First Spring Long Island Restaurant Week 2011 is April 3 -10. Come here to enjoy a 3-course prix fixe for $24.95. See other participants or make a reservation at www.longislandrestaurantweek.com.
by Long Island Restaurant Week
wine tasting full course meal on thursdays:)
by annalisa m.
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