Beginnings

4.7
188 Reviews
$30 and under
Gastro Pub
A good meal or a perfectly poured drink, like a good book, can nourish the soul. And it's arguable that no profession loves a good libation more than the writer. As an ode to some of the greats we introduce Beginnings, a literary, culinary experience in Atlantic Beach, NY.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 188 people are saying
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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.7based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.6
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4.5
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JillZ
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and service was great. Would highly recommend

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Dawnpuh
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Had a great dinner. We sat at the bar area had enough space. Only down side was bartender was a bit busy and forgot to bring us water when we asked but no big deal. Had salmon and pasta. The pasta was a bit over cooked but still good. Big portions. We had short ribs as appetizer and I would have eaten the whole dish. Excellent banana pudding and coffee to finish. Highly recommend!!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Delicious food! Great atmosphere and great overall dining experience

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vipFran
New York Area
57 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Food and atmosphere great Service could use improvement.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience1

Love the creativity and quality of the food, and the staff is lovely. Not a fan of the new outdoor space - too small and crowded, the table for 3 was TINY and very uncomfortable.

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vipFrequentRestaurantGoer
New York Area
70 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Our waitress Jess was awesome. The restaurant was packed and she handled it with grace. The food was good! We will likely be back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
4 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We love Beginnings and the addition of the huge tent gives the restaurant a welcome seating expansion. Food is always fresh & very tasty.

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vipLyndaC
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Busy night indoors and out. Staff was terrific and food perfect. Will return often this summer

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vipLdc268
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great staff!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Second time here and the food and service were as good or better than the first. Very good!! Only disappointment was sitting in the tent rather than the actual restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fantastic dinner and ambiance!
It was my first time there and it won’t be my last!

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CatherineB
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome as always

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Kristin
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beginnings is one of my favorite places to eat! I love the whole aesthetic of the restaurant and the food never dissappoints! I am obsessed with the Gatsby Burger! so delicious and you can never go wrong with truffle fries! we ordered quite a few drinks and they were all delicious! cant wait to go back!

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vipGQjerry18
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite spots. Never disappoints. Food is always fresh and delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love the place I will go back over and over and over it’s just a wonderful environment

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MARILYNF
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an enjoyable experience with friends! Our go to place when we have visitors

JK
vipJeffK
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall2food2service5ambience3

Silverware was dirty, a glass had some else’s lipstick, apples were good, dinner five, power went out.

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Expectedabitmore
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Our reservation time was not fully honored. We had made reservation for indoor dining and the table was not ready for quite a while. We were then seated in the tent. It was a special occasion, which was indicated on the Open Table reservation, but went unrecognized. Food portions small and no side items included with the main entree. A bit pricy for the area.

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vipCMATA
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible food, service and overall vibe at Beginnings. Covid precautions are in place and the meal was so enjoyable because of the friendly staff, owner and delicious appetizers and entrees. We will be back soon!

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Toesbin
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Went for a themed dinner. Super cute. Lots of food. Definitely walked out full.

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Lolly920
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We have been frequenting Beginning throughout the pandemic. They have always done a fantastic job keeping us safe. Never have had a bad experience. This visit only had one negative, the Spring Sangria. Too much vodka not enough flavor to be called a Sangria. The server graciously removed the cocktail from our bill and we ordered our regular favorites and were not disappointed.

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vipsplash3128
New Orleans
11 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall3food5service4ambience3

The food was excellent! They have to handle their wait for tables better....The service the night we were there was exceptionally slow but overall the staff was extremely nice

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Truly amazing food and ambiance! Every time we go the food is always delicious and worth the wait to be seated. We’ll be seeing you soon!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved this restaurant! Everything about it from the decor, friendly staff and incredible food + dessert! I highly recommend, we will definitely be going back

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vipRetro69
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First we were greeted by Michele who always makes our day! She seems to help out with everything and is always working so hard. The place is always busy yet they always honor reservations and fond room for you.

This place has very innovative events going on like themed nights and trivia. The library feel features some antique books work browsing.

I am hoping they bring in live acoustic bands soon!

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HelaineR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food is good. Service was a little spotty but they were very busy.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was really great. Just had to wait for about 20 min even though we had a reservation.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best food, and best drinks!

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vipMattK
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The food took a little longer than usual, but otherwise it was great.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the ambiance. The staff is exceptional and the food is delicious.

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vipJovanna
New York Area
60 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is amazing!!!! the decor, the friendly staff, the amazing bartender and the food!!!!!!!!
second time here and i cant stop planning next time i come.
either happy hour at the bar or a standard sit down this restaurant will never fail.
The different options in the menu to try will keep you coming!

HG
HungryGirl
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We waited an hour to be seated and gave up. It’s a shame, because I really like the food here.

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DmitriyK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service,price little high, was many people in bar area+ 2 TV work, was noisy! But I said 4+! My waitress was great! Parking was good! Thank you

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Place is great. Food is great. Service is great. Reasonably priced. Its a no brainer to go spend a lovely dinner there.

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DennisM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Always awesome. Love bringing friends and family first timers! Our favorite restaurant! Could use another waitress and busboys need to step it up.

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LauritaM
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Only NEGATIVE is they over SEA SALT their fries and burgers. Way too salty and I love salt. I have a photo to prove it.

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CatherineB
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome dining experience

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second time here and they do not disappoint.

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bizgrl
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I would definitely go back to this restaurant. They had a great eclectic selection of options to choose from. Their drink menu was also great. We did not have dessert since they had great portions but intend to save room next time. You must go here if you want great service and excellent food.

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AndrewB
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place! Great food & drinks ... fun atmosphere.

FAQs

Beginnings offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (516) 239-7483.

Beginnings is rated 4.7 stars by 188 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.