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Octopus - Beginnings, Atlantic Beach, NY

Beginnings

4.7
4.7
670 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.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 18 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Gastro Pub, American, Seafood
  • Hours of Operation
    Brunch/Lunch Sat, Sun 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Dinner Tue–Sat 2:00 pm–9:45 pm Sun 3:00 pm–8:45 pm
  • Phone number
    (516) 239-7483
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive Chef
    David Bryer
  • Catering
    Let us cater your next event. Call the restaurant and ask for Ben, who can help you customize your menu to your tastes.
  • Private party facilities
    We ask for a 50 person confirmation to close the restaurant for private events.
  • Neighbourhood
    Long Beach
  • Cross Street
    Broome
  • Parking Details
    Onsite valet and street parking are both available.
  • Public Transit
    MTA N33 bus stops on our corner. We are also a 5 minute cab ride from the Long Beach and Lawrence LIRR stations.
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • The Birdcage Theme Dinner

    Jun 18, 2024 only
    Enjoy 5-Courses inspired by The Birdcage for $65 per person, with drink pairings included. Please visit our website for menu and details under "Upcoming Events." *Please note if anyone in your party would like to be omitted from this experience*
  • The Goonies Theme Dinner

    Jun 19, 2024 only
    Enjoy our 5-course Goonies theme dinner for $65 per person, drink pairings included. Please visit our website for menu and details under "Upcoming Events." *Please note if anyone in your party would like to be omitted from this experience*
  • Below Deck Theme Night

    Jun 20, 2024 only
    Ahoy matey! Come enjoy our Below Deck dinner! Please visit our website for menu and details under "Upcoming Events." *Please note if anyone in your party would like to be omitted from this experience*

What 670 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

670 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our go to restaurant when in Atlantic Beach. Always great food and service

    1 person found this helpful

  2. Mcme

    New York City

    41 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on June 1, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    It was very crowded but we were seated right away, and the food came out pretty quickly. The staff is wonderful and the food is always really good. My only complaint is the noise level.

    1 person found this helpful

  3. JorgeN

    New York City

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Brought my mom here for her bday. The food was great, and our server was very nice. She brought our dessert out with a candle on top and sang happy birthday. The food and the drinks were top notch. Wish customers could park their own car as a choice- not a fan of valet.

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  4. Brooklyntableof4

    New York City

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on May 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was solid, service was very good, and we had a lovely time!

    1 person found this helpful

  5. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I saw" Nash night" on Facebook for beginnings restaurant, my husband and I love country music and we were celebrating our 10 year dating anniversary and 5 years married, so I thought it was a great idea to try out a new place! The service was amazing, and the food was exceptional! The guy singing country music was very talented and a great musical performer! Our waitress, Gyanna, was so sweet and very attentative with us and all her tables! It's definitely a great experience, beautiful, cool decor, and amazing drinks! The dessert menu is eclectic besides yummy!!! It's definitely a great time, and we will be back! If you haven't tried this place yet, suggestions are you NEED too!!!!!

    1 person found this helpful

  6. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My favorite restaurant! You should always get the eggplant meatballs!

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  7. SharonM

    New York City

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    I have changed my review after texting with the restaurant partner. There was a Mother’s Day menu which we did not get. They ran out of ribs and it was only 5:30. Service very slow. Tables were set up too tight. It seems they were overwhelm d with the reservations for that weekend which is why they ran out of ribs. Due to weather they could not take advantage of outside seating. The staff was working very hard but due to the crowd, they were doing their best. We have been here before and the food is good. The dishes we did have pork chops, pot roast and chicken were delicious.

    1 person found this helpful

  8. OpenTable Diner

    New York State

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    The music was way too loud for a Mother’s Day brunch. The music was completely unnecessary for the occasion. We had to ask three different times for them to lower the music. I was at a table for four and we could barely hear each other talk. Some of the food was good. Some not so much.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time there, mom & grandma loved it! Food was great, and service was on point. Atmosphere is very cool and there were a lot of things on the menu we will be returning to try

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time here, was happy to have a great selection of options for meals and a variety for the kids, too! Kid friendly eithout being too kiddie, which is exactly what we were looking for. Crispy rice with salmon, mahi tacos, coctails and desserts were great!!

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FAQs

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

Beginnings is rated 4.7 stars by 670 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 18 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Beginnings

1986 Park Street, Atlantic Beach, NY 11509

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Broome
  • Neighbourhood
    Long Beach
  • Hours of Operation
    Brunch/Lunch Sat, Sun 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Dinner Tue–Sat 2:00 pm–9:45 pm Sun 3:00 pm–8:45 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Gastro Pub, American, Seafood
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking Details
    Onsite valet and street parking are both available.
  • Public Transit
    MTA N33 bus stops on our corner. We are also a 5 minute cab ride from the Long Beach and Lawrence LIRR stations.
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    David Bryer
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (516) 239-7483
  • Catering
    Let us cater your next event. Call the restaurant and ask for Ben, who can help you customize your menu to your tastes.
  • Private party facilities
    We ask for a 50 person confirmation to close the restaurant for private events.
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