John Harvards Brewhouse - Lake Grove | Lake Grove, New York
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John Harvards Brewhouse - Lake Grove
Exceptional based on 16 ratings
Type: Brewpub (see listing)

2093 Smithhaven Plaza
Lake Grove, New York United States 11755 [ print map ]
631 979 2739

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Hours: 11:30-00:00 Sun-Thu, 11:30-01:00 Fri & Sat


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16 reviews for John Harvards Brewhouse - Lake Grove
 Ambiance  70%
 Service  59%
 Selection  60%
 Food  68%
 Value  63%
 Overall  65%
 Rating  68%
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  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 13/20
t0rin0  (1265) Do Not Resuscitate, California | September 6, 2013
Visited May 2012.

By this point in the evening I just wanted to get some food and get a good beer (not necessarily a tick) but the service was kind of slow, the beer was sub par, and the food was just alright. I can see how this would be a fun place to hang out with friends that just wanted to hang out and have a pint but if youíre looking for good beer and/or good food this probably isnít the right place to stop. Scroll past.
76
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
Free_ON  (2) , | June 26, 2013
The constantly-changing beer menu is always unique and satisfying. The sampler (5x5oz glasses) is great for a first drink.
80
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
schnarfr  (11) merrick, New York | April 8, 2012
Not exceptional, but good food and decent brews. Not bad for a easy night out.
74
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 16/20
beerbill  (100) Laurel, New York | October 4, 2009
I have been here a number of times, so this rating is a compilation of those visits. The brewpub is divided into three basic areas with the bar on the right, restaurant on the left, and retail shop and brewing equipment down the center. The service is usually good, although there is one time I can recall where it was absolutely miserable, but Iíll consider that an aberration. The beers are for the most part solid, nothing outstanding, but nothing dreadful either, and they do a very good job of rotating the styles. Iíve never come here and not been able to try something new. The food is good and comes in generous portions. This place is worth visiting if you are in the area, and is definitely a step up from TGI Fridays or Applebees.
66
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 8/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
zdk  (95) New York, New York | September 30, 2009
Went there on a very crowded friday night. Went to the bar while waiting for a table. There was only one, very overwhelmed, bartender who could barely keep up with the orders, but she was very congenial anyway. Anyway, for $3 draft beers, I didnít mind waiting 5 or 10 minutes for service. For some reason, the beer is more expensive when you order from the table. Decent beer, a comfortable crowd drawing heavily on Stony brook university, especially after doing a lot of drinking in the city, the price is right. I plan on coming back. I only tried 2 beers this first time. I also got their nachos. A huge serving that I (almost) finished myself.
50
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 7/15   FOOD 5/10   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 9/20
kennydiaz  (29) Manahawkin, New Mexico | May 5, 2009
The food and the beer was very forgettable. I felt like I was at an applebees but with less of a beer selection. The waiter was the only bright spot he was helpful but not knowledgeable about the beer selection. Overall I would not go out my way to go back.
56
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 4/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 3/10   VALUE 3/10   OVERALL 11/20
fredword1  (2) , New Jersey | October 30, 2008
They have pretty good beer, but the food is not so good. Donít get fish and skip dessert. The apps are pretty good.
74
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 14/20
LilBeerDoctor  (335) Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania | September 20, 2008
This is my local brewpub and although the beer isnít the greatest, most of it is pretty decent and worth the trip if youíre in the area. The really good thing about this place is that on weekdays 4-7 they have 1/2 price appetizers and 1/2 beer. Also on Wednesday they have trivia night, if youíre into that. So itís really worth it go to at these times especially. The food is pretty good and comes in large portions. They have a pretty good turnover of their beers, about a new one every week. Nice atmosphere and good service. Recommended.
78
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 16/20
bonbright7  (39) Jacksonville, Florida | September 29, 2007
I visited John Harvardís yesterday for the first time to meet some friends who invited me to dinner. I found the atmosphere to be a step up on the usual Fridayís, which it resembled on the outside. The inside was separated by dining areas on the left, the bar on the right, and brewery in the center, behind glass. As it was Friday afternoon, the bar was already crowded, but the dining area was sparse, so we landed there with a round of beers to share. I liked the Tripel, Pale Ale, and Porter very much though the IPA was shaky at best. Strangely, the beers came with no head, but I donít know what to attribute that to. As we ordered dinner, I had the Chicken Pot pie and tasted the hot/spicy chicken tenders. Both were found to be good. I hope to return there to try some of the other selections and I would suggest it to anyone.
54
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 2/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 14/20
glider  (10) Shrub Oak, New York | September 7, 2006
For 9.3.06.....Struck out with the beers here- the Old Willy IPA was too stouty and not very good. The lager was even more uninspiring, a muddy tasting lager.. Brendan the waiter was good as was all the food we sampled. All the appetizers were fried - donít eat that stuff ! The sous-chef supervised specialities [entrees] were all excellent. The interior was not pubby, more of an upscale Chilis without the bricabrac. Ate in the bar area which was extremely quiet and dark - the dining area was more lit and still fairly quiet. Overall, above average food, below average micro brews

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