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512 Pulaski St, Riverhead, NY 11901-3036
631-727-4449
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12:00 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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  • 13
    Excellent
  • 13
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
"Automatic gratuity" charged, albeit it is not visibly posted anywhere

Food was adequate, served on a paper plate, ice tea and beer were served in paper cups, the service was fine. We were taken aback to see the automatic gratuity, with out prior notice on the bill. What ever happened to the tip being at the consumer's discretion based on the service? We were... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 17, 2015
Vicki S
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Huntington
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Smithtown, New York
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

I have gone to Birchwood over the years through different owners. It was my family's go to place. Have not been there in awhile and found myself nearby. So I stopped in for my favorite the Polish Reuben. Our server did not even offer the specials. We ordered the sandwich no sauerkraut but onions instead. My sandwich came with sauerkraut... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina
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46 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Don't come here and be an idiot and order a salad or think about counting calories. There's only one dish to get - the combo, photo attached. It was perfect. You get kielbasa and sauerkraut, perfect pierogis, killer stuffed cabbage, and potato pancakes that I could have eaten by the dozen. I swear I could feel the presence of the... More 

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Huntington
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25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Food was adequate, served on a paper plate, ice tea and beer were served in paper cups, the service was fine. We were taken aback to see the automatic gratuity, with out prior notice on the bill. What ever happened to the tip being at the consumer's discretion based on the service? We were disappointed to have a server sweeping... More 

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Hartford, United States
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42 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Stopped here with the family after a day of travel and was very happy with the Polish food offered. Large portions, relaxing setting and they were child friendly. Our server was on the ball with everything. Wasn't overly busy when we went but I can imagine it would get pretty loud with another 30 or so people in the dining... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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15 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

A great place for food and drink in riverhead Long Island Friendly staff good food plenty of it. In "polish town " neighborhood so polish food specialties regularly on menu , children friendly , interesting decor

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

The brunch event is set up like a banquet hall with round tables and white tablecloths. There is a wide selection of breakfast food, a chocolate fountain for the fruit selection and the typical selection of eggs, French toast and waffles. The hot food line serves various meats and vegetables that are tasty and fresh. Service is decent with a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

This was my first time at the Birchwood . I had the polish platter the food was excellent. I didn't find the host to be very friendly. He sat down next to some people he knew and never got up again. The waitress was an older woman,she was very good. I will be going back, the food was excellent.

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Middle Island, New York
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Have been here for lunch a few times since it reopened and was pleased but the buffet dinner last night to celebrate St. Patrick's Day was terrific. From the variety and quality of the food and the great price to the friendly, courteous service there was not a misstep all evening. The catering room looks better than ever and the... More 

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NYC
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

We had a catered event here 2 weeks ago and the food was even better than I remember. Danielle, the new owner, was beyond gracious and helpful with what we wanted and needed. We had a buffet with the typical Polish fare.. also with Italian dishes and American..something for everybody...everything was delicious. The renovated event room is bright and cheerful.... More 

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Rocky Point, New York
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102 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015 via mobile

This was always a "go to" place for us. It re-opened in November with much of what was really good about the place years ago. There is a very friendly staff and the host/owner, Frank, made us feel very welcome. Pick your type of food: American, Italian or Polish...they are all represented well. Give it a try.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 512 Pulaski St, Riverhead, NY 11901-3036
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Long Island  >  Hamptons  >  Riverhead
  • Phone Number: 631-727-4449

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: American, Steakhouse, Seafood
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday
12:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
12:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
12:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
12:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
12:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
12:00 am - 12:00 am

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