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512 Pulaski St, Riverhead, NY 11901-3036
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12:00 am - 12:00 am
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Sun - Sat 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
Good food, slow service

Over the course of a two-week business trip it was nice to mix it up a bit at Birchwood. The food was very good (esp. the dessert!) but the service took a while. There was only one waitress at the dinner hour. I would go again, but wouldn't rush back.

3 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Clifton Park, New York
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Clifton Park, New York
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58 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Over the course of a two-week business trip it was nice to mix it up a bit at Birchwood. The food was very good (esp. the dessert!) but the service took a while. There was only one waitress at the dinner hour. I would go again, but wouldn't rush back.

Thank KE172432
New York
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83 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015

When in RIverhead do a favor for yourself and loved ones. Stop in to the Birchwood and have some wonderful Polish food. You will not be disappointed if you eat here. Staff is very friendly and knowledgable about the menu.Try the Kielbasa and saurkraut, Polish soup as well as the fish dishes. everything is cooked to your liking.

Thank cobra487
Westhampton Beach, New York
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

Booked this restaurant for a 50th Anniversary party for my Pastor. Danielle, the manager worked with us, and took care of every aspect of planning for a party of 200 people.The room and decorations were beautiful, and the food was fantastic and plentiful. Wait staff was very attentive and pleasant. All who attended were very pleased with this venue. Would... More 

Thank Colleen G
Smithtown, New York
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015

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 

Thank Luv2lucy
Charleston, South Carolina
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46 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 via mobile

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 

Thank donseve
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64 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 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 

2 Thank Vicki S
Hartford, United States
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57 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 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 

Thank mwar1
Brooklyn, New York
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015 via mobile

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

1 Thank Tbyrnes46
Scottsdale, Arizona
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156 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 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 

Thank Coltsneck
2 reviews
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.

Thank Elizabeth G

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 am - 12:00 am
12:00 am - 12:00 am
12:00 am - 12:00 am
12:00 am - 12:00 am
12:00 am - 12:00 am
12:00 am - 12:00 am
12:00 am - 12:00 am

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