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How would you rate Dunns River Lounge?
I'm at brunch right now. Food was excellent. Service was pretty good--slow, at times, because it was packed. So that's a good sign. All in all, we were pleased. Swing by on a Saturday night, too. The DJ know how to spin.
I love Dunns River. We started going there as a family last year and now we go often; whenever there's a special occasion or whenever we want great food. Their curry goat is the best I've ever had. I just called them to ask if they have take out because I intend to stop by tomorrow after work just to get a meal to bring home.
It's very rare that I take the time out to write reviews but I definitely had to... I had an amazing experience at Dunn's River! I had a party of 11 people and the staff, owner, waitress and band were great! I got to celebrate my 28th birthday in style... There was a live band singing happy birthday to me... And singing a bunch of classic reggae tunes! The place is vibrant and upbeat, friendly staff... But most of all amazing food! You must try the "jerk chicken & shrimp pasta" my fave :) thanks again for making my birthday special! We had a blast... See you guys again real soon!
U would think its high end with the strick no sneaker dress code they got. Sneakers dnt me broke
I went to the Sunday Brunch & the food there was Excellent!!! If you are looking for delicious, authentic Jamaican dishes, this is the place! Sunday Brunch consists of all you can eat, served to you one plate at a time. Thank goodness the dishes are basically ready & there's not a long wait at all :). We all know how sometimes their service is lacking, but this was quick, the servers were pleasant & very efficient! I recommend the Sunday Brunch highly!
I came for a small birthday gathering the staff was courteous and very attentive. The live music was amazing and the DJ that followed played all the right tunes. Grown and sexy mature crowd relaxed atmosphere in a cozy comfortable space.
Really good tasting food, awesome dance floor with thumping music, and ambience.
Great drinks and customer service but food not always consistently enjoyable.
Love this place!!!! Whether an intimate dinner or Ready fi Tun.Up pon di weekend (late night) wid friends....Dunns is the spot
Nice atmosphere! Drinks are awesome! It can get a little stuffy.
Was there several yrs ago with a group for our pastors birthday.Now were going again for a Pre -Valentines Day Couple dinner. Awesome atmosphere, great people and Awesome food.
I had my pre wedding bridal dinner there with the girls. The food was delicious and the staff was wonderful.
Food & Staff Horrible!!!! You will not be Happy when you leave. Don't be fooled by the other great reviews, Im sure they are faked by the owner. The customer service is horrible slow and the food isn't that great, both customers on both side of my table was complaining as well. The owner a black big mouth Jamaican woman comes around with a fake hospitality personality and sarcasm to go with that just for your money. Not a classy place at all, prices are to high for the low quality of service/food and they charge the tip to your bill. They also try to rush you out the door if you decide to sit and converste or your need to keep ordering drinks.
Floors are sticky you'll feel your shoe sticking to the floor and bathroom are smelly, imagine the kitchen food are being prepared.
Rated Worst place I ate at !!! Disgusting owner.
I as many DO NOT RECOMMEND !!!!
The hostess was very warm and inviting.....food was awesome...I had the oxtail and jerk pork combo...lots of food that I had to take home...I also had a drink...and it wasn't watered down...thank god...it's a must if u are ever in Rockville center
food was great oxtails but the red velvet thumbso down the jerk chicken very good the only reason they didn't get 5 starts is because the cake was nasty n 5 dollars 4 it insult... wish the taste was better but the cake u failed on get another vendor 4 ur cakes this cake was a failure
The Food was excellent, service was very inviting..HOTESS WAS VERY PLEASENT.
The place is small but the drinks and food are really good and make up for the atmosphere. There was live music which was really good however it made it really hard to here the waitress when she was around or your company that you were with. They had a brunch special I'd come back for.
The food was VERY GOOD!! It was a bit of a wait even with a reservation. The price differed between website and menu in Restaurant. Will definitely eat at Dunn's River again.
It's terrible service. My family and I ( party of three) went there and waited to be seated when the hostess says to us that there are no seats for a party of three because they have people for reservations coming. She could have told us if we could wait or something. She absolutely said nothing
Great food. Music night is good. Must come
amazing food big up yah self it tun up
Up like seven if don't like it go big up yah madda
Nicola is the best. She offered great service and gave great recommendationshape on the menu. I look forward to my next visit.
I feel the staff has a issue with miss couple coming in there that just my experience I will not go back
I went here to celebrate my friends birthday. I was shock when I walked in and was seated. I asked the waitress where is the rest of the restaurant, was there a downstairs section? She said no, this is it. The size of this place is the size of a local bar, there were dining seats positioned literally by the door and every time a guess enters or leaves you would feel the cold air. I had curry goat and it was ok not outstanding. However the staff was very hospitable and the band for the night was great. I would visit this place again just not on the weekend.
Supreme Clientele! Mature Atmosphere! Great food, good people, good times
Food was great but I didn't really feel welcomed by my waitress.
The food isn't that exceptional (I had oxtails, rice & BEANS/peas), rice is dry, waiter wasn't really attentive and it was only about 10-12 people in there (it took awhile for him to bring water and then to take our order; when we finally ordered, my husband got an appetizer, we ordered 2 entrees and I asked for a Sprite. By the time my 'Sprite' came, my husband had finished his appetizer, we had our dinners and had been eating almost 5 minutes...so a soda took about 30 minutes!), my Budweiser was old (I didn't even finish it because of the taste), the floor is bubbled up by our table (easy tripping/suing hazard), this wobbly table is annoying, Sprite tasted like some sweet syrupy knockoff (didn't finish it), water wasn't really cold even with the few drops of ice. So like I told my husband (a Jamaican), I could've/would've rather went to Roadrunner or even a Tropical Jerk; he told me I probably would have liked their shrimp linguini, but why would I go to a supposed authentic Jamaican restaurant to order that?!
I had my 40th birthday dinner here 3 years ago. Service, food and atmosphere was marvellous. The music was great too.
The music is great and so is the food and service
Great after work spot. They have great bar deals on food and drinks from 5-8 but get there early this place is super small and the RVC has limited parking. Cod fish fritters, and escovitch wings are good.
Hospitality was great , especially the hostess we had a great time last night . The food was not that great but the manager noticed that we did not eat something we had order and without even asking to return it she say that we did not eat it and said that she would take it out from our bill ! Plus we was sitting outside did not have a reservation my wife was feeling a bit cold and she also made it possible for us to sit inside we had a great time and yes we would go Back and recommend this place ! Thanks again .
Great food, great service, everyone was very pleasant.. Great atmosphere.. and great drinks..
Great atmosphere. Service and food are good. Upscale Caribbean. Trendy crowd on Fridays. Good music. Outdoor area is small.
Nice Cozy warm feeling. The oxtails are to die for. Great service friendly staff. Had a surprised birthday dinner for 20 and will do it again. I recommend this place !
Loved it! Food is great and staff is very friendly and professional. The music select awesome. Overall ambience is super duper fun
Ok first time at this place.....The food was average....You can stay in your neighborhood and get better food.I gave them 4 stars because their staff is very professional and friendly....But if your in the area stop by...But if your not in Long Island then don't burn the gas
My entire experience there is never disappointing. The professionalism and service from the time you walk through the door, to the authentic and ever so delicious meal, the original autical live band and DJ, and the ambiance is always warm and jumping. Lol . It's the place to be....over and over again.
Words couldn't describe how amazing this place is. There aren't alot of places with such an amazing vibe. The food was fantastic and the staff was so professional. The owner did all that she can to make us comfortable and made frequent visits to the table to check on our wellbeing. A1 hospitality.
I usually go with my friend for our girls night. For the first time we went on a Saturday and they had a live band. It was a great experience. Friendly staff and good vibe!
Dynamic restaurant. Excellent service. Fierce DJ! Wonderful owner. The location is nice and intimate with a grown and sexy vibe. Friday night. Saturday night take your pic you will enjoy
Nice place, nice ambiance, great crowd, below average service.
I brought my husband here for the eve of his birthday. Food was delicious, especially the pepper shrimp, but there were some hiccups preventing a 5 Stars rating:
Food: The green plantains and macaroni and cheese need a chef's revival. Coconut shrimp lacked flavor, small portioned and was to greasy.
Service: There was no greeting at the door, no smiles from fhe bartender nor from our waitress.
They asked people who already started to eat to change their seats to accommodate others. The service was not horrible but it was clear that the are under staffed, staff seems unhappy, under trained and overall low moral.
If they get a better team, perhaps training they can return to being the gem of Rockville Centre.
Food was great, service was fast and very good. Oxtails and jerk chicken to die for. They also have really great drinks.
I love this place. Vibes are awesome. Live band, great music. Strong drinks also great tasting food.. Going back real soon..
Dunns River is an awesome place for great food, great music (the DJ is awesome AND the Band is great), great atmosphere and an ever so accommodating owner!! Other than being a little on the small side, Dunns River is phenomenal!!!
Service was great food was very tasty and the dj set the tone,just wish they had a dance floor!!! Overall rating 4/5 stars.
Wonderful experience! Food was scrumptious. Atmosphere was exciting. Entertainment was top notch!
This intimate Caribbean restaurant is such a gem. The food is amazing especially the braised oxtails and the codfish fritters because they serve it with guacamole which is a nice twist. The food is definitely authentic and their rum punch is to die for. The vibe is nice. The entire staff is so friendly and attentive. I highly recommend this place just make sure that you call ahead and make a reservation especially on the weekends.
The food was great. The portions were very generous. The happy hour drinks were a great value and most of all the live entertainment was surprisingly excellent. The group entertained with a wide range of music and serenaded the Birthday Girl at my table. A really great venue.
Wicked KEWL experience! Amazing food! Had the pasta with lobster and shrimp, the wife had the oxtail and jerk pork combo and the meat fell off the bones! The Reggae Band killed it too! All the jams were played! Wonderful date nite and will definitely be back soon for the brunch or buffet! Loved it!!!!
Food was good, had drink that was on point, but the food portion for the price I paid was small. There are several spots around that do better in that category. Servers were nice and helpful as well.
Good drinks! Ordered some take out. Could use some more sauce on that coconut shrimp for take out.
The ambiance was really nice and the music is good but I felt like the food was mediocre the shrimp Mac and cheese was ok it taste better with a side of jerk sauce. The jerk chicken didn't look like real jerk chicken and my boy friend said it was not spicy at all. The only thing I can't complain about are the drinks we had an amazing mango and wild red sangria which was really good. Everyone has different taste buds so you might prefer it more than me. On Wednesday they have all you can eat seafood for $33 per person. I probably will not go back but it was a cool experience. If I do go it would only be for drinks.
My mom and I went to Sunday Brunch. The place is small and the seating and us elbow to elbow with the couple next to us (we were so close we told have easily been mistaken for a table of 4 instead of 2 tables of 2. After looking over their menu and decided on what we wanted we were informed that the only thing available to order was what was on the brunch menu (I don't remember seeing this on their website but whatever). We were both so pissed off because we wanted curry goat and oxtail and neither was on the brunch menu. My mom wanted to leave but I convinced her to say mainly because I was too damn hungry to drive and go find somewhere else to eat. I ordered curry chicken, stew chicken, fried dumpling and rice and peas and OMG it was soooooooo frigging delicious! I wasn't even finished with my first plate and I had the waiter back at my table taking my order for my second plate! I'm so happy we didn't leave our we would have missed out on all this delicious food. I would highly recommend making a reservation way in advance!
Just finished mothers day brunch here and it was outstanding! Food was cooked perfectly, the service was beyond excellent. They really have what they do downpacked! Management went above and beyond to ensure we were happy! We will be back for more!!!!!!!
Really good food and even better staff! We had 2 bartenders, Will and Ruth Ann who had great customer service and were both very pleasant! We plan to return with friends in the near future!
The ambiance and the food was exceptional. Our hostess went above and beyond to ensure our visit was the best possible. Ill definitely go back.
My wife and I hosted our engagement (private) dinner for about 50 people the decor was great and the food and drinks left nothing more to be desired. When you get older Panamanians to eat Jamaican food with no complaints and willing to go back that is saying something. The service was too notch without being super stuffy. Overall great experience and my wife and I have been back many times in the last 2 yrs.
Rum Punch, kicks Azz.. Glad I had a driver. :) Classic and New Dance hall. I enjoyed the patio area.
Delicious food, awesome music with very nice and welcoming staff. Only problem was the music was way too loud. We had a table of 4 and had to yell to hear each other and still couldn't hear. We were reading lips the whole time. Other than that I enjoyed it!! The oxtail was perfect and I would go back just for some more 😁
Best local Caribbean restaurant and lounge. Food is great, drinks are good and the people are great. You won't go wrong!
Great food, great drinks, great vibes love band on Saturdays.... 10 dollar concert charge after 8 pm... great staff, friendly and courteous.
It's a nice Jamaican restaurant. Food is good, service is good & the atmosphere is great. Only negatives is it's a REALLY REALLY small restaurant. Maximum table seating is about 20-25 people & then there's some bar seating. So it's TIGHT in there to say the least which causes the following problems when they add in a Live Band or a DJ they're WAY too loud for that small space. You can't hear the person next to you talking even when they're trying to speak directly into your ear. You enjoy the music but the decibals just need to be taken down a few levels for that space. And finally people get up to try to dance to the music but again it's way too small in there for that because if you're trying to leave you now have to squeeze by people who are in the dance zone & are not really trying to stop dancing for you to pass by.
They have to their discretion "dress code" Fri & Sat nights but won't pat down men or check bags upon entry into the establishment.🙄The food is actually great otherwise however the lack of sorrel the last several weeks for my fav drink is hearbreaking!
Let's be clear! I don't do reviews.
Its a new day, I'm giving Dunns River Lounge a 5 star rating for their FOOD. Our oxtail, curry goat dinners and drinks were EXCELLENT.
Our decision to dine their was based on other reviews of the place so we will pay it forward. Upon arrival, we were greeted and seated immediately. (Reserved seats). The place is clean n quaint.
The staff were pleasant and courteous. The Decor is good BUT the front seating area felt n looked a little less shiek than the other areas. I know the space becomes a dance floor after hours BUT it doesn't have to look like it during dinner....
(Idea: White linen tablecloths would unify the ambiance and match your already white cloth napkins) .
Enough of that!
Thank you. We enjoyed our date night and dinner. We will return for more.!!
I use to love going on seafood Wednesday. But I recently went yesterday and was so disappointed in the service. First of all they had us waiting forever in between the meals. The food was cold. The coconut shrimp tasted weird. The taste was really off. The waitress was rude to us. I told the manager and he just said he was sorry. When the bill came the waitress put 18% gratuity on the bill. She said it was because it was over $100. It was 3 of us there. I been to other establishments and never experienced this. She did not deserve that tip at all. I will never go back. This place use to be good. Idk what happened but it changed.
Service was lacking:only one server, slow to take orders and seafood took too long on their seafood night. The rice was cool to warm. The restaurant was clean and interior was nicely decorated. The music was good.
We liked place, our first time there. nice little spot, nice crowd, it does get a bit loud in there between the music and the small space and the loud conversations and laughter. However we enjoyed our self, the food was okay. Staff was great!
Went last night with some friends. Was told we had to get up from our table because they have a 2 hour table limit. Which I know was a lie because I've been there before even had a big Birthday party there before. Got our food and it was cold. The waitress was very nice. By M.M
Love this place... food was great! Drinks great! Fir $25 per person, you can get a full meal, which include porridge and breakfast/dinner (2nd portion) if you can handle it... the only thing is that that place is very small so reservations is required Saturdays/Sundays. NO reservations, you will be turned away, because this place never empty. 👍👍👍❤
This place is lively on Saturdays. Great atmosphere and DJ; nice vibe. Ruth served us and she was beyond excellent!
Small n intimate dinner /drink spot. Live DJ good music. No dance floor room/space☹
Quaint location that's hold a big punch when it comes to their Sunday brunch. Best to make a reservation as they try not to give seating up before a reservation. Atmosphere is nice. Staff is nice, could come around more to check on you. Food and coffee is really good. I am very interested in coming back to hold an intimate party.
I don’t normally leave reviews, but decided to do so since I ended up going to this place based on the good reviews I read. Oh boy where do I start 🤔 the food was extremely salty and cold. We didn’t receive what we ordered, but decided not to make a big deal. The drinks took forever to come. The waitress was rude and overwhelmed since she was the only one taking orders. We just wanted to pay and get out! I personally do not recommend this place.
Btw the music is way too loud and the restaurant is not classy at all and over priced. I would of rather have taco 🌮 any time.
I love this spot. Live music every Saturday night. Small but the food is great .music is great. Nice place to chill out and vibe
Great music, creative drinks and awesome brunch menu. The best way to enjoy Dunn's River without getting wet.
I've been to Dunn River Lounge in Rockville Center many time and always enjoyed. The reason for 3 stars. The night of my birthday was a disaster.
1. They were short staff.
2. The bartender was trying to do her job plus serve. 3. The manager did come to assist, then left the lounge for the night I guess (for whatever reason knowing it was short staff)
4. Everything came out late, like warm, or cold.
5.The other servers barely wanted to help.
6. The drink were good & the bartender almost spilled a full glass Rum punch on my guest rushing to get back to the bar.
7. Took forever to get the bill.
8. Then forgot to take the $100 deposit off the bill (server claim didn't know).
9. Forgot about our champagne that came with my package. By time it was received some off my guest had already left.
10. Took forever to get my slice of cake I was suppose to be surprise with.
With all this being said, I understand things happen & people call out. I should've been warned before or when I got there, to make the decision myself to stay or not. All staff should've been "All In" instead of saying that's not my table(to the point I can hear them) The manager (she was very nice) shouldn't have left her staff struggling.
A Great Thing...Due to all the complaints the drinks were on them. Not sure if I would do another large party there again. I would definitely go back if it's only two or three of us, because it is a nice environment and the music is great. The food is delicious also when it's HOT and the drink are better when not RUSHED.
Great food and nice ambience. It seems that reservations are needed on the weekend. We arrived at approximately around 6:00, and the tables that were left were all reserved. We sat at the bar for dinner. The bartender was a nice guy.
The place was chaotic at best. Our reservations were accidentally canceled by someone from their staff and they couldn't accommodate us. When we were finally seated service was slow. The place is not only too small, it's loud and overpriced.
My husband and I visited for the first time Saturday April 20th. Our waitress was Tanya, she was absolutely amazing. The food was sooo soooo good and the live reggae band just top it off. We are planning to go back this weekend
Great time! Loads of fun.Singer was amazing and enagaging. Nice friendly people who are out to enjoy and not spectate. Yummy food and drinks. Couldn't think of a better way to spend Sunday afternoon.
This is a really nice chill spot with good food and "strong" drinks. The venue is small and cozy, so reservations are suggested.
Excellent service good food and even better drinks. I will definitely go back there again
This place was absolutely incredible. The vibe was so, so good for a thursday night. There was a live MC, he was great and afterwards the music they played was absolutely fire.
I believe Patrick was one of our helpers and our waitress, think her name started with an S? They were absolutely incredible.
The food was INCREDIBLE. absolutely to die for. The ox tail fell off the bone, the spicy jerk pork and chicken were incredible. We also had the codfish fritters, and the wings as an appetizer. There wasn't a single thing we didn't love.
We thank y'all for a great night and making our event perfect. Y'all are great! 💕
I like the aura in the place but they were understaffed when I went. The chef was off his game this night. Out of the 4 of us, only one enjoyed their food. We didn't get our full order and was charged but got that resolved after reviewing the bill.
Took my mom for her birthday and was very disappointed.
Awesome!!! I have attended functions twice there and the arrangements were done professionally, sophisticated and exquisitely. The .workers demonstrate professional and good service
I simply love this establishment. Dunns River have been my spot for my date night for years. The owner Nala is wonderful, she's all about customer service. Her staff is great, Nicky, Will, Ruth, chef Andre and the host, Patrick. Great vibes, food is awesome. Just love this place.
The food was excellent, I had the curried shrimp. They have a friendly and efficient staff, nice ambiance and the live music was good, a little loud but the singer is very talented.
If your looking for a chill night this is the place to go....the food is awesome as well as the music....everyone there is nice....i had the curry goat with rice and peas and oxtail gravy....😍😍....
The food is always well prepared and delicious, workers gives good customer service. I loved how clean it is and mood. Would recommend to others.
The food was excellent but the seating is way too close, you can't have a conversation without including the tables to your left and right. The food was excellent and the service was great as well.
They serve big portions and for fair rates. very welcoming employees. 5 stars.
This place is amazing. The food was the best Caribbean food I've had in a long time. Their fries were definitely the best I've ever had, period. Soooo good. And the service? Impeccable. Quite a rare find, excellent food and service. I don't know who my server was - forgot to ask her name - but she was the absolute best.
Last minute ditch late dinner, first time visitor . Was really impressed with the meal and the quality of service. Cozy but comfortable. Affordable prices. Will definitely return
Love this spot. Food is great, owner is always engaged and involved... The place feels like home everytime we visit. Pat, the manager is always pleasant and accommodating ❤️
Great Food Great Entertainment Great mixture of ppl. The owner is so adorable and does not mind helping her staff. I love this place. Black owned must support
Love this place
It's small ...but ..good music. Good food and wonderful staff. I had a great time.
It's a small restaurant with limited amount of space. (must reserve a week in advance) The customer service is really well and I enjoyed the ambiance of the restaurant. There is live music on Saturdays which is amazing. The food is fairly decent. My expectations were high coming into this restaurant and I wasn't disappointed.
Food was very good, nice atmostphere and good service. I would recommend it.
The food is constantly well prepared and yummy, staff members hands out fantastic customer service. I loved how clean it is and atmosphere. Worth a try.
For a good homemade Caribbean meal with a modern twist definitely go here. We went for brunch for my cousins birthday for brunch and the food definitely hit the spot and at a very very reasonable price. The Ackee and salt fish, fried dumplings, the Porridge, curry chicken, the callaloo and salt definitely hit the spot. I am planning my next trip there. The vibe (ambience) was nice quite spot with good music and good food. The only rain that they didn't get the extra star was something sketchy with the server and the check at the end, but I will return hopefully to give that last star I think they deserve.
Dunn's River, as the name suggests is a real, raw and original part of Jamaica.
Here, the undiluted Jamaican food, music, vibes, and energy is fully on display.
Dunn's River is the most original 🇯🇲 concept in New York City for me.
The only thing is, the size of the building, too crowded sometimes.
Very nice staff good service good food and they have a prefixed menu. The prefixed dinner menu is very satisfying for a group of hungry folks.
We met with friends at this spot for lunch. my friend recommended this spot. Well, we were not disappointed. The staff welcomed us with a smile and we felt fantastic. The food was just great. We had a great time and we will definitely return to this restaurant. Warmly recommended.
They offer an awesome range of delicious food. I enjoy eating here. The employees are always nice, pricing is reasonable and the spot is always neat.
Me and my husband frequented Dunns River before COVID and we loved the food, drinks, entertainment and service. During COVID we were excited to receive a text with a revised menu, announcing take out service. We enjoyed the takeout food and drinks and they were still delicious!
We decided to cater from Dunns River for our son’s virtual graduation celebration. We ordered:
Oxtails, Curry Chicken, Honey BBQ Wings, Macaroni/Cheese, Peas & Rices, White Rice, Broccoli/Carrots.
IT WAS ALL DELICIOUS!!! Thank you Dunns River!
The food was amazing, delicious my only problem was the wait i spent 3 hrs my first time going made reservations. Don't DO NOT go before 6 p.m. Then they had the verve to give my our check an hour after being served and wasn't dont eating our crab legs. Drinks were on point food definitely great service and derving time 👎
We love to go out. Last night we went to this magnificent place which friends told us about. We had a delightful experience there with first-rate cooking and a well-trained team and a talented cuisine. We added this place in our phone list and we will definitely go again very soon. We warmly recommend.
This spot is superb and spacious, the meals was enchanting and the rates were very fair. fast, productive service and very attentive staff members. I highly recommend this place.
One of the best restaurant meals I have had in months! Everything tasted amazing and home-made. Everyone in the family absolutely loved the snapper. The prices for all dishes are beyond reasonable and generously portioned. It was a true feel-good meal. I ordered to pick-up and it was ready to go right on time. Location is convenient and though dine-in is closed I could tell the place would normally have a great ambiance. I will definitely make this a go-to place for dining out!
Went to both dine in and take out. The food was the best Caribbean I've had in a long time. Rum punch was all that and more. Social distancing and still great customer service. Get there and enjoy.
The food is consistently fresh and delightful, cashiers provides great customer service. I like how neat it is and character. Will visit here again.
Packed tables. We sat at the bar. Will was our bartender. He was so friendly and helpful with food and drink questions and suggestions. He runs a great...read this and 238 more