Storm Damage Closes J&R's Steakhouse [Empty in Three Village]

Hurricane Sandy left the management to cope with extensive roof damage.

J&R's Steakhouse, a staple in the Three Village restaurant community for more than 20 years, has closed due to storm damage.

Its former manager, Andy Stamos, told Patch on Thursday that Hurricane Sandy damaged the restaurant's roof so badly that it was forced to close its doors.

The Stony Brook restaurant, which sits in the Coventry Commons shopping center, was the first for the J&R's chain. It still operates locations in Rocky Point, Calverton, Medford, Patchogue, and Islip.

"Thanks, everybody, for the support over the years. Come visit our other locations," Stamos said.

Stamos didn't rule out the possibility of re-opening the restaurant there or at a different location in Three Village. He said the hurricane happened to coincide roughly with the time the restaurant's lease was up.

J&R's is not the only vacancy in the Coventry Commons center. Nasrin's Hair Creations recently closed its doors as well; a handful of other empty storefronts remain.

A representative of Stoneybrook Realty LLC, the Brooklyn-based company that owns the Coventry Commons shopping center, declined to comment.

Stoneybrook Realty LLC in 2000 announced a $5 million overhaul for the shopping center that would take several years to complete, according to an article in The New York Times.

Peter November 30, 2012 at 02:33 PM
If you ever went to JR's the food was awful and the service was poor... No great loss to the 3-village community.....
EarnedValue November 30, 2012 at 03:48 PM
first no more twinkies, now no more 30+ ounce steaks
Christopher D. Reilly November 30, 2012 at 03:56 PM
Storm damage that coincided with a pending lease renewal forced the closing of a restaurant in a shopping center with other vacancies? Serendipity in business rarely happens...I doubt it happened here. This is either good PR to protect the brand while closing a failing restaurant or a great negotiating tactic on a new lease. I'll go with the former.
Had Enuf! November 30, 2012 at 04:27 PM
The place was dirty, the food was mediocre, the service was terrible.........very UNLIKE my experience at the other J&R No great loss imho
LivingSmall November 30, 2012 at 08:31 PM
[i]"A representative of Stoneybrook Realty LLC, the Brooklyn-based company that owns the Coventry Commons shopping center, declined to comment. Stoneybrook Realty LLC in 2000 announced a $5 million overhaul for the shopping center that would take several years to complete"[/i] The Brooklyn-based company has allowed that shopping plaza to fall into slum-like conditions befitting a ghetto in Brooklyn. What did they do with this $5 million dollar overhaul? They've stripped down a building in the back, leaving a cinderblock shell which is an eyesore. Patch editor -- please find out what these distant, absentee landlords plan on doing here. Years ago, it was a very pleasant shopping center with a unique style. It would appear that the property owners want to gradually level it for ?
Rosie Grier November 30, 2012 at 11:23 PM
No huge loss. If you are looking for an over priced fatty pile of gristle, J &Rs is your place! What a Sh-thole. Was great about 15 years ago. Now I'd rather get a steak at Ruby Tuesday's.
Jason born December 05, 2012 at 08:36 PM
Great news!
E Baum December 11, 2012 at 12:21 AM
Really? I have never been disappointed at J&R's. I have gone to three other locations and I have always found Stony Brook's location the best. I am no neophite to fine dining, not that J&R's qualifies as that, but it was a terrific place to bring our family. The prices were fair and the quality good. I hope they reopen in the area. There is no other family place for steak dinners that is affordable.
E Baum December 11, 2012 at 12:31 AM
Does anyone have another suggestion in the area for a family place that is not italian or asian? I know about Good Steer. Is there anything else?
Earl January 04, 2013 at 04:32 PM
Wow this sucks! Love JRs. The only one I ever had bad experiences at was in Rocky Point, sadly that is the closest one now. Been to the Stony Brook location many times, had parties there, was always a great time. Not sure what all you other posters are talking about!
jozee January 06, 2013 at 09:40 PM
peter lugers, insignia, but they are far from "family" good steaks but not family type atmosphere
VT January 07, 2013 at 12:29 AM
jozee ..Insignia for a family? Not unless they want to drop 300.00 or more for a family ...Food was ok ..For what we paid for 2 people, I guess I expected more . Paying for atmosphere and making Mr Scotto rich .
E Baum January 07, 2013 at 12:46 AM
I go to Hauppauge's Pace's. The service is wnderful as well as the food. It is cheaper and better than Insignia. At least that is my opinion
Earl January 07, 2013 at 01:06 PM
Pace's is still far pricier and not really great for kids either. I have eaten at Paces a few times, to me was not worth the price difference from JRs.


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