About Us

George Korten graduated from Cornell University School of Hotel Administration. For five years, he was the general manager of a number of popular West Side Ark restaurants, including Ernie’s, Perretti’s, Museum Café and Nanny Rose. In 1987, he opened his first restaurant, Mim’s in Syosset.

Two years later, George Martin opened in Rockville Centre, followed by Nick DiAngelo in Merrick and Max’s Grille & Tavern, also in Rockville Centre in the early 90’s. After a successful run, these restaurants were reinvented and a complete transformation was accomplished through the development of the Grillfire concept. Grillfire in Hanover, MD opened in July 2011. Recently, Grillfire has undergone another reinvention to George Martin 1989, at our Syosset location. This steakhouse-inspired American bistro offers an amazing menu composed by Executive Chef Chris Holt.

The GM Burger Bar concept was developed and our first location opened in July 2013 in Rockville Centre followed by its second location in Massapequa Park in 2015.

Strip Steak, an upscale steakhouse located in Great River and Vivo – a bustling Italian kitchen, located in Hanover, MD offer outstanding experiences!

Visit our most recent addition, The Tavern by George Martin, located in Rockville Centre across from the movie theater on Park Avenue. A contemporary American tavern offering something for every palate, the menu consists of small plates, burgers, sandwiches, ribs and tacos, as well as great steaks. Enjoy a carafe of wine or sangria, craft or domestic beer or a great cocktail!

Each of our restaurants offers a unique experience, as well as excellent food and service. We look forward to seeing you!

George Martin Group Restaurants – Join us for an amazing experience!