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Peter M. Gianotti is Newsday's restaurant critic and wine-and-spirits columnist. He's the author of "A Guide to Long Island Wine Country," "Newsday's Guide to the Wines of Long Island," "Dining Out with Newsday" and co-author of "Newsday's Long Island Restaurant Guide" and "Eats NYC." Before reviewing restaurants, Gianotti was a Washington correspondent, economics writer, book critic and New York City reporter. Gianotti received his master's degree from Columbia University, where he also was a Bagehot Fellow; and his bachelor's degree from Fordham University, where he has taught journalism. He was born in Brooklyn, raised in Queens and lives on Long Island.
On summer Saturdays, George Martin restaurant in Rockville Centre is offering a surf-and-turf fixed-price dinner.
The three-course special, $49.95 plus tax and tip, includes a mini-lobster roll, with knuckle and claw meat, on a Parker House roll, with lemon zest and fresh chives; a Chairman's Reserve rib-eye steak with home fries, creamed spinach and horseradish cream; and a dessert...Read more »
Greenport Harbor Brewing Co. beers will be poured alongside Mirabelle Restaurant and Tavern food at a July 24 dinner hosted by the Stony Brook restaurant.
The cost of the three-course beer-pairing dinner is $50 per person plus tax and tip. Dinner starts at 7 p.m.
The expected menu at the farm-to-table restaurant includes local striped bass with corn puree and pickled melon and minted...Read more »
The aromas and flavors of India are inviting you to Southampton.
Saaz, an Indian restaurant and the offspring of The Curry Club in East Setauket, arrived earlier this week on County Road 39, at the quick-turning address most recently occupied by Spiro's.
The new restaurant features a $15 lunch buffet. On weekends, it's $16. At dinner, you'll find an array of curries, from plain to fired-up...Read more »
The checks still refer to The Sea Grille and Cafe Monte. But, except for the ocean view and the resort's footprint, they're all that remain of the decades-old dining experience at Gurney's Inn.
Actually, Gurney's Inn is history, too. Under new ownership, it's officially known as Gurney's Montauk Resort & Seawater Spa. Nautical kitsch has gone overboard in favor of a sleek, contemporary...Read more »
On July 14, 1789, the citizens of Paris stormed the Bastille.
You can attack a plate of escargots.
French restaurants are few in Nassau and Suffolk, so you might feel a bit revolutionary visiting one. Here are three very good spots to join in the day's festivities.
Brasserie Cassis in Plainview is a big, buoyant, artfully appointed restaurant. It's situated in a shopping...Read more »
So, the Germany vs. Argentina World Cup match doesn't thrill you as much as it should.
And you're down about both Masahiro Tanaka's elbow and Noah Syndergaard's timetable to reach Citi Field.
Maybe a summer cocktail will help.
Marble Modern American Steakhouse in Floral Park and Besito in Huntington and Roslyn have concocted new ones.
Marble has added the "sweet corn sour,"...Read more »
GM Burger Bar in Rockville Centre will celebrate its first year in business with gift certificates for diners.
From July 11 to July 13, each table gets a $10 gift certificate to be used next time they visit the restaurant. Tap beers will cost $5 during the weekend festivities.
The kitchen will serve a "birthday burger" with caramelized onions, Swiss cheese and house sauce on Texas toast....Read more »
The calamari are frying, the pasta is boiling, and the red sauce flowing in Long Beach.
Spiaggia, or, in full, Spiaggia Cucina Italiana, is open and accepting reservations. It's open seven days, starting at noon, in the space that formerly housed George Martin's Coastal Grill.
Expect antipasti such as those crisp squid fra diavolo, rice balls and mozzarella in carrozza; pastas including...Read more »
While Brazil weeps in its collective caipirinha, you can stay festive with another South American cocktail, the pisco sour of Peru.
This taste of Peru is available at Manka, newly opened in Glen Cove. The Peruvian restaurant also provides an introduction to some of the most refined, eclectic fare from Latin America.
A pisco sour typically contains two ounces of pisco, the grape spirit...Read more »
Long Island's insatiable appetite for sushi is being fed a bit more by a new Hamptonian.
Shuko Beach, a pop-up Asian restaurant specializing in chef's-choice dinners, has moved into the Montauk Highway address recently occupied by Highway Diner & Bar.
The sleek establishment is overseen by chefs Nick Kim and Jimmy Lau, formerly of Neta in Manhattan. Shuko NYC is expected to...Read more »