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Three cheers for Chez Kama in Great Neck, where, at last, a decent green salad is served at a Japanese restaurant.
The one to order features chopped field greens, hearts of palm, a fan of avocado and pickled beets for $8.50. The citrus vinaigrette is a welcome relief from the orange-colored ginger dressings so carelessly served with a cold mound of iceberg and an unripe tomato at most...Read more »
Mara Levi, executive chef and owner of Mara’s Homemade in Syosset, has come out with a new menu that cuts prices. In this economy, said Levi, “We needed to do something drastic, so we just tightened our belts.”
As examples, Levi offered fried chicken, once $16, now $13. Crawfish etouffe, which used to cost $14, is now $11; jambalaya, formerly $12, is now $10. She added a house-ground...Read more »
Mitch and Toni's American Bistro celebrates Rosh Hashanah with holiday dinners on Sunday and Monday.
The cost is $45 per person, plus tax and tip. The Sept. 16 and 17 dinners at the Albertson restaurant will start at 5 p.m.
Chef Mitch SuDock's menu includes chopped liver, housemade gefilte fish, mesclun salad, matzoh ball soup, sweet-and-sour brisket, sauteed salmon, sauteed chicken...Read more »
If you dial the O’s Food and Wine Bar in St. James, you get this message:
“O’s Food and Wine Bar will be closed for a well-deserved vacation while we undergo renovations to elevate your dining experience. We look forward to seeing all of you soon.”
The space has had several incarnations — first as Oscar's, then as O's, then as Bin 107 and, once more as O's.
We will keep you posted...Read more »
Bistronomy becomes science and art in West Islip, where Roots Bistro Gourmand opens as one of the sharpest restaurants of the year.
Executive chef Philippe Corbet, who last cooked at the departed O's Food & Wine Bar in St. James, updates and expands the idea of the French bistro with creative, first-class fare and easygoing style. He co-owns Roots with James Robert Orlandi, former sous...Read more »
This Monday and Tuesday, the waterside restaurant Prime in Huntington was used as a location for part of the season four finale of Royal Pains, the USA series about a concierge doctor in the Hamptons.
Cast members filmed at the restaurant include its star, Mark Feuerstein, who plays Dr. Hank Lawson, and Henry Winkler, who plays Lawson's father.
The episode will air later...Read more »
At almost 20 years old, R.S. Jones in Merrick is still high on the popularity charts. At least that's the way it looked the evening I stopped for dinner at the country-Western-themed spot. A live band was playing to a full house — a combination that can make it hard to hear yourself think.
I know, from past experience, what chef Carole Olkoski is capable of. Even so, I found myself wanting...Read more »
George Martin, the flagship restaurant of the group that has its name, celebrates its 23rd anniversary with specials five nights a week through Sept. 27.
The Rockville Centre spot, also known as George Martin The Original, designates tonight "shrimp night," with a $26.95 fixed-price menu that includes soup or salad and a choice of three shrimp dishes, plus dessert.
Tuesdays...Read more »
The word "toast" stems from the German "Prost." You'll be ready to say "Cheers" at the new spot with the same name.
In full, it's Prost Grill & Garten, a German-style beer house and restaurant where Franklin Avenue meets the railroad tracks. There are benches outside where you can enjoy the brews and food, as well as check on train traffic.
Inside and...Read more »
J. Michaels Tuscan Steakhouse in Northport has launched a new “executive” Sunday brunch, which runs from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. At $50 a person, it includes beverages -- bloody Marys, mimosas, Champagne cocktails, soft drinks, coffee and tea -- as well as made-to-order entrees, among them filet mignon with eggs, a custom omelet, Belgian waffles and croissant French toast with strawberries and Grand Marnier....Read more »