The dish on Long Island's restaurant and food scene
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Newly reopened after a five-year hiatus and a major makeover, Savino’s Hideaway in Mount Sinai embodies its “hideaway” appellation. Embedded in a residential area, the place is as gracious as it is gorgeous.
Manager Maria Carson, whose parents are owners Savino and Rita Sguera, said the interior used to be paneled in dark wood. Now, clean white wainscoting defines the airy, tasteful space...Read more »
Some restaurants barely last long enough for the ink on their menus to dry. Singapore, a Malaysian, Chinese and Japanese restaurant that opened in July in Glen Cove, is already gone.
Replacing it is Sushi Time 188, a week-old Japanese eatery with an all-you-can eat policy.
For $19.95 on weekdays and $21.95 on weekends, you can check off what you want from a list of sushi bar and...Read more »
Full of good flavor and good humor, La Volpe adds some Sicilian spark to dining out along Montauk Highway in Center Moriches.
Not that it's entirely Sicilian. You can go on a regional Italian tour here, mostly southern but with plenty of side trips.
It's all served in a country-style dining room that's eclectic enough to include shelves where "Contemporary Civilization in the West,"...Read more »
The Fishery Grill in Glen Head, an offshoot of The Fishery in East Rockaway, has closed. It made its debut a little more than a year ago.
The East Rockaway restaurant, however, continues to serve a seafood menu that includes a very good chilled raw bar platter ($22.95 for one; $39.95 for two) as well as a fine sampler of the restaurant’s various chowders ($5.95). In good weather, there's...Read more »
Long Islanders, apparently, didn’t give much of a hoot about Hooters. So says the Strix Restaurant Group, owners of the Long Island franchise based in Farmingdale, which has decided to do a major re-branding. Corporate Hooters, however, claims non-compliance.
The restaurant in Farmingdale will be called Bud’s Ale House and the one in Islandia will be 58’s, since it’s off Exit 58 of the...Read more »
The Bell & Anchor in Sag Harbor, one of the summer's best openings, greets the cool weather with two fixed-price menus.
The year-round restaurant offers a two-course menu for $30 and a three-course one for $35 all night on Thursday and Sunday, as well as on Friday and Saturday until 6:30 p.m. Raw-bar specials include local Montauk oysters for $1.50 each; and local littleneck clams at $1...Read more »
A good meal at Centro Cucina, the little restaurant whose modest dining room belies an ambitious, rigorous Italian kitchen.
We started with two bright salads, the Centro, sliced pear and shaved pecorino over arugula, and the Campo, a very Sicilian affair of shaved fennel and sliced oranges. Both could have used more fruity olive oil and tart lemon juice, but at least neither was dressed...Read more »
Next Wednesday night, Oct. 24, Thom Thom in Wantagh will stage a game and wine tasting dinner featuring the vintages of Argentina.
The 5-course meal, at $59.95 a person, is as follows: Tuna tartare with quail's egg Wasabi yuzu / anchovy / rice puffs Wine: Torrontes, Zuccardi Serie A, 2009 (RP: 90) Roasted quail Fresh fig / Gorgonzola / balsamic reduction Wine: Tempranillo, Zuccardi...Read more »
Masala Wok & Grill — a hybrid Selden eatery that billed itself as an “Indo Pak style Chinese Thai grill restaurant” — has closed. The place, designed to appeal to students and teachers at the nearby Suffolk Community College and Stony Brook University, offered counter service on one side and had a formal dining room on the other.
The place earned one and a half stars. Some high points:...Read more »
Oak Room Tavern cheerfully keeps a pubby style, and adds some good food. It's a warm stop on a cool night.
But if that night is Saturday, you're likely to be standing for a while. About 40 diners can fit into this Tudor-style joint and, by the time your appetizer arrives, just as many will be waiting for your seat. Oak Room gets noisy and crowded very fast.
Whenever you go, try the shrimp...Read more »