The dish on Long Island's restaurant and food scene
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Located in the heart of downtown Lynbrook is the new Village Square, which makes its home in the cavernous space that, most recently, housed JMags Downtown Grill and, before that, Broadway Beanery. Owner Giuseppe Magnotta describes the place as an American grill with a menu that focuses on appetizers but also features burgers, pastas, salads, steaks and seafood.
Some dinner possibilities:...Read more »
Just opened in East Patchogue is Peppercorn Cafe, which takes over the former home of South Country Inn. The casual restaurant has 14 tables and a full bar.
In charge of the kitchen is Chef Dave Moritz, who cooked at Off Key Tiki in Patchogue and Westhampton Steak House in Westhampton.
While lunch and dinner are now being served, the place will launch a breakfast menu May 22. Moritz's...Read more »
Chadwicks has lost an apostrophe and gained an identity.
Chadwicks American Chop House & Bar is downtown Rockville Centre's newest destination restaurant. It's situated opposite the railroad station and in the mainstream of Long Island dining.
To judge by the weekend crowds, Chadwicks already is well above the radar. Executive chef Art Gustafson, who now owns the restaurant, is doing...Read more »
Rejoice, George Echeverria fans. Today marks the official opening of the chef’s new restaurant, Eric’s Italian Bistro in Mineola
Echeverria’s first restaurant, Soigne in Woodmere, was a South Shore favorite for eight years before the chef headed north to Huntington to join the team that opened Amicale in Huntington in 2011. A year later he took over the kitchen at Andiamo in Mineola, with...Read more »
Hemisphere packs in enough action to cover more than one-half of the small-plates world.
It's the latest showcase for Jeffery Slade, recently of Madison's in Williston Park and formerly chef at the departed Farmhouse in Greenport.
At this sleek, sharp spot, he's sending out savory dishes such as diver scallops paired with crisp pork belly; Kobe beef sliders with caramelized onions...Read more »
Another waterfront restaurant has rebounded and rebuilt in the wake of superstorm Sandy. VIEW in Oakdale just reopened following a major repair and restoration. The dining spot is known not only for its New American food but also for its outdoor dining and nautical vistas.
Starting Tuesday, the place will be open at both lunch and dinner but, until May 6, will be closed Mondays. On April 5,...Read more »
Crave Restaurant and Bar opened last week in the large space across from the Port Washington LIRR station that was most recently — and briefly — occupied by Haven Grill. Owner Sam Alexander worked in the Long Beach restaurants Grillfire and Nick’s Tuscan Grill, neither of which are reopening after being shuttered in the wake of Sandy.
Alexander characterized the new venture as “classic American,...Read more »
Kyle Strong Romeo is the new executive chef at Stonewalls restaurant, situated at The Woods at Cherry Creek golf course in Riverhead.
He succeeds Guy Peuch, who established the restaurant a decade ago. Peuch (shown above in the Stonewalls dining room), a veteran French chef who also starred at the former Inn on the Harbor in Cold Spring Harbor, has retired.
Romeo's Long Island...Read more »
Barely a month after it opened in the former home of Brooks & Porter, Savoy Tavern has a new chef and a revised menu. Kenneth Pulomena, who saw the kitchen through its opening, has been replaced by Alexis Trolf, formerly of Caffe Laguna and Swingbelly’s in Long Beach.
Our first bites of the new set up were not promising. Panelle, the great Sicilian chickpea fritters, appear here as both...Read more »
Are you ready for Disco Fries?
French fries with melted mozzarella and either brown gravy or Russian dressing may not have helped John Travolta slip into his "Saturday Night Fever" suit, but it's designated a "favorite" at the new American Social Kitchen and Cocktails in Massapequa.
The bar and grill stresses casual American fare with some international accents. A...Read more »