The dish on Long Island's restaurant and food scene
BloggersPeter Gianotti Erica Marcus Joan Reminick Marjorie Robins
Boccone Pizzeria Brick Oven Ristorante, new to Selden, is a pizzeria-trattoria equipped with both a regular and a wood-burning oven. From that oak-fired brick oven come thin-crusted 12-inch pies, among them a simple Margherita ($9.50) and a fancier seafood oreganata version ($13).
The place shares ownership with Filletto’s in East Northport and Spuntino in Dix Hills. On the dining room menu:...Read more »
Another restaurant that didn’t make it: Studio Grille in Selden. The place, which received a two-star review in Newsday almost exactly a year ago, was spacious and strikingly attractive. Perhaps being tucked away within a mega strip mall didn’t help with visibility.
Chef Michael Tambarkis made a first- rate burger (included in an article about the best burgers on Long Island) as well as fine...Read more »
Crazy Crepe made its debut last week in the former Smithtown home of Lemon Leaf Thai. This is the second such creperie for owner Kevin Muller, who launched the original Crazy Crepe in Selden this winter.
Both counter-serve spots offer sweet and savory crepes, Belgian waffles, smoothies, salads and wraps. There's a crepe with ham and cheese ($7.50), a Buffalo crepe with chicken, Cheddar,...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 »
Joan Reminick visits Studio Grill in Selden, a New American restaurant that “makes a striking appearance: lofty industrial-style ceilings, coppery walls and dramatic lighting. The underlying surprise,” she writes, “is that you can eat very well for lots less than the decor would have you imagine.”
Peter Gianotti reviews Rockin’ Fish in Northport, a boisterous gastro-pub owned by Rob Haddow,...Read more »
The spacious and sophisticated-looking Studio Grille in Selden takes wide aim with a menu that covers everything from steak to hot dogs. Smart move, in this economy.
A recent dinner began with very good steamed shrimp dumplings ($9) that also contained pork — a detail that should have been noted on the menu. Thai lettuce wraps with teriyaki-glazed chicken and sesame noodles ($9), though, were...Read more »