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Latitude 121 in Stony Brook: First bites

Maple-bourbon-brown sugar braised pork "wings" with sweet potato

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Spend the day at Latitude 121 in Stony Brook. It's open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

This very enjoyable new restaurant has moved into the former site of the Brook House. Beadboard and nautical images decorate the bright dining area. But fans of its predecessor will be glad to know that adjoining it is an ice cream parlor.

Executive chef James Cavorti comes here from George Martin's...

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Dining in Stony Brook: 5 picks

The cumin beef, velvety slices of steak thinly

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When Ward Melville thought about Stony Brook, the businessman and landowner envisioned New England south. It has that quality and a lot more -- including some dining destinations. Here are five.

MIRABELLE RESTAURANT AND TAVERN, 150 Main St. (Three Village Inn), 631-751-0555

Now you can enjoy the restaurant menu in the more casual tavern too. Guy Reuge's farm-to-table menu changes regularly....

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2 Long Island chefs semifinalists for James Beard award

Gerry Hayden is head chef and co-owner of

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Guy Reuge of Mirabelle restaurant in Stony Brook and Gerry Hayden of The North Fork Table & Inn in Southold are semifinalists for best chef in the Northeast for the 2014 James Beard Foundation Awards.

No Long Island chef has won the honor.

Hayden has been a finalist the past two years and a semifinalist for three. Reuge was a semifinalist in 2010.

They join 18 others as semifinalists...

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Mirabelle's offshoot goes locavore in Stony Brook

Chef Guy Reuge reads an order in the

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Mirabelle restaurant's farm-to-table concept now is available at its more casual offshoot, Mirabelle Tavern, also at the Three Village Inn in Stony Brook.

Mirabelle Tavern's traditional menu will continue to be offered at the informal restaurant.

The new, three-course, fixed-price menu is available Monday to Thursday for $29; and for $32 on Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the two restaurants,...

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Mirabelle nouveau in Stony Brook: First bites

Tagliatelle with duck ragout is served at Mirabelle

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When Guy Reuge announced that his four-star restaurant, Mirabelle, would switch to a more spontaneous, farm-to-table, fixed-price approach, devotees understandably wondered why.

They shouldn't be concerned. Mirabelle remains a plum.

Reuge's menus now change daily, with perhaps a half-dozen choices for each course. Some dishes may stay on for a few days. And the two-course "duck...

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The Brook House in Stony Brook closes

Exterior of Brook House at the Stony Brook

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The Brook House, a Stony Brook fixture for years, is now closed.

The eatery was situated in the Stony Brook Village shopping center and was known for its simple American menu — breakfast items, burgers, sandwiches — as well as ice cream....

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Shanghai soup dumplings reappear on Long Island

Crab and pork soup dumplings at the new

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Fans of the Shanghai phenomenon known as the soup dumpling can rejoice in the opening of Red Tiger Dumpling House in Stony Brook. Long Islanders haven't seen this delicacy since the last dumpling house left the island a couple of  years ago.

The modest-looking little place, in a freestanding building at the edge of a strip mall, offers authenticity at bargain prices. Yes, there’s table...

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Mirabelle goes farm-to-table in Stony Brook

Chef Guy Reuge reads an order in the

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Mirabelle, the four-star French and New American restaurant, has started offering fixed-price, "farm-to-table" menus emphasizing local ingredients, The choices will change frequently, many daily.

"It's ambitious," said Maria Reuge, who manages the dining room at the restaurant in the Three Village Inn. She said that chef Guy Reuge (her husband) "wanted to do something...

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Weekend picks: Easter dining

Roots Bistro Gourmand is a nouveau bistro in

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Easter Sunday dining is almost as popular at restaurants as it is at the family table. Here are three places where you can celebrate. Reservations are recommended.

Mirabelle in Stony Brook offers a $62 fixed-price dinner, plus tax and tip, from 1 to 7 p.m. Among the dishes: asparagus custard, asparagus-chervil salad with smoked salmon, spring pea soup, Sauternes-poached foie gras, loin of...

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Mirabelle in Stony Brook: French Fridays

Chef Guy Reuge reads an order in the

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Mirabelle, for decades one of Long Island's top French restaurants, took New American turns in recent years. So, whenever chef Guy Reuge goes Gallic, it's alway worth a taste.

The four-star stop in the Three Village Inn has inaugurated "French Fridays," which translates into a three-course French supper for $39 per person, plus tax and tip. It's available from 6 to 9 p.m.

This...

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