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Long Island's 10 best seafood restaurants

Grilled Montauk swordfish is served with sweet sausage

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Newsday's "Eat Here Now," top-100 restaurant series continues this week with the 10 best seafood houses.

You put up with a lot of limp fried calamari and overcooked, farmed salmon before making the big catch. These 10 make up for all the overdone broiled seafood platters and stuffed flounders.

The 2014 list includes places as different from each other as the casual restaurant and market, ...

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Lobster Friday at J. Michaels in Northport

J. Michaels Tuscan Steakhouse in Northport.

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Friday is aragosta night at J. Michaels Tuscan Steakhouse in Northport.

The lobster special, dubbed "Lobster & Lovers," is a four-course, fixed-price dinner for $55 per person, plus tax and tip.

It starts with lobster bisque, followed by a choice of either lobster cocktail or lobster and broccoli rabe salad. The main course selections are a two-pound lobster, steamed, oven-roasted...

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J. Michaels' Tuscan Steakhouse makeover

"New World" meatballs are made with lobster, lightening

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J. Michaels Tuscan Steakhouse in Oyster Bay is closed and expected to reopen next month with a new emphasis on Italian cuisine.

And the original J. Michaels Tuscan Steakhouse in Northport, where prime steaks have reigned, is offering a fixed-price dinner focused on the Italian part of the menu. It's likely to be the template for the Oyster Bay restaurant.

Both establishments will continue...

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Belmont steaks: Three spots for winners

The porterhouse steak for two is highly recommendable

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After the winner crosses the finish line at the 146th Belmont Stakes, you can count your chromes and head for a local spot  to celebrate. Here are three for win, place and show.

MARBLE MODERN AMERICAN STEAKHOUSE, 230 Jericho Tpke., Floral Park; 516-500-9666

Have the shrimp cocktail or the lobster bisque. Then, move on to the marinated hanger steak, the aged rib-eye or the sirloin...

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Belmont Stakes, blueberry cocktail

The Blueberry Belmont is served at Marble Modern

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The 146th Belmont Stakes could bring California Chrome the Triple Crown. It already has brought you the Blueberry Belmont.

This colorful cocktail was created at Marble Modern American Steakhouse in Floral Park by bar manager Doug Brickel and chef Matt Corbett. It's a vodka drink. They use Lucky Dog.

May you be one, too, at the finish.




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BLT Steak pops up for second season in Southampton

BLT Steak returns for s second season in

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BLT Steak is spending a second summer in Southampton.

The warm-weather edition of the now-international chain opens on Friday, May 23, for dinner at 5:30 p.m. in The Capri resort. It will reside there through Labor Day weekend. The restaurant seats 110 inside and on the covered patio.

BLT is a combo of bistro and steakhouse. Expect cuts from hanger steak and filet mignon to 28-day, dry-aged...

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Friday Lenten special at Strip Steak in Great River

A scene at George Martin's Strip Steak in

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On Fridays during Lent, a two-course, $38 seafood dinner is offered at George Martin's Strip Steak in Great River.

Appetizer choices include mussels sauteed with cherry peppers, white wine and roasted tomato sauce; clams sauteed with garlic in a white wine-butter sauce; and jumbo lump crab meat fondue with sauteed spinach in a Gorgonzola cheese sauce.

Main courses: sauteed scallops and...

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Sur opens in former Huntington Canterbury Ales space

This is the dining room of Sur, in

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Sur, an Argentine-style steakhouse, has opened in Huntington at the site that housed Canterbury Ales for decades.

The new restaurant is the offspring of Tango Argentinian Steakhouse in Central Islip. The co-owners are Nicolas Kalaitzis, Osvaldo Sanchez, and Juan Reartes, who's also the chef.

Kalaitzis said they planned to bring to Huntington the more popular courses served in Central...

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Tuesday discount at George Martin's Strip Steak in Great River

A scene at George Martin's Strip Steak in

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George Martin's Strip Steak is taking 20 percent off the tab on Tuesdays.

The Great River restaurant also is adding a $20 gift card for a future meal as part of the winter promotion.

The gift card may be redeemed on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday. Holidays aren't included.

George Martin's Strip Steak has a two-and-a-half-star rating from Newsday.

George Martin's Strip...

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Dining in Woodbury: 5 picks

The meatball-ricotta pizza at Anthony's Coal Fired Pizza.

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Jericho Turnpike is one of Long Island's longest restaurant rows. Here are five flavorful stops along the Woodbury stretch.

BEN'S, 7981 Jericho Tpke., Woodbury; 516-496-4236

This is one of three branches of the deli in Nassau. It's an essential visit for chicken soup with either noodles or matzoh balls; and on Fridays, cabbage soup. Anytime, open wide for the overstuffed sandwiches,...

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