The dish on Long Island's restaurant and food scene
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Tonight, Morton's The Steakhouse in Great Neck launches a 6-week $59 prix-fixe menu, in conjunction with the History Channel series “The Men Who Built America,” which premieres at 9 p.m. The series profiles business titans John D. Rockefeller, Andrew Carnegie, Henry Ford, J.P. Morgan and Cornelius Vanderbilt. The thinking, it seems, is that America's movers and shakers do much of their wheeling...Read more »
Georgio's Coffee Roasters has come into possession of some of the world’s most sought-after beans: La Esmeralda Geisha from Panama and Kopi Luwak from Indonesia. At the 2012 Hacienda La Esmeralda auction, some lots sold for as much as $65.50 a pound. As for Kopi Luwak (aka “cat poo coffee"), the just-picked beans are left overnight on the ground so that local civets can ... process them. In...Read more »
Tom Colicchio, celebrity toque behind the Craft restaurant empire and TV's "Top Chef," brings his star power and talent to the new Topping Rose House in Bridgehampton.
It's a great show, visually and edibly, in the look and on the plate. Immediately, Topping Rose House is a must-see, must-eat restaurant.
The grand, white, 1842 Greek Revival building, formerly a private...Read more »
Vegetarians of Suffolk County now have one less reason to feel neglected: Golden Star, a Chinese and Japanese restaurant in Medford, just launched a separate — and extensive — vegetarian menu.
Meat, poultry and seafood facsimiles are fashioned of mushroom, tofu and soy beans. Included on the new menu: sizzling “beef” and “shrimp” ($15.95); Buddhist bird nest made with mock scallops; jumbo...Read more »
On Friday, some of Manhattan’s best-known chefs will gather to support their friend Gerry Hayden, partner and erstwhile chef at Southold’s North Fork Table and Inn, who was diagnosed with ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease) about two years ago. (Read more about Hayden and the restaurant here.) Tom Colicchio, Daniel Boulud, Bobby Flay and Michael White will all speak at a dinner held at Cipriani Le Specialità,...Read more »
The Capital Grille at Roosevelt Field already is as jammed as the mall during holiday season. The economy must be improving.
This restaurant, part of a 48-branch chain, specializes in steak (very good) and seafood (often better), in a setting marked by horsey and fox-hunt paintings, deer heads, portraits that take in Charles Lindbergh for a local angle and Jackie Kennedy for style. And there's...Read more »
Tucked away in a modest Centereach strip mall, its exterior sign reading merely “Gyro,” Istanbul Cafe gives little hint of the culinary trip within.
A recent dinner began with an assortment of meze ($12.50), all resonantly flavorful: three kinds of eggplant salads, hummus, ezme (a spicy vegetable dip), served with warm, crusty, house-made bread. “Everything, we make here,” the waitress said...Read more »
An initial visit to the new Luigi’s Pizzeria in Mineola revealed that the place has its high points.
Chef Charlie Keller’s house meatballs ($12.95), a lush and pillowy combination of beef, pork and veal, came topped with marinara and a dollop of seasoned ricotta. Very good. Fine flavor in his spaghetti cacio e pepe ($10.95) made with butter, extra-virgin olive oil, cracked pepper and Parmigiano...Read more »
Mirabelle Tavern, the casual offspring of Guy Reuge's four-star restaurant, has updated its menu at the Three Village Inn.
Exit garlic sausage.
At lunch, there's a $27 fixed-price meal, which includes a green salad, soup of the day or daily appetizer special, followed by either a meat, fish or vegetarian plat du jour, and dessert. The a la carte lunch menu includes steak tartare, pappardelle...Read more »
When does Eric Lomando sleep? Less than a year after opening his third restaurant, Orto in Miller Place, the Long Island All-Star chef has upended the menu at his first restaurant, Kitchen A Bistro in St. James. (Kitchen A Trattoria, also in St. James, keeps chugging along in its gutsy, Italian way.)
The new menu (here’s a link) features 20 small plates, half of which are inspired by “tradition”...Read more »