The dish on Long Island's restaurant and food scene
BloggersPeter Gianotti Erica Marcus Joan Reminick Marjorie Robins
As the season of renewal and transformation begins, look for a restaurant to refresh your appetite. Here are three that definitely do that.
Chachama Grill in East Patchogue is situated in a shopping center on Montauk Highway, Find it to enjoy baby beet salad with red onion, shrimp seviche with cilantro and poblano peppers, dry sea scallops with spaghetti squash and mushrooms, rack of pork...Read more »
New to Jericho is Gyrolicious, an offshoot of a 4-year-old East Meadow Greek restaurant.
According to co-owner Carie Volonakis, everything is made in-house -- and that includes two kinds of gyro, one done with white and dark meat chicken, the other with beef and lamb. The meat is marinated, stacked and rotisserie roasted before being sliced to order.
Many of the dishes at the new place...Read more »
Aozora. the heir to Genji in Jericho, recently added to its mainly Japanese repertoire. The result, however, underscores that less indeed is more.
While the sushi and sashimi remain reliable and the hibachi productions popular, a foray into Korean bibimbap is a dry travesty. Thai red curry seems an afterthought, too. Spicy blue crab salad: neither spicy nor crabby.
The other notable...Read more »
Aozora is the new name and Japanese-Thai-Korean the new theme at the former Genji restaurant in Jericho.
The sleek, contemporary spot is under the same management, but the emphases have shifted a bit with the inclusion of items such as Thai red curry and japchae, the Korean noodle dish. There's still a full sushi and sashimi repertoire as well as hibachi dishes, tempuras and teriyakis.
Aozora...Read more »
The building at 399 Jericho Turnpike in Syosset must be heaving a sigh of relief. After the tenancy of two polarizing restaurants (the isn’t-it-too-upity Italian Palio and the isn’t-it-too-expensive Chinese Philippe Chow), the month-old Vintage Grill is a crowd-pleaser. The restaurant shares ownership with Vintage Prime Steak House in St. James as well as the recently closed Fulton & Prime steakhouse...Read more »
This Sunday marks the debut of Lange Eylandt Market, an open-air market featuring artisanal foods from all over the metropolitan area. Located at the picturesque “village shops” at the Milleridge Inn in Jericho, it is the brainchild of Danielle Swift, Jericho native, visual artist and handmade-food advocate.
Swift has enlisted the services of more than dozen vendors, among them Morning Sunshine...Read more »
A reader emails to ask whether there are any new vegetarian restaurants. I can't think of any offhand. (Here's our guide to the Island's most vegetarian-frendly spots.)
But vegetarians often have to make do with what’s out there, especially when dining with non-vegetarian friends. So I asked four Long Island chefs whose menus are market-driven and seasonal what they would suggest a vegetarian...Read more »
Vintage Bar and Grill, an offshoot of Vintage Steakhouse in St. James, is expected to open late next month or in early September at the ever-fertile Jericho address that most recently housed Philippe.
The interior is being "totally redesigned," said owner Michael Cacaro.
Last month, Cacaro closed Fulton & Prime, the steak and seafood restaurant that had a six-year run on...Read more »
Market Bistro in Jericho has just launched a lunch menu, available Tuesday to Friday from noon to 3 p.m.
Father and son chefs Bill and Chris Holden are offering, among other choices, a starter of duck liver mousse ($5), a salmon salad with manchego cheese, Serrano ham, dates, almonds and olives ($18), a “1946” burger made with a combination of dry-aged rib-eye, Kobe brisket and short rib ($14),...Read more »
Philippe Chow has served its last green prawn in Jericho. The two-star Nassau outpost of the upscale Chinese mini-chain closed on Sunday. Managing partner (and Garden City native) Stratis Morfogen said that the reason was parking.
Since Philippe Chow opened in November, 2010, it had used about 30 parking spaces on the property of the neighboring Mobil gas station which were, Morfogen said,...Read more »