The dish on Long Island's restaurant and food scene
BloggersPeter Gianotti Erica Marcus Joan Reminick Marjorie Robins
In this week’s Newsday, Joan Reminick reviews Cook's Scratch Kitchen & Bakery in Northport, a counter-serve breakfast and lunch eatery where virtually everything is made from scratch. More importantly, the food is imaginative and, for the most part, exceedingly delicious.
Peter Gianotti visits Roslyn’s refurbished Jolly Fisherman & Steak House, opened in 1957 and whose menu has changed...Read more »
There’s a feeling of calm that comes over me when I sit down to dinner at Trattoria Diane in Roslyn Village. The restaurant opened in 1993, and though the menu has changed in the ensuing decades — evolving from French to Tuscan to Roman to its current Roman-pan-Italian-New-American fusion — it remains one of the most satisfying, consistent venues on Long Island.
Here’s what hasn’t changed:...Read more »
The Jolly Fisherman & Steak House, Roslyn's main catch for traditional American seafood, has been hooking diners since 1957.
It's good to go there today for a fine "deluxe seafood cocktail," a dewy trio of lump crab meat, shrimp and chunks of lobster.
And soft-shell crabs are among the specials, either sauteed meuniere or batter-fried. They's also recommended, either...Read more »
Roslyn is back up to its full complement of three ambitious Greek restaurants; Kyma joins MP Taverna and Limani in Long Island’s epicenter of Greek gastronomy.
Kyma takes over the freestanding building that housed Trata Estiatorio. (Trata’s seasonal Hampton’s location will be opening soon in Water Mill.) The new restaurant’s owners are John Chatiris, who owns Ethos Gallery restaurant in Manhattan,...Read more »
Besito in Huntington and Roslyn celebrates Cinco de Mayo this year with a special cocktail, appetizer and giveaways.
New to the menu for May 5: lobster queso fundido finished with chipotle and poblano peppers ($14). The cocktail is a Patron Platinum Margarita with Cointreau ($22).
Guests also may enter for two giveaways: a gift basket from the restaurant and Patron; and dinner for six...Read more »
Opera House, the four-month-old Asian-fusion restaurant that opened in the former Roslyn Heights home of Tofu, proved to be a very mixed bag on a recent visit, with high highs, and very low lows.
I was there with a friend who had never tried honey-walnut shrimp, the resolutely inauthentic and improbably delicious Chinese dish made from battered, deep-fried shrimp and sugar-infused, deep-fried...Read more »
Tuesday morning at 7 a.m., Long Island gets its own Organic Avenue, at 250 South Service Road in Roslyn. With a dozen locations in Manhattan, Organic Avenue is a leading provider of organic cold-pressed juices, raw-food cleansing programs and natural beauty products as well as classes and events.
Heat is the enemy of nutrients, according to Organic Avenue. So all of its food is produced in...Read more »
Four Long Island restaurants are cited on Open Table's 2013 listing of the country's "hot spot" places to dine.
Monsoon Asian Kitchen and Lounge in Babylon, Honu Kitchen & Cocktails in Huntington, Hendrick's Tavern in Roslyn, and Toku Modern Asian in Manhasset were listed. The list highlights "hip (new) restaurants, celebrity chefs and avant-garde restaurateurs."
Monsoon...Read more »
There's always a good reason to enjoy pasta. On this sunny March afternoon, here are 10 full-flavored choices from five busy kitchens. Join the party now or, if you're observing Passover, next week is fine, too.
At Verace in Islip: look for the lively penne alla puttanesca, tossed with olives, tomatoes, capers tomato and zucchini; and the pristine linguine with garlic and olive oil.
If...Read more »
Top Cheftestant Nikki Cascone will be helping The Meat House in Roslyn celebrate its first anniversary with two pasta-making classes, the first on Thursday, the second on Saturday.
Cascone, who was eliminated in the ninth episode of Top Chef’s fourth season, was praised by host Padma Lakshimi as a “human pasta machine.” At the Meat House she will demonstrate how to mix, knead, roll and shape...Read more »