The dish on Long Island's restaurant and food scene
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Since 2007, Singleton’s Seafood Shack has been serving up lobster rolls, crabcakes and steamers at Tobay Beach. Now comes a new North Shore offshoot at Tappen Beach in Sea Cliff.
Under the umbrella of the Singh Hospitality Group, the place is open to the public, said Harendra Singh, the group’s chief executive. No need to be a local resident; just let the gatekeeper know you’re...Read more »
Tre Sorelle, tucked into a Sea Cliff strip mall, joins the ranks of Long Island spots with a pizzeria in the front and a dining room in the rear. This one is attractively appointed in soothing neutral tones.
On a recent evening, I stopped by for a dinner that began with a crisp crusted individual Margherita pie ($9.95), an appealing confluence of tomato sauce and cheese on...Read more »
Tre Sorelle which, in Italian means “three sisters,” is the name of the new restaurant owned by siblings Summer Butindari, Lauren Butindara and Lia Jorquera. Although none is in the kitchen cooking, all three collaborated with chef Pedro Campos, who uses their Italian family recipes.
The place, which used to be a printing shop, was redesigned and rebuilt by their father, a contractor. There’s...Read more »
Grimaldi’s, the coal-oven pizza behemoth with branches in New York, New Jersey, Arizona, South Carolina, Texas and Nevada, has opened a location in Sea Cliff. (The Grimaldi’s in Garden City is not a part of the chain.)
Mike Napoli, who owns the Sea Cliff franchise, is a former Wall Street guy who decided (perhaps mistakenly, he now acknowledges) that he was up for something “more relaxing.”...Read more »
With a little wordplay and a lot more change, what used to be Once Upon a Moose now is Wansuapona Musu.
Before you groan, know that the latest occupant at 304 Sea Cliff Ave. is a stylish, very good nouveau Japanese restaurant.
The look is suburban SoHo, with suitably distressed appointments that suggest a buying spree at Urban Archaeology. But the bones of the vintage, corner site are...Read more »
Oak Room Tavern cheerfully keeps a pubby style, and adds some good food. It's a warm stop on a cool night.
But if that night is Saturday, you're likely to be standing for a while. About 40 diners can fit into this Tudor-style joint and, by the time your appetizer arrives, just as many will be waiting for your seat. Oak Room gets noisy and crowded very fast.
Whenever you go, try the shrimp...Read more »
A recent drive through Sea Cliff unearthed two promising new spots. First up, Musu, a sushi restaurant in the corner location that, for decades, housed Once Upon a Moose (and, for a brief time after that closed in 2010, Olives by the Sea). First-time restaurant owners Melisa and Alan Geller have created a beautiful space -- homey yet exotic -- that put me in mind of the clothing retailer Anthropologie.
The...Read more »
Long Island just lost one of its most charming and compelling restaurants; Roots in Sea Cliff has closed.
Chef owner David Santoro opened Roots five years ago. He had spent the previous two years hand-crafting its furniture out of reclaimed wood and wrought iron, with help from his parents, Karen and Richard Santoro, who also managed the restaurant and tended bar. In a Newsday review,...Read more »