The dish on Long Island's restaurant and food scene
BloggersPeter Gianotti Erica Marcus Joan Reminick Marjorie Robins
When Guy Reuge announced that his four-star restaurant, Mirabelle, would switch to a more spontaneous, farm-to-table, fixed-price approach, devotees understandably wondered why.
They shouldn't be concerned. Mirabelle remains a plum.
Reuge's menus now change daily, with perhaps a half-dozen choices for each course. Some dishes may stay on for a few days. And the two-course "duck...Read more »
The Brook House, a Stony Brook fixture for years, is now closed.
The eatery was situated in the Stony Brook Village shopping center and was known for its simple American menu — breakfast items, burgers, sandwiches — as well as ice cream....Read more »
Fans of the Shanghai phenomenon known as the soup dumpling can rejoice in the opening of Red Tiger Dumpling House in Stony Brook. Long Islanders haven't seen this delicacy since the last dumpling house left the island a couple of years ago.
The modest-looking little place, in a freestanding building at the edge of a strip mall, offers authenticity at bargain prices. Yes, there’s table...Read more »
Mirabelle, the four-star French and New American restaurant, has started offering fixed-price, "farm-to-table" menus emphasizing local ingredients, The choices will change frequently, many daily.
"It's ambitious," said Maria Reuge, who manages the dining room at the restaurant in the Three Village Inn. She said that chef Guy Reuge (her husband) "wanted to do something...Read more »
Easter Sunday dining is almost as popular at restaurants as it is at the family table. Here are three places where you can celebrate. Reservations are recommended.
Mirabelle in Stony Brook offers a $62 fixed-price dinner, plus tax and tip, from 1 to 7 p.m. Among the dishes: asparagus custard, asparagus-chervil salad with smoked salmon, spring pea soup, Sauternes-poached foie gras, loin of...Read more »
Mirabelle, for decades one of Long Island's top French restaurants, took New American turns in recent years. So, whenever chef Guy Reuge goes Gallic, it's alway worth a taste.
The four-star stop in the Three Village Inn has inaugurated "French Fridays," which translates into a three-course French supper for $39 per person, plus tax and tip. It's available from 6 to 9 p.m.
This...Read more »
Mirabelle restaurant at the Three Village Inn hosts brunch with Santa on Saturday and Sunday and next weekend, too.
Cost: $32.95 for adults, plus tax and tip; half-price for children 10 and under, soft drink and juice included. Reservations recommended. Brunch is from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
There also will be carolers, along with Santa and elves.
The fare includes made-to-order...Read more »
In Stony Brook, J&R’s Steak House has closed following severe damage from superstorm Sandy. There are no plans for reopening it, manager Andy Stamos Jr. said.
The 20-year-old Stony Brook spot was the original link in what has become a growing Long Island chain of moderately priced steak houses. “We had a lot of good memories and met a lot of good people there,” Stamos said, adding...Read more »
Mirabelle and Mirabelle Tavern live high on the hog tomorrow.
The two stellar eateries at the Three Village Inn will jointly host a harvest pig roast, starting at 6:30 p.m. The cost is $55 for adults, $20 for children.
Chef Guy Reuge's special menu is highlighted by suckling pig cooked on a spit, grilled chorizo sausage, Espelette-pepper rubbed chicken, and prawns finished with herbs...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 »