The dish on Long Island's restaurant and food scene.
Into the former home of The Hideaway comes The Boat House.
The dining room is brighter. And the staff is friendly. But this isn't exactly a dining destination. It's a summery stop for casual eating and imbibing, situated at the Brewer Yacht Yard. Alfresco tables are shaded by Ferrarelle umbrellas.
Better choices: The burger, with Cheddar, bacon and onion straws; Cajun-style shrimp poppers with Creole mayo for the full N.O.; and a production dubbed "wasabi pea crusted tuna," pictured above. The tuna itself is fine; any hint of those snacky wasabi peas, let alone wasabi, minimal.
Desserts are centered on ice cream.
The Boat House, 128 Shore Rd., Glen Cove; 516-277-2088.
Photo: Wasabi pea crusted tuna.