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BloggersPeter Gianotti Erica Marcus Joan Reminick Marjorie Robins
Cedarhurst Cafe in Cedarhurst is now part of local history.
The place originally opened in 1994 but, last year, moved to a spot facing the LIRR station.
Co-owner John Cordoba drew a large lunch crowd with his inspired and offbeat salad combinations. A spinach portobello “burger” was served atop a combination of mixed greens, haricots verts, baby zucchini, sun-dried blueberries,...Read more »
La Viola, a local landmark in Cedarhurst for more than three decades, has closed.
The Italian restaurant, at 499 Chestnut St., began as a Continental spot in 1977, serving French dishes, too. It was among the destination tables in the Five Towns. La Viola became a family-style establishment 1990.
The restaurant was known for specialties such as cannelloni stuffed with veal,...Read more »
A new burger spot now occupies the former Cedarhurst home of Burgers Bar. Succinctly named Burgers, it is glatt kosher, as was its predecessor. The menu, although similar to the previous one, has been tweaked, according to owner Sammy Sultan, who said sauces are now spiced differently and prices are a bit lower.
Pictured above is a house-made lamb burger ($8.99 single, $11.99 double) with...Read more »
Peter Gianotti reviews the latest venture from Eric Lomando (whose other restaurants are Kitchen A Bistro and Kitchen A Trattoria in St. James). At Orto in Miller Place, the chef’s “mix of Italian, Italian-American and basically Lomandian dishes stirs up dining out in the neighborhood and miles around.”
Joan Reminick reviews Cedarhurst Café in Cedarhurst, where she is particularly impressed...Read more »
Holy Schnitzel! Not just an exclamation but the name of a new kosher Cedarhurst eatery specializing in breaded fried chicken cutlets instead of the more traditional veal. Actually, this is the second Holy Schnitzel in the metro area; the first was born in 2008 in Staten Island.
Owner Ofeer Benaltaba said the recipes come from his family, which has roots in Israel. In addition to the...Read more »