The dish on Long Island's restaurant and food scene
BloggersPeter Gianotti Erica Marcus Joan Reminick Marjorie Robins
Trata, the seasonal Greek seafood restaurant in Water Mill, opened this spring with Greg Ling running the kitchen. Now Ling, as well as his chef de cuisine Stavros Arampatzidis, have left. The new chef is Sergio Chacat, who had worked alongside Trata’s original chef, Luis Falcon, in both Water Mill and at the defunct Trata in Roslyn.
Trata is at 1020 Montauk Hwy., Water Mill, 631-726-6200,...Read more »
Having taken a big hit from superstorm Sandy, Crabby Amy's is back to serving seafood omelets ($14.95), lobster rolls ($14.95) and fried clam sandwiches ($6.95) in Seaford's Treasure Island Marina. The casual spot, with outdoor tables and counter service, offers breakfast, lunch and dinner as well as live music on Sunday and Thursday evenings.
Owner Amy Breidenbach’s other waterside restaurant,...Read more »
Your average raw bar, it’s so, well, stationary. And non-interactive. If you want to spice up the mollusk service at your next party, consider calling in Oysters XO. The Amsterdam-based company will dispatch a team of Oyster Girls (or Oyster Boys) outfitted with ice buckets around their waists, shucking knives, cocktail sauces and pails for shells. As they mingle, they shuck fresh oysters and serve...Read more »
Meet Morrison's, the gastropub successor to Red Fish in Plainview. Like its predecessor, it is owned by restaurateur Art Bloom, this time, with his daughter, manager Shelby Poole, and her husband, co-chef Harry Poole. Both will be going back and forth between Morrison's and their Commack restaurant, Jackson's, while co-chef Jason Adams will remain in Plainview.
The restaurant, designed and...Read more »
Think your barbecue is hot stuff? Prove it at the Battle of the BBQ Brethren. Long Island’s longest-running barbecue competition. Now in its seventh year, the battle is joined over the weekend of Aug. 3 and 4 at The Maples in Manorville.
On Saturday, there will be a grilling competition open to any and all comers. Backyard warriors will have to turn in an appetizer, two “chef’s choices” and...Read more »
“Long Island’s most seafood restaurants,” is a boast that Freeport’s Nautical Mile can credibly make. Long Island’s best seafood restaurants is another matter. Over the weekend I dined at Hudson’s on the Mile, the post-Sandy makeover of Hudson & McCoy Fish House. I’m afraid that it does not appreciably raise the culinary bar.
There were no whole lobsters on the menu so we went with two...Read more »
Huntington Social appears to have left the Huntington dining scene. The place has been dark for the past several days, weekend included.
The restaurant opened in 2011 in a second-story space overlooking Main Street. In a two-star review; shortly afterward, Newsday’s Peter Gianotti wrote: “Huntington Social, a nimble combo of gastro pub, lounge and stylized restaurant, heightens the rivalry...Read more »
Beef, bison or boar? That's only one of the myriad choices you'll have to make after a perky server takes you through the complicated menu at the newly opened Bareburger in Great Neck.
Unlike most burger chains, this small New York City-based franchise, known for its ''free-range, pasture raised, humanely raised, antibiotic-, gluten- and hormone- free" meats, offers table service and...Read more »
It isn't often that a restaurant returns from the Great Beyond, but Cafe Havana in Smithtown has been resurrected after being shuttered for about a year.
As manager Edward Rivera tells it, the place incurred a massive water leak. Damage was extensive, as were interior renovations.
Chef Ramon Perez returns with a menu that’s pretty much the same as before, with a few additions....Read more »
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 »