The dish on Long Island's restaurant and food scene
BloggersPeter Gianotti Erica Marcus Joan Reminick Marjorie Robins
From the sparkling waterfront view to the brightened dining area, Aquarelle 45 makes you think spring is within reach. And the food is very good, too.
The new restaurant takes over the former address of Marino's on the Bay, at the Brewer Capri Marina near Manorhaven Beach Park. The theme: Mediterranean, with New American touches.
Chef Anthony Sanzone's winning dishes include smoky, tender...Read more »
Aquarelle 45 has taken over the former Port Washington digs of Marino’s on the Bay. The newly renovated spot offers waterfront dining with indoor and outdoor seating, as well as 25 docking slips.
Chef Anthony Sanzone’s Mediterranean-influenced menu, which emphasizes seafood, includes such items as grilled octopus ($19), crab croquettes ($15), linguine with clams ($19), grilled lamb chops ($42)...Read more »
The newest addition to Shore Road's route of restaurants is an old-fashioned spot, Groppelo's.
Italian with a few Latin touches, Groppelo's is a warm, friendly restaurant. And it's an especially welcome dining room when the weather forecast mirrors today's.
You'll find tasty, little pizzas. Among them: the Venezia, which may not evoke La Serenissima, but will spark your appetite with...Read more »
Crave, the casual American restaurant opposite the Port Washington railroad station, has closed.
There was a lit Christmas tree outside the restaurant Monday night. And some holiday lights were strung above the bar. Rain-soaked takeout menus were turning frosty near the door. But the front dining room already had been disassembled.
Crave opened last year in the 14 Haven Ave. space that...Read more »
A most singular restaurant, Kazan Authentic Central Asian Cuisine in Port Washington, has closed. The place specialized in the lively, intriguing cuisine of the former Soviet republic of Uzbekistan.
The year-old dining spot garnered a two-and-a-half star rating and was named by Newsday as one of the top 10 restaurants of 2012. Dishes recalled with fondness and yearning: the juicy butterflied...Read more »
One Italian restaurant replaces another as Groppelo's Ristorante takes over the former Port Washington digs of Sisina. Although the switch actually happened months ago, the correct sign only recently went up.
On the menu: A Margherita pizza ($12.95), polenta and asparagus ($12.95), rigatoni Bolognese ($16.95), chicken scarpariello ($19.95) and shrimp and pico de gallo ($22.95).
Groppelo's...Read more »
In this week’s Newsday, Joan Reminick reviews Stango’s at the Orchard, the Glen Cove landmark recently relaunched by a group of investors led by former Nassau County Executive Tom Suozzi. Reminick praises the “first-class red sauce” and the “straightforward Italian repertoire melding the skills of chef Gabriel Massaro with the culinary legacy of 96-year-old restaurant matriarch Stella Stango Cocchiola,...Read more »
Crave slips into the space parallel to the tracks at the Port Washington railroad station. It should stick around.
This is a something-for-everyone kind of restaurant: mini-pizzas and salads; burgers and steaks; pastas and Parmigianas; meatloaf and chicken potpie; hummus and chicken wings ... and more.
It's a friendly, welcoming spot, right for the unwinding commuter or the couple looking...Read more »
Amigo's, the Port Washington Mexican restaurant that occupied 52 Main St. since 1982, has closed. Harding Real Estate, which manages the building, confirmed that the restaurant and its fixtures had been sold to a new owner. ...Read more »
Crave Restaurant and Bar opened last week in the large space across from the Port Washington LIRR station that was most recently — and briefly — occupied by Haven Grill. Owner Sam Alexander worked in the Long Beach restaurants Grillfire and Nick’s Tuscan Grill, neither of which are reopening after being shuttered in the wake of Sandy.
Alexander characterized the new venture as “classic American,...Read more »