The dish on Long Island's restaurant and food scene
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Bernard's Market & Cafe, which offered savory take-out fare and on-site dining in Glen Head, will close on Jan. 20 after a seven-year run.
Owner Rob Byrne cited the economic downturn as the reason to shut Bernard's.
DoraNonnie, the Italian-Asian-fusion restaurant on the premises, closed four months ago. "Top Chef" contestant Danny Gagnon was the original chef there. Bernard's...Read more »
JW's Public House debuts in Glen Head as a triple "S," signaling seafood, steak and spirits. For you, it's a winning trifecta.
The bright, handsome spot is worth visiting for fine soups, too, especially the fish chowder and New England-style clam chowder. Also recommended: a grilled swordfish special, with toasted orzo and frisee salad finished with a ginger-spurred beurre...Read more »
JW’s Public House has taken over the Glen Head Road corner most recently occupied by The Fishery Grill. Bill and Mary Terzi are the owners, the general manager is Brad Launer, and the chef is Steven Demetriou who cooked at the Fishery Grill as well as at Fiddleheads in Oyster Bay.
Bill Terzi characterized JW’s menu as “upscale comfort food.” Starters include beef-asparagus negimaki ($9), crisp...Read more »
Jellyfish in Centerport is starting to look like a veritable revolving door, now banking on its third chef since the New American place opened in the fall with James McDevitt, a Newsday All-Star Chef. The most recent chef, Matt Murphy, has departed; his replacement is former Bravo Top Chef contender Danny Gagnon, who was in charge of the kitchen at DoraNonnie in Glen Head.
Where does...Read more »
Tucked into a gastropub menu that takes in chicken-fried steak sliders, a goat-cheese bacon cheeseburger, oxtail steamed bun and a platter anchored by hummus, feta and flatbread, comes the richest pasta I've tasted this year.
The restaurant is Heirloom Tavern, Kent Monkan's popular and populist venture situated at the Glen Head railroad station. And the pasta gilds a classic Roman dish. Get...Read more »
Barely a week old and Heirloom Tavern is already cooking. The spinoff of the Brass Rail (chef-owner Kent Monkan’s Locust Valley gastropub) was full on Friday night, with folks waiting at the bar by the time we left around 9 p.m.
The dining room is cozy and convivial. (Throw in a ceramic-tile floor and you’ve also got loud.) And the kitchen is doing a fine job. We started off with two excellent...Read more »
Kent Monkan, whose restaurant The Brass Rail is a popular destination in Locust Valley, has just opened a gastropub in Glen Head.
Heirloom Tavern, which opened Saturday, moved into the site at the railroad station vacated last year by Fork & Vine. Before he opened The Brass Rail, Monkan operated the New American spot, Heirloom, at the Locust Valley address.
He termed Heirloom...Read more »
The Fishery Grill in Glen Head, an offshoot of The Fishery in East Rockaway, has closed. It made its debut a little more than a year ago.
The East Rockaway restaurant, however, continues to serve a seafood menu that includes a very good chilled raw bar platter ($22.95 for one; $39.95 for two) as well as a fine sampler of the restaurant’s various chowders ($5.95). In good weather, there's...Read more »
Fork & Vine, the fine New American restaurant at the Glen Head railroad station, is expected to be sold, perhaps by month's end.
Owner Stuart Brown said that he expects the site will remain a restaurant. Brown has cooked there since the address housed Elmer's and On3.
Brown said he "plans to take a little rest" after 25 years in restaurants, after which he'll do private...Read more »
Saffron, the New American restaurant that opened a year ago in the former space of Bistro M across from the train station, has closed. Chef-owner John Forte, a graduate of Le Cordon Bleu in Miami, had worked in Bistro M’s kitchen and, before that, at North Hills Country Club....Read more »