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Closed in Long Beach: Duke Falcon's Global Grill

A man walks with his dogs past the

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Long Beach has bid farewell, adieu, adios and addio to Duke Falcon’s Global Grill, a place that’s been a fixture on East Park Avenue since 1997.

When it opened, a legend printed on the back of its international menu alluded to Duke Falcon — a fictional character —  as the world-wandering lover of somebody's Aunt Angelica, a man in a brown fedora who sent his sweetheart all sorts of travel...

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Closed in Huntington: Buoy One

Buoy One in Huntington.

(Credit: Barbara Alper)

Buoy One on Main Street in Huntington has closed. The offshoot of a Riverhead restaurant, which also has a Westhampton branch, opened last spring but didn't quite make it to a year.

The restaurant got 1-1/2 stars in an August 2013 Newsday review that observed “it’s fully possible to get a great meal. Or a mediocre one.” There was praise for a clam chowder “more brothy than creamy, filled with...

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Closed in Commack: Ko Gu Ryo

Ko Gu Ryo was a Korean restaurant in

(Credit: Joan Reminick)

Ko Gu Ryo in Commack has closed, joining the long line of Korean restaurants to have come and gone from this peaked-roof freestanding building at 1087 Jericho Tpke.

The restaurant, which opened about a year ago, received a one-and-a-half star review. While several dishes were uneven, the place garnered praise for its “first-rate” gopdal bibimpap, the stone pot Korean classic made with ground...

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Christiano's, Billy Joel's Syosset inspiration, closes

Christiano's in Syosset is thought to be the

(Credit: Danielle Finkelstein)

Christiano’s in Syosset, the pasta-parm house long debated to have been the inspiration for Billy Joel’s “Scenes From an Italian Restaurant,”  finally closed on Monday. The Singh Hospitality Group announced its plans to shutter and reinvent the "bottle of red, bottle of white" restaurant last year, then gave it a reprieve in August.

What about the Billy Joel memorabilia that defined the...

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Closed in East Meadow: GyroLIcious

Gyrolicious Greek Grill in Jericho on June 2,

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GyroLIcious, a Greek restaurant in East Meadow, has closed.

The space is currently under renovation and transformation, said owner Carie Volonakis, who was reached in Jericho at Gyrolicious Greek Grill, which made its debut last year. and is still up and running.  She went on to say that when the East Meadow site reopens — which she estimates will be within the next month or so — it will...

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Bottomz Up in Carle Place closes

The scene at Bottomz Up in Carle Place

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Bottomz Up — the provocatively named Carle Place sports bar that opened in 2012, and closed and reopened again in 2013 — is now permanently shut. At its launch, it had a highly credentialed chef, Adam Goldgell (a finalist on Food Network’s “Restaurant Express” and now chef at Reel in East Rockaway, which is on a winter hiatus). It also had a sushi bar and more than 50 TVs. Even so, the...

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Closed in East Meadow: Fuego Picante

Fuego Picante in East Meadow served barbecue and

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Fuego Picante, a Mexican barbecue restaurant on Hempstead Turnpike in East Meadow, is now closed. Having gone through a recent change in chef and menu, it was the most recent in a series of Singh Hospitality Group-owned dining spots to founder in the same space. Its predecessors were Kansas City Smokehouse, RUB BBQ, Long Fin, BeSi, Ruby's Famous BBQ and Louis & Marxx.

The company's president,...

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Closed in Glen Cove: Marra's

Marra's in Glen Cove as seen on April

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Marra’s, an Italian restaurant on School Street in Glen Cove, has closed.

The colorful bi-level place first opened in 2000 and was known for its puffy-crusted brick oven pizzas, pastas, salads and Italian-style sandwiches.  

An outdoor dining patio was usually crowded on summer nights.

Currently, the site is unoccupied, a “for lease” sign posted on its window.


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Closed in Syosset: Bronx Pizza Company

Bronx Pizza Company in Syosset offered 17 beers

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Syosset has bid addio to Bronx Pizza Company, situated on a stretch of industrial area along Robbins Lane, just off the Long Island Expressway.

The pizzeria-pub opened in 2012 and was owned by the Zilla family, which has culinary roots in the Bronx’s Arthur Avenue. In addition to pizza, it also featured house-baked bread, hand-cut fries and, initially, house-smoked barbecue.

A one-and-a-half...

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Open in Bethpage: Watawa Sushi & Lounge

Watawa Sushi & Lounge in Bethpage, as seen

(Credit: Newsday / Joan Reminick)

The restaurant scene in Bethpage is rife with change. Now, Watawa Sushi & Lounge has opened in the former digs of Sumou, which lasted less than a year before closing. Prior to that, the space was occupied by Ozumo, another Japanese restaurant.

The sleek-looking Watawa offers an all-you-can-eat option for $21.95 Monday to Thursday and $23.95 Friday to Sunday. Order from a special menu of...

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