The dish on Long Island's restaurant and food scene
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Sur, an Argentine-style steakhouse, has opened in Huntington at the site that housed Canterbury Ales for decades.
The new restaurant is the offspring of Tango Argentinian Steakhouse in Central Islip. The co-owners are Nicolas Kalaitzis, Osvaldo Sanchez, and Juan Reartes, who's also the chef.
Kalaitzis said they planned to bring to Huntington the more popular courses served in Central...Read more »
George Martin's Strip Steak is taking 20 percent off the tab on Tuesdays.
The Great River restaurant also is adding a $20 gift card for a future meal as part of the winter promotion.
The gift card may be redeemed on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday. Holidays aren't included.
George Martin's Strip Steak has a two-and-a-half-star rating from Newsday.
George Martin's Strip...Read more »
Jericho Turnpike is one of Long Island's longest restaurant rows. Here are five flavorful stops along the Woodbury stretch.
BEN'S, 7981 Jericho Tpke., Woodbury; 516-496-4236
This is one of three branches of the deli in Nassau. It's an essential visit for chicken soup with either noodles or matzoh balls; and on Fridays, cabbage soup. Anytime, open wide for the overstuffed sandwiches,...Read more »
The new J. Michaels Tuscan Steakhouse in Oyster Bay is as welcome as the original was in Northport. They're both excellent.
J. Michaels, Part II, is situated in the cozy site that for many years housed the Mill River Inn and, briefly, Serata.
It's a dining room dramatically different from the flashy, disco-ball-and-TVs Serata period, though vestiges remain. What definitely changed is...Read more »
Just about every night, George Martin’s Strip Steak in Great River has some sort of special going on.
The week kicks off with a Monday gastropub menu from chef James Cavorti, featuring such dishes as filet mignon sliders ($12), lobster macaroni and cheese ($15), a Blue Point oyster burger ($18) and chicken and waffle ($18).
Tuesday and Thursday, a price-fixed three-course dinner goes...Read more »
The Jolly Fisherman & Steak House, Roslyn's main catch for traditional American seafood, has been hooking diners since 1957.
It's good to go there today for a fine "deluxe seafood cocktail," a dewy trio of lump crab meat, shrimp and chunks of lobster.
And soft-shell crabs are among the specials, either sauteed meuniere or batter-fried. They's also recommended, either...Read more »
Nautilus Café was always notable for being on the wrong side of Woodcleft Avenue — that is, not overlooking the water on Freeport’s Nautical Mile. But now the restaurant has distinguished itself by being one of the first to reopen after the devastation of superstorm Sandy. As of Dec. 12, it has been open seven days a week, for lunch and dinner. (A mere two weeks after the storm, Jeremy’s Ale...Read more »
The building at 399 Jericho Turnpike in Syosset must be heaving a sigh of relief. After the tenancy of two polarizing restaurants (the isn’t-it-too-upity Italian Palio and the isn’t-it-too-expensive Chinese Philippe Chow), the month-old Vintage Grill is a crowd-pleaser. The restaurant shares ownership with Vintage Prime Steak House in St. James as well as the recently closed Fulton & Prime steakhouse...Read more »
Cornelius Gallagher, the heralded chef who returned to Long Island this summer at Tellers in Islip, no longer is associated with the restaurant.
Tellers is expected to unveil a new menu and refurbished dining room next month.
Tellers, an "American Chophouse," is part of the Bohlsen Restaurant Group, which also operates four-star Monsoon in Babylon, Prime in Huntington,...Read more »
Three of Long Island's priciest a la carte steak-and-sushi houses will offer fixed-price dinners for two on Sundays.
Insignia in Smithtown, Blackstone Steakhouse in Melville and Rare650 in Syosset plan to serve three-course dinners for two for $79, $89 and $99. Additional diners can take part for $39.50, $44.50 and $49.50, respectively.
The restaurants are operated by Anthony Scotto....Read more »