Business lunches on Long Island
Here's a sampler of restaurants serving up lunchtime eats in an atmosphere where you can seal the deal.
A patron reads the business section of the newspaper while lunching at Ben's Delicatessen in Greenvale. (April 10, 2013)
A classic brisket sandwich is served at Ben's Delicatessen in Greenvale. (April 10, 2013)
The Riverhead Project's district salad, frisee, endive, house-cured pancetta and potato crouton topped with a poached egg. (June 15, 2011)
Shallot butter delivers the shine to an excellent, bone-in, Kona coffee-crusted, dry-aged sirloin at The Capital Grille. (Oct. 27, 2012)
Chocolate hazelnut cake at The Capital Grille. (Oct. 27, 2012)
Centro Cucina is a casual, unpretentious cafe, decorated minimally but with attentive service. That ensures tables turn over on time and keeps most waits for seating short. (Oct. 30, 2010)
Centro Cucina's pizzas draw praise. Among the favorites is this creamy four-cheese number, with Gorgonzola, fontina, mozzarella and Pecorino Romano. (Oct. 12, 2010)
A specialty at Four Food Studio in Melville is a tuna steak sandwich with rare tuna is topped with shredded lettuce on a toasted bun. (2010)
Patrons share a bowl of mussels at Waterzooi in Garden City in 2009.
West End Cafe in Carle Place.
West End Cafe in Carle Place serves a cobb salad with grilled chicken breast. (Jan. 2, 2012)
Diners do business over lunch at Jewel in Melville. (Jan. 31, 2012)
Rib steak is served at Blackstone Steakhouse in Melville. (Feb. 17, 2012)
Michael Regan from Uniondale, left, and Grant Hendricks from Bay Shore, lunch at Tweeds, an 1896 landmarked restaurant inside the J.J Sullivan Hotel in Riverhead. (April 10, 2013)
Tweeds in Riverhead serves a prime rib with asparagus, Yukon gold mashed potatoes and cauliflower for lunch. April 10, 2013)
Cecile Wren, left, and Laura Rivela, both from Riverhead, do business over lunch at Stonewalls restaurant in Riverhead. (April 10, 2013)
House-made fettucini with chorizo, North Fork seasonal vegetables, cilantro and queso fresco is served at Stonewalls restaurant in Riverhead. (April 10, 2013)
Chris Flobeck, from left, Carl Hall, Bob Taliana and Frank Grey meet for a business lunch at Pace's Steak House in Hauppauge. (April 12, 2013)
Pan-seared yellowfin tuna is served over mixed baby greens, avacado, mango and hearts of palm at Pace's Steakhouse in Hauppauge. (April 12, 2013)
Owner Mario Bua pauses in the dining room at Mario in Hauppauge. (April 12, 2013)
Capelli d'Angelo Mario, pasta with crab meat sauce, is on the lunch menu at Mario in Hauppauge. (April 12, 2013)