The dish on Long Island's restaurant and food scene.
Summer arrives on June 21, Father's Day. Here are three sunny spots to please him.
Airy and bright, with some good French food, Le Charlot brings a taste of the East Side to the East End. It's in the former home of Barrister's, and worth a visit on a summer afternoon or evening. There are outdoor tables, too. Pork pate, steak au poivre, a lobster rolls, and frisee salad will do. $$$
36 Main St., Southampton; 631-353-3222.
This is the main restaurant in The Carltun complex in Eisenhower Park. Recommendations include the shrimp cocktail, charred octopus, Dungeness crab cakes, the BLT salad, roasted halibut, the Berkshire pork chop, and dry-aged rib-eye steak. $$$
Eisenhower Park, East Meadow; 516-542-0700, ext. 1.
The "American chophouse" in the vintage bank building impresses with its look and its food. Notable are the raw bar, wedge salad, pork schnitzel, the strip steak, and especially the 40-oz. bone-in rib-eye steak. Add duck fat fries and the housemade version of Tater Tots. $$$-$$$$
605 Main St., Islip; 631-277-7070.