The dish on Long Island's restaurant and food scene.
Shepherd's pie is an Irish classic featuring ground or chopped meat topped with mashed potatoes.
Originally, the pie was made with lamb a hence its name a but many versions feature beef or a combination of lamb and beef.
Here are four Long Island restaurants where you'll find it prominently on the menu year-round.
At this handsome Irish dining spot, the shepherd's pie is served in a casserole and it's ample enough to serve two. ($17.95)
451 Hawkins Ave., Lake Ronkonkoma, 631-588-9843, flanaganspub.net
This freewheeling restaurant and bar with a music scene serves a mellow and satisfying mashed-potato-topped shepherd's pie. Itas listed as an appetizer but suitable as a main course. ($12.95)
225 Sea Cliff Ave., Sea Cliff, 516-200-9229, stillpartners.com
Chef Jonathan Chevlinas shepherd's pie, made with ground beef, peas, carrots and mashed potatoes, is a true comfort. ($16)
611 Port Washington Blvd., Port Washington, 516-321-9254, oharasalehouseandgrill.com
A real standout is the savory lamb and beef shepherd's pie served in an iron skillet and crowned with colcannon, creamy mashed potatoes laced with kale. ($17)
377 Old Country Rd., Carle Place, 516-279-4444, manningspub.com