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After the winner crosses the finish line at the 146th Belmont Stakes, you can count your chromes and head for a local spot to celebrate. Here are three for win, place and show.
MARBLE MODERN AMERICAN STEAKHOUSE, 230 Jericho Tpke., Floral Park; 516-500-9666
Have the shrimp cocktail or the lobster bisque. Then, move on to the marinated hanger steak, the aged rib-eye or the sirloin burger. And try the Blueberry Belmont cocktail. $$$
KING UMBERTO, 1363 Hempstead Tpke., Elmont; 516-352-3232
King Umberto's reign dates to 1976, when Bold Forbes won the Belmont (and the Kentucky Derby). Beefeaters should dig into the grilled porterhouse, broiled filet mignon or short rib pizzaiola. Very good pizza next door, too. $$-$$$
POLO STEAKHOUSE, 45 Seventh St., Garden City; 516-877-9385
You'll have to win big to cover the tab at Polo Steakhouse in the Garden City Hotel. The lucky should consider the bone-in filet mignon and the Kansas City strip, among others, preceded by oysters Rockefeller or the shrimp cocktail. Grilled swordfish also stars .$$$-$$$$