The dish on Long Island's restaurant and food scene.
With many Long Islanders still without homes and kitchens trying to rebound from Superstorm Sandy, Christmas Day will probably see an increased demand for restaurants.
Traditionally, Japanese, Chinese, Asian Fusion, Thai and Indian restaurants have been the popular fallbacks. But sushi or pad thai might not do it for everybody. Here, then, is a more varied list of places accepting Christmas Day reservations.
Pearl East, 1191 Northern Blvd., Manhasset, 516-365-9898
Dino’s Restaurant, 328 Sunrise Hwy., Rockville Centre, 516-764-0800
Nisen, 7967 Jericho Tpke., Woodbury, 516-496-7000
West East Bistro, 758 S. Broadway, Hicksville, 516-939-6618
Akbar Restaurant, 2 South St., Garden City, 516-357-8300
Heart of Portugal, 241 Mineola Blvd., Mineola, 516-742-9797
Andiamo, 149 Mineola Blvd., Mineola, 516-294-1715
Matteo’s, 88 Mineola Ave., Roslyn Heights, 516-484-0555
Verona, 1255 Melville Rd., Farmingdale, 516-249-0000
Atlantica at the Allegria, 80 W. Broadway, Long Beach, 516-992-3730
Burton & Doyle Steakhouse, 661 Northern Blvd., Great Neck, 516-487-9200
Mint LI, 1 Ring Rd. W., Garden City, 516-307-8677
Elaine’s Asian Bistro & Grill, 8 Bond St., Great Neck, 516-829-8883
Nisen Sushi, 5032 Jericho Tpke., Commack, 631-462-1000
The Living Room @ c/o The Maidstone, 207 Main St., East Hampton, 631-324-5440
Inn Spot on the Bay, 32 Lighthouse Rd., Hampton Bays, 631-728-1200
Jackson’s, 6005 Jericho Tpke., Commack, 631-462-0822
Legal Sea Foods, 160 Walt Whitman Rd., Huntington Station, 631-271-9777
75 Main, 75 Main St., Southampton, 631-283-7575
Sea Grille at Gurney’s Inn, 290 Old Montauk Hwy. Montauk, 631-668-2345