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.
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
Matteos, 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
Mint LI, 1 Ring Rd. W., Garden City, 516-307-8677
Elaines 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
Jacksons, 6005 Jericho Tpke., Commack, 631-462-0822
75 Main, 75 Main St., Southampton, 631-283-7575
Sea Grille at Gurneys Inn, 290 Old Montauk Hwy. Montauk, 631-668-2345