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Thinking of going out to eat in Commack anytime soon? Here are five of our top dining picks:
KO GU RYO, 1087 Jericho Tpke., Commack, 631-670-6899
In a quaint freestanding building, chef and hostess Gyeong Hee Moon will show you to your table and answer any questions. One of the top choices at lunch or dinner is stone pot bibimbap, a Korean classic comprising beef, vegetables and rice crisped around the edges, giving each bite an irresistible crunch. Tabletop barbecue is only available for two or more.
JACKSON’S RESTAURANT, 6005 Jericho Tpke., Commack, 631-462-0822
An all-day-every day $24.95 prix-fixe (encompassing almost everything on the menu) is just one attraction at this bustling Commack eatery where the decibel level matches the energy level. Recommended: Thai chicken lettuce wraps, half roasted chicken with mashed potatoes and the house-made veggie burger. Finish with a brownie sundae.
EMILIO’S, 2201 Jericho Tpke., Commack, 631-462-6267
You may have to shout for your server to hear your order at this cacophonous nexus for rustic Italian cuisine. Executive chef Emilio Branchinelli's lusty Italian cooking is exemplified by artisanal quality individual-size pizzotte, all manner of parms and fresh pasta “alla mama” with meatballs, sauce and ricotta.
PERFECTO MUNDO LATIN FUSION BISTRO, 1141-1 Jericho Tpke., Commack, 631-864-2777
At this colorful strip mall dining spot, the flavors of Latin America and the Caribbean characterize a menu with such dishes as flash-fried ancho chili calamari, grilled marinated Argentine skirt steak and coriander crusted pork tenderloin.
NISEN SUSHI, 5032 Jericho Tpke., Commack, 631-462-1000, nisensushi.com
Dramatic lighting and sleek design define a space whose East meets West menu features such dishes as lobster taco, black cod lettuce cup and Cajun Chilean sea bass. The sushi bar does well with the simple and the showy, such as the TNT roll featuring tuna, mango, avocado and garlic chips.