The dish on Long Island's restaurant and food scene.
If you plan to check out the Huntington art scene this weekend, you should expect the gallery-hopping to get your appetite going. Here, then, are five places to eat, each with its own brand of artistic appeal.
IDEAL CHEESE & WINE CAFE, 308 Main St., Huntington, 631-923-3434
QUETZALCOATL, 296 Main St., Huntington, 631-427-7834
This bi-level Mexican restaurant is named for an Aztec deity (whose name means “snake with beautiful feathers”) depicted on some walls. There are also colorful murals by local artists and such authentic dishes as birria, a lamb stew, and pipian de pollo, chicken with pumpkin seeds.
BISTRO CASSIS, 55 Wall St., Huntington, 631-421-4122
KASHI, 12 Elm St., Huntington, 631-923-1960
Hard surfaces, geometric shapes and dramatic lighting define the interior of this Japanese restaurant. From the sushi bar come artful rolls like the twister, with white tuna and spicy lobster. There’s yellowtail jalapeño accented with yuzu-lime zest and, from the kitchen, a zesty duck salad and tender filet mignon spiked with Thai basil.
OSTERIA DA NINO, 292 Main St., Huntington, 631-425-0820