Heirloom Tavern opens in Glen Head

Tammy Vorrasi of Brookville, Kristy Russell of Oyster Tammy Vorrasi of Brookville, Kristy Russell of Oyster Bay Cove and Paula Gagliardi of East Norwich have a toast before eating at The Brass Rail in Locust Valley. (Feb. 25, 2009) Photo Credit: Danielle Finkelstein

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Kent Monkan, whose restaurant The Brass Rail is a popular destination in Locust Valley, has just opened a gastropub in Glen Head.

Heirloom Tavern, which opened Saturday,  moved into the site at the railroad station vacated last year by Fork & Vine. Before he opened The Brass Rail, Monkan operated the New American spot, Heirloom, at the Locust Valley address.

He termed Heirloom Tavern “an American gastropub.“ It has some similarities in style to The Brass Rail, but  “different foods and ambience,“ he said.  The eclectic menu includes bar plates ranging from a chicken-fried steak meatball slider to oxtail steamed bun; sandwiches from burgers and a meatball hero to grilled asparagus-and-Brie and a cheese steak.

Main courses include Painted Hills steaks, potato-crusted Chatham cod, and fettuccine lobster carbonara. Desserts: bacon bread pudding with cinnamon gelato to creme brulee.

Heirloom Tavern is open seven days for dinner, six for lunch, and offers brunch on Sunday. Bar plates are $6; sandwiches, $15; pastas, $15 to $24; main courses, $18 to $36.

Heirloom Tavern, 32 Railroad Ave., Glen Head; 516-686-6633.

Diners at The Brass Rail have a new reason to toast.

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