Long Island restaurants open Christmas Day

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This undated photo shows the bar at Burton

This undated photo shows the bar at Burton & Doyle in Great Neck. Photo Credit: Courtesy of Burton & Doyle Steakhouse

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The dish on Long Island's restaurant and food scene.

While the majority of Long Island restaurants won’t be stirring Christmas Day, many will — and in more ways than one. We give you 10, covering a wide swath of territory, both in geography and cuisine.


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MORRISON’S, 430 Woodbury Rd., Plainview, 516-932-8460

From 2 to 10 p.m., this new gastropub will be serving its regular dinner repertoire, ranging from burnt Brussels sprouts to pecan crusted chicken. $$-$$$

SMOKIN’ AL’S FAMOUS BBQ, 4847 Merrick Rd., Massapequa Park, 516-799-4900

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Slow-smoked ribs, chicken and pulled pork are just some of the menu items at this popular BBQ spot, open from 1 to 10 p.m. $$

BURTON & DOYLE STEAKHOUSE, 661 Northern Blvd., Great Neck, 516-487-9200

The traditional steakhouse menu at this clubby-looking restaurant will be supplemented by some holiday entree specials, available 1 to 9 p.m. $$$

WEST EAST ALL NATURAL BISTRO & BAR, 758 S Broadway, Hicksville, 516-939-6618

At this Asian-American restaurant, a five-course prix-fixe will be served family style ($35 a person; $50 with wine). Or order anything from the regular a la carte menu. Serving from 1 to 9:30 p.m. $$$

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ERIC’S ITALIAN BISTRO, 70 E. Old Country Rd., Mineola, 516-280-5675

Chef-owner George Echeverria’s well-appointed ristorante will offer its regular menu of Italian and New American specialties. Also, a few daily specials. $$-$$$



JACKSON’S RESTAURANT, 6005 Jericho Tpke., Commack, 631-462-0822

This casual New American place will serve its regular bill of fare, as well as $24.95 three-course prix-fixe option covering most everything on the menu (a few items carry a surcharge). Dine from 4 to 10 p.m. $$

BANGKOK PAVILION, 25 Main St., Kings Park, 631-269-4961

Red curries and green curries say Christmas at this Thai newcomer offering its regular menus; lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.; dinner from 4:30 to 10 p.m .?$$

CURRY CLUB, 10 Woods Corner Rd, East Setauket, 631-751-4845

Chicken tikka masala, garlic nan and a host of other Indian specialties are choices you’ll find on the regular dinner menu of this long-standing Indian restaurant. There’s also a lunch buffet, served 11:30 to 3 p.m. $$

ISTANBUL CAFE 2139 Middle Country Rd., Centereach, 631-738-6704; ISTANBUL CAFE II, 412 N. Country Rd., St. James, 631-250-9009

Dips and kebabs with freshly baked bread are part of the regular repertoire at the original Turkish-Mediterranean restaurant in Centereach as well as its new St. James spinoff. $$

TING, 92 E. Main St. Huntington, 631-425-7788

An Asian fusion menu with sushi bar specialties comprise the regular menu at this sprawling dining spot, which will be open 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. $$-$$$

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