The dish on Long Island's restaurant and food scene.
Casablanca is not only the name of a Humphrey Bogart movie and a city in Morocco, but also of a new Continental restaurant in Lynbrook. The place occupies the space that last hosted Cafe Chardonnay. According to Casablanca's co-owner Chet Cafasso, chef Gino Rosado formerly cooked at Rachels Waterside Grill in Freeport.
On the menu: Stuffed baked clams ($9.95), fried baby shrimp with orange mango dipping sauce ($12.95), warm baby spinach salad ($10.95), a Cajun burger ($14.95), chicken Marsala ($19.95) and broiled filet of sole with a panko Parmesan crust topped with lobster meat and artichoke hearts ($24.95).
The restaurant also has live music on Friday and Saturday nights.
Casablanca is at 79 Atlantic Ave., Lynbrook, 516-472-0404, bistrocasablanca.com