The dish on Long Island's restaurant and food scene.
The Point Ale House & Grill, which took over the former digs of The Bay House last August, just came under new co-ownership. And a new chef has come on board.
Frank Pignataro, who cooked at E.B. Elliotts in Freeport, said he revamped the pub-style menu to jibe with the restaurants craft beer selection. It blew my mind that there was no seafood before, he said. Now, Pignataro offers about four seafood specials daily. Right now, he's featuring a super lump crabcake as an entree ($19) or a sandwich ($15), as well as a lobster roll ($17) and fluke meuniere ($20).
On the regular menu: battered sausages ($8), truffle mac and cheese ($10), chicken schnitzel with mushroom gravy and pan noodles ($18), fish tacos ($13) and a blackened burger with blue cheese ($11). For dessert, consider a Guinness root beer float ($7) or fried rainbow cookies ($7).
Is there anything people won't fry these days?
The Point Ale House & Grill is at 70 Lido Blvd., Point Lookout, 516-442-2402.