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Swallow, the diminutive small plates restaurant on New York Avenue in Huntington, is currently closed during a major expansion and renovation. As chef-owner James Tchinnis tells it, by taking over the vacated spot next door (which used to be a dress shop), Swallow has tripled its space, transforming from a “cozy little joint” to a 3,000-square-foot restaurant with a full bar. But the small-plates menu, Tchinnis said, will remain what it was — half comprised of staples, the other half changing on a weekly basis.
Tchinnis estimates the opening as about three weeks.
Meanwhile, Swallow East, the Montauk branch of Tchinnis’ restaurant, is up and running — and has been throughout the winter at 474 W. Lake Dr., Montauk, 631-668-8344, swalloweast.com.
Swallow is at 366 New York Ave., Huntington, 631-547-5388, swallowrestaurant.com.