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