The week's restaurant reviews

Co-owner and chef Toni Clifton cooks Cajun salmon Co-owner and chef Toni Clifton cooks Cajun salmon cakes at Pretty Toni's Caf in Valley Stream. (Nov. 17, 2012) Photo Credit: Alessandro Vecchi

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Joan Reminick cant argue with the restaurants name, Pretty Tonis: Chef and co-owner Toni Clifton is undeniably attractive. But shes equally taken with Clifton's passion, heart and skill at this Valley Stream spot that features a nontraditional version of soul food that avoids pork products and large quantities of fat and sugar.

Peter Gianotti visits Wansuapona Musu in Sea Cliff, which looks as if it has been imported to the suburbs from an imaginary SoHo, equal parts cozy and exotic. The restaurant is, he writes, Long Islands true mini-Nobu, a fanciful and very satisfying nouveau Japanese spot.

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Toni Clifton mans the stove at her restaurant Pretty Toni's
 

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