This weeks restaurant reviews

The old Parkwood Cafe site has been transformed The old Parkwood Cafe site has been transformed into a lively, witty laboratory, down to the schematics of desserts listed on blackboards at Roots Bistro Gourmand in West Islip. (Sept. 22, 2012) Photo Credit: Alessandro Vecchi

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In this weeks Newsday, Peter Gianotti bestows three stars on Roots Bistro Gourmand in West Islip, calling it one of the years best restaurants. Co-owners Philippe Corbet (chef) and James Robert Orlandi (general manager) of the departed Os Food and Wine Bar in St. James are responsible for a fresh, ambitious spot [that] upends and refines the bistro idea, French and otherwise, then turns on the electricity. The result: contemporary, creative, irresistible.

Joan Reminick visits Fancy Lee Asian Bistro n Sushi in Babylon which has what it takes to draw families. Housed in a former diner, the restaurant comes by its name because, says co-owner An Le Lee, it looks fancy for a diner.

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Reminick has also compiled a new restaurant guide thats both penny pinching and gut busting: 10 meals for under 10 bucks.

The bustling scene at Roots Bistro Gourmand in West Islip

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