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Tony Roma's is serving ribs, steak and seafood in Commack after a more than 25-year absence from Long Island. The international chain was a brief presence in Nassau County during the late 1980s. Now, the place has popped up again, this time, in an out-of- the way corner of Commack's Cosentino Shopping Center, near Home Goods, Marshalls and Target.
The restaurant is decorated with upholstered booths and expanses of window providing lots of natural light. On the menu: baby back ribs, beef short rib, steak and wild mushroom flatbread, rib-eye steak, mojo grilled mahi mahi with pineapple salsa and Cajun shrimp and lobster pasta. Dishes range from $6, for onion loaf, to $38 for filet mignon.
Right now, there are three other New York branches, in Bayside, Brooklyn and Palisades. You'll also find Tony Roma's in such far-flung places as El Salvador, United Arab Emirates, Australia and Thailand.
Tony Roma's is at 2 Henry St., Commack, 631-499-8669.