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

Shame on you Trata! Your bumbling waitstaff did you wrong last night, marring our celebratory dinner for eight with long waits, wrong dishes, missed cues, and a surly, indifferent attitude from the main waiter. Someone even took away my half-finished drink (with the diced peaches on the bottom!) when I turned my head for a second.

Lucky for you, though, that my friend who was treating is generous and forgiving and left a $90 tip on the $450 bill anyway. Not too many people would have felt so inclined.

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And lucky for us that the food, when it finally arrived, lived up to its three-star Newsday rating. Loved the fried zucchini appetizer. And the arctic char and sliced tuna that I got tastes of were out of this world. So was my octopus salad, even though I had ordered the grilled calamari.

With the well-heeled crowd you attract to your dramatic Greek estiatorio, and the $$$$ you command for exquisite seafood, you just might want to serve up a little more love tableside.
 

Trata is at 1446 Old Northern Boulevard, Roslyn, 516-625-2600.

Dining room at Trata/Photo by John Dunn