The dish on Long Island's restaurant and food scene.
Vortex, the Port Jefferson Asian restaurant that just earned a two-star rating in Newsday, has opened a second branch in New Hyde Park.
The two restaurants have similar menus, which include a version of the traditional kaiseki dinner, the multi-course meal defined by its seasonal ingredients and interplays of tastes and textures.
Traditional sushi and sashimi also are available at both restaurants, as is Asian-fusion fare. Crisp red snapper with Thai basil leads that group.
Vortex, 1215 Jericho Tpke., New Hyde Park, 516-280-8866; 4747 Nesconset Hwy., Port Jefferson Station, 631-509-1000.