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Osteria Leana in Oyster Bay and more spots (Credit: Yvonne Albinowski)

Osteria Leana in Oyster Bay and more spots for fine dining on Long Island.

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Aria Melanie on the Lake

Aria Melanie on the Lake, Bay Shore: Aria
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Aria Melanie on the Lake, Bay Shore: Aria Melanie on the Lake appeals to neighbors as well as destination diners, with tailored Italian dishes and a fabulous view.

Toro Tapas & Tequila

Toro Tapas & Tequila, Patchogue: Toro Tapas &
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Toro Tapas & Tequila, Patchogue: Toro Tapas & Tequila is a warm neighborhood spot with a bright dining room, an expansive bar and interesting food.

Barto

Barto, Roslyn: In a vast, stylish dining room,
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Barto, Roslyn: In a vast, stylish dining room, Barto offers a menu of small plates, share plates and mains; and a collection of drinks for those who prefer wine and cocktails.

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Osteria Leana

Osteria Leana, Oyster Bay: Stylish staff work the
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Osteria Leana, Oyster Bay: Stylish staff work the room in this low-lit cosy restaurant, serving unfussy Italian fare that displays the work of a skilled chef and an eye toward seasonality.

Jean-Georges at Topping Rose House

Jean-Georges at Topping Rose House, Bridgehampton: This Bridgehampton
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Jean-Georges at Topping Rose House, Bridgehampton: This Bridgehampton eatery is a stately beach mansion with terrific people watching where food is beside the point.

The Lake House

The Lake House, Bay Shore: In its spacious
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The Lake House, Bay Shore: In its spacious new waterfront location, the Lake House in Bay Shore still shines.

Rustic Root

Rustic Root, Woodbury: Rustic Root offers farm to
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Rustic Root, Woodbury: Rustic Root offers farm to table fare in a New American spot in Woodbury Village shopping center.

LB Social

LB Social, Long Beach: LB Social is a
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LB Social, Long Beach: LB Social is a cozy, neighborhood restaurant with funky vintage accents.

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Manna

Manna, Water Mill: Manna serves seafood-focused Southern Italian
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Manna, Water Mill: Manna serves seafood-focused Southern Italian fare in an understated dining room. Courtyard seating is also available.

Jue Lan Club

Jue Lan Club, Southampton: Jue Lan Club serves
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Jue Lan Club, Southampton: Jue Lan Club serves dressed up Chinese American cuisine in a stylish spot with a party vibe and a late night menu.

Pacific Moon

Pacific Moon, Commack: This new Asian-fusion adventure stands
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Pacific Moon, Commack: This new Asian-fusion adventure stands out with Chinese dishes and traditional sushi.

Katerina

Katerina, Great Neck: This new Italian restaurant opposite
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Katerina, Great Neck: This new Italian restaurant opposite the Great Neck railroad station may change your travel plans.

Maroni Cuisine

Maroni Cuisine, Northport: A little adventure unfolds at
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Maroni Cuisine, Northport: A little adventure unfolds at this eatery courtesy of chef and rock aficionado Michael Maroni.

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La Coquille

La Coquille, Manhasset: The old and the new
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La Coquille, Manhasset: The old and the new come together at La Coquille, a veteran French restaurant on the Miracle Mile in Manhasset.

Sweet Mandarin

Sweet Mandarin, Glen Cove: Chinese fare highlights the
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Sweet Mandarin, Glen Cove: Chinese fare highlights the selections at this new Asian bistro.

Salt & Barrel

Salt & Barrel, Bay Shore: This new oyster
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Salt & Barrel, Bay Shore: This new oyster bar and seafood house is just what downtown Bay Shore needed.

Fhoo Asian Bistro

Fhoo Asian Bistro, Rockville Centre: This eatery highlights
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Fhoo Asian Bistro, Rockville Centre: This eatery highlights Chinese, Japanese and Thai cuisines.

Honig Grill

Honig Grill, Woodbury: Honig Grill in Woodbury offers
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Honig Grill, Woodbury: Honig Grill in Woodbury offers a hint of California wine country, but mainly safety-first American fare.

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The North Fork Table & Inn

The North Fork Table & Inn, Southold: After
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The North Fork Table & Inn, Southold: After a stellar chef passes, his successor keeps The Northfork Table & Inn in Southold at a very high level.

Bar Louie

Bar Louie, Commack: Bar Louie in Commack is
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Bar Louie, Commack: Bar Louie in Commack is the first Long Island link in the 100-plus restaurant chain.

Platia Greek Kitchen

Platia Greek Kitchen, Syosset: Into Syosset's culinary equal
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Platia Greek Kitchen, Syosset: Into Syosset's culinary equal of the Bermuda Triangle comes the best restaurant in years.

Bacaro Italian Tavern

Bacaro Italian Tavern, Massapequa Park: Veteran chef Joseph
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Bacaro Italian Tavern, Massapequa Park: Veteran chef Joseph Bonacore returns to the kitchen at Bacaro Italian Tavern, a popular, party-like spot.

Aiko Asian Bistro

Aiko Asian Bistro, Melville: The successor to Kenta
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Aiko Asian Bistro, Melville: The successor to Kenta and Nisen 110 continues the Asian-fusion theme just off Route 110.

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Cipollini

Cipollini, Manhasset: The stylish Italian restaurant opened in
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Cipollini, Manhasset: The stylish Italian restaurant opened in 2005 with a very inviting Italian bistro menu. It's better than ever.

Sangria 71

Sangria 71, Commack: Sangria 71 in Commack, the
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Sangria 71, Commack: Sangria 71 in Commack, the offspring of the Williston Park restaurant, brings its traditional Spanish flavors to Suffolk.

Autentico

Autentico, Oyster Bay: This eatery brings a genuine
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Autentico, Oyster Bay: This eatery brings a genuine taste of Italian cuisine to Oyster Bay.

Primi Italian Steakhouse

Primi Italian Steakhouse, West Islip: Primi Italian Steakhouse
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Primi Italian Steakhouse, West Islip: Primi Italian Steakhouse in West Islip brings together Long Island's two most popular cuisines. The porterhouse for two rivals any in Suffolk, and the pasta dishes are creative and well-crafted.

Nikkei of Peru

Nikkei of Peru, Port Washington: Nikkei of Peru
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Nikkei of Peru, Port Washington: Nikkei of Peru brings stand-out fusion cuisine to Port Washington.

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The Grill

The Grill, Hauppauge: The Grill starts to brighten
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The Grill, Hauppauge: The Grill starts to brighten dining out in a dim corporate park.

Franina

Franina, Syosset: This Italian spot is one of
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Franina, Syosset: This Italian spot is one of Long Island's best.

360 Taiko Sushi & Lounge

360 Taiko Sushi & Lounge, Patchogue: 360 Taiko
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360 Taiko Sushi & Lounge, Patchogue: 360 Taiko Sushi & Lounge adds to the restaurant boomlet in downtown Patchogue.

Fish on Main

Fish on Main, Port Washington: Fish on Main
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Fish on Main, Port Washington: Fish on Main succeeds Fish-Kebab and ups the ante and the style in Port Washington.

The Butcher's Bar & Grill

The Butcher's Bar & Grill, Williston Park: The
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The Butcher's Bar & Grill, Williston Park: The Butcher's Bar & Grill is the newest prime player in Long Island's ever-expanding steakland.

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ToA Asian Fusion

ToA Asian Fusion, Huntington: ToA Asian Fusion brings
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ToA Asian Fusion, Huntington: ToA Asian Fusion brings a combo of cuisines to downtown Huntington.

La Strada of Merrick

La Strada of Merrick, Merrick: La Strada of
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La Strada of Merrick, Merrick: La Strada of Merrick is a traditional, dependable, friendly spot that specializes in Italian-American favorites.

Trullo d'Oro

Trullo d'Oro, Hicksville: Trullo d'Oro brings a taste
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Trullo d'Oro, Hicksville: Trullo d'Oro brings a taste of Apulia in southern Italy to Hicksville via veteran restaurateurs.

Emilio's Fine Italian Restaurant

Emilio's Fine Italian Restaurant, Huntington Station: Emilio's Fine
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Emilio's Fine Italian Restaurant, Huntington Station: Emilio's Fine Italian Restaurant satisfies with traditional fare.

True North

True North, Huntington: This gastropub brings big flavors
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True North, Huntington: This gastropub brings big flavors and brews to downtown Huntington.

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Copperhill

Copperhill, Williston Park: After a 16-week overhaul, Williston
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Copperhill, Williston Park: After a 16-week overhaul, Williston Park's continental stalwart La Marmite has been transformed into this bright, fresh spot serving refined New American cuisine in an elegant, farmhouse chic-setting.

Sandbar

Sandbar, Cold Spring Harbor: The traditional and the
(Credit: Daniel Brennan)

Sandbar, Cold Spring Harbor: The traditional and the contemporary come together with flair as Guy Reuge and Eric Werner bring a new taste to Cold Spring Harbor.

Seven Quarts Tavern

Seven Quarts Tavern, Northport: Seven Quarts Tavern has
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Seven Quarts Tavern, Northport: Seven Quarts Tavern has poured into Northport at the site that housed La Capannina and J. Michaels Tuscan Steakhouse. Exit zabaglione, enter apple pie burrito.

Sophia Italian Bistro

Sophia Italian Bistro, Amityville: The former chef of
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Sophia Italian Bistro, Amityville: The former chef of Luigi Q in Hicksville stars once more at this Amityville spot.

American Beech

American Beech, Greenport: American Beech is in full
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American Beech, Greenport: American Beech is in full bloom in Greenport; an excellent New American restaurant.

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Restaurant Yamaguchi

Restaurant Yamaguchi, Port Washington: After a fire and
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Restaurant Yamaguchi, Port Washington: After a fire and a move down the street, Yamaguchi has reopened in Port Washington in a bright dining room, modestly appointed, full of bamboo plywood and light touches. The busy sushi bar is better than ever.

Americana Prime Steakhouse

Americana Prime Steakhouse, Port Jefferson Station: Geared
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Americana Prime Steakhouse, Port Jefferson Station: Geared toward carnivores, with a menu that is broader than a traditional steakhouse, this spot is situated within the Meadow Club.

Wolffer Kitchen

Wolffer Kitchen, Sag Harbor: Wolffer Kitchen in Sag
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Wolffer Kitchen, Sag Harbor: Wolffer Kitchen in Sag Harbor enters the off-season with very good food and wine, less crowds and more appeal.

Cassariano

Cassariano, Mineola: Cassariano makes the trip from its
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Cassariano, Mineola: Cassariano makes the trip from its restaurant in Florida to Long Island, sunny personality and easygoing Italian style intact.

Lobster Shack

Lobster Shack, Seaford: Lobster Shack extends the summer
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Lobster Shack, Seaford: Lobster Shack extends the summer in Seaford, with year-round seafood choices and warm, friendly style.

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Brewology

Brewology, Port Jefferson: The second Brewology improves on
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Brewology, Port Jefferson: The second Brewology improves on the first, with elevated gastropub food. The selection of brews more than rivals it.

Hana

Hana, Port Washington: Hana is Long Island's new
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Hana, Port Washington: Hana is Long Island's new sushi destination, opening opposite the railroad station in Port Washington, with three-star cuisine. And the cooked is just as flavorful as the raw.

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