Latest fine dining reviews
The latest fine dining reviews from critic Peter M. Gianotti.
Manna(Credit: Gordon M. Grant)
Manna, Water Mill: Manna serves seafood-focused Southern Italian fare in an understated dining room. Courtyard seating is also available.
Jue Lan Club(Credit: Gordon M. Grant)
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(Credit: Marisol Diaz)
Pacific Moon, Commack: This new Asian-fusion adventure stands out with Chinese dishes and traditional sushi.
Katerina(Credit: Sasha Maslov)
Katerina, Great Neck: This new Italian restaurant opposite the Great Neck railroad station may change your travel plans.
Maroni Cuisine(Credit: Daniel Brennan)
Maroni Cuisine, Northport: A little adventure unfolds at this eatery courtesy of chef and rock aficionado Michael Maroni.
La Coquille(Credit: Yvonne Albinowski)
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(Credit: Daniel Brennan)
Sweet Mandarin, Glen Cove: Chinese fare highlights the selections at this new Asian bistro.
Salt & Barrel(Credit: Daniel Brennan)
Salt & Barrel, Bay Shore: This new oyster bar and seafood house is just what downtown Bay Shore needed.
Fhoo Asian Bistro(Credit: Yvonne Albinowski)
Fhoo Asian Bistro, Rockville Centre: This eatery highlights Chinese, Japanese and Thai cuisines.
Honig Grill(Credit: Daniel Brennan)
Honig Grill, Woodbury: Honig Grill in Woodbury offers a hint of California wine country, but mainly safety-first American fare.
The North Fork Table & Inn(Credit: Randee Daddona)
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(Credit: Daniel Brennan)
Bar Louie, Commack: Bar Louie in Commack is the first Long Island link in the 100-plus restaurant chain.
Platia Greek Kitchen(Credit: Daniel Brennan)
Platia Greek Kitchen, Syosset: Into Syosset's culinary equal of the Bermuda Triangle comes the best restaurant in years.
Bacaro Italian Tavern(Credit: Daniel Brennan)
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(Credit: Daniel Brennan)
Aiko Asian Bistro, Melville: The successor to Kenta and Nisen 110 continues the Asian-fusion theme just off Route 110.
Cipollini(Credit: Yvonne Albinowski)
Cipollini, Manhasset: The stylish Italian restaurant opened in 2005 with a very inviting Italian bistro menu. It's better than ever.
Sangria 71(Credit: Daniel Brennan)
Sangria 71, Commack: Sangria 71 in Commack, the offspring of the Williston Park restaurant, brings its traditional Spanish flavors to Suffolk.
Autentico(Credit: Doug Young)
Autentico, Oyster Bay: This eatery brings a genuine taste of Italian cuisine to Oyster Bay.
Primi Italian Steakhouse(Credit: Daniel Brennan)
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(Credit: Yvonne Albinowski)
Nikkei of Peru, Port Washington: Nikkei of Peru brings stand-out fusion cuisine to Port Washington.
The Grill(Credit: Daniel Brennan)
The Grill, Hauppauge: The Grill starts to brighten dining out in a dim corporate park.
Franina(Credit: Yvonne Albinowski)
Franina, Syosset: This Italian spot is one of Long Island's best.
360 Taiko Sushi & Lounge(Credit: Daniel Brennan)
360 Taiko Sushi & Lounge, Patchogue: 360 Taiko Sushi & Lounge adds to the restaurant boomlet in downtown Patchogue.
Fish on Main(Credit: Daniel Brennan)
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(Credit: Daniel Brennan)
The Butcher's Bar & Grill, Williston Park: The Butcher's Bar & Grill is the newest prime player in Long Island's ever-expanding steakland.
ToA Asian Fusion(Credit: Daniel Brennan)
ToA Asian Fusion, Huntington: ToA Asian Fusion brings a combo of cuisines to downtown Huntington.
La Strada of Merrick(Credit: Yvonne Albinowski)
La Strada of Merrick, Merrick: La Strada of Merrick is a traditional, dependable, friendly spot that specializes in Italian-American favorites.
Trullo d'Oro(Credit: Bruce Gilbert)
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(Credit: Daniel Brennan)
Emilio's Fine Italian Restaurant, Huntington Station: Emilio's Fine Italian Restaurant satisfies with traditional fare.
True North(Credit: Daniel Brennan)
True North, Huntington: This gastropub brings big flavors and brews to downtown Huntington.
Copperhill(Credit: Daniel Brennan)
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(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(Credit: Daniel Brennan)
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(Credit: Daniel Brennan)
Sophia Italian Bistro, Amityville: The former chef of Luigi Q in Hicksville stars once more at this Amityville spot.
American Beech(Credit: Randee Daddona)
American Beech, Greenport: American Beech is in full bloom in Greenport; an excellent New American restaurant.
Restaurant Yamaguchi(Credit: Michael Nagle)
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(Credit: Daniel Brennan)
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(Credit: Gordon M. Grant)
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(Credit: Yvonne Albinowski)
Cassariano, Mineola: Cassariano makes the trip from its restaurant in Florida to Long Island, sunny personality and easygoing Italian style intact.
Lobster Shack(Credit: Marisol Diaz)
Lobster Shack, Seaford: Lobster Shack extends the summer in Seaford, with year-round seafood choices and warm, friendly style.
Brewology(Credit: Daniel Brennan)
Brewology, Port Jefferson: The second Brewology improves on the first, with elevated gastropub food. The selection of brews more than rivals it.
Hana(Credit: Yvonne Albinowski)
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.
Scarpetta Beach(Credit: Aaron Zebrook)
Scarpetta Beach (at Gurney's Montauk Resort & Seawater Spa), Montauk: Scarpetta Beach makes the biggest splash of the summer and turns Gurney's oceanfront resort in Montauk into a dining destination.
Michaelangelo's Wine Bar(Credit: Yvonne Albinowski)
Michaelangelo's Wine Bar, Massapequa Park: This city-inspired, savory snack of a restaurant offers good wines and the casual food that goes with them.
Mio Sushi & Steakhouse(Credit: Daniel Brennan)
Mio Sushi & Steakhouse, East Northport: The noise you hear is coming from Mio Sushi & Steakhouse in East Northport, where the uncooked fish-and-hibachi specialist seems like a party in progress. Join in.
ASA Tapas N Sushi(Credit: Daniel Brennan)
ASA Tapas N Sushi, Huntington: ASA brings together the cuisines of Japan and Peru with flair and artistry in downtown Huntington.
Artaux Fine Foods(Credit: Bruce Gilbert)
Artaux Fine Foods, Sea Cliff: Artaux Fine Foods is Sea Cliff's new star, as the respected caterer opens a stylish, distinctive restaurant.
Momi Ramen(Credit: Gordon M. Grant)
Momi Ramen, East Hampton: Noodlemania hits the Hamptons with the opening of Momi Ramen, the very good offspring of the Miami restaurant, where wheat noodles and long-simmered pork-bone broth reign.
Lola(Credit: Yvonne Albinowski)
Lola, Great Neck: Lola has remade itself, with a more casual style, more moderate prices and more big North African, Middle Eastern and Mediterranean flavors.
Highway Restaurant and Bar(Credit: Nicole Horton)
Highway Restaurant and Bar, East Hampton: Many restaurants have tanked in this East Hampton spot. Veterans will recall the quick exits of Gulf Stream Grill, Rubi Red, Rugosa and Highway Diner, among others. But the latter's successor, Highway Restaurant and Bar, looks like it has staying power. The handsome, contemporary American has markedly improved service, and food from chef Justin Finney's kitchen that often is very good.