Latest fine dining reviews
Newsday's latest fine dining reviews.
H2O Seafood & Sushi(Credit: Daniel Brennan)
H2O Seafood & Sushi, East Islip: From Suffolk County's leading restaurant group comes this gorgeous new restaurant with a crowd-pleasing approach to fish.
Centro Trattoria(Credit: Daniel Brennan)
Centro Trattoria, Hampton Bays: This updated Italian-American roadhouse features a lively bar, a large and loud dining room, and a menu of imaginatively rethought comfort food classics.
RM Bistro Progressive Indian Cuisine(Credit: Daniel Brennan)
RM Bistro Progressive Indian Cuisine, Commack: This next generation Indian restaurant is run by an old pro and his 25-year-old son. The food fuses classic American dishes with not-so-Indian ingredients.
Antonette’s of East Hills(Credit: Daniel Brennan)
Antonette's of East Hills, Roslyn Heights: This Italian eatery offers classics and friendly service in an opulent setting.
Tavern 227(Credit: Yvonne Albinowski)
Tavern 227, Sea Cliff: You'll find good food and good drinks at Tavern 227 in Sea Cliff, a low-key jewel of a tavern.
Gastronomy Kitchen by Cirella's(Credit: Daniel Brennan)
Gastronomy Kitchen by Cirella's, Huntington Station: More is more at Gastronomy Kitchen by Cirella's, the exuberant new restaurant at Walt Whitman Shops in Huntington Station.
Spinnakers(Credit: Daniel Brennan)
Spinnakers, Oyster Bay: The bar's the place to be at Spinnakers, a convivial neighborhood spot in Oyster Bay.
Grey Horse Tavern(Credit: Daniel Brennan)
Grey Horse Tavern, Bayport: This eatery is rustic with lots of charm, serving unfussy, satisfying dishes.
Tra'mici Ristorante Italiano(Credit: Yvonne Albinowski)
Tra'mici Ristorante Italiano, Massapequa Park: A three-star chef serves crowd pleasers in this bright space warmed by orange hues and flowers.
GM Club Steak(Credit: Yvonne Albinowski)
GM Club Steak, Rockville Centre: This eatery, the latest from the George Martin restaurant group, is convivial and absolutely on-trend.
Salumi Tapas & Wine Bar(Credit: Daniel Brennan)
Salumi Tapas & Wine Bar, Massapequa: This dressed-up neighborhood restaurant features compelling small plates, an interesting wine selection and satisfying desserts.
Del Frisco's Grille(Credit: Daniel Brennan)
Del Frisco's Grille, Huntington Station: High spirits and contemporary American cooking are on display at this Long Island outpost of the Texas-based chain.
The Cottage by Colbeh(Credit: Daniel Brennan)
The Cottage by Colbeh, Roslyn Estates: This renovated space with an updated Glatt kosher menu holds surprises for diners.
Polo Steakhouse(Credit: Daniel Brennan)
Polo Steakhouse, Garden City: Hidden within the landmark Garden City Hotel, Polo Steakhouse delivers the prime goods.
Sufiya's Grill(Credit: Daniel Brennan)
Sufiya's Grill, Merrick: Intimate yet casual, Sufiya's Grill in Merrick is a neighborhood Middle Eastern restaurant specializing in Persian dishes and a polished experience.
Jema(Credit: Daniel Brennan)
Jema, Huntington: The most exciting restaurant to open in recent memory, the staunchly seasonal Jema both confounds and exceeds expectations.
La Candela Bistro(Credit: Yvonne Albinowski)
La Candela Bistro, Hicksville: This eatery is a Peruvian meat destination with generous portions and pours, where servers are enthusiastic about sharing their passion for the country and the cuisine.
Sawasdee Thai Elevated(Credit: Yvonne Albinowski)
Sawasdee Thai Elevated, Plainview: Sawasdee Thai Elevated is a strip mall space-as-sanctuary serving classic Thai dishes.
S.T.A.G.S Tap House(Credit: Marisol Diaz)
S.T.A.G.S Tap House, Huntington: A woods lodge meets Main Street at S.T.A.G.S, where gastropub fare courts a crowd looking for more than a standard burger and a beer.
Gatsby's Landing(Credit: Daniel Brennan)
Gatsby's Landing, Roslyn: Crystal chandeliers and nautical oil paintings meet stylish accents at this scene-y neighborhood restaurant with a captivating menu and an elevated noise level.
Aria Melanie on the Lake(Credit: Daniel Brennan)
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(Credit: Doug Young)
Toro Tapas & Tequila, Patchogue: Toro Tapas & Tequila is a warm neighborhood spot with a bright dining room, an expansive bar and interesting food.
Barto(Credit: Marisol Diaz)
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.
Osteria Leana(Credit: Yvonne Albinowski)
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(Credit: Gordon M. Grant)
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(Credit: Yvonne Albinowski)
The Lake House, Bay Shore: In its spacious new waterfront location, the Lake House in Bay Shore still shines.
Rustic Root(Credit: Bruce Gilbert)
Rustic Root, Woodbury: Rustic Root offers farm to table fare in a New American spot in Woodbury Village shopping center.
LB Social(Credit: Yvonne Albinowski)
LB Social, Long Beach: LB Social is a cozy, neighborhood restaurant with funky vintage accents.
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.
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.