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Great cocktail restaurants on Long Island

The tidal Wave cocktail at Wave Seafood Kitchen

(Credit: Randee Daddona)

A meal can become an event with a great cocktail, and these restaurants will surely help you reach that next level with their spirited drink lists.

  • Critic rating 3
    East Hampton Point, East Hampton: Overlook Three Mile

    East Hampton Point $$$ | New American, Restaurant 295 Three Mile Harbor Rd. East Hampton Overlook Three Mile Harbor and sip on a raspberry frozen margarita or one of the bar's signature cocktails, including the Point
 martini (Ketel One vodkda, blackberry, lychee and lime) or smoke and mirrors (Bombay
 gin,
 mezcal,
 Campari and sweet
 vermouth).

  • Critic rating 2.5
    Fishbar on the Lake, Montauk: Drink options include

    Fishbar on the Lake $$$ | American, Seafood 467 East Lake Dr. Montauk Wash down that fresh seafood with drink options including a house-made sangria.

  • Critic rating 3
    Hendrick's Tavern in Roslyn features several dining areas,

    Hendrick's Tavern $$$$ | New American 1305 Old Northern Blvd. Roslyn Brothers George and Gillis Poll brothers have transformed what was the creaking George Washington Manor ...

  • Critic rating 2
    Honu Kitchen & Cocktails, Huntington: A black currant

    Honu Kitchen & Cocktails $$$ | American, Eclectic 363 New York Ave. Huntington Signature cocktails include a coconut martini and the Brooklyn Botanical & tonic, with basil, cucumber and lime.

  • Critic rating 3
    Insignia Prime Steak and Sushi located in Smithtown

    Insignia Prime Steak and Sushi $$$$ | Sushi, American, Steak 610 Nesconset Highway, Smithtown Hosting the latest member of the Anthony Scotto Restaurant group (Rare650 in Syosset, Blackstone in ...

  • Critic rating 2.5
    Diners linger over lunch at Jewel, a new

    Jewel Restaurant $$$$ | New American 400 Broadhollow Road Melville Showcasing with almost 250 seats in a fun house of swirling wood, much marble, upside-down ...

  • K. Pacho Cocina and Tequila, New Hyde Park:

    K. Pacho Cocina and Tequila $$$ | Lounge, Mexican 1270 Union Tpke. New Hyde Park An extensive tequila menu feeds an extensive selection of margaritas, from traditional to blueberry-pomagranate.

  • Critic rating 2
    Chef/Owner of Left Coast Kitchen in Merrick, Christian

    Left Coast Kitchen & Cocktails $$$ | Beer, Breakfast, American, Wine bar, New American, Gastro-pub 1810 Merrick Rd. Merrick Merrick gastropub where the kitchen puts great detail into its menu of both classic and ...

  • Critic rating 4
    Monsoon in Babylon serves a whole Peking duck

    Monsoon Steak and Sushi Sushi, Restaurant, Steak 48 Deer Park Ave. Babylon Monsoon, which earned four stars for its pan-Asian cuisine, has dropped the "Asian Kitchen and ...

  • Navy Beach in Montauk serves a cucumber gin

    Navy Beach $$$ | Nightspot, Seafood, Rock and more, Italian 16 Navy Rd. Montauk So close to the water you're practically in it, the cocktail list covers the classics (caipirinha, mojito) and their own creations such as the summer share (Alibi American Whiskey, lime and agave).

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