Hidden restaurants

Christine Parker, a waiter at the West End

(Credit: Photo by Jin Lee)

Some restaurants are totally in-your-face. Located along main thoroughfares, they tempt hungry drivers on a daily basis. Others, out on village streets, pull in lots of customers on foot.

Then there are the spots you really have to ferret out. Knowing their addresses doesn't guarantee you will find them right away. But don't be daunted; there's nothing like a good hunt to sharpen an appetite.

--Compiled by Joan Reminick

  • The Cedar Beach Bar & Grille in Mount

    Cedar Beach Bar & Grille New American 1 Harbor Beach Rd. Mount Sinai The tented outdoor restaurant is under the same ownership as West East Bistro & Wine ...

  • One of the signs leading to CoolFish restaurant

    CoolFish-CLOSED $$$ | New American, Seafood 6800 Jericho Tpke. Syosset Buried in an office complex, deep-set off Jericho Turnpike, this flashy-but-windowless seafood spot draws you ...

  • Farm Country Kitchen restaurant is situated overlooking the

    Farm Country Kitchen $ | Sandwiches, Eclectic 513 W. Main St. Riverhead In a charming little house set back from the main road, chef-owner Tom Carson defines ...

  • Pikilia platter is prepared at the Greek Corner

    Greek Corner $$ | Greek 165 Voice Rd. Carle Place Stuck away in a remote corner of a commercial complex is this unpretentious Greek eatery. ...

  • Critic rating 2
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    Legends $$ | New American, Pub, Sports bar 835 First St. New Suffolk The goal was Memorial Day, and Legends Restaurant's reopening managed to come in a few ...

  • The dining room at Rowdy Hall in East

    Rowdy Hall $$ | English 10 Main St. East Hampton Although tucked away at the end of an alley, this restaurant and local hangout is ...

  • Thai Angel in Islandia

    Thai Angel $$ | Thai, Vegetarian, Restaurant 1812 Veterans Hwy. Islandia What looks like a modest storefront in an amorphous shopping center is really a surprisingly ...

  • West End Café in Carle Place. (Dec. 31,

    West End Cafe $$$ | Lunch, Eclectic, American 187 Glen Cove Rd. Carle Place Chef-owner Bill Holden has pulled off the restarateur's hat trick: a strikingly beautiful dining spot ...

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