The locavore cuisine at Topping Rose House makes you think the restaurant couldn't exist anywhere else. It's about more than any locally caught lobster and finfish. Here are two places that also extol local purveyors and send out some first-class food.
ROOTS BISTRO GOURMAND
This delightful restaurant lists for diners the sources of its ingredients. Among the winning dishes are butter-poached lobster with a citrus-beurre blanc and lobster-bisque emulsion; roasted duck breast with honey-lavender jus, parsley-root puree and caramelized baby vegetables; and a spin on bouillabaisse with striped bass, monkfish and shellfish.
Roots Bistro Gourmand, 399 Montauk Hwy.,
West Islip; 631-587-2844, rootsli.comMARKET BISTRO
Farm-to-table becomes a very tasty trip at Market Bistro, a dependably fine destination and offspring of West End Cafe in Carle Place. Enjoy the deviled eggs, crunchy pickles, mellow rice balls, meatballs with creamy polenta, loin of pork with apples and fork-crushed potatoes, and the gingerbread sundae.
519 N. Broadway, Jericho; 516-513-1487,