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Catch Oyster Bar(Credit: Daniel Brennan)
Catch Oyster Bar, Patchogue: This newcomer on the half-shell stands out with very good seafood, raw and cooked, in a storefront that seats about 30 contented customers.
Koi Sushi Lounge(Credit: Doug Young)
Koi Sushi Lounge, Sayville: Housed in a former diner, Koi Sushi Lounge surprises both on and off the plate.
Table 7(Credit: Daniel Brennan)
Table 7, New Hyde Park: This good restaurant has opened in but apart from The New Hyde Park Inn, a popular catering facility. Expect good service, ample drinks, and, if you order carefully, a satisfying meal.
Noble Kitchen & Cocktails(Credit: Bruce Gilbert)
Noble Kitchen & Cocktails, Oceanside: Noble Kitchen & Cocktails is the new destination restaurant in Oceanside, with some very good American fare. It opens on the former site of Butera's and Lawson Pub. And Noble improves on both, whether you go for a burger, fish and chips, or a special of scallops with bacon on corn risotto.
Publicans(Credit: Linda Rosier)
Publicans, Manhasset: This classic bar was home to a generation of serious drinkers, and even became the subject of a bestselling memoir. Now it's reopened as an airy, immaculate gastropub serving upscale dishes such as filet mignon, braised chicken over polenta, and curry-laced fried calamari over arugula-and-fennel salad.
Louie's Grill & Liquors(Credit: Daniel Brennan)
Louie's Grill & Liquors, Port Washington: This veteran restaurant has a new chef and menu.
Casa di Fratelli(Credit: Yvonne Albinowski)
Casa di Fratelli, Westbury: Three brothers have used their decades of experience to open this warm-hearted Italian restaurant.
Patrizia's(Credit: Yvonne Albinowski)
Patrizia's, Hicksville: Endearingly raucous, Patrizia's scores with huge portions of good Italian food.
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.