Latest fine dining reviews
The latest fine dining reviews from critic Peter M. Gianotti.
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.
Pacific Moon(Credit: Marisol Diaz)
Pacific Moon, Commack: This new Asian-fusion adventure stands out with Chinese dishes and traditional sushi.
Katerina(Credit: Sasha Maslov)
Katerina, Great Neck: This new Italian restaurant opposite the Great Neck railroad station may change your travel plans.
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.
The Butcher's Bar & Grill(Credit: Daniel Brennan)
The Butcher's Bar & Grill, Williston Park: The Butcher's Bar & Grill is the newest prime player in Long Island's ever-expanding steakland.
ToA Asian Fusion(Credit: Daniel Brennan)
ToA Asian Fusion, Huntington: ToA Asian Fusion brings a combo of cuisines to downtown Huntington.
La Strada of Merrick(Credit: Yvonne Albinowski)
La Strada of Merrick, Merrick: La Strada of Merrick is a traditional, dependable, friendly spot that specializes in Italian-American favorites.
Trullo d'Oro(Credit: Bruce Gilbert)
Trullo d'Oro, Hicksville: Trullo d'Oro brings a taste of Apulia in southern Italy to Hicksville via veteran restaurateurs.
Emilio's Fine Italian Restaurant(Credit: Daniel Brennan)
Emilio's Fine Italian Restaurant, Huntington Station: Emilio's Fine Italian Restaurant satisfies with traditional fare.
True North(Credit: Daniel Brennan)
True North, Huntington: This gastropub brings big flavors and brews to downtown Huntington.
Copperhill(Credit: Daniel Brennan)
Copperhill, Williston Park: After a 16-week overhaul, Williston Park's continental stalwart La Marmite has been transformed into this bright, fresh spot serving refined New American cuisine in an elegant, farmhouse chic-setting.
Sandbar(Credit: Daniel Brennan)
Sandbar, Cold Spring Harbor: The traditional and the contemporary come together with flair as Guy Reuge and Eric Werner bring a new taste to Cold Spring Harbor.
Seven Quarts Tavern(Credit: Daniel Brennan)
Seven Quarts Tavern, Northport: Seven Quarts Tavern has poured into Northport at the site that housed La Capannina and J. Michaels Tuscan Steakhouse. Exit zabaglione, enter apple pie burrito.
Sophia Italian Bistro(Credit: Daniel Brennan)
Sophia Italian Bistro, Amityville: The former chef of Luigi Q in Hicksville stars once more at this Amityville spot.
American Beech(Credit: Randee Daddona)
American Beech, Greenport: American Beech is in full bloom in Greenport; an excellent New American restaurant.
Restaurant Yamaguchi(Credit: Michael Nagle)
Restaurant Yamaguchi, Port Washington: After a fire and a move down the street, Yamaguchi has reopened in Port Washington in a bright dining room, modestly appointed, full of bamboo plywood and light touches. The busy sushi bar is better than ever.
Americana Prime Steakhouse(Credit: Daniel Brennan)
Americana Prime Steakhouse, Port Jefferson Station: Geared toward carnivores, with a menu that is broader than a traditional steakhouse, this spot is situated within the Meadow Club.
Wolffer Kitchen(Credit: Gordon M. Grant)
Wolffer Kitchen, Sag Harbor: Wolffer Kitchen in Sag Harbor enters the off-season with very good food and wine, less crowds and more appeal.
Cassariano(Credit: Yvonne Albinowski)
Cassariano, Mineola: Cassariano makes the trip from its restaurant in Florida to Long Island, sunny personality and easygoing Italian style intact.
Lobster Shack(Credit: Marisol Diaz)
Lobster Shack, Seaford: Lobster Shack extends the summer in Seaford, with year-round seafood choices and warm, friendly style.
Brewology(Credit: Daniel Brennan)
Brewology, Port Jefferson: The second Brewology improves on the first, with elevated gastropub food. The selection of brews more than rivals it.
Hana(Credit: Yvonne Albinowski)
Hana, Port Washington: Hana is Long Island's new sushi destination, opening opposite the railroad station in Port Washington, with three-star cuisine. And the cooked is just as flavorful as the raw.
Scarpetta Beach(Credit: Aaron Zebrook)
Scarpetta Beach (at Gurney's Montauk Resort & Seawater Spa), Montauk: Scarpetta Beach makes the biggest splash of the summer and turns Gurney's oceanfront resort in Montauk into a dining destination.