Firefighters quickly put out a fire at the Black and Blue Seafood Chophouse restaurant on Wall Street in Huntington village on Saturday night, police said.
The Smithtown and Halesite fire departments arrived to battle the blaze around 9:45 p.m., Suffolk police said. No one was injured and arson squad detectives are investigating, police said.
Drinks and meals were abandoned by diners who left their tables when the fire started. They gathered in the parking lot of the Village Square. Yellow tape blocked Central Street and Wall Street. National Grid, the Long Island Power Authority and PSEG Long Island also were on site.
At least two other restaurants in Huntington village have been hit by fire this year.
Last Wednesday Osaka Sushi on Main Street in Huntington Village was badly damaged by a fire that authorities said may have started in the kitchen. Osaka is in a two-story commercial building that also houses the Lemon Tree hair salon and second-floor office space.
On March 1, a blaze ripped through a block of stores on New York Avenue. Red, the clothing store FAD, an art store, a nail and spa salon and an asset management company remain boarded up because of that fire. On the second story, burned-out offices and a collapsed section of roof above the art store were visible from the street below.