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A view of the bar taken from the (Credit: Randee Daddona)

A view of the bar taken from the overhead wine cellar of Insignia Prime Steak and Sushi in Smithtown (610 Nesconset Hwy., 631-656-8100) on Dec. 29, 2011. It also features a large wraparound bar, a sushi bar, a lounge area and four dining areas with fireplaces.

Insignia Prime Steak and Sushi


Insignia swaggers into town with headliner confidence and showstopping cost. All that's missing is the casino. Turning a corner of Nesconset Highway into an offshoot of Las Vegas Boulevard demands ambition-plus. For restaurateur-as-impresario Anthony Scotto, this brassy palace of protein known as Insignia completes a trifecta. He's now two stars short of Eisenhower and MacArthur combined. The scale of Insignia makes his Rare650 in Syosset and Blackstone Steakhouse in Melville look like monasteries and sound like cloisters. -- Peter M. Gianotti

Insignia Prime Steak and Sushi located in Smithtown
(Credit: Randee Daddona)

Insignia Prime Steak and Sushi located in Smithtown has a large wraparound bar, a sushi bar, a lounge area and overhead wine cellars. There are four dining areas with fireplaces. (Dec. 29, 2011)

Insignia Prime Steak and Sushi

A view of the bar taken from the
(Credit: Randee Daddona)

A view of the bar taken from the overhead wine cellar of Insignia Prime Steak and Sushi in Smithtown (610 Nesconset Hwy., 631-656-8100) on Dec. 29, 2011. It also features a large wraparound bar, a sushi bar, a lounge area and four dining areas with fireplaces.

Insignia Prime Steak and Sushi located in Smithtown
(Credit: Randee Daddona)

Insignia Prime Steak and Sushi located in Smithtown has a large wraparound bar, a sushi bar, a lounge area and overhead wine cellars. There are four dining areas with fireplaces. (Dec. 29, 2011)

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Mikhail Apelsinov, executive chef of Insignia, in the
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Mikhail Apelsinov, executive chef of Insignia, in the kitchen. Insignia Prime Steak and Sushi located in Smithtown has a large wraparound bar, a sushi bar, a lounge area and overhead wine cellars. There are four dining areas with fireplaces. (Dec. 29, 2011)

Bone-in-rib steak is served at Insignia Prime Steak
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Bone-in-rib steak is served at Insignia Prime Steak and Sushi located in Smithtown. (Dec. 29, 2011)

Grilled halibut with cider braised short ribs, cannellini
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Grilled halibut with cider braised short ribs, cannellini beans and arugula is one of the dishes on the the menu at Insignia Prime Steak and Sushi located in Smithtown. (Dec. 29, 2011)

A sushi platter is served at Insignia Prime
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A sushi platter is served at Insignia Prime Steak and Sushi, located in Smithtown. The restaurant has a large wraparound bar, a sushi bar, a lounge area and overhead wine cellars. There are four dining areas with fireplaces. (Dec. 29, 2011)

Crispy pork belly is served with garlic sausage,
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Crispy pork belly is served with garlic sausage, braised red cabbage and red wine mustard at Insignia Prime Steak and Sushi located in Smithtown. (Dec. 29, 2011)

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Insignia Prime Steak and Sushi located in Smithtown
(Credit: Randee Daddona)

Insignia Prime Steak and Sushi located in Smithtown has a large wraparound bar, a sushi bar, a lounge area and overhead wine cellars. There are four dining areas with fireplaces. (Dec. 29, 2011)

Pan Roasted Sea Bass, fire roasted corn and
(Credit: Randee Daddona)

Pan Roasted Sea Bass, fire roasted corn and lump crab meat. Insignia Prime Steak and Sushi located in Smithtown has a large wraparound bar, a sushi bar, a lounge area and overhead wine cellars. There are four dining areas with fireplaces. (Dec. 29, 2011)

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