The dish on Long Island's restaurant and food scene
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Moby's arrived well after Memorial Day, relocating from Montauk into the sprawling space that has housed restaurants as different from each other as Spring Close House, Farmhouse and the Laundry.
And it's gathering crowds even as Labor Day signals the season's unofficial finale. Besides, wood-fired pizzas are forever.
You'll find very good ones here, including a satisfying number topped...Read more »
Devotees of Ocean Grill in Freeport will want to get over there soon. The restaurant, which received a two-star Newsday review back in 2010, will serve its last meal on Friday. This is because the place lost its lease, according to an email from the restaurant.
Ocean Grill — near but not on the water — boasted a hopping patio scene with live music. What I will remember most is the cooking...Read more »
The saga of Christiano’s, the former Syosset restaurant debated to have been the inspiration for Billy Joel’s “Scenes from an Italian Restaurant,” is a long and ongoing one. But progress on its makeover is at a standstill.
Christiano's was bought last year by the Singh Hospitality Group, which had signed on restaurateur Tom Schaudel to conceive and supervise a new restaurant. But plans...Read more »
Noted Long Island chef Steven Del Lima, who was starting chef at such restaurants as Black and Blue Seafood Chophouse in Huntington and Perfecto Mundo in Commack, is no longer working at CoolFish in Syosset. According to Ruby Singh, Del Lima has “moved on to better things” after a two-month stint at CoolFish.
Singh's husband, Harendra Singh, heads the Singh Hospitality Group, which owns...Read more »
Noah Schwartz, chef-owner of Noah’s in Greenport, is taking over the wood-fired oven at Jamesport Vineyards in Jamesport. His menu of flatbreads and signature items will be available Fridays from 5 to 8 p.m., Saturdays from 5 to 7 p.m. and Sundays from 12 to 6 p.m., until Nov. 30.
You’ll find such items as citrus-marinated olives ($5), crab-stuffed deviled eggs ($5), warm lobster...Read more »
Scrambling for just another taste of summer? For many, this means a burger eaten in open air.
Here are four places to find your fix.
BRIXX & BARLEY
You’ll want to request a sidewalk table to properly enjoy the beefy, juicy, expertly grilled burgers here. One option is the namesake Brixx burger featuring fried onion wisps, jalapeño and Cheddar, plated with fine, hand-cut fries.
152...Read more »
Newsday's "Eat Here Now," top-100 restaurant series continues this week with the 10 best seafood houses.
You put up with a lot of limp fried calamari and overcooked, farmed salmon before making the big catch. These 10 make up for all the overdone broiled seafood platters and stuffed flounders.
The 2014 list includes places as different from each other as the casual restaurant and market, ...Read more »
It’s open in Long Beach, and it’s open on Long Beach. Odie’s Ocean Grill is a food truck located right on the sand beyond the boardwalk at Edwards Boulevard.
On the menu: tacos filled with shredded chicken, fried fish or shrimp and bacon ($8.50); sandwiches including lobster roll ($14) and grilled cheese ($7); crabcakes (three for $8); chicken tenders ($8.50); and waffle fries ($4.50).
Owner...Read more »
Making its Port Washington debut at noon on Friday is Rosso Uptown, an artisanal pizzeria and restaurant, the spinoff of Pepe Rosso 24 in the Manorhaven section of Port Washington.
Co-owner Michael Tizzano said that the transformation of the space that once housed Amigos Mexican Restaurant took more than a year. He described a “rustic and inviting” environment with two pizza ovens, one...Read more »
Casablanca is not only the name of a Humphrey Bogart movie and a city in Morocco, but also of a new Continental restaurant in Lynbrook. The place occupies the space that last hosted Cafe Chardonnay. According to Casablanca's co-owner Chet Cafasso, chef Gino Rosado formerly cooked at Rachel’s Waterside Grill in Freeport.
On the menu: Stuffed baked clams ($9.95), fried...Read more »