The dish on Long Island's restaurant and food scene
BloggersPeter Gianotti Erica Marcus Joan Reminick Marjorie Robins
On the night before Thanksgiving, eating out on the light side is a great way to give family cooks a reprieve. And who wants to overindulge on heavy food in advance of the big meal?
A Japanese restaurant seems an ideal pick. The food is nothing remotely like what will follow on Thursday night, plus it’s a cuisine that's relatively virtuous when it comes to fat and calories.
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Restaurant critic Peter Gianotti is won over by The Bell & Anchor, “a confident, stylish, unpretentious, full-flavored eatery, with first-class seafood, plus a water view . . . on the former "Oasis site” in Sag Harbor.
Joan Reminick reviews Chan's Sushi & Teriyaki in Lake Ronkonkoma which “gives the outward appearance of being little more than just another utilitarian strip mall...Read more »
Small but tastefully appointed, Chan’s Sushi & Teriyaki in Lake Ronkonkoma seems to be hitting the trifecta: pleasing food, friendly service and affordable prices. At a recent dinner, even the gratis miso soup — afloat with paper-thin mushroom slices — surpassed the ones usually served. So, too, did the gyoza ($4.50), al dente half-moon dumplings stuffed with a savory pork mixture.
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Open since March, 3 Cuzins Asian Bistro & Bar in Lake Ronkonkoma is owned by — you guessed it — three cousins: Jay Lau, George Lau and Anderson Chan. Keeping things in the family is chef Kam Chan, Anderson’s dad, who has been cooking at family restaurants for decades, most recently at China Garden in Commack.
Refreshingly, this “Asian Bistro” doesn’t have a sushi bar. And its menu, which...Read more »
Any number of Asian food needs can be met in a little Lake Ronkonkoma strip mall, where Chan’s Sushi & Teriyaki recently opened adjacent to Chan’s Kitchen, a Chinese takeout under the same ownership.
I stopped into the three-month-old Japanese place and observed a sushi bar and small dining room, everything in a tasteful neutral color palette.
On the moderately priced menu: an appetizer...Read more »
In this week’s Newsday, Peter Gianotti reviews Bistro Etcetera in Port Washington, the cozy 30-seater that takes over the Main Street address previously occupied by Bistro Toulouse.
Joan Reminick visits D19 Sports Lounge & Eatery in Lake Ronkonkoma, a suave-looking sports bar that does well with honest pub classics.
The dining room at Bistro Etcetera...Read more »