The dish on Long Island's restaurant and food scene
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The Smithtown offshoot of Uncle Bacala’s in Garden City Park has closed. The place opened in 2011 but hadn’t really been making money, according to owner Peter Hewitson. “There are about 35 Italian restaurants within a mile or two,” he said, noting also that traffic problems and road construction had added to the restaurant’s woes.
Meanwhile, the original Uncle Bacala’s in Garden City Park...Read more »
The new 212 Sushi Lounge in Rockville Centre takes over the former digs of Chichen Itza, a short-lived Mexican restaurant. The space has been entirely gutted and renovated, said Jeff Foroglou, who co-owns the new dining spot with Barry Huang, a partner at Aji 53 in Bay Shore and Smithtown.
The menu, said Foroglou, covers a lot more than sushi. It lists crispy rock shrimp tempura ($9), oysters...Read more »
The Brook House, a Stony Brook fixture for years, is now closed.
The eatery was situated in the Stony Brook Village shopping center and was known for its simple American menu — breakfast items, burgers, sandwiches — as well as ice cream....Read more »
1019 Café in Northport has closed. The address-named strip mall eatery offered a Continental menu and was known for large portions at moderate prices. “We serve everything from hamburgers and sandwiches to filet mignon and lobster tails,” its website read.
Years ago, the restaurant spawned the short-lived 1019 Coffeehouse, which was situated across the road in the site that now hosts Cook’s...Read more »
Toast & Tapas brought to Syosset an unconventional mix: pancakes and omelets in the morning, sandwiches and salads at lunch, and for dinner, a roster of small plates. The place is now closed.
It was situated in a building that had been born a Friendly’s but had since housed a diverse assortment of occupants, among them 516 Americana, 516, Moules et Frites, Ohana Luau, Umi, Asia Palace,...Read more »
A longtime fixture for pastrami sandwiches and matzo ball soup is gone.
Delsen’s Kosher Delicatessen’s in downtown Bay Shore has closed. It was, for some time, the only kosher deli in southern Suffolk County and, in summertime, used to deliver to the Fire Island ferries.
This loss makes Zan’s Kosher Delicatessen Restaurant & Caterer in Lake Grove and Pastrami N Friends in Commack...Read more »
Ming Sushi & Asian has taken over the space that used to house Ten Ten Asian Sushi Bistro in Mount Sinai.
The menu stars sushi with a side of Japanese standards and Asian fusion dishes. In the mix: salmon carpaccio ($10), salmon avocado roll ($5), rock shrimp tempura ($8), chirashi ($16), chicken teriyaki ($14) and lemongrass grilled shrimp ($15)
Ming Sushi & Asian is at 331...Read more »
Attilio’s Grill in St. James has closed.
The Italian-American restaurant opened about a year ago in the former Bella Vita City Grill digs and served three squares a day.
The space is currently under renovation. When I called the Attilio's number, I got a voice-mail message saying that it will reopen under new management once its new brick pizza oven has been installed. Then, it will...Read more »
The Black Wolf American Sports Bar & Grill has stopped howling.
The Syosset watering hole, known for its pub-style fare and brews on tap, opened in 2011 in the former digs of Mitch O’Neills, just south of the LIRR station.
A posting on the eatery’s Facebook page says that business has been sold. And a Craigslist ad seeking restaurant help at the “old black wolf location” indicates...Read more »
Bangkok Pavilion in Kings Park is so new, it doesn’t yet have its own sign. Instead, a banner announces that the restaurant has opened in the former digs of Sarin Thai (a short-lived spinoff of the still-open Greenvale original). The oddly shaped corner spot has housed several Thai restaurants, among them Chaophaya and Siam Thai.
Chef-owner Settapat Bunnak, who hails from Ayutthaya,...Read more »