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Belmont steaks: Three spots for winners

The porterhouse steak for two is highly recommendable

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After the winner crosses the finish line at the 146th Belmont Stakes, you can count your chromes and head for a local spot  to celebrate. Here are three for win, place and show.

MARBLE MODERN AMERICAN STEAKHOUSE, 230 Jericho Tpke., Floral Park; 516-500-9666

Have the shrimp cocktail or the lobster bisque. Then, move on to the marinated hanger steak, the aged rib-eye or the sirloin...

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Belmont Stakes, blueberry cocktail

The Blueberry Belmont is served at Marble Modern

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The 146th Belmont Stakes could bring California Chrome the Triple Crown. It already has brought you the Blueberry Belmont.

This colorful cocktail was created at Marble Modern American Steakhouse in Floral Park by bar manager Doug Brickel and chef Matt Corbett. It's a vodka drink. They use Lucky Dog.

May you be one, too, at the finish.




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BLT Steak pops up for second season in Southampton

BLT Steak returns for s second season in

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BLT Steak is spending a second summer in Southampton.

The warm-weather edition of the now-international chain opens on Friday, May 23, for dinner at 5:30 p.m. in The Capri resort. It will reside there through Labor Day weekend. The restaurant seats 110 inside and on the covered patio.

BLT is a combo of bistro and steakhouse. Expect cuts from hanger steak and filet mignon to 28-day, dry-aged...

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Friday Lenten special at Strip Steak in Great River

A scene at George Martin's Strip Steak in

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On Fridays during Lent, a two-course, $38 seafood dinner is offered at George Martin's Strip Steak in Great River.

Appetizer choices include mussels sauteed with cherry peppers, white wine and roasted tomato sauce; clams sauteed with garlic in a white wine-butter sauce; and jumbo lump crab meat fondue with sauteed spinach in a Gorgonzola cheese sauce.

Main courses: sauteed scallops and...

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Sur opens in former Huntington Canterbury Ales space

This is the dining room of Sur, in

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Sur, an Argentine-style steakhouse, has opened in Huntington at the site that housed Canterbury Ales for decades.

The new restaurant is the offspring of Tango Argentinian Steakhouse in Central Islip. The co-owners are Nicolas Kalaitzis, Osvaldo Sanchez, and Juan Reartes, who's also the chef.

Kalaitzis said they planned to bring to Huntington the more popular courses served in Central...

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Tuesday discount at George Martin's Strip Steak in Great River

A scene at George Martin's Strip Steak in

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George Martin's Strip Steak is taking 20 percent off the tab on Tuesdays.

The Great River restaurant also is adding a $20 gift card for a future meal as part of the winter promotion.

The gift card may be redeemed on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday. Holidays aren't included.

George Martin's Strip Steak has a two-and-a-half-star rating from Newsday.

George Martin's Strip...

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Dining in Woodbury: 5 picks

The meatball-ricotta pizza at Anthony's Coal Fired Pizza.

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Jericho Turnpike is one of Long Island's longest restaurant rows. Here are five flavorful stops along the Woodbury stretch.

BEN'S, 7981 Jericho Tpke., Woodbury; 516-496-4236

This is one of three branches of the deli in Nassau. It's an essential visit for chicken soup with either noodles or matzoh balls; and on Fridays, cabbage soup. Anytime, open wide for the overstuffed sandwiches,...

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J. Michaels in Oyster Bay: First bites

Rainbow cookies are among the desserts at J.

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The new J. Michaels Tuscan Steakhouse in Oyster Bay is as welcome as the original was in Northport. They're both excellent.

J. Michaels, Part II, is situated in the cozy site that for many years housed the Mill River Inn and, briefly, Serata.

It's a dining room dramatically different from the flashy, disco-ball-and-TVs Serata period, though vestiges remain. What definitely changed is...

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George Martin's Strip Steak, Great River - weekly specials

A scene at George Martin's Strip Steak in

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Just about every night, George Martin’s Strip Steak in Great River has some sort of special going on.

The week kicks off with a Monday gastropub menu from chef James Cavorti, featuring such dishes as filet mignon sliders ($12), lobster macaroni and cheese ($15), a Blue Point oyster burger ($18) and chicken and waffle ($18).

Tuesday and Thursday, a price-fixed three-course dinner goes...

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Jolly Fisherman's spring catch in Roslyn

The "deluxe seafood cocktail" includes lobster, crab meat

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The Jolly Fisherman & Steak House, Roslyn's main catch for traditional American seafood, has been hooking diners since 1957.

It's good to go there today for a fine  "deluxe seafood cocktail," a dewy trio of lump crab meat, shrimp and chunks of lobster.

And soft-shell crabs are among the specials, either sauteed meuniere or batter-fried. They's also recommended, either...

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