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Brasserie HaLevi in Cedarhurst: First bites

Brasserie HaLevi is a kosher, continental restaurant in

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Brasserie HaLevi brings a bright touch to dining out in Cedarhurst.

The glatt kosher, primarily New American restaurant, is airy, in light hues, with a stylized,  modern look and efficient service.

Better choices include the sriracha-marinated spicy fried chicken, which delivers crunchiness and heat, with corn succotash, red cabbage and mashed potatoes on the side. Also tasty is...

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Cedarhurst Cafe is closed

CEDARHURST CAFE, Cedarhurst Pictured Spinach portobello burger is

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Cedarhurst Cafe in Cedarhurst is now part of local history.

The place originally opened in 1994 but, last year, moved to a spot facing the LIRR station.

Co-owner John Cordoba drew a large lunch crowd with his inspired and offbeat salad combinations. A spinach portobello  “burger” was served atop a combination of mixed greens, haricots verts, baby zucchini, sun-dried blueberries,...

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La Viola in Cedarhurst closes


La Viola, a local landmark in Cedarhurst for more than three decades, has closed.

The Italian restaurant, at 499 Chestnut St., began as a Continental spot in 1977, serving French dishes, too. It  was among the destination tables in the Five Towns. La Viola  became a family-style establishment 1990.

The restaurant was known for specialties such as cannelloni stuffed with veal,...

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