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Singleton's Seafood Shack swims into Sea Cliff

The generous lobster roll at Singleton's, in Massapequa

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Since 2007, Singleton’s Seafood Shack has been serving up lobster rolls, crabcakes and steamers at Tobay Beach. Now comes a new North Shore offshoot at Tappen Beach in Sea Cliff. Under the umbrella of the Singh Hospitality Group, the place is open to the public, said Harendra Singh, the group’s chief executive.  No need to be a local resident;  just let the gatekeeper know you’re going...

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Tre Sorelle, Sea Cliff: First bites

The lasagna at Tre Sorelle in Sea Cliff

Tre Sorelle, tucked into a Sea Cliff strip mall,  joins the ranks of  Long Island spots with a pizzeria in the front and a dining room in the rear.  This one is attractively appointed in soothing neutral tones. On a recent evening, I stopped by for a dinner that began with a crisp crusted individual Margherita pie ($9.95), an appealing confluence of tomato sauce and cheese on top....

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Tre Sorelle open Sea Cliff Italian restaurant

Steamed clams with garlic & oil, white wine

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Tre Sorelle which, in Italian means “three sisters,” is the name of the new restaurant owned by siblings Summer Butindari, Lauren Butindara and Lia Jorquera. Although none is in the kitchen cooking, all three collaborated with chef Pedro Campos, who uses their Italian family recipes. The place, which used to be a printing shop, was redesigned and rebuilt by their father, a contractor. There’s a...

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Grimaldi’s opens in Sea Cliff

The Margherita pizza is a classic New York

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Grimaldi’s, the coal-oven pizza behemoth with branches in New York, New Jersey, Arizona, South Carolina, Texas and Nevada, has opened a location in Sea Cliff. (The Grimaldi’s in Garden City is not a part of the chain.) Mike Napoli, who owns the Sea Cliff franchise, is a former Wall Street guy who decided (perhaps mistakenly, he now acknowledges) that he was up for something “more relaxing.” Before...

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Musu in Sea Cliff: First bites

Whitefish tiradito at Musu restaurant in Sea Cliff.

(Credit: Newsday Peter Gianotti)

With a little wordplay and a lot more change, what used to be Once Upon a Moose now is Wansuapona Musu. Before you groan, know that the latest occupant at 304 Sea Cliff Ave. is a stylish, very good nouveau Japanese restaurant. The look is suburban SoHo, with suitably distressed appointments that suggest a buying spree at Urban Archaeology. But the bones of the vintage, corner site are strong. So's...

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Oak Room Tavern in Sea Cliff: First bites

Pulled-pork sliders at Oak Room Tavern in Sea

(Credit: Newsday Peter Gianotti)

Oak Room Tavern cheerfully keeps a pubby style, and adds some good food. It's a warm stop on a cool night. But if that night is Saturday, you're likely to be standing for a while. About 40 diners can fit into this Tudor-style joint and, by the time your appetizer arrives, just as many will be waiting for your seat. Oak Room gets noisy and crowded very fast. Whenever you go, try the shrimp cocktail...

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