The dish on Long Island's restaurant and food scene
BloggersPeter Gianotti Erica Marcus Joan Reminick Marjorie Robins
The seventh Spring Craft Beer Festival pours Saturday into Nassau Coliseum.
More than 50 craft breweries are expected to participate in the March 9 event, showcasing 100-plus beers. Local breweries will take part. Montauk Brewing Co. is to make its festival debut.
There are two sessions: 12:30 to 4 p.m. and 5:30 to 9 p.m. Tickets are $45 each and may be purchased at www.springcraftbeerfestival.com...Read more »
Benny's Ristorante in Westbury has earned high ratings for years. Based on a recent visit, it still does.
The traditional Italian restaurant has taken a few contemporary turns, but what will make you want to return is the exceptional preparation of classic dishes. That's coupled with excellent service in a serene dining room. Basically: a restaurant for adults.
Standouts...Read more »
Spring doesn’t arrive for another two weeks, but things are already warming up for Long Island’s barbecue community. WilliePallooza, the season’s first big BBQ event, takes place at the Brentwood VFW on April 6 and 7.
WilliePallooza is named for Long Island’s most decorated barbecue champion Will Breakstone. The proceeds from this year’s event will benefit the West Islip Breast Cancer...Read more »
Bon retour, Le Soir.
The traditional French restaurant, devastated by a fire in July, has come back, bright and bountiful. It's time for escargots and cassoulet.
Both stand out on a menu that could make you believe DeGaulle still rules France and French defines haute.
The snails are plump, herbaceous and bubbling in their dimpled plate. The cassoulet is full of perfectly cooked...Read more »
Huntington Social first opened in 2011 in a second-story space overlooking Huntington’s Main Street. Now, the restaurant and bar has had a major menu change. Same chef — Christopher Lee — but, instead of a roster featuring entrees priced as high as $38, there is now a gently priced list of small plates, sandwiches and burgers, no dish costing more than $16.
“We wanted to be more approachable...Read more »
With a serving team made up of attractive young women attired in tank tops and short shorts, the new Bottomz Up in Carle Place isn't subtle about its main draw.
Truth be told, the waitresses observed on a recent visit looked a lot more sporty than seductive. This worked in well with the sports bar vibe of the place, whose walls are lined with too many TV screens to count.
Executive chef...Read more »
Like a lot of enthusiastic eaters, I sometimes fantasize about having one of those restaurant reality shows where the host sweeps in and whips everyone into shape. At Om Bistro in Great Neck the other night, it was hard to silence my inner Gordon Ramsay.
Om opened a little over a month ago in the Great Neck space that used to be Tulip. The space has been brightened, service is friendly and...Read more »
This week, Peter Gianotti reviews Vintage Restaurant Bar and Lounge, which "already is beefing up dining out where New Hyde Park and Garden City Park meet, a stretch that's ready for ciao time, too.” He especially likes the gnocchi alla Bolognese and the grilled pork chop.
Joan Reminick reviews SaVino’s Restaurant & Wine Bar in Lynbrook. “It may look like countless Long...Read more »
Get ready for March wind, March madness and the march of the latest trend. Here are three restaurants to brace you on a cool night, make an easy transition toward spring, and keep the latest buzz comfortably in check.
Barney's in Locust Valley has been a local landmark for decades. It's a cozy, New England-style spot. Try the crabcake with lemon-caper emulsion, seared duck breast and confit-style...Read more »