Recent restaurant closures on Long Island

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Long Island restaurants that have recently closed.

11zero50 Kitchen & Bar

11zero50 Kitchen & Bar, Port Washington: This bistro closed after less than two months.

AlaTurca Mediterranean Restaurant

AlaTurca Mediterranean Restaurant, West Babylon: The casual-chic Turkish restaurant closed after four years in business.

Primal Roots Organic Cafe

Primal Roots Organic Cafe, Smithtown: This cafe, which served dishes based on the paleo diet and used mostly certified organic ingredients, closed after four months in business.


The Crispy Pig

The Crispy Pig, Sea Cliff: This gastropub has closed and is set to be replaced by a New American restaurant with a focus on local produce.

Blue Duck Bakery Café

Blue Duck Bakery Café, Southampton: This prominent bakery closed its original Long Island location after 19 years in business. Its other locations in Greenport, Riverhead and Southold remain open.

Dough Me A Flavor

Dough Me A Flavor, Wantagh: This doughnut shop, which offered doughnuts in flavors such as rainbow cookie, s'mores and Oreo, closed after just over a year in business.

Bay Burger

Bay Burger, Sag Harbor: This budget-friendly burger and ice cream joint closed after 12 years in business.

Cheeburger Cheeburger

Cheeburger Cheeburger, Farmingdale: This '50s-themed burger chain recently closed its last Long Island location, in the Airport Plaza shopping center, across from Stew Leonard's.

Olive Garden

Olive Garden, Massapequa: This Italian chain closed after 24 years in business.

La Candela Bistro

La Candela Bistro, Hicksville: This Peruvian mini-chain closed its newest location after two years in business.

Outback Steakhouse

Outback Steakhouse, Huntington: The chain closed this Long Island location in Huntington's Big H Shopping Center after 20 years in business.

Espana Tapas & Wine

Espana Tapas & Wine, St. James: This tapas spot, which had operated since at least 2011, is set to be replaced by Husk & Vine, which will focus on small plates, bourbons and wines.

Merrick Sea

Merrick Sea, Merrick: This Chinese restaurant, which closed after less than a year, was focused squarely on Sichuan and Chinese-American seafood and shellfish dishes.

The Pearl of Oyster Bay

The Pearl of Oyster Bay, Oyster Bay: The fare at this Indian-fusion restaurant, which opened in 2016, brought together Indian, Italian and American cuisines.

NY Garden Kabobs

NY Garden Kabobs, Huntington: This tucked-away Afghan kebab spot closed after 18 months.

Artie's South Shore Fish Market and Grill

Artie's South Shore Fish Market and Grill, Island Park: This top Long Island seafood restaurant, in business for decades, closed a year and a half after the death of its founder.

Liberty Burger

Liberty Burger, St. James: This burger spot has closed after one year. A new restaurant with a "farm-to-table concept" is set to take its place.

Element Seafood

Element Seafood, Great Neck: This promising seafood restaurant closed in a spot that's housed five different eateries in eight years.


Ippon, Great Neck: This Japanese restaurant specializing in sushi and street food closed after a year. Another Asian eatery is set to take its place.

Ren Wen Noodle Factory

Ren Wen Noodle Factory, Great Neck: This sleek, contemporary eatery, which closed after four months, was devoted to the "evolving noodle culture," encompassing Japanese ramen and soba as well as various types of Chinese noodles.

Ristorante Da Claudio

Ristorante Da Claudio, Glen Cove: This Italian-continental restaurant, known for fine service and dishes, closed after four years.

Kitchen A Bistro

Kitchen A Bistro, St. James: This groundbreaking eatery, which served ambitious, seasonal cuisine in casual surroundings, closed after 20 years.

Aria Melanie

Aria Melanie, Bay Shore: This eatery, which opened in July 2016, graced Newsday's Top 10 Italian list its first year in business. It is now closed and has reopened as Bella Vie.

Zum Schneider

Zum Schneider, Montauk: This Bavarian-themed restaurant, which was an offspring of the East Village eatery, closed after six years.

Union Prime Steak & Sushi

Union Prime Steak & Sushi, Great Neck: This eatery on Long Island's "steak row" closed three years after earning 2.5 stars for its updated surf and turf selections.

Raju's Egg & Veg

Raju's Egg & Veg, Hicksville: This standout Indian restaurant closed after one year.

One Block East

One Block East, Wantagh: This 3-year-old burger and barbecue spot is set to be replaced by Dirty Taco + Tequila, a new eatery with a "street taco" menu and tequila-heavy bar.

Captree Cove

Captree Cove, Bay Shore: This full-service restaurant was a 10-year fixture upstairs in the park concession at Captree. A new eatery featuring an outdoor tiki-themed bar is set to replace it.

Miraj Healthy Grill

Miraj Healthy Grill, Hicksville: This Mediterranean chainlet, which opened in 2015, closed in December 2017.

Empress Diner

Empress Diner, East Meadow: This family-owned diner closed after 63 years in business.

Sabrosa Mexican Grill

Sabrosa Mexican Grill, Commack: The westernmost Long Island location of this fast-casual Mexican food chainlet has closed after about a year in operation.

Sri Thai

Sri Thai, Huntington: This Thai restaurant has been replaced by Thai Thai Villa, but most of the menu will be the same, with a few added authentic dishes.

Storyville American Table

Storyville American Table, Huntington: This Cajun-themed eatery was replaced by ceviche, crabcakes and lobster rolls as the restaurant transformed into Finley's Seafood.

Dave’s Gone Fishing

Dave's Gone Fishing, Montauk: This popular and respected Long Island seafood restaurant with striking sunset views has closed. It opened in 2016 at the former site of Fishbar.


Acacia, Huntington: This popular restaurant-lounge, located across the street from The Paramount, Huntington's concert hall, closed after five years.

The Vanilla Bean Bakery & Espresso Café

The Vanilla Bean Bakery & Espresso Café, Carle Place: Despite immaculate looks, a devoted local following and Nutella-filled brownies, this bakery closed, after nearly a year in business.


Luce, East Norwich: The airy, stylish Italian restaurant has been sold. A French restaurant is expected to open at the address in autumn.

Cause Café

Cause Café, Northport: This eatery, known for hiring young adults with autism and other cognitive and developmental disabilities, has closed for the third time, and is scouting for a new location.

Joe’s Garage and Grill

Joe's Garage and Grill, Riverhead: This casual barbecue eatery, which earned a three-star rating and sported a race-car theme, from the decor to the menu, has closed.


Alfredo, Westbury: This pizzeria, which closed after 56 years, was known as a late-night stop for a quick slice.


Barto, Roslyn: This grand restaurant that took more than 10 years to build closed after less than two years of serving eclectic food in a lavish setting.

The Sideline Grille

The Sideline Grille, Hicksville: The Sideline Grille, which became a local staple serving bacon cheeseburgers, chicken wings and pizza, has closed after 16 years.

The Pie Shoppe

The Pie Shoppe, Hicksville: This West Village Green storefront was spacious and elegant, but the location was out of the way. It closed less than two years after it opened.

Dynasty Café

Dynasty Café, Bay Shore: This luncheonette closed after 34 years in business following the death of its owner.


Fado, Huntington: This restaurant, which brought nouveau Portuguese cuisine to Huntington village, has closed after seven years.

Chi Dining Lounge

Chi Dining Lounge, Westbury: This flashy watering hole featuring a lot of bling, a terrace bar, a roof deck and even a waterfall has closed.


Jema, Huntington: This elegant, three-level restaurant owned by Miracle Mop mogul Joy Mangano, closed less than two years after its ballyhooed opening. It received 3 1⁄2 stars in Newsday and was named the top fine dining restaurant of 2016.

Guajiro Restaurant

Guajiro Restaurant, Port Washington: Less than two years after it opened, this Cuban eatery has closed. It occupied the oft-churned Manorhaven Boulevard spot that had previously been Dolce and, before that, ¡Ay Que Rico!, Livorno and Nick & Pedro's. All benefited from the spacious, secluded back patio, but all suffered from the out-of-the-way location.

Milan's Brick Oven

Milan's Brick Oven, Hewlett: This friendly neighborhood trattoria closed after one year in business.

Avocados Mexican-American Grill

Avocados Mexican-American Grill, Commack: This casual spot known for its empanadas, quesadillas, fajitas and more, has closed.