Long Island restaurants that have recently closed....
Long Island restaurants that have recently closed.
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, 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, 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, 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.
Greek Captain, Glen Cove: This seafood eatery closed in December 2017 after only six months. Despite the reasonable prices and some winning dishes, both the kitchen and the dining room suffered from a lack of leadership.
Mediterranean Snack Bar
Mediterranean Snack Bar, Huntington: This 43-year-old Greek eatery, a longtime fixture in downtown Huntington, has closed.
Meadowlands Sports Bar and Restaurant
Meadowlands Sports Bar and Restaurant, East Meadow: This sports bar offering wings, burgers, Philly cheesesteaks, nachos and more, has closed.
Namaste America, Deer Park: This four-year-old restaurant offering a buffet table loaded with Indian classics such as tandoori chicken, butter chicken and samosa chaat, has closed.
Honig Grill, Woodbury: This ambitious restaurant, subtitled "a taste of Napa Valley," has closed after about a year and a half.
Cuoppo NYC, Merrick: Cuoppo NYC, the breezy Merrick street café that opened in May 2017 serving fried Italian seafood and veggies, has closed.
Sakura, Farmingdale: After seven years of hibachi flames and sushi rolls, downtown Farmingdale's Sakura has closed. A new steakhouse is set to open in its place.
Caffé Ole, Huntington Station: This months-old, meat-centric Colombian restaurant on Route 110 has closed.
Ariana, Huntington: Ariana, one of Long Island's first Afghan restaurants, has closed.
Jane Café, Mineola: This modest little spot, a gold mine of Korean cooking, has closed.
Milk and Sugar Café
Milk and Sugar Café, Bay Shore: Having lasted an impressive 18 years, downtown Bay Shore's homey Milk and Sugar Café has closed -- but the owners have a new restaurant up their sleeves. Gina and Lenny Jaworowski plan to open a farm-to-table eatery called Barn Door 49 early in 2018.
Joe's Crab Shack
Joe's Crab Shack, Westbury: The last Long Island outpost of Joe's Crab Shack has closed, days after the Houston-based chain was sold at auction as part of a bankruptcy proceeding.
PizzaRev, Syosset: PizzaRev, a California-based chain of DIY pizzerias, has closed its Syosset eatery. The Valley Stream, Deer Park and Hauppauge stores are still open.
Andrea's 25, Woodbury: Andrea's 25, an Italian restaurant that opened in 2012 in Woodbury, has closed. It was the offspring of Andrea's 25 in Commack, which remains open.
RM Bistro Progressive Indian Cuisine
RM Bistro Progressive Indian Cuisine, Commack: This restaurant, which set out to bring inventive Indian food to Long Island, has closed after a short nine-month run.
Salumeria Pomodoro, Huntington: This 16-month-old Italian restaurant has closed, and renovations will soon begin to transform it into the second, more northerly location of Hush American Bistro, chef Marc Anthony Bynum's tiny Farmingdale restaurant.
Le Bleu Bird Café
Le Bleu Bird Café, Port Washington: Nine months after it opened on Main Street, Le Bleu Bird Café has closed. The little shop, which took over what had been the vaunted Main Street Bakery, served breakfast in a town that, except for diners, doesn't have a lot of breakfast options. Lunch was also served, along with a full line of baked goods.
Papee da Dhaba
Papee da Dhaba, Hicksville: Months after the owner of Papee da Dhaba hinted he might not be around for the long haul, this Indian restaurant has closed.
Flight, Patchogue: Turns out a restaurant focused on flights of food was fleeting: Flight in Patchogue has closed less than seven months after it opened. The restaurant earned 1 1⁄2 stars in Newsday for its menu of ambitious drinks and small plates. The partners have sold the restaurant to the folks behind Flo's, the beachside luncheonette that has been a warm- weather standby since 1926 at Corey Beach in Blue Point.
The Pig & Queen
The Pig & Queen, Rockville Centre: Seven months after opening its doors, Rockville Centre's The Pig & Queen has bowed out of the village's restaurant scene. The eatery blended Southern, Cajun and New American styles with pit-smoked barbecue as well as craft brews, bourbons and inventive cocktails.
Siam Lotus, Bay Shore: Siam Lotus, a Bay Shore mainstay that grew to be a dependable stop for classic Thai fare and a top spot on Newsday's best Thai food list has closed.
Korean Spoon, North Bellmore: A Korean family's vision to bring homestyle classics to the people of North Bellmore has come to an end after a short-lived stay. The mostly takeout and delivery spot has closed roughly six months after it set up shop in the space that once housed In N Out Cafe Market.
Golden Temple II
Golden Temple II, Syosset: Golden Temple II is the latest Chinese restaurant to flame out at a free-standing building just east of Robbins Lane. Opened in 2015, Golden Temple II was an offshoot of the original Golden Temple (which is still open about a mile and a half east on Jericho Turnpike).
Ristorante Santa Lucia
Ristorante Santa Lucia, Melville: Only months after this Italian spot opened in Melville, the restaurant has been shuttered.
Old Mill Inn
Old Mill Inn, Mattituck: Old Mill Inn, the landmark waterfront restaurant in Mattituck, has closed. Owner Bia Lowe announced on the Inn's website that it would not reopen for the season. Lowe says she plans to return to her native California "to focus on my writing."
Sea Haven, Lindenhurst: Sea Haven, a Lindenhurst destination for almost 30 years, has closed. The traditional seafood restaurant was known for its steamed or broiled lobsters, fried or broiled combination platters, king crab claws, crab cakes and more.
Roots Bistro Gourmand
Roots Bistro Gourmand, West Islip: After five years of challenging Long Islanders' taste buds, Roots Bistro Gourmand has closed. The West Islip restaurant, which earned three stars from Newsday when it opened in 2012, served its last supper on April 1, 2017.
The Lobster Roll Northside
The Lobster Roll Northside, Riverhead: The Lobster Roll Northside, the Riverhead mainstay and offspring of the Amagansett landmark, has closed. It will be succeeded by Sound Bistro, which is expected to keep Lobster Roll classics on the menu and make some contemporary additions.
Mykonos, Great Neck: Mykonos, the modest but dependable Greek restaurant in the Village of Great Neck, has closed after eight years.
Page One, Glen Cove: Page One has served its last dinner after 21 years on School Street.
Gooseberry Grove, Oyster Bay: Less than a year after a renovation that added gourmet coffee to the menu, this Oyster Bay ice cream parlor has closed. Owner Bob Liebold said that he and his landlord failed to come to an agreement on a new lease.
The Petulant Wino
The Petulant Wino, Aquebogue: Aquebogue's Petulant Wino has closed. Opened by serial restaurateur Tom Schaudel and his daughter Courtney in 2014, the restaurant at the gateway to the North Fork featured small plates, local wine, good drinks and a generally genial atmosphere.