Long Island restaurants that have recently closed....
Long Island restaurants that have recently 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.
Artisans Eatery, Islip: Artisans Eatery, which opened in 2016 and featured some of Long Island's most creative sandwiches, has closed.
Madras Woodlands, New Hyde Park: The old Madras Woodlands space in New Hyde Park has closed and will soon give way to a new Indian restaurant that'll double as a banquet hall and sports bar, complete with TVs playing your favorite cricket match.
BurgerFi, Uniondale: This burger chain, close to both Hofstra University and Nassau Coliseum on Hempstead Turnpike, closed in January. The location was said to be the biggest BurgerFi in the nation, with seats for about 200 people.
Chawlas 2, Hicksville: Chawlas 2, the Indian import that opened in September 2016 in Hicksville, has closed. Raju's Egg & Veg, an American offshoot of Raju Omlet, founded by Rajesh Bhogilal Rana in Vadodara in the Western Indian state of Gujarat, will take its place.
Carolyn's Cuisine, Amityville: This friendly little soul-food eatery on Broadway in Amityville has closed. Owner Carolyn Thomas said she hopes to reopen in another location in the future.
Kiran Palace, Commack: This modest Indian restaurant in the King Kullen mini-mall has closed.
Pizza Studio, Farmingdale: Pizza Studio, one of four design-your-own-pizza chains that have established beachheads on Long Island, has closed its lone location in Farmingdale.
Scrimshaw, Greenport: Since 2004, Scrimshaw has been the rare waterfront restaurant whose gorgeous view was matched by its food. The restaurant closed for the season after the village's annual Shellabration festival in early December 2016, and will not reopen.
Cause Café, Northport: Stacey Wohl had two goals when she opened Cause Café in April 2016: offer customers a casual, breakfast-brunch-lunch menu, and provide jobs for young adults with autism and other cognitive or developmental disabilities. But the café wasn't doing enough business to support either her bank account or her cause, and she made the tough decision to close it and switch gears. "First we have to make the restaurant successful," she said. "Then I can help the kids."
Caffe Bene, Great Neck: Caffe Bene, the Korean-based coffee chain, has closed its location on Middle Neck Road across from the train station. But dedicated Bene-devotees need only drive the 2½ miles east to Manhasset to get their fix of coffee drinks, pastries, gelato and sandwiches.
Taverna 38, Williston Park: This property has been a revolving door of troubled eateries and Taverna 38, a modest Greek spot that opened in May 2016, is another victim.
TGI Fridays, Huntington Station: TGI Fridays has closed near Walt Whitman Shops, but fans of those famous loaded potato skins shouldn't fret. There are still 12 Long Island locations operating, including in Bay Shore, Islip, Lake Grove and Islandia.
Opera House, Roslyn Heights: Looks like Opera House has sung its last aria. The Asian fusion restaurant on Willis Avenue that opened in late 2012 has now closed.
Soup-or-Hero Kitchen, Farmingdale: Chef Marc Bynum has closed his casual take-out spot, Soup-or-Hero Kitchen in Farmingdale, just six months after opening, as he shifts focus to other projects including a barbecue spot he is planning to open in Bay Shore.
Bertucci's, Westbury: The Massachusetts-based Italian restaurant chain, known for its wood-burning oven, has closed the 24-year-old location in Westbury.
Noodles & Company
Noodles & Company, Multiple locations: This chain, which specializes in noodle dishes from all over the world, has closed two Long Island locations at Republic Plaza in Farmingdale and on Jericho Turnpike Garden City Park.
The Wander Inn
The Wander Inn, Baldwin: The Wander Inn, a Baldwin watering hole since 1952, has now closed its doors on Grand Avenue. "We have a big property, and we can't afford it any longer," co-owner Michael Leake said. "I've been trying to sell the place for years."
Thai Taste, Massapequa Park: Thai Taste, the elegant, 11-year-old Thai restaurant on Park Boulevard in Massapequa Park, has closed.