Recent restaurant closures on Long Island

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Long Island restaurants that have recently closed.

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Sri Thai, Huntington: This Thai restaurant has been replaced by Thai Thai Villa, but most of the menu will be the same, with a few added authentic dishes.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

Greek Captain

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

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

Honig Grill, Woodbury: This ambitious restaurant, subtitled "a taste of Napa Valley," has closed after about a year and a half.

Cuoppo NYC

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

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

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

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

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.