You don’t have to go searching around for something good to eat this week. Newsday critics have done it for you, ordering their way through menus expensive and cheap. Here are their picks for the best things to eat on Long Island, drawn from their most recent reviews. Order with confidence....
You don’t have to go searching around for something good to eat this week. Newsday critics have done it for you, ordering their way through menus expensive and cheap. Here are their picks for the best things to eat on Long Island, drawn from their most recent reviews. Order with confidence.
Crab rangoon at Rangsit 11
Crab rangoon, a spinach-flavored wonton stuffed with cream cheese, crab, celery and carrots, is served at Rangsit 11 in Hicksville.
BBQ beef salad at Rangsit 11
The popular BBQ beef salad, featuring red onion and cucumber, is served with an irresistible chili lime dressing at Rangsit 11 in Hicksville.
'Sidewalk' noodles at Rangsit 11
The "sidewalk" noodles, tossed with Chinese broccoli, bean sprouts and a sweet soy sauce, are served with chicken at Rangsit 11 in Hicksville.
Jasmine panna cotta at Rangsit 11
Jasmine panna cotta topped with berries is a refreshing, utterly original creation at Rangsit 11 in Hicksville.
Avocado tostada at Mission Taco
A creamy-crispy avocado tostada stacked with avocado hummus, cucumber and pico de gallo at Mission Taco in Huntington.
Taco trio at Mission Taco
This trio of tacos at Mission Taco in Huntington features, from left, barbacoa, octopus and portobello mushroom.
Corn and tomato bowl at Mission Taco
The local corn and tomato bowl is topped with avocado, red onion basic and lime vinaigrette at Mission Taco in Huntington.
Tres leches cake at Mission Taco
A featherlight tres leches cake topped with whipped cream, rainbow sprinkles and a cherry at Mission Taco in Huntington.
Cioppino at Grasso's
The kitchen at Grasso's in Cold Spring Harbor stands out with a local rendition of cioppino, here a seafood stew with shellfish, squid, and some finfish, in a modestly garlicked tomato broth that you'll finish with grilled ciabatta.
Grilled swordfish at Grasso's
Grilled swordfish topped with crabmeat and heirloom tomato is served on pesto risotto at Grasso's in Cold Spring Harbor.
'Twice roasted' local duck at Grasso's
Meaty, "twice roasted" local duck rests comfortably on mushroom risotto, and finds the right match with raspberry sauce at Grasso's in Cold Spring Harbor.
Grilled calamari salad at Grasso's
Tender, grilled calamari salad includes Kalamata olives, red onion, capers and baby arugula at Grasso's in Cold Spring Harbor.
Appetizer sampler at Blu Mediterranean
At Blu Mediterranean in West Babylon, an appetizer sampler platter, served with bread, includes eggplant with tomato sauce; bean salad, and haydari, a yogurt seasoned with mint, garlic and dill.
Adana kebabs at Blu Mediterranean
Adana kebabs, named for the city of their origin, are made with chopped lamb mixed with peppers both sweet and hot at Blu Mediterranean in West Babylon.
Mucver at Blu Mediterranean
Mucver, or zucchini pancakes, are pan fried with dill, parsley eggs and flour and served with garlic yogurt sauce at Blu Mediterranean in West Babylon.
Arnavut cigeri at Blu Mediterranean
Arnavut cigeri, fried cubes of lamb, is served with a salad of onion and parsley at Blu Mediterranean in West Babylon.
Manti at Blu Mediterranean
Manti, tiny dumplings filled with ground lamb and topped with yogurt sauce, served at Blu Mediterranean in West Babylon.
Mixed grilled platter at Blu Mediterranean
The mixed grilled platter features lamb Adana kebab, chicken shish, lamb shish and lamb chops served with rice and a salad over pieces of lavash bread at Blu Mediterranean in West Babylon.
Beyti kebab at Blu Mediterranean
Beyti kebab features ground lamb wrapped in pliable lavash bread. It's doused with a sweet, bright tomato sauce and served with a huge dollop of yogurt at Blu Mediterranean in West Babylon.
Kunefe at Blu Mediterranean
Kunefe, shredded phyllo dough filled with mild cheese, soaked in syrup and dusted with ground pistachios, is served at Blu Mediterranean in West Babylon.
Baklava at Blu Mediterranean
Baklava is soaked in sweet syrup and dusted with crushed pistachios at Blu Mediterranean in West Babylon.
Roasted tilefish at Showfish
Roasted tilefish with vinegar-braised leeks, chive blossom and crab toast is served at Showfish in Montauk.
Scallop carpaccio at Showfish
Scallop carpaccio is an elegant, artful appetizer at Showfish in Montauk. It's accented with a sweet-sour huckleberry agrodolce, spiced cashews and Meyer lemon.
Bone-in tuna 'rib-eye' at Showfish
At Showfish in Montauk, executive chef Jeremy Blutstein stands out with a stunning, house dry-aged, bone-in tuna "rib-eye" for two, treating the beefiest fish as prime steak. Order it rare or medium-rare for a singular dish, accompanied by twice-cooked potatoes and sauteed local greens.
Blackberry tart at Showfish
A Foster Farm blackberry tart, with hibiscus curd, ginger pastry cream and mint, is a generous, delectable finale at Showfish in Montauk.
'Rosa y tonica' at Showfish
"Rosa y tonica," with Tanqueray gin, fragrant tonic, pink grapefruit and thyme is served at Showfish in Montauk.
Lobster, avocado and grilled mango at Anker
Tender lobster meat with grilled mango and a smear of avocado is served at Anker in Greenport.
Oysters at Anker
Oysters are dressed in tart yuzu "air" (a foam) and a sprig of dulse to up the brininess at Anker in Greenport.
Cod at Anker
Confited cod with fava beans, hijiki salad and celeriac puree is served at Anker in Greenport.
Chocolate cake at Anker
A dark chocolate cake with mocha mousse is the most stupendous dessert at Anker in Greenport.
Inferno burger at Prohibition Kitchen
The Inferno burger at Prohibition Kitchen in Port Jefferson is stacked with two smashed burgers sitting on glazed doughnuts with cold-smoked bacon, cheddar cheese, lettuce, swell sauce and power blend coleslaw. The chips which surround the burger are set ablaze tableside for a fiery show.
The G.O.A.T. at Prohibition Kitchen
The G.O.A.T., fried green tomatoes, local goat cheese, sriracha slaw and micro daikon, is downright awesome at Prohibition Kitchen in Port Jefferson.
Lemon pound cake at Prohibition Kitchen
A shareable glass of lemon pound cake, blueberry compote, lemon sauce and gelato is served at Prohibition Kitchen in Port Jefferson.
Dirty Elvis milkshake at Prohibition Kitchen
The Dirty Elvis milkshake, with peanut butter, banana, chocolate syrup, peanuts and whipped cream is topped with a slice of cold smoked bacon and offered with an optional shot of Rough Rider Long Island Whiskey, served in a syringe, at Prohibition Kitchen in Port Jefferson.
Dirty Mother Clucker at Prohibition Kitchen
Extra-crispy fried chicken is the star element of the Dirty Mother Clucker, a sandwich that comes on a glazed doughnut slicked with a white chorizo gravy at Prohibition Kitchen in Port Jefferson.
Mussels at Prohibition Kitchen
The kitchen's riff on mussels, in a coconut-milk broth with swirling Indian spices, is spectacular at Prohibition Kitchen in Port Jefferson.