BRAVO, CASUAL FISH (AND MORE)
Nader's Fish on the Run, spawned by the nearby restaurant Bravo Nader, got into the Huntington swim last Sunday, opening in the space that used to house Taxi's Grille.
As its name implies, chef-owner Nader Gebrin's casual new eatery offers a gently priced seafood-centric menu, to eat in or take out. So far, Gebrin said, top sellers include fish and chips, a tuna burger, a lobster roll on a croissant and lobster bisque. Health-conscious eaters can get turkey meatballs over whole wheat pasta and a baked vegetable burger with tahini sauce. On the opposite end, there's also the "fat boy" beef burger and Southern fried chicken.
Prices run from $4.50 (Huntington clam chowder) to $18.95 (grilled Chilean sea bass), with the average dish around $10.
Like so many restaurants in Huntington (including Bravo Nader, Fado and Sapsuckers Hops & Grub), this one is closed Tuesdays.
Nader's Fish on the Run is at 217 New York Ave., Huntington, 631-423-6300 - JOAN REMINICK
A BIT TOO MUCH ON THE MENU
Remember the old Delphi Diner in West Islip? It's now history, replaced by the sleek, new, beachy-looking Atlantis Diner. A few weeks before opening, one of the owners described it in a phone conversation as "trendy."
At a recent breakfast, I ordered pancakes; they were good and pretty light, but served with little plastic cups of Smucker's "breakfast" syrup. An egg white cheese omelet was delicate and runny, served with creditable home fries.
Somewhat disconcerting: the extensive menu (wraps, sandwiches, salad, Greek and Italian specialties, broiled entrees and "seafood treasures") is peppered with ads. Do you really want to read about auto collision repair or oral surgery while figuring out whether to order roast turkey or Roumanian steak?
The Atlantis Diner is at 350 Montauk Hwy., West Islip, 631-587-2003. - JOAN REMINICK
A NEW VINNIE'S In town
If you're pining for pasta at Vinnie's Mulberry Street in East Islip, you won't find any at the restaurant's old strip mall locale, which now sits vacant. But look across the road and about a block west and you'll find Vinnie's, which recently relocated to a new free-standing building.
In addition to expanding its physical space, the restaurant has also changed its repertoire, adding dishes such as pork chops and filet mignon. I was sorry to hear, though, that a past favorite, penne with escarole and beans, didn't make the cut. But orecchiette with broccoli rabe and sausage did. Incidentally, the restaurant is not affiliated with any of the myriad spots with the same name.
Vinnie's Mulberry Street is at 42 W. Main St., East Islip, 631-277-9500, vinniesmulberrystreet.com. - JOAN REMINICK