I’m starting to lose count of all the Long Island restaurants named for their street addresses. The question arises as to whether the restaurateurs who came up with these numerical nomenclatures were lacking in imagination or just had faith in the public’s ability to remember a number.
Right now, we’re at 16 places and counting.
18 Bay on Shelter Island (named for is original Bayville address)
21 Main in Sayville
Bistro 25 in Sayville
34 New Street in Huntington
Public House 49 in Patchogue
Aji 53 in Bay Shore and Smithtown
75 Main in Southampton
Fusion 84 in Sayville
Taste 99 in Bethpage
Bistro 111 in Babylon
Press 195 in Rockville Centre (named for its original Brooklyn address)
388 Restaurant in Roslyn Heights
420 North in Great Neck
490 West in Carle Place
Grill 454 in Hauppauge
Rare650 in Syosset
Can you think of any places to add to this list?