Barto, the grand Roslyn restaurant that took more than 10 years to build, has closed after less than two years of serving eclectic food in a lavish setting.
Barto, which was located on prime Northern Boulevard real estate that previously housed a Ground Round, was built from scratch by Donald and Anne Finley. The couple are best known as owners of Bayville’s Shipwreck Tavern and the neighboring Adventure Park, as well as the bar and club Jekyll and Hyde in Manhattan.
The 140-seat Barto was a passion project with no detail too small, including a dining room accented in reds and purples and a grand ruby-red Venetian chandelier, leading Newsday to call it one of the most romantic restaurants on Long Island.
Barto was the Finleys’ venture into fine dining, with dishes featuring flavors that included French, Moroccan and Asian. There also was an upscale bar scene.
The couple did not immediately return calls and emails for comment.