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Beijing House in Syosset and more Long Island restaurants to try this weekend

Lamb with scallions from Beijing House in Syosset

Lamb with scallions from Beijing House in Syosset is among the dishes that can warm you up. Nov. 28, 2015 Credit: Marisol Diaz

On this last weekend of February, despite spring-like temperatures, some hearty, cool-weather cuisine is still welcome. Here are three restaurants whose food will keep you warm inside.

Beijing House keeps the fires of Sichuan and other regions high. It’s a modest-looking spot, but the flavors are anything but. Recommended: the crisp beef special, the beef hot pot, sautéed lamb with cumin, steamed whole fish with garlic sauce, minced pork with eggplant.

170 Jericho Tpke., Syosset, 516-864-0702,

Mamma Lombardi’s is a bastion of husky, homey fare, with a southern Italian soul and Italian-American generosity. Recommended: pork braciola stuffed with pine nuts and raisins, pork chop pizzaiola, chicken and sausage campagnola, tripe Neapolitan-style, penne arrabbiata, linguine puttanesca, mozzarella in carrozza.

400 Furrows Rd., Holbrook, 631-737-0774,

Pumpernickels is among the few remaining restaurants on Long Island for German specialties. Recommended: bratwurst with sauerkraut, sauerbraten with potato dumplings and red cabbage, beef rouladen, beef goulash with noodles, smoked loin of pork.

640 Main St., Northport, 631-757-7959,

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