If you’ve been meaning to get over to The Orient in Bethpage for some authentic Chinese cooking, better do so quickly. As of Tuesday March 1, the restaurant will close for two months for much-needed renovations.
True, you won’t be able to get a dim sum fix during March or April. But come May 1, says owner Tommy Tan, the place should reopen. And its menu will be the same as before. Which means you’ll be able to get the restaurant's amazing garlic fried chicken and whole fish steamed with ginger and scallions once again.
The Orient is at 623 Hicksville Rd., Bethpage, 516-822-1010.
Tommy Tan at his Bethpage restaurant, The Orient