Blackstone Steakhouse has expanded, opening a patio.
The area seats about 60. It's expected to be used for dining as well as for cocktails at business and social gatherings. The patio has a retractable awning, just in case nature doesn't cooperate.
Blackstone's rating was raised to three stars in Newsday earlier this year.
Blackstone Steakhouse, 10 Pinelawn Rd., Melville; 631-271-7780.