Bollinger's, Farmingdale

Bollinger's, Farmingdale Credit: Newsday/Heather Walsh

When Bollinger’s Family Restaurant in Farmingdale closed on Feb. 19, it was supposed to be for keeps. Now, the place it set to reopen on Saturday, Apr. 28. Encouraging news, since it’s rare, indeed, for a restaurant to return from the dead.

Owner Joe Tonelli said he's taken on a new partner, made some staff changes and given the place a face-lift. He's also renegotiated his lease with the landlord. While he has streamlined the old menu, which he called “monstrous” in size, he will still feature the restaurant's classic BLT, which made Newsday’s list of Long Island’s best BLTs last year. House-made ice cream will still be a forte.

Bollinger's Family Restaurant is at 282 Main St., Farmingdale, 516-501-4990.