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Coral in East Moriches and other restaurants to try this weekend

Mixed board of cured meats and cheeses at

Mixed board of cured meats and cheeses at Coral in East Moriches. Credit: Yvonne Albinowski

On this first weekend of summer, find a place to celebrate Long Island's sunny season. Here are three candidates.

Coral in East Moriches brings you the flavors of Spain in tapas and more from chef Alex Bujoreanu in a delightful waterfront setting. Recommended: seafood paella; seafood soup; smoked oysters; cheese and cured meat boards; patatas bravas; grilled lobster with corn; grilled rib-eye steak. $$-$$$

Coral, 215 Atlantic Ave., East Moriches, 631-703-3479,

The Village Raw Bar in Rockville Centre offers a short trip to Cape Cod, fueled by New England favorites. Recommended: raw oysters from East and West Coasts; stuffed and baked quahogs; lobster bisque; New England-style clam chowder; lobster salad roll; the Maine "lobstah" pot; lobster and chorizo hash; "signature juices" and cocktails. $$-$$$

The Village Raw Bar, 88 N. Village Ave., Rockville Centre, 516-678-9888,

The Beacon in Sag Harbor gives you sunsets for dessert. This mainstay delivers a very pretty water view. Recommended: tuna tartare; fish tacos; salmon rillettes; pork belly pretzel buns; blackened local tilefish; oven-roasted chicken with braised cipollini onions; halibut baked in parchment; pork chop Milanese; ice cream sandwich. $$$

The Beacon, 8 W. Water St., Sag Harbor, 631-725-7088,

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