The Emporium, 305 N. Service Rd., Dix Hills: Featuring three...

The Emporium, 305 N. Service Rd., Dix Hills: Featuring three bars, a large sunken dance floor, two DJ booths, a beer garden, patio and bowling alley, this late-night bar, restaurant and concert hall could be very well considered a playground for adults (it?s open until at least 2 a.m. every day of the week). Credit: Ian J. Stark

The word “bowl” has two meanings at  The Emporium in Patchogue, a new entertainment spot with bowling, music shows,  a club scene, an outdoor beer garden  —  and a full-service restaurant. Since the restaurant is situated in a pit at the venue's center, you can watch the strikes and spares on one side of you, the musicians onstage on the other. Nobody promises it will be a quiet meal.

Chef Piers Stringer, who hails from England, formerly cooked at Shandon Court in East Islip.  Stringer said he makes virtually everything  — except for the previously frozen fries —  in house. His repertoire, which goes beyond pub classics,  includes fresh ravioli filled with lobster ($19.95), seared tuna ($15.50), crab, chive and ricotta fritters ($9.95), Margherita pizza ($9.50), fish and chips ($16.50) and White Marble Farm pork chop with lump crab mac and cheese ($19.95).

The Emporium is at 9 Railroad Ave.,  Patchogue, 631-627-8787.