Although the sign still says to watch for its grand reopening, the phone number at Estelle’s Contemporary Smokehouse & Bar is no longer in service.
The restaurant, which specialized in slow-smoked barbecue, received a two-and-a-half-star rating in Newsday for chef Evan Randell's ambitious cooking: deeply smoky beef and pork ribs.
The site’s last occupant was the short-lived Fatty Beltbuckles. Before that, the building housed Viva Juan and, going back even more, Melanie’s a Bistro. Plus a few in-between tenants that didn’t stay long enough to leave an impression. Could it be that address is jinxed?
Above, ribs at the former Estelle's in Farmingdale