Joseph Bonacore's reincarnation of the old Lawson Pub in Oceanside combines nostalgia and modernity on a menu dominated by revved-up comfort classics. The pub, which opened during the early '70s and closed about 15 years ago, got a new lease on life when Bonacore bought and renovated the place. Now, as you walk between patrons lined up three deep at the bar and two dining rooms covered in bare wood, the surrounding atmosphere is warm and welcoming.
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Because no reservations are taken for parties fewer than five, you might want to consider finding four good friends and booking a table.
Lawson Pub is at 3110 Lawson Blvd., Oceanside, NY 516-307-8753.