Looking for gourmet comfort food? Merrick has just the place for you. Owner and chef Chris Randell describes Left Coast Kitchen and Cocktails, his six-month-old establishment as "a gastro-pub or a high-end neighborhood-comfort-food place."
The menu has something the whole family can enjoy during the day. Then, at night, with more than 40 different types of wines and beers, the eatery turns into a hopping saloon. "It's great for drinks. I love coming here for happy hour!" Stephanie Stern from Merrick confirms.
The comfort food ranges from cheeseburgers to steak. Host Meredith Daniels eagerly jumps into the kitchen with Randell to see how his famous prime dry-aged New York strip steak with surf and turf succotash is made. Watch him work his magic.
Videojournalist: Meredith Daniels and Mario Gonzalez
Left Coast Kitchen and Cocktails is at 1810 Merrick Rd., Merrick, 516-868-5338.