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Bright dinner in Roslyn

Roslyn , N.Y. -- June 25, 2010 --

Roslyn , N.Y. -- June 25, 2010 -- Lamb chops with fingerling potatoes and salad at Thyme restaurant in Roslyn . Newsday Photo/Marjorie Robins Photo Credit: Newsday/Marjorie Robins

When the power gets cut, the hungry get going. In this case, out of Great Neck last Friday night, which was black with outages and green with fallen trees after a mega-weirdo storm hit the area.

We were off to Roslyn and the restaurant right behind the clock tower, Thyme Restaurant & Café Bar. It was a meal worthy of a spotlight in this time of darkness.

Overlooking the duck pond, the restaurant is cozy and intimate and well-served under executive chef Khaldoun A. Said.

We started with the tomato gazpacho topped with crabmeat relish, a cool bowl full of summer soup. I went on to a dinner special of 3 grilled lamb chops with crispy fingerling potatoes mixed with marinated artichoke and arugula salad. One companion had the grilled swordfish with truffled Yukon Gold potatoes, Brussels sprouts and mint-basil pesto; the other, a sesame-crusted yellowfin tuna, served sliced and rare over haricots verts and endive. All three mains were beautifully presented and quantifiably tender, juicy, and well-seasoned.

Thyme has price-fixed specials and Sunday brunch. It’s at 8 Tower Pl., Roslyn, 516-625-2566.

The lamb-chop special at Thyme

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