Italian-American favorites and old-fashioned American "comfort food" are the attractions at Deco 1600, the new restaurant that succeeds The Palace Restaurant Bar & Grill at the Carlyle at the Palace complex in Plainview.
The restaurant is owned by Steve Carl, who just retooled the Carlyle on the Green's eatery at the Bethpage Black Golf Course, opening Taste 99. Deco 1600 at Carlyle at the Palace is in what once was the cigar lounge of Maxwell & Dunne's, a steakhouse at the then-Race Palace that closed last year. The chef at Deco 1600 is Will Turcos, a veteran of Matteo's in Roslyn.
Expect dishes ranging from baked clams and fried calamari to Buffalo-style chicken wings and meat loaf, veal Parmigiana and chicken scarpariello to marinated skirt steak and fried chicken.
Deco 1600 is at 1600 Round Swamp Rd., Plainview; 516-586-6454.
Expect lotsa pasta at Deco 1600. Newsday photo / Bruce Gilbert