Fall is a rich season at restaurants. Here are three that can be as colorful as the foliage, and just as satisfying.
COOPERAGE INN, 2218 Sound Ave., Baiting Hollow; 631-727-8994
The Inn always is decorated for the season. And the table reflects the time of year, too. Try the chicken potpie, meat loaf, marinated shell steak with Holy Schmitt’s horseradish cream, dry-rubbed pork tenderloin with delicata squash, and any of the house-made pies.
BARNEY’S, 315 Buckram Rd., Locust Valley; 516-671-6300
This local landmark is cozy and ready for the cool weather, starting with the fireplace. On the plate: braised pork ribs with grilled Southern slaw, seared breast and confit of leg of Long Island duck, braised beef short ribs, portobello mushroom with polenta and cranberry vinaigrette.
GEORGE MARTIN, 65 N. Park Ave., Rockville Centre; 516-678-7272
“The Original” satisfies with its American bistro style and food to match. Typical choices take in tart cherry-and-merlot grilled Berkshire pork tenderloin, pulled pork tacos, herb-roasted chicken, the GM burger, filet mignon sliders, grilled chicken BLT wrap.