In this week’s Newsday, Peter Gianotti revisits Tellers, which opened in 1999 in the grand edifice that originally housed the First National Bank of Islip. Executive chef Edward Villatoro, he writes, “is the new reason to invest in Tellers.” Steakhouse standards are uniformly fine, but so too are pea-mushroom-brisket risotto, veal tortellini carbonara, house-cured bacon and scene-stealing desserts. The “American Chophouse” retains the three stars it earned in 2009 under departed chef Marc Bynum.
Joan Reminick reviews Tang in Copiague, a multi-tasking pan-Asian restaurant that does takeout, eat-in, sushi, Thai, Chinese and fusion. She finds a “pristinely fresh yellowtail and jalapeño roll,” among other good sushi options, and “a great share dish: chicken in crispy lettuce wraps.”