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Wild Honey in Oyster Bay: A taste of summer

Red snapper stars in the Caribbean fish taco

Red snapper stars in the Caribbean fish taco served at Wild Honey in Oyster Bay in July 2014. Photo Credit: Newsday / Peter M. Gianotti

Wild Honey has a sweet spot at the corner of South Street and East Main in Oyster Bay. And diners who'd like some alfresco with dinner find a pleasant perch there.

It's a warm-weather scene these days, befitting the address that once housed the summer offices of President Theodore Roosevelt.

Wild Honey is a popular local hangout, where the food and the wine are fine, with service to match.

Keep seasonal with a Caribbean fish taco, a grilled flour tortilla heaped with red snapper and mango slaw, with an undercurrent of heat. The house's crab-and-lobster meatballs also are tasty, in a chiffonade of spinach, finished in a white wine-and-grape tomato sauce.

Try the tender, slow-cooked baby back ribs, flanked by slaw and cubes of very sweet sweet potato. A special of mango-and-dark rum glazed halibut, with yellow rice and beans plus a saute of kale and red peppers, is a flavorful choice, too.

In full, the restaurant is Wild Honey Dining and Wine. And every Wednesday, all bottles are half-price. Uncork one.

Wild Honey Dining and Wine, 1 E. Main St., Oyster Bay; 516-922-4690.
 

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