The Delano Steakhouse has closed. The new restaurant, which briefly succeeded The Delano Mansion, lasted about a month.
General manager Joseph Scalice said the grand old house, which also has been home to The Woodlands catering facilities, now would be turned over entirely to catering. "It was a general business decision," he said in an e-mail. The second-floor restaurant rooms will be used for parties of 15 to 75 people.
Late last year, Delano switched plans, too. What had been expected to open as "international tapas" eatery became the steakhouse.
But still, a little love is on tap: The restaurant area will be open on Valentine's Day. There will be a three-course, fixed-price dinner for $49; with open bar, $65. The menu of main dishes includes a choice of artichoke-crusted salmon, scallops "saltimbocca" and carved filet mignon.
The Woodlands is on the Town of Oyster Bay Golf Course, at 1 Southwoods Rd., north of Jericho Turnpike; 516-921-5707.