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Bella Vie

Bella Vie, Bay Shore: This lakeside eatery, which
Photo Credit: Daniel Brennan

Bella Vie, Bay Shore: This lakeside eatery, which made Newsday's Top 100 list, is the successor to Aria Melanie that benefits from the setting and the skills of chef Fabrizio Perinelli.

Maison Vivienne

Maison Vivienne, Southampton: This summery restaurant evokes Southampton
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Maison Vivienne, Southampton: This summery restaurant evokes Southampton gone by and present day.

Claudio's

Claudio's, Greenport: After 148 years owned by the
Photo Credit: Yvonne Albinowski

Claudio's, Greenport: After 148 years owned by the same family, this landmark waterfront eatery was sold. Under new ownership, the restaurant earns a two-star rating.

Oniro Taverna

Oniro Taverna, Woodbury: Less costly and less formal,
Photo Credit: Daniel Brennan

Oniro Taverna, Woodbury: Less costly and less formal, this Greek eatery is the welcome offspring of Limani in Roslyn.

Piccolo Mondo

Piccolo Mondo, Huntington: Chef Steven Del Lima returns
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Piccolo Mondo, Huntington: Chef Steven Del Lima returns to Long Island and sparks dining out at this veteran Italian restaurant that suddenly feels younger.

Finley's Seafood

Finley's Seafood, Huntington: Chef Michael Meehan's seafood spot
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Finley's Seafood, Huntington: Chef Michael Meehan's seafood spot succeeds Storyville American Kitchen. It's the third restaurant he's been associated with in downtown Huntington.

Cena 081

Cena 081, Westbury: This new eatery, which specializes
Photo Credit: Daniel Brennan

Cena 081, Westbury: This new eatery, which specializes in Italian and Italian-American favorites, succeeds Chi Dining Lounge with equal flair.

Elaia Estiatorio

Elaia Estiatorio, Bridgehampton: This new eatery stars with
Photo Credit: Yvonne Albinowski

Elaia Estiatorio, Bridgehampton: This new eatery stars with the Greek classics, from whole grilled fish to pastitsio and leg of lamb, to seafood stew with ouzo.

City Cellar Wine Bar & Grill

City Cellar Wine Bar & Grill, Westbury: This
Photo Credit: Linda Rosier

City Cellar Wine Bar & Grill, Westbury: This big, buoyant, brasserie-style eatery is popular for both business and socializing at high decibels. It seems like it's always someone's birthday.

Mango Tango Asian Fusion

Mango Tango Asian Fusion, Islip: This fusion spot
Photo Credit: Yvonne Albinowski

Mango Tango Asian Fusion, Islip: This fusion spot does it better than the rest with Asian selections.

Nantuckets

Nantuckets, Port Jefferson: This seafood spot brings you
Photo Credit: Daniel Brennan

Nantuckets, Port Jefferson: This seafood spot brings you New England via the long route.

Preston House and Hotel

Preston House and Hotel, Riverhead: Chef Matty Boudreau
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Preston House and Hotel, Riverhead: Chef Matty Boudreau draws on a rolodex of fishermen, growers and food producers for a seafood-centric menu.

Taj Indian Fusion

Taj Indian Fusion, Wantagh: This eatery offers lively
Photo Credit: Daniel Brennan

Taj Indian Fusion, Wantagh: This eatery offers lively food and gracious service at a modest site.

Stone Creek Inn

Stone Creek Inn, East Quogue: The Stone Creek
Photo Credit: Yvonne Albinowski

Stone Creek Inn, East Quogue: The Stone Creek Inn opened in 1996. It's worth the trip.

ArToro Restaurant & Tequila Bar

ArToro Restaurant & Tequila Bar, Northport: This Caribbean
Photo Credit: Daniel Brennan

ArToro Restaurant & Tequila Bar, Northport: This Caribbean restaurant livens up Main Street.

Stresa

Stresa, Manhasset: Stresa was sold to the owner
Photo Credit: Daniel Brennan

Stresa, Manhasset: Stresa was sold to the owner of the departed Arturo's in Floral Park, but stays nearly same.

Crop & Kettle

Crop & Kettle, Uniondale: Crop & Kettle at
Photo Credit: Daniel Brennan

Crop & Kettle, Uniondale: Crop & Kettle at the Long Island Marriott focuses on local ingredients.

The Village Raw Bar

The Village Raw Bar, Rockville Centre: This eatery
Photo Credit: Bruce Gilbert

The Village Raw Bar, Rockville Centre: This eatery offers a taste of New England with fine oysters, lobsters and more.

Perennial

Perennial, Garden City: Perennial is a spare eatery
Photo Credit: Daniel Brennan

Perennial, Garden City: Perennial is a spare eatery with top-notch farm to table dishes featuring lots of vegetables.

2 Spring

2 Spring, Oyster Bay: Inside this elegant two-story bistro
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2 Spring, Oyster Bay: Inside this elegant two-story bistro in Oyster Bay, inventive small plates get luxe touches -- from foams to foie gras to caviar -- and cocktails exude poise.

Wayne French Kitchen

Wayne French Kitchen, Oceanside: This amiable newcomer specializes
Photo Credit: Daniel Brennan

Wayne French Kitchen, Oceanside: This amiable newcomer specializes in introductory French, with some Italian accents.

Indigo

Indigo, Patchogue: Part steakhouse, part bar and part
Photo Credit: Daniel Brennan

Indigo, Patchogue: Part steakhouse, part bar and part night spot, this eatery is making some noise in downtown Patchogue.

Fyhre

Fyhre, Carle Place: This eatery offers patrons an
Photo Credit: Daniel Brennan

Fyhre, Carle Place: This eatery offers patrons an upscale lounge setting for sushi and hibachi Asian fusion.

Crown Gastropub

Crown Gastropub, Bellmore: The successor to Crown Steakhouse
Photo Credit: Yvonne Albinowski

Crown Gastropub, Bellmore: The successor to Crown Steakhouse is more casual and less expensive, but still offers excellent steaks and spirits.

Blue Oyster Bar & Seafood Restaurant

Blue Oyster Bar & Seafood Restaurant, Islip: This
Photo Credit: Daniel Brennan

Blue Oyster Bar & Seafood Restaurant, Islip: This spot for splashy seafood, raw and cooked, adds a tasty destination to downtown Islip.

Gusto Divino Trattoria

Gusto Divino Trattoria, Seaford: Italian-American and Italian favorites
Photo Credit: Yvonne Albinowski

Gusto Divino Trattoria, Seaford: Italian-American and Italian favorites shape the cornerstone of this restaurant.

Lou Joe

Lou Joe, Roslyn Heights: Surprises abound at this
Photo Credit: Daniel Brennan

Lou Joe, Roslyn Heights: Surprises abound at this Chinese-Japanese-Thai-Asian restaurant, where you'll find wonton soup, a California roll, and all the basics - plus an outstanding chef's tasting menu.

Matteo’s Trattoria & Bar

Matteo's Trattoria & Bar, Huntington Station: Renovated and
Photo Credit: Yvonne Albinowski

Matteo's Trattoria & Bar, Huntington Station: Renovated and reborn, the new Matteo's builds on its strengths and add a few more.

One North Mediterranean Soul

One North Mediterranean Soul, Jericho: One North Mediterranean
Photo Credit: Daniel Brennan

One North Mediterranean Soul, Jericho: One North Mediterranean Soul may be the splashiest Long Island restaurant opening in a decade, with soaring rooms, a mozzarella bar, and seats for 400 diners -- as well as a sprawling menu focused on fresh fish flown in several times per week.

Cove Hollow Tavern

Cove Hollow Tavern, East Hampton: Located inside a
Photo Credit: Chris Ware

Cove Hollow Tavern, East Hampton: Located inside a tastefully refurbished barn, this eatery offers polished tavern fare.

Ara Greek Kitchen & Bar

Ara Greek Kitchen & Bar, Commack: This ambitious
Photo Credit: Daniel Brennan

Ara Greek Kitchen & Bar, Commack: This ambitious Greek eatery proves that bigger isn't always better.

Ruby Divine Indian Dining

Ruby Divine Indian Dining, Great Neck: The only
Photo Credit: Daniel Brennan

Ruby Divine Indian Dining, Great Neck: The only Indian restaurant in Great Neck struggles to put out divine Indian fare.

Element Seafood

Element Seafood, Great Neck: The newest arrival opposite
Photo Credit: Daniel Brennan

Element Seafood, Great Neck: The newest arrival opposite the Great Neck railroad station appeals to commuters and more.

Besito

Besito, West Islip: This Mexican chainlet keeps its
Photo Credit: Daniel Brennan

Besito, West Islip: This Mexican chainlet keeps its recipe for success going in West Islip.

Meritage Wine Bar

Meritage Wine Bar, Glen Cove: This upbeat wine
Photo Credit: Daniel Brennan

Meritage Wine Bar, Glen Cove: This upbeat wine bar, which also is a very good restaurant, pours and serves with flair.

Doma Land + Sea

Doma Land + Sea, Cedarhurst: Big goals and
Photo Credit: Daniel Brennan

Doma Land + Sea, Cedarhurst: Big goals and a big tab go with Doma, a strikingly designed, often excellent restaurant that also happens to be kosher.

The Haylard

The Haylard, Greenport: This bright, new seafood-centric restaurant
Photo Credit: Daniel Brennan

The Haylard, Greenport: This bright, new seafood-centric restaurant makes the Sound View Hotel a dining destination.

Saaho Village

Saaho Village, Great Neck: This new restaurant offers
Photo Credit: Daniel Brennan

Saaho Village, Great Neck: This new restaurant offers an innovative, refined take on Cantonese cuisine, with mixed results.

Hush Bistro

Hush Bistro, Huntington: Chef Marc Anthony Bynum has
Photo Credit: Julia Xanthos Liddy

Hush Bistro, Huntington: Chef Marc Anthony Bynum has brought his small-plates soul food from Farmingdale to dining-saturated Huntington. Can Hush Bistro be heard above the noise?

Coral

Coral, East Moriches: Tapas and more star at
Photo Credit: Yvonne Albinowski

Coral, East Moriches: Tapas and more star at this spot with a magnetic waterside setting and chef Alex Bujoreanu.

ToA Asian Fusion

ToA Asian Fusion, Farmingdale: This eatery is a
Photo Credit: Daniel Brennan

ToA Asian Fusion, Farmingdale: This eatery is a stylish spot for very good Japanese cuisine, Chinese cuisine and more.

Wölffer Kitchen Amagansett

Wölffer Kitchen Amagansett, Amagansett: The latest restaurant from
Photo Credit: Gordon M. Grant

Wölffer Kitchen Amagansett, Amagansett: The latest restaurant from Wölffer Estate Vineyard is high on drinks and ambiance, but low on food.

Meta Osteria & Barra

Meta Osteria & Barra, Oceanside: This eatery offers
Photo Credit: Daniel Brennan

Meta Osteria & Barra, Oceanside: This eatery offers tasty Italian fare, mostly traditional, in an informal setting, with good service. It's fine for the whole family.

Cardoon Mediterranean

Cardoon Mediterranean, Seaford: This hard-to-find, quaint waterside spot
Photo Credit: Daniel Brennan

Cardoon Mediterranean, Seaford: This hard-to-find, quaint waterside spot in Seaford marries Greek, Turkish and North African spices with an array of seafood and meat.

Da Gigi Trattoria & Bar

Da Gigi Trattoria & Bar, Lynbrook: This new
Photo Credit: Daniel Brennan

Da Gigi Trattoria & Bar, Lynbrook: This new Italian restaurant with a warm and clubby vibe stars with exceptional pastas.

Pine Grove Inn

Pine Grove Inn, East Patchogue: This renovated but
Photo Credit: Daniel Brennan

Pine Grove Inn, East Patchogue: This renovated but still old-fashioned spot on the Swan River offers pleasant service and mixed memories.

Nanking

Nanking, Melville: Nanking, the new restaurant at the
Photo Credit: Yvonne Albinowski

Nanking, Melville: Nanking, the new restaurant at the Hilton Long Island in Melville brings in Indian, Chinese, and Thai cuisine for an Asian-fusion show.

BabaluNY

BabaluNY, Huntington: Lucy and Ricky Ricardo, vintage cars,
Photo Credit: Daniel Brennan

BabaluNY, Huntington: Lucy and Ricky Ricardo, vintage cars, vivid colors - they're all part of the appeal at BabaluNY, the new Cuban-Mediterranean restaurant in downtown Huntington.

Lulu Kitchen & Bar

Lulu Kitchen & Bar, Sag Harbor: This new
Photo Credit: Gordon M. Grant

Lulu Kitchen & Bar, Sag Harbor: This new Sag Harbor spot dishes up wood-fired fish, meat and vegetables.

Il Giardino

Il Giardino, Aquebogue: This flavorful Italian and Italian-American
Photo Credit: Daniel Brennan

Il Giardino, Aquebogue: This flavorful Italian and Italian-American restaurant sprouts in a spot both cozy and noisy.

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