Newsday's latest fine dining reviews.
Stone Creek Inn
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 restaurant livens up Main Street.
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 the Long Island Marriott focuses on local ingredients.
The Village Raw Bar
The Village Raw Bar, Rockville Centre: This eatery offers a taste of New England with fine oysters, lobsters and more.
Perennial, Garden City: Perennial is a spare eatery with top-notch farm to table dishes featuring lots of vegetables.
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 in introductory French, with some Italian accents.
Indigo, Patchogue: Part steakhouse, part bar and part night spot, this eatery is making some noise in downtown Patchogue.
Fyhre, Carle Place: This eatery offers patrons an upscale lounge setting for sushi and hibachi Asian fusion.
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 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 shape the cornerstone of this restaurant.
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 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 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 tastefully refurbished barn, this eatery offers polished tavern fare.
Ara Greek Kitchen & Bar
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 Indian restaurant in Great Neck struggles to put out divine Indian fare.
Element Seafood, Great Neck: The newest arrival opposite the Great Neck railroad station appeals to commuters and more.
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 bar, which also is a very good restaurant, pours and serves with flair.
Doma Land + Sea
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, Greenport: This bright, new seafood-centric restaurant makes the Sound View Hotel a dining destination.
Saaho Village, Great Neck: This new restaurant offers an innovative, refined take on Cantonese cuisine, with mixed results.
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, 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 stylish spot for very good Japanese cuisine, Chinese cuisine and more.
Wölffer Kitchen Amagansett
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 tasty Italian fare, mostly traditional, in an informal setting, with good service. It's fine for the whole family.
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 Italian restaurant with a warm and clubby vibe stars with exceptional pastas.
Pine Grove Inn
Pine Grove Inn, East Patchogue: This renovated but still old-fashioned spot on the Swan River offers pleasant service and mixed memories.
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, 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 Sag Harbor spot dishes up wood-fired fish, meat and vegetables.
Il Giardino, Aquebogue: This flavorful Italian and Italian-American restaurant sprouts in a spot both cozy and noisy.
Locale, Patchogue: The newest addition to the transformation of downtown Patchogue into a restaurant hub is this stylish and informal Italian and Italian-American spot.
MaBella Restaurant, Commack: Red-sauce dishes are the backbone of the menu at this comfortable, welcoming spot in Commack, but diners are wise to look beyond bolognese for their dinner.
George Martin 1989
George Martin 1989, Syosset: The newest restaurant in the George Martin group brings a spirited, easily recommended American-style bistro to Syosset.
Vinoco East, Farmingdale: The offspring of Vinoco in Mineola, Vinoco East goes in for "global fusion" cuisine, delivered via small plates. It's a hospitable spot that enlivens Main Street dining.
Catch Oyster Bar
Catch Oyster Bar, Patchogue: This newcomer on the half-shell stands out with very good seafood, raw and cooked, in a storefront that seats about 30 contented customers.
Koi Sushi Lounge
Koi Sushi Lounge, Sayville: Housed in a former diner, Koi Sushi Lounge surprises both on and off the plate.
Table 7, New Hyde Park: This good restaurant has opened in but apart from The New Hyde Park Inn, a popular catering facility. Expect good service, ample drinks, and, if you order carefully, a satisfying meal.
Noble Kitchen & Cocktails
Noble Kitchen & Cocktails, Oceanside: Noble Kitchen & Cocktails is the new destination restaurant in Oceanside, with some very good American fare. It opens on the former site of Butera's and Lawson Pub. And Noble improves on both, whether you go for a burger, fish and chips, or a special of scallops with bacon on corn risotto.
Publicans, Manhasset: This classic bar was home to a generation of serious drinkers, and even became the subject of a bestselling memoir. Now it's reopened as an airy, immaculate gastropub serving upscale dishes such as filet mignon, braised chicken over polenta, and curry-laced fried calamari over arugula-and-fennel salad.
Louie's Grill & Liquors
Louie's Grill & Liquors, Port Washington: This veteran restaurant has a new chef and menu.
Casa di Fratelli
Casa di Fratelli, Westbury: Three brothers have used their decades of experience to open this warm-hearted Italian restaurant.
Patrizia's, Hicksville: Endearingly raucous, Patrizia's scores with huge portions of good Italian food.
H2O Seafood & Sushi
H2O Seafood & Sushi, East Islip: From Suffolk County's leading restaurant group comes this gorgeous new restaurant with a crowd-pleasing approach to fish.