Long Island’s newest gastropub, Craft Kitchen & Tap House in Lynbrook, formerly Mary McNamara’s, is now open and featuring 24 craft beers on tap and just as many bottles, as well as a short list of small-batch bourbons from Bulleit to Four Roses.
For a quick bite for lunch or dinner, the restaurant offers appetizers such as beer-battered pickles and giant soft pretzels for $5 to $10 along with bar food standards such as sausages and hot dogs, wings and burgers for $11 to $17.
Inside, it’s a vast space with multiple TVs, bar-height tables, industrial lighting and reclaimed wood accents. Outside offers a patio and a sizable parking lot.
The opening of Craft points to a boomlet of restaurants
and food shops that has kicked up the scene in Lynbrook, including the make-your-own-doughnut place, Doughology, that debuted in January at 45 Atlantic Ave., around the corner from Craft.
Also up and running is Asahi Hibachi Sushi, 161 Union Ave., which debuted last year, as well as Livorno Italian and Sicilian Cuisine, an Italian spot that opened in November at 79 Atlantic Ave. Chef Nick Cobic had been at a now-closed Port Washington restaurant of the same name.
Last year also ushered in the renovation of the 75-year-old Swiss Tavern at 100 Ocean Ave., which co-owner and chef Frank Pignataro renovated and renamed River Mill Tavern and Tables. Brook 23 Bar & Kitchen opened in the summer of 2014 but closed in July.
Craft Kitchen & Tap House is at 44 Stauderman Ave., Lynbrook; 516-341-0547.