For Long Island diners, 2017 is ending with a bang. A triplet of bangs, actually. Three big, bold restaurants have just opened, each a crowning achievement for its owners and a boon for its community.
One North, an immense pan-Mediterranean eatery from Anthony Scotto, has taken over the old Maine Maid Inn in Jericho. In Cedarhurst, Doma Land + Sea is redefining kosher dining. In Huntington Station, the reborn Matteo’s is a temple to family-style dining.
The 10-seat mozzarella bar adjoins the kitchen at Anthony Scotto's newest restaurant, One North, in Jericho.
Barbounia (imported), a pan-fried delicacy with sweet flavor and aroma at Anthony Scotto's newest restaurant, One North, in Jericho.
“I’m 74 and I’ve built 40 restaurants in my life. Now I want to do something nobody has ever done before,” said Anthony Scotto, owner of One North in Jericho.
In the most casual of three dining rooms at Doma Land + Sea in Cedarhurst, patrons dine under the watchful eyes of Marilyn Monroe, Biggie Smalls and John Lennon.
At Doma Land + Sea in Cedarhurst, the "painters plate tartare" features avocado, yellowfin tuna and mango relish.
Fresh stracciatella cheese is topped with Osetra caviar at the mozzarella bar at One North in Jericho.
Mr. Greg's apple tortada is topped with Thai cinnamon ice cream and reposes under a dome of spun sugar at Doma Land + Sea in Cedarhurst.
Executive chef Oscar Martinez, formerly of The BBG in Williston Park, mans the kitchen at Doma Land + Sea in Cedarhurst.
The bar at Matteo's Trattoria & Bar in Huntington Station rises two stories high.
Veal scallopini can be had alla Marsala (pictured) or Milanese, Francese or Parmesan at Matteo's Trattoria & Bar in Huntington Station.
Pan-seared salmon, with balsamic-braised onions and wilted spinach, served at Matteo's Trattoria & Bar in Huntington Station.
Owner Jerry Sbarro, left, and executive chef Mark Serrantino pose at the bar at Matteo's Trattoria & Bar in Huntington Station.