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Long Island Restaurant Week means $24.95 fixed-price meals

Jack Chang, general manager at Two Steak &

Jack Chang, general manager at Two Steak & Sushi Den in New Hyde Park Photo Credit: Erica Marcus

Bring your appetite.

The fifth annual Long Island Restaurant Week tucks in from Nov. 7-14. Three-course dinners at more than 200 eateries in Nassau and Suffolk will cost $24.95 during the Sunday-to-Sunday event.

These fixed-price meals will be available all night, except on Saturday, Nov. 13, when they'll go until 7 p.m. All menus haven't been finalized. Many of Long Island's top restaurants are participating. To reserve a table, go to longislandrestaurantweek.com. And do it fast.

So you could come up with a three- or-four star meal at a one-star price. Here are some recommendations where a $$$ meal can be had for a $.

Nassau

Bistro M

70 Glen Head Rd., Glen Head, 516-671-2498, bistromrestaurant.com

Charming, cozy spot on the north side of the railroad at the Glen Head station.

Food: 3 stars

The plate: Mitch SuDock's restaurant-week choices include pumpkin ravioli in brown butter with chestnuts and cauliflower; and flat iron steak with garlic-fried potatoes and creamed spinach.

Lola

113A Middle Neck Rd., Great Neck, 516-466-5666, restaurantlola.com

Stylish, contemporary restaurant, ambitious and fun.

Food: 3.5 stars

The plate: Michael Ginor's restaurant-week menu includes roast pumpkin soup, roast chicken with polenta and kale, duck breast and duck leg confit a l'orange, seared salmon with green-curry vegetable risotto.

Two Steak & Sushi Den

1270 Union Tpke., New Hyde Park, 516-358-2222, twoonline.com

A dramatic, sleek and modern multiroom restaurant, from cafe and bar to dining room.

Food: 3.5 stars

The plate: James McDevitt's restaurant-week menu includes caramelized figs, spiced beef carpaccio, duck confit with bean ragu, strip steak with wasabi Bearnaise, braised short rib, diver scallops, pumpkin pie.

Western/Central Suffolk

Café Buenos Aires

23 Wall St., Huntington, 631-603-3600, cafebuenosaires.net

Hugo Garcia's spirited tango of a restaurant, which stands out in a downtown full of fine dining rooms.

Food: 3 stars

The plate: The cuisine of Argentina, with flavor-packed side trips, defines the cafe. Typical fare: lively tapas, savory empanadas, grilled steak with chimichurri, mixed grill. Restaurant-week menu not yet set.

Casa Rustica

175 W. Main St., Smithtown, 631-265 -9265, casarustica.net

Classic Italian kitchen, celebrating its 25th anniversary. Warm and welcoming, to regulars and first-timers.

Food: 4 stars

The plate: Benedetto and Mimmo Gambino's restaurant-week selections include butternut-squash soup, rice balls, beef braciola with rigatoni, swordfish Livornese, roast pork with figs, cannoli.

Mirabelle

150 Main St., Stony Brook, 631-751-0555, threevillageinn.com

Serene, comfortable dining room in the handsomely refurbished Three Village Inn.

Food: 4 stars

The plate: Restaurant-week choices at Guy Reuge's restaurant include carrot-ginger soup, butternut-squash ravioli, garlic sausage in brioche, Provençal seafood stew, roasted shell steak, pear Melba, maple panna cotta.

East End

Luce & Hawkins

400 S. Jamesport Ave., Jamesport , 631-722-2900, jedediahhawkinsinn.com

Luce & Hawkins is situated in the beautifully restored Italianate inn, which dates to 1863.

Food: 3.5 stars

The plate: Chef Keith Luce's offerings include North Fork duck wings, Thai-style fish, lamb-and-bean cassoulet, wood-oven roasted cod with spiced cauliflower and squash, and, with added cost, Peconic Bay scallops in mustard-cream sauce.

Nick & Toni's

136 N. Main St., East Hampton, 631-324-3550, nickandtonis.com

The celebrity hangout of the Hamptons is a tough reservation, in-season and out.

Food: 3 stars

The plate: Among Joseph Realmuto's restaurant-week choices are roasted chicken with Yukon Gold potatoes, grilled hanger steak, penne with spicy oven-roasted tomato sauce, steamed clams with chorizo, pear-almond crisp

The North Fork Table & Inn

57225 Main Rd. (Route 25), Southold, 631-765-0177, northforktableandinn.com

An elegant dining room, tasteful and inviting, situated in a vintage inn.

Food: 4 stars

The plate: Appetizers include local duck rillette with green-apple mostarda and crisp cod-and-Yukon gold potato cake; main dishes, autumn root-vegetable torte, braised short rib, grilled tandoori-spiced chicken; desserts, caramelized apple tart, coconut tapioca, chocolate-caramel tart.

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