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Long Island restaurants serving great brisket

Brisket tacos are a house favorite at One

Brisket tacos are a house favorite at One Block East, a gastropub in Wantagh. Credit: Aaron Zebrook

Brisket, a cut of meat that has lots of connective tissue, can come out tough or tender, depending upon the way it’s cooked. Here, fatty is better than lean.

Judiciously braised or slow-smoked, it can be one of the most tender, flavorsome versions of beef you’ll ever encounter.

Here are three restaurants that do brisket justice.


ONE BLOCK EAST, 3261 Merrick Rd., Wantagh, 516-785-5300,

Start your meal with chopped brisket tacos. Served on soft corn tortilla and topped with a bright pico de gallo, they’re nothing short of sensational. $9.95


BRIXX & BARLEY, 152 Park Ave. Long Beach, 516-544-4511,

At this popular Long Beach spot, a star sandwich features brisket with red cabbage, spicy Jack cheese, caramelized onion, avocado and chipotle aioli. $11


ROAST SANDWICH HOUSE, 827 Walt Whitman Rd., Melville, 631-629-4869,

One of the top picks at this sandwich specialist is the braised brisket and grilled cheese on sourdough. $8.49

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