Chef and owner of Left Coast Kitchen in Merrick, Christian...

Chef and owner of Left Coast Kitchen in Merrick, Christian Randell, often serves food to the customers himself. (March 19, 2011) Credit: Becky Holladay

Left Coast Kitchen and Cocktails, the two-star gastropub, has started breakfast service between 8:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays.

Chef Chris Randell's  fare includes pancakes, corn cakes, French toast, smoked chicken hash, crab-and-lobster hash, six-egg omelets; poached eggs on jalapeno-garlic-cheese bread with crumbled bacon, tomatoes and scallions; buttermilk biscuits and white-sausage gravy with scrambled eggs and potatoes; chicken and waffles; cheese quesadilla with black beans and red rice scrambled eggs; and lox, scrambled eggs, cream cheese and red onion between housemade latkes. Expect to pay between $7 and $17.

Left Coast Kitchen and Cocktails is at 1810 Merrick Rd., Merrick; 516-868-5338.