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New American restaurant Copperhill opens in former La Marmite site in Williston Park

Copperhill is the New American restaurant situated in

Copperhill is the New American restaurant situated in the transformed site that formerly housed La Marmite in Williston Park. Credit: Copperhill

Copperhill, the much-anticipated New American restaurant, has just opened in Williston Park.

It's in the 125-year old Victorian landmark that housed La Marmite, a classic continental spot, for more than 40 years.

The renovation inside is more like a transformation, bringing in farmhouse and city styles for a sleek, modern look that also incorporates rustic touches.

Chef-owner Greg Kearns had updated the cuisine at La Marmite in 2013. His approach with Copperhill emphasizes local ingredients and seasonal menus.

Appetizers include marinated fluke with spicy-citrusy yuzu koshu, radish and coconut; duck liver mousse with pickled vegetables; fresh bratwurst; short-rib poutine; burrata cheese; and roasted marrow bones with onion jam.

Main dishes take in golden tilefish with cauliflower and hen of the woods mushrooms; black sea bass with sweet fingerling potatoes, fig, and speck; braised veal cheeks with Anson Mills grits; bistro-style bavette steak; and a house burger with Velveeta.

The price range is $5 to $13 for starters; $18 to $28 for main courses.

Copperhill is open for lunch Monday to Saturday, 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; and for dinner seven days, 5 to 10 p.m. Monday to Wednesday, 5  to 11 p.m. Thursday to Saturday, and 3  to 9 p.m. on Sunday.

Copperhill, 234 Hillside Ave., Williston Park; 516-746-1243.

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