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Open: Mitch and Toni's in Albertson

Mitch SuDock works in the kitchen of Bistro

Mitch SuDock works in the kitchen of Bistro M, a restaurant in Glen Head where he was the chef-owner. In 2011, SuDock opened a new place, Mitch & Toni's American Bistro in Albertson. (April 22, 2008) Credit: Newsday / David L. Pokress

Mitch and Toni's American Bistro,  the much-anticipated new restaurant from Mitch SuDock and Toni Contino, formerly of Bistro M in Glen Head, opened yesterday in Albertson.

Expect small plates and large, including main dishes such as pistachio-crusted day-boat halibut with creamy polenta, morels, asparagus and fava beans in lemon beurre blanc; and orange-glazed Long Island duck, with roasted breast, confit of leg, olive-oil crusted potatoes with red onions, collards and carrots. You'll also find brisket sliders, barbecued ribs, seasonal ravioli, and variations on tuna and salmon tartare.

SuDock earned a three-star rating in Newsday and kept it during his seven-year run at Bistro M. Contino was dining-room manager at the Glen Head restaurant. The two are co-owners of Mitch and Toni's.

Mitch and Toni's currently is open Monday to Saturday, starting at 5 p.m. American Express, Discover, MasterCard and Visa are accepted. The restaurant seats 83.

Mitch and Toni's  American Bistro, 875 Willis Ave., Albertson; 516-741-7940.

Main courses at M&T's are $22 to $42; appetizers, $9 to $20.


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