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.