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Open Table names 4 Long Island restaurants on its 'hot' list

Monsoon Asian Kitchen and Lounge in Babylon offers

Monsoon Asian Kitchen and Lounge in Babylon offers a whole Peking duck for two served with cucumber, scallion, hoisin and steamed buns. Credit: Doug Young

Open Table, the online reservations service, has issued its list of 100 "hot spot" restaurants nationwide, and four Long Island dining rooms have sizzled in.

Monsoon in Babylon, Toku in Manhasset, Hendrick's Tavern in Roslyn, and Honu Kitchen & Cocktails in Huntington are on the 2013 list.

The restaurants are chosen from 5 million reviews by participants in Open Table.

All the local representatives sport bold designs and a lively dining scene. For food, Monsoon earned four stars; Toku and Hendrick's, three; and Honu Kitchen & Cocktails, two.

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