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Prime in Huntington: An update

Duck confit with grits is served at Prime

Duck confit with grits is served at Prime in Huntington in May 2014. Credit: Newsday / Peter M. Gianotti

Prime time continues.

Under chef Ben Durham, the waterside restaurant in Huntington remains one of the top tables in a very competitive downtown.

There are few dining rooms on Long Island that offer a setting this appealing with food this good. It's an expensive place, with a tab that effortlessy rises beyond $100 per person at dinner. But the meal still rates three stars.

Durham's duck confit atop stone-ground grits is one reason why. It's southwest France via southern U.S., and a rich, soothing starter. In case this seems too lush, enjoy a kale salad with Asian pear and candied pecans.

The raw bar stands out with its daily selection of oysters. The sushi rolls keep their colorful appeal, too.

And you'll cut into some of the best steaks in town. The New York strip is outstanding. Pair it with skillet potatoes and onions. Maybe creamed spinach. If you're averse to beef, there's a bison rib-eye.

Durham has settled in with style. He's one of Newsday All-Star Chefs, Class of 2014. See a video and read a Q&A with him and other chefs here.

Prime, 117 New York Ave., Huntington; 631-385-1515

 

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