Long Island restaurants that have recently closed.

Bayou Jones

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Bayou Jones, Merrick: This Cajun restaurant, open for just over a year, closed after the impact of COVID-19 and Tropical Storm Isaias.

The Gristmill

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The Gristmill, East Rockaway: This two-year-old eatery, which snagged a spot on Newsday's 2019 list of best pizzerias, is another victim of the dining havoc wreaked by the coronavirus.

Bobby's Burger Palace

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Bobby's Burger Palace, Lake Grove: Bobby Flay's burger joint at the Smith Haven Mall, the only remaining Long Island location, has closed due to the coronavirus.

Wolffer Kitchen

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Wolffer Kitchen, Sag Harbor: When this spot debuted in the summer of 2015, it was the first restaurant to be opened by a Long Island winery. Five years later, it has closed. A new seafood spot will open in the same space.

Wild Side Organic Bistro & Bar

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Wild Side Organic Bistro & Bar, Oakdale: This eatery, known for its homestyle Indian cooking and Neapolitan wood-fired pizza, has closed after four years due to the coronavirus pandemic.

C'est Cheese

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C'est Cheese, Port Jefferson: This cheese shop closed after nine years in business due to the havoc wreaked by COVID-19.

American Cheese

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American Cheese, Sayville: After a 10-year run as one of the Island's finest purveyors, this shop and restaurant closed.

Sip This

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Sip This, Valley Stream: This coffeeshop, which doubled as a creative hub for poets, comedians, artists and musicians, closed after nine years in business.

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Anthony's Coal Fired Pizza: This national pizza chain has permanently closed three of its Long Island locations: Great Neck (open since 2013), Farmingdale (open since 2016) and Stony Brook (open since 2017).


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Ginza, Massapequa: This top sushi spot has closed after eight years in business. It was one of the first restaurants on Long Island to offer fish that came directly from Tokyo's Tsukiji market.

The Original Fireside Caterers

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The Original Fireside Caterers, East Northport: This 30-year-old deli closed permanently after coronavirus "crushed" its catering business.


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Perennial, Garden City: This ambitious bistro, which opened in 2018, has closed permanently due to the impact of coronavirus.

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Bravo Nader, Huntington: This 24-year-old Italian restaurant closed permanently due to the coronavirus.

Little Kitchen

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Little Kitchen, Wantagh: Six months after opening, this cafe across from the Wantagh LIRR station has called it quits.

Minado Japanese Seafood Buffet

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Minado, Carle Place: This Japanese seafood buffet, where patrons paid between $18 and $35 for unbridled access to stations serving sushi, hibachi, ramen, soba noodles, robatayaki, oysters and dessert, closed abruptly after 17 years.

The Greene Turtle

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The Greene Turtle, Franklin Square: This sports bar and grille has closed after seven years in business. Other locations in East Meadow and Smithtown remain open.

Minado Japanese Seafood Buffet

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Minado Japanese Seafood Buffet, Carle Place: This all-you-can-eat sushi buffet closed abruptly after 17 years in business.

Croxley's Ale House

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Croxley's Ale House, Smithtown: After nearly eight years and probably tens of thousands of pints, this bar has closed its doors, and its beer garden.

Stewart's All American Grill

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Stewart's All American Grill, Wantagh: Long Island's only location of this root beer grill shuttered two years after opening in the Willow Wood shopping center.


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Bar Louie

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Bar Louie, Massapequa: Long Island's sole outpost of this national gastropub chain has closed as part of the company's filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.

Secrets of Flight

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Secrets of Flight, Port Washington: This local bistro, which opened to critical acclaim, has closed for a second time. It first opened in December 2018, but closed in May 2019 due to lack of business. It reopened again in September of that year, but closed for good in January 2020.


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Vilai, Glen Cove: This fish-centric restaurant closed after less than a year and a half in business.

Mi Ranchito Bar & Grill

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Mi Ranchito Bar & Grill, Port Washington: This 20-year-old Mexican eatery has closed following lease issues, according to a note posted on the restaurant's door.

Barrage Brewing Co.

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Barrage Brewing Co., East Farmingdale: This microbrewery, known for dark beers such as porters and stouts, has closed.

Bar Agave

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Bar Agave, Massapequa Park: This upscale Mexican restaurant has closed after three months in business. The owner noted that it was "not a good fit for the location."


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Houlihan's, Westbury: The Westbury location of this chain has closed two months after its parent company filed for bankruptcy.

Sikorski Meat Market

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Sikorski Meat Market, Bethpage: This Polish butcher-market has closed after more than 40 years in business.

F.H. Riley's

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F.H. Riley's, Huntington: This 13-year-old bar and grill closed in downtown Huntington, but plans to reopen in a new East Northport location.

+39 Italian Eatery

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+39 Italian Eatery, Great Neck: This casual cafe, gelateria and pizzeria closed after less than six months in business.

Paradise Diner

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Paradise Diner, Hauppauge: This 8,500-square-foot diner, with an ornate stainless steel crown over the facade, closed in mid-November 2019.

California Pizza Kitchen

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California Pizza Kitchen, Westbury: The Westbury Plaza shopping center location of this pizza chain has closed after 25 years in business.

Franklin Cafe Bagels

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Franklin Cafe Bagels, Franklin Square: This bagel store has closed after seven years in business.

Pastrami Plus

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Pastrami Plus, Franklin Square: This popular kosher-style deli has closed due to lack of business. Its East Meadow location remains open.

Del Frisco's Grille

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Del Frisco's Grille, Huntington Station: This steakhouse chain's only Long Island location has closed after three years in business.

Famous Toastery

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Famous Toastery, Commack: This North Carolina-based breakfast chain closed its only Long Island location after one year in business.

Wild Flours Bake Shop

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Wild Flours Bake Shop, Huntington: This gluten-free bakery closed after 10 years in business.

Mighty Catch Cajun Seafood & Bar

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Mighty Catch Cajun Seafood & Bar, Oceanside: This seafood restaurant, which served a customized combination of spiced shellfish boiled in a bag, closed after two months in business.


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Friendly's, Levittown and Franklin Square: The chain's 25-year-old Levittown location and 40-year-old Franklin Square location have both closed. 16 remain on Long Island.

The Flour Shoppe Cafe

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The Flour Shoppe Cafe, Massapequa: After less than a year in business, this location of the popular bakery and cafe has closed. Its original location in Rockville Centre remains open.


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Publicans, Manhasset: This classic bar, immortalized in J.R. Moehringer's 2005 memoir "The Tender Bar," has closed two years after transforming into a polished gastropub.

Baja Fresh Mexican Grill

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Baja Fresh Mexican Grill, New Hyde Park: The last New York location of this Mexican chain has closed in the Lake Success Shopping Center after 16 years in business.


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Piecraft, Island Park: This homegrown DIY pizzeria has closed one year after revamping its menu.

Brunetti Pizza

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Brunetti Pizza, Westhampton Beach: This top-rated pizzeria has closed its original location with plans to reopen in elsewhere in 2020.

Buffalo Wild Wings

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Buffalo Wild Wings, Oceanside: After three years on Long Beach Road, this location of the wing-centric chain has closed.

Lo-cal Kitchen

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Lo-cal Kitchen, Greenvale: This eatery dedicated to low-fat, low-carb dishes has closed after 16 months in business.

Cork and Kerry

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Cork and Kerry, Farmingdale: This speakeasy, one of Long Island's top-tier cocktail bars, has closed after 18 months in business.

Bell's Kitchen & Smokehouse

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Bell's Kitchen & Smokehouse, Franklin Square: Owner Lara Talt made the decision to sell this barbecue spot due to her battle with lupus, she shared in a Facebook post.


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Milito's, Huntington Station: This Italian restaurant, an easygoing place for lunch and dinner, has closed after four years in business.

The Clubhouse

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The Clubhouse, Huntington: This steakhouse, a mainstay since 1962, has closed after being seized for unpaid taxes totaling nearly $170,000, according to a state spokesman.

Brasserie Cassis

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Brasserie Cassis, Plainview: This restaurant, known for its savory French fare, has closed. It's expected to be succeeded by a casual American eatery and bar.

Petra Grill

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Petra Grill, Carle Place: This top-rated Mediterranean restaurant has closed a year and a half after opening. The owner cited a lack of business, particularly foot traffic, for the restaurant's closure.

Spuds Pommes Fries

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Spuds Pommes Fries, Bellmore: Celebrity chef Joe Ciminera has closed his French fries spot just months after relocating to bigger a site.

The Whale's Tale Fish House and Burger Joint

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The Whale's Tale Fish House and Burger Joint, Long Beach: This seafood restaurant and sports bar has closed after decades in business.

We Love Italy

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We Love Italy, Commack: This Italian chain closed its first U.S. branch after less than six months.

GM Burger Bar

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GM Burger Bar, Massapequa Park: George Martin Group has closed its burger joint. A Mexican eatery is expected to succeed it this fall.

Smoke Shack Blues

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Smoke Shack Blues, Port Jefferson: This barbecue restaurant known for pit-smoked meats closed after three years in business.

Kebab Factory

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Kebab Factory, Mineola: This kebab spot that offered quick-serve Turkish and Mediterranean cuisine has closed after one year in business.

Harbor Q Barbeque and Smokehouse

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Harbor Q Barbeque and Smokehouse, Port Washington: Harbor Q, one of Long Island's oldest barbecue spots, has closed after 12 years in business.

Carlo's Bakery

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Carlo's Bakery, Garden City: "Cake Boss" star Buddy Valastro has closed the Garden City location of his bakery after four years.


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Butera's, Smithtown: This Italian restaurant has closed, but plans to open a new, "more contemporary" location in Bay Shore. Its Woodbury and Sayville locations remain open.

Surf Donuts

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Surf Donuts, Babylon: Just a few months after opening, this creative doughnut shop has closed due to a lack of business.


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WildFeast, Long Beach: This farm-and-sea-to-table restaurant owned by siblings Mirijana and Valentino Ujkic has closed, along with their second Long Beach restaurant, taco spot Copper and Clay.

Gaetano's Flour & Fire

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Gaetano's Flour & Fire, Garden City: This innovative eatery known for its Detroit-style slices and individual Naples-style brick-oven pies, has closed after less than six months.


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Nagashima, Jericho: This Japanese restaurant, one of Long Island's top sushi spots, has closed after almost 30 years in business.

Pazzo Paisanos

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Pazzo Paisanos, Huntington: This pizzeria, formerly Massa's, has closed. The lease has been taken over by the owners of neighboring bar, The Rust & Gold.

Mediterranean Seafood & Grill

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Mediterranean Seafood & Grill, Great Neck: Two years after it changed hands, and seven years after it first opened, this Mediterranean spot has closed.

Just Falafel

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Just Falafel, Carle Place: This Middle Eastern chain restaurant specializing in falafel has closed its only Long Island location after almost four years in business.

Nawlins Seafood Co.

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Nawlins Seafood Co., Freeport: This Bourbon Street-themed restaurant that opened in 2016 has closed. One of the owners said that he and a new team of partners plan to relaunch the eatery with a new name.

Craft House and The Beer Garden

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Craft House and The Beer Garden, Freeport: Gastropub Craft House, which sought to elevate the Nautical Mile's prevailing standards with an ambitious New American menu and craft beer and cocktails, and its waterfront bar just across the street, The Beer Garden, have both closed after one season.

Ara Greek Kitchen & Bar

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Ara Greek Kitchen & Bar, Commack: This sprawling restaurant in the Commack South Shopping Center has closed. A sign posted on the front door says that "We are currently going under renovations," but the restaurant has also filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in the Eastern District of New York.

Blue Duck Bakery Cafe

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Blue Duck Bakery Cafe, Riverhead: This bakery closed less than one year after shuttering another location in Southampton.

Don Ricardo's

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Don Ricardo's, Babylon: This veteran Mexican-Spanish restaurant closed after 30 years in business.

Rolling Pin Bakery

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Rolling Pin Bakery, Bay Shore: After eight years in business, this bakery's Bay Shore location has closed. The original, which opened in Setauket in 1995, will remain open.

Bobby's Burger Palace

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Bobby's Burger Palace, Garden City: This burger joint from celebrity chef Bobby Flay has closed at Roosevelt Field mall after eight years in business. The only other Long Island location, at Smith Haven Mall in Lake Grove, remains open.

Franklin Square Diner

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Franklin Square Diner, Franklin Square: This diner closed abruptly in May 2019, with no warning to loyal patrons.

Mr. P's Southern Skillet

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Mr. P's Southern Skillet, Port Jefferson Station: This restaurant, formerly known as the LI Pour House, has closed just months after being rebranded.


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Brewology, Port Jefferson: Brewology, one of Long Island's top gastropubs, has closed its Port Jefferson location with plans to move to a rooftop spot in Huntington. The original Speonk location remains open.

Diner Luxe

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Diner Luxe, Bethpage: Diner Luxe, the third diner in recent memory to occupy this spot on Hempstead Turnpike, has closed after four years.


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Friendly's, Middle Island: The chain closed its Middle Island location due to "financial restraints," said owner Joseph Vitrano. It was one of 19 remaining Long Island locations.

Tony Colombos

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Tony Colombos, Rockville Centre: This popular bistro serving solid Italian fare has closed after five years in business.

Benny's Ristorante

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Benny's Ristorante, Westbury: This landmark Italian restaurant that earned a 4-star review has closed after 32 years in business.

Secrets of Flight

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Secrets of Flight, Port Washington: This 3-star bistro closed after five months due to lack of business.

Grey Horse Tavern

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Grey Horse Tavern, Bayport: This farm-to-table restaurant located inside a historic building has closed after almost 12 years in business.

Inboston Chicken

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Inboston Chicken, East Northport: This Korean-style fried chicken restaurant, which opened in 2015, focused almost exclusively on fried chicken, served either crispy or glazed, before its closure.


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Bertucci's, Melville: The last Long Island location of this popular Italian chain has closed one year after filing for bankruptcy.

Nahcho Papi

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Nahcho Papi, Patchogue: This rebranded Latin-fusion restaurant, which succeeded Toro Tapas & Tequila, has closed four months after opening.

Grain House

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Grain House, Uniondale: This Chinese restaurant near Hofstra University closed after two years in business.

Benkei Japanese Cuisine

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Benkei Japanese Cuisine, Northport: This 12-year-old harborside sushi spot, wedged between Maroni Cuisine and Skipper's Pub, has closed.

Lou Joe

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Lou Joe, Roslyn Heights: This restaurant specializing in "a unique blend of various Asian cuisines," closed in November of 2018 before reopening the following month with a new chef. Now it has shuttered again.

Big Daddy's East

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Big Daddy's East, Bay Shore: This New Orleans-style restaurant, an ambitious second location for the Massapequa original, has closed after less than six months.

Elevation Burger

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Elevation Burger, Plainview: This national burger chain specializing in grass-fed, organic beef has closed its only Long Island location less than two years after opening.

Bin 56

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Bin 56, Huntington: This downtown wine bar has closed and is expected to be succeeded by a martini bar and eatery to be named Bar Petite.

Bar Louie

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Bar Louie, Commack: This ginormous chain gastropub has closed after three years of serving cocktails and bar snacks. The Massapequa location remains open.

Boulder Creek Steakhouse

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Boulder Creek Steakhouse, Hicksville: The last Long Island location of this country mountain lodge-themed steakhouse has closed. The chain had been serving the Long Island area since 1995.

R.S. Jones

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R.S. Jones, Merrick: This rollicking Western-themed restaurant has closed after 26 years in business.

The Village Raw Bar

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The Village Raw Bar, Rockville Centre: This restaurant, lauded as one of Long Island's best seafood spots, has closed.

Wild Fig

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Wild Fig, Garden City: This location of the local Mediterranean mini-chain has closed after 12 years in business. Its Roslyn, Syosset and Glen Cove locations are still open.

MP Taverna

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MP Taverna, Roslyn: Star chef Michael Psilakis has shuttered his only Long Island restaurant after eight years in business.

DEKS American Restaurant and Taproom

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DEKS American Restaurant and Taproom, Rocky Point: This restaurant, that was rumored to be haunted, closed after 41 years in business.

Dixie's Smokehouse Texas B.B.Q. & Rotisserie

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Dixie's Smokehouse Texas B.B.Q. & Rotisserie, Kings Park: This long-standing barbecue spot has closed, but it's set to relocate this spring with a new name and updated menu.

Papa Ciro's

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Papa Ciro's, New Hyde Park: This longtime pizzeria, that offered an assortment of specialty pies, pizzettes, calzone, heros and more, closed after 40 years in business.

Lynbrook Diner

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Lynbrook Diner, Lynbrook: This diner, which first began operation in 1929 and was one of the island's oldest, has closed.

Il Fortino Restaurant & Lounge

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Il Fortino Restaurant & Lounge, Glen Cove: This Italian restaurant launched in November by The Metropolitan, a major caterer in Glen Cove, has closed. The caterer is still open.

LL Dent

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LL Dent, Carle Place: This Long Island restaurant serving southern-style favorites closed after 13 years in business.

Yao's Diner

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Yao's Diner, Centereach: This spot, one of Long Island's top Chinese restaurants, has closed seven years after becoming a local pioneer of authentic Sichuan cuisine.


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Chichimecas, Farmingdale: This ambitious Mexican restaurant known for its barbecue-infused menu closed after seven years in business.

Yevma Authentic Greek Cuisine

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Yevma Authentic Greek Cuisine, East Meadow: This eatery, which earned a two-star rating in 2014 for a repertoire of Greek and Mediterranean fare, has closed.

Almarco Italian Grill

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Almarco Italian Grill, Huntington: This Italian restaurant was seized for failing to pay more than $244,000 in taxes, according to a state official.

Saaho Village

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Saaho Village, Great Neck: This restaurant, known for its innovative Chinese menu, has closed after less than two years.

Bagel Factory

Bagel Factory, Farmingdale: This bagel shop, which also served baked goods, burgers, wings and salads, has closed after 15 years in business.

Tao's Peking Duck House

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Tao's Peking Duck House, Glen Cove: This Chinese restaurant, an offspring of Tao's Fusion in Selden, has closed.

Kiss My Cake

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Kiss My Cake, Huntington: This bakery has closed after seven years in business. It's set to be replaced by Soul Brew, a coffee shop and cafe.

Verde Wine Bar and Ristorante

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Verde Wine Bar and Ristorante, Deer Park: One of Long Island's top bistros known for its imaginative beverages and innovative cooking closed after five years in business.

A Rise Above Bake Shop

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A Rise Above Bake Shop, Huntington: This 40-year-old bakery closed following its owner's retirement.

Tum Thai Cuisine

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Tum Thai Cuisine, Huntington: The second location of this eatery, which opened in late 2017, has closed. The original Rockville Centre location remains open.


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Kabobshak, Selden: This eatery, which brought a taste of Middle Eastern and Mediterranean cuisine to Selden and won a place on Newsday's annual Top 100 restaurant list, has closed.

Fatwood Southern Kitchen

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Fatwood Southern Kitchen, Bay Shore: This ambitious new barbecue spot, which offered a full line of smoked meats and Southern specialties, closed after five months.

Le Vin Wine Bar, Tapas and Coffee

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Le Vin Wine Bar, Tapas and Coffee, Lake Grove: This spot, once one of Long Island's most atmospheric wine bars, has been replaced by Bowl'd Acai.

Hush Bistro

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Hush Bistro, Huntington: "Chopped" winner Marc Bynum's former Long Island eatery abruptly closed after a four-year saga of shifting locations and personnel.

O'Hara's Ale House & Grill

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O'Hara's Ale House & Grill, Port Washington: This Long Island pub that earned 2.5 stars for its refined menu has closed after being seized by the state for nonpayment of taxes.


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BBD's, Rocky Point: This top Long Island gastropub and destination for beer, burgers, and dessert has closed. It will be succeeded by Hawaiian restaurant Maui Chop House.

George Martin 1989

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George Martin 1989, Syosset: This American-style bistro, a member of the George Martin Group of restaurants, has closed.


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Syrtaki, Long Beach: This Greek eatery has closed after less than six months in business.

Jack's Shack

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Jack's Shack, Glen Head: Willie Degel, host of Food Network's "Restaurant Stakeout," has closed his sustainable-style casual eatery, which opened in 2011.

3 Brothers Italian Kitchen

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3 Brothers Italian Kitchen, Albertson: The most recent location of this chainlet, known for its dual vegan and non-vegan menus, has closed after seven months.

Crown Gastropub

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Crown Gastropub, Bellmore: This whiskey-centric gastropub has closed after less than a year. It will be replaced by New Orleans-style eatery Top Hat.

Tilted Kilt Pub & Eatery

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Tilted Kilt Pub & Eatery, Farmingdale: This Hooters competitor closed its only Long Island location after 13 months in business.

The Lava Grill

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The Lava Grill, Lynbrook: This innovative Korean barbecue spot that used hot lava stones instead of open-flame grills closed after less than six months.

The Bayou

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The Bayou, North Bellmore: Long Island's longest-running New Orleans-style eatery closed after 32 years of serving Cajun and Creole food.

North Fork Bacon & Smokehouse

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North Fork Bacon & Smokehouse, Wading River: This cult favorite barbecue restaurant has closed after four years in business.


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Yottabyte, Smithtown: This specialty chocolate shop selling responsibly sourced chocolate from around the world closed after almost two years.

Black & Blue Seafood Chophouse

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Black & Blue Seafood Chophouse, Huntington: This fish and steakhouse, which occupied the prime spot in the town's Village Square shopping center since 2008, has closed.

11zero50 Kitchen & Bar

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11zero50 Kitchen & Bar, Port Washington: This bistro closed after less than two months.

AlaTurca Mediterranean Restaurant

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AlaTurca Mediterranean Restaurant, West Babylon: The casual-chic Turkish restaurant closed after four years in business.

Primal Roots Organic Cafe

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Primal Roots Organic Cafe, Smithtown: This cafe, which served dishes based on the paleo diet and used mostly certified organic ingredients, closed after four months in business.

The Crispy Pig

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The Crispy Pig, Sea Cliff: This gastropub has closed and is set to be replaced by a New American restaurant with a focus on local produce.

Blue Duck Bakery Café

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Blue Duck Bakery Café, Southampton: This prominent bakery closed its original Long Island location after 19 years in business. Its other locations in Greenport, Riverhead and Southold remain open.

Dough Me A Flavor

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Dough Me A Flavor, Wantagh: This doughnut shop, which offered doughnuts in flavors such as rainbow cookie, s'mores and Oreo, closed after just over a year in business.

Bay Burger

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Bay Burger, Sag Harbor: This budget-friendly burger and ice cream joint closed after 12 years in business.

Cheeburger Cheeburger

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Cheeburger Cheeburger, Farmingdale: This '50s-themed burger chain recently closed its last Long Island location, in the Airport Plaza shopping center, across from Stew Leonard's.

Olive Garden

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Olive Garden, Massapequa: This Italian chain closed after 24 years in business.

La Candela Bistro

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La Candela Bistro, Hicksville: This Peruvian mini-chain closed its newest location after two years in business.

Outback Steakhouse

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Outback Steakhouse, Huntington: The chain closed this Long Island location in Huntington's Big H Shopping Center after 20 years in business.

Espana Tapas & Wine

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Espana Tapas & Wine, St. James: This tapas spot, which had operated since at least 2011, is set to be replaced by Husk & Vine, which will focus on small plates, bourbons and wines.

Merrick Sea

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Merrick Sea, Merrick: This Chinese restaurant, which closed after less than a year, was focused squarely on Sichuan and Chinese-American seafood and shellfish dishes.

The Pearl of Oyster Bay

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The Pearl of Oyster Bay, Oyster Bay: The fare at this Indian-fusion restaurant, which opened in 2016, brought together Indian, Italian and American cuisines.

NY Garden Kabobs

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NY Garden Kabobs, Huntington: This tucked-away Afghan kebab spot closed after 18 months.

Artie's South Shore Fish Market and Grill

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Artie's South Shore Fish Market and Grill, Island Park: This top Long Island seafood restaurant, in business for decades, closed a year and a half after the death of its founder.

Liberty Burger

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Liberty Burger, St. James: This burger spot has closed after one year. A new restaurant with a "farm-to-table concept" is set to take its place.

Element Seafood

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Element Seafood, Great Neck: This promising seafood restaurant closed in a spot that's housed five different eateries in eight years.


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Ippon, Great Neck: This Japanese restaurant specializing in sushi and street food closed after a year. Another Asian eatery is set to take its place.

Ren Wen Noodle Factory

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Ren Wen Noodle Factory, Great Neck: This sleek, contemporary eatery, which closed after four months, was devoted to the "evolving noodle culture," encompassing Japanese ramen and soba as well as various types of Chinese noodles.

Ristorante Da Claudio

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Ristorante Da Claudio, Glen Cove: This Italian-continental restaurant, known for fine service and dishes, closed after four years.

Kitchen A Bistro

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Kitchen A Bistro, St. James: This groundbreaking eatery, which served ambitious, seasonal cuisine in casual surroundings, closed after 20 years.

Aria Melanie

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Aria Melanie, Bay Shore: This eatery, which opened in July 2016, graced Newsday's Top 10 Italian list its first year in business. It is now closed and has reopened as Bella Vie.

Zum Schneider

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Zum Schneider, Montauk: This Bavarian-themed restaurant, which was an offspring of the East Village eatery, closed after six years.

Union Prime Steak & Sushi

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Union Prime Steak & Sushi, Great Neck: This eatery on Long Island's "steak row" closed three years after earning 2.5 stars for its updated surf and turf selections.

Raju's Egg & Veg

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Raju's Egg & Veg, Hicksville: This standout Indian restaurant closed after one year.

One Block East

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One Block East, Wantagh: This 3-year-old burger and barbecue spot is set to be replaced by Dirty Taco + Tequila, a new eatery with a "street taco" menu and tequila-heavy bar.

Captree Cove

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Captree Cove, Bay Shore: This full-service restaurant was a 10-year fixture upstairs in the park concession at Captree. A new eatery featuring an outdoor tiki-themed bar is set to replace it.

Miraj Healthy Grill

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Miraj Healthy Grill, Hicksville: This Mediterranean chainlet, which opened in 2015, closed in December 2017.

Empress Diner

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Empress Diner, East Meadow: This family-owned diner closed after 63 years in business.

Sabrosa Mexican Grill

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Sabrosa Mexican Grill, Commack: The westernmost Long Island location of this fast-casual Mexican food chainlet has closed after about a year in operation.

Sri Thai

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Sri Thai, Huntington: This Thai restaurant has been replaced by Thai Thai Villa, but most of the menu will be the same, with a few added authentic dishes.

Storyville American Table

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Storyville American Table, Huntington: This Cajun-themed eatery was replaced by ceviche, crabcakes and lobster rolls as the restaurant transformed into Finley's Seafood.

Dave’s Gone Fishing

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Dave's Gone Fishing, Montauk: This popular and respected Long Island seafood restaurant with striking sunset views has closed. It opened in 2016 at the former site of Fishbar.


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Acacia, Huntington: This popular restaurant-lounge, located across the street from The Paramount, Huntington's concert hall, closed after five years.

The Vanilla Bean Bakery & Espresso Café

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The Vanilla Bean Bakery & Espresso Café, Carle Place: Despite immaculate looks, a devoted local following and Nutella-filled brownies, this bakery closed, after nearly a year in business.


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Luce, East Norwich: The airy, stylish Italian restaurant has been sold. A French restaurant is expected to open at the address in autumn.

Cause Café

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Cause Café, Northport: This eatery, known for hiring young adults with autism and other cognitive and developmental disabilities, has closed for the third time, and is scouting for a new location.

Joe’s Garage and Grill

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Joe's Garage and Grill, Riverhead: This casual barbecue eatery, which earned a three-star rating and sported a race-car theme, from the decor to the menu, has closed.


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Alfredo, Westbury: This pizzeria, which closed after 56 years, was known as a late-night stop for a quick slice.


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Barto, Roslyn: This grand restaurant that took more than 10 years to build closed after less than two years of serving eclectic food in a lavish setting.

The Sideline Grille

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The Sideline Grille, Hicksville: The Sideline Grille, which became a local staple serving bacon cheeseburgers, chicken wings and pizza, has closed after 16 years.

Dynasty Café

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Dynasty Café, Bay Shore: This luncheonette closed after 34 years in business following the death of its owner.


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Fado, Huntington: This restaurant, which brought nouveau Portuguese cuisine to Huntington village, has closed after seven years.

Chi Dining Lounge

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Chi Dining Lounge, Westbury: This flashy watering hole featuring a lot of bling, a terrace bar, a roof deck and even a waterfall has closed.


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Jema, Huntington: This elegant, three-level restaurant owned by Miracle Mop mogul Joy Mangano, closed less than two years after its ballyhooed opening. It received 3 1⁄2 stars in Newsday and was named the top fine dining restaurant of 2016.

Guajiro Restaurant

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Guajiro Restaurant, Port Washington: Less than two years after it opened, this Cuban eatery has closed. It occupied the oft-churned Manorhaven Boulevard spot that had previously been Dolce and, before that, ¡Ay Que Rico!, Livorno and Nick & Pedro's. All benefited from the spacious, secluded back patio, but all suffered from the out-of-the-way location.

Milan's Brick Oven

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Milan's Brick Oven, Hewlett: This friendly neighborhood trattoria closed after one year in business.

Avocados Mexican-American Grill

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Avocados Mexican-American Grill, Commack: This casual spot known for its empanadas, quesadillas, fajitas and more, has closed.

Greek Captain

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Greek Captain, Glen Cove: This seafood eatery closed in December 2017 after only six months. Despite the reasonable prices and some winning dishes, both the kitchen and the dining room suffered from a lack of leadership.

Mediterranean Snack Bar

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Mediterranean Snack Bar, Huntington: This 43-year-old Greek eatery, a longtime fixture in downtown Huntington, has closed.

Meadowlands Sports Bar and Restaurant

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Meadowlands Sports Bar and Restaurant, East Meadow: This sports bar offering wings, burgers, Philly cheesesteaks, nachos and more, has closed.

Namaste America

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Namaste America, Deer Park: This four-year-old restaurant offering a buffet table loaded with Indian classics such as tandoori chicken, butter chicken and samosa chaat, has closed.

Honig Grill

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Honig Grill, Woodbury: This ambitious restaurant, subtitled "a taste of Napa Valley," has closed after about a year and a half.

Cuoppo NYC

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Cuoppo NYC, Merrick: Cuoppo NYC, the breezy Merrick street café that opened in May 2017 serving fried Italian seafood and veggies, has closed.


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Sakura, Farmingdale: After seven years of hibachi flames and sushi rolls, downtown Farmingdale's Sakura has closed. A new steakhouse is set to open in its place.

Caffé Ole

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Caffé Ole, Huntington Station: This months-old, meat-centric Colombian restaurant on Route 110 has closed.


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Ariana, Huntington: Ariana, one of Long Island's first Afghan restaurants, has closed.

Jane Café

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Jane Café, Mineola: This modest little spot, a gold mine of Korean cooking, has closed.

Milk and Sugar Café

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Milk and Sugar Café, Bay Shore: Having lasted an impressive 18 years, downtown Bay Shore's homey Milk and Sugar Café has closed -- but the owners have a new restaurant up their sleeves. Gina and Lenny Jaworowski plan to open a farm-to-table eatery called Barn Door 49 early in 2018.

Joe's Crab Shack

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Joe's Crab Shack, Westbury: The last Long Island outpost of Joe's Crab Shack has closed, days after the Houston-based chain was sold at auction as part of a bankruptcy proceeding.


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PizzaRev, Syosset: PizzaRev, a California-based chain of DIY pizzerias, has closed its Syosset eatery. The Valley Stream, Deer Park and Hauppauge stores are still open.

Andrea's 25

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Andrea's 25, Woodbury: Andrea's 25, an Italian restaurant that opened in 2012 in Woodbury, has closed. It was the offspring of Andrea's 25 in Commack, which remains open.

RM Bistro Progressive Indian Cuisine

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RM Bistro Progressive Indian Cuisine, Commack: This restaurant, which set out to bring inventive Indian food to Long Island, has closed after a short nine-month run.

Salumeria Pomodoro

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Salumeria Pomodoro, Huntington: This 16-month-old Italian restaurant has closed, and renovations will soon begin to transform it into the second, more northerly location of Hush American Bistro, chef Marc Anthony Bynum's tiny Farmingdale restaurant.

Le Bleu Bird Café

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Le Bleu Bird Café, Port Washington: Nine months after it opened on Main Street, Le Bleu Bird Café has closed. The little shop, which took over what had been the vaunted Main Street Bakery, served breakfast in a town that, except for diners, doesn't have a lot of breakfast options. Lunch was also served, along with a full line of baked goods.

Papee da Dhaba

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Papee da Dhaba, Hicksville: Months after the owner of Papee da Dhaba hinted he might not be around for the long haul, this Indian restaurant has closed.


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Flight, Patchogue: Turns out a restaurant focused on flights of food was fleeting: Flight in Patchogue has closed less than seven months after it opened. The restaurant earned 1 1⁄2 stars in Newsday for its menu of ambitious drinks and small plates. The partners have sold the restaurant to the folks behind Flo's, the beachside luncheonette that has been a warm- weather standby since 1926 at Corey Beach in Blue Point.

The Pig & Queen

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The Pig & Queen, Rockville Centre: Seven months after opening its doors, Rockville Centre's The Pig & Queen has bowed out of the village's restaurant scene. The eatery blended Southern, Cajun and New American styles with pit-smoked barbecue as well as craft brews, bourbons and inventive cocktails.

Siam Lotus

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Siam Lotus, Bay Shore: Siam Lotus, a Bay Shore mainstay that grew to be a dependable stop for classic Thai fare and a top spot on Newsday's best Thai food list has closed.

Korean Spoon

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Korean Spoon, North Bellmore: A Korean family's vision to bring homestyle classics to the people of North Bellmore has come to an end after a short-lived stay. The mostly takeout and delivery spot has closed roughly six months after it set up shop in the space that once housed In N Out Cafe Market.

Golden Temple II

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Golden Temple II, Syosset: Golden Temple II is the latest Chinese restaurant to flame out at a free-standing building just east of Robbins Lane. Opened in 2015, Golden Temple II was an offshoot of the original Golden Temple (which is still open about a mile and a half east on Jericho Turnpike).

Ristorante Santa Lucia

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Ristorante Santa Lucia, Melville: Only months after this Italian spot opened in Melville, the restaurant has been shuttered.

Old Mill Inn

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Old Mill Inn, Mattituck: Old Mill Inn, the landmark waterfront restaurant in Mattituck, has closed. Owner Bia Lowe announced on the Inn's website that it would not reopen for the season. Lowe says she plans to return to her native California "to focus on my writing."

Sea Haven

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Sea Haven, Lindenhurst: Sea Haven, a Lindenhurst destination for almost 30 years, has closed. The traditional seafood restaurant was known for its steamed or broiled lobsters, fried or broiled combination platters, king crab claws, crab cakes and more.

Roots Bistro Gourmand

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Roots Bistro Gourmand, West Islip: After five years of challenging Long Islanders' taste buds, Roots Bistro Gourmand has closed. The West Islip restaurant, which earned three stars from Newsday when it opened in 2012, served its last supper on April 1, 2017.

The Lobster Roll Northside

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The Lobster Roll Northside, Riverhead: The Lobster Roll Northside, the Riverhead mainstay and offspring of the Amagansett landmark, has closed. It will be succeeded by Sound Bistro, which is expected to keep Lobster Roll classics on the menu and make some contemporary additions.


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Mykonos, Great Neck: Mykonos, the modest but dependable Greek restaurant in the Village of Great Neck, has closed after eight years.

Page One

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Page One, Glen Cove: Page One has served its last dinner after 21 years on School Street.

Gooseberry Grove

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Gooseberry Grove, Oyster Bay: Less than a year after a renovation that added gourmet coffee to the menu, this Oyster Bay ice cream parlor has closed. Owner Bob Liebold said that he and his landlord failed to come to an agreement on a new lease.

The Petulant Wino

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The Petulant Wino, Aquebogue: Aquebogue's Petulant Wino has closed. Opened by serial restaurateur Tom Schaudel and his daughter Courtney in 2014, the restaurant at the gateway to the North Fork featured small plates, local wine, good drinks and a generally genial atmosphere.

Artisans Eatery

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Artisans Eatery, Islip: Artisans Eatery, which opened in 2016 and featured some of Long Island's most creative sandwiches, has closed.

Madras Woodlands

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Madras Woodlands, New Hyde Park: The old Madras Woodlands space in New Hyde Park has closed and will soon give way to a new Indian restaurant that'll double as a banquet hall and sports bar, complete with TVs playing your favorite cricket match.


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BurgerFi, Uniondale: This burger chain, close to both Hofstra University and Nassau Coliseum on Hempstead Turnpike, closed in January. The location was said to be the biggest BurgerFi in the nation, with seats for about 200 people.

Chawlas 2

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Chawlas 2, Hicksville: Chawlas 2, the Indian import that opened in September 2016 in Hicksville, has closed. Raju's Egg & Veg, an American offshoot of Raju Omlet, founded by Rajesh Bhogilal Rana in Vadodara in the Western Indian state of Gujarat, will take its place.

Carolyn's Cuisine

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Carolyn's Cuisine, Amityville: This friendly little soul-food eatery on Broadway in Amityville has closed. Owner Carolyn Thomas said she hopes to reopen in another location in the future.

Kiran Palace

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Kiran Palace, Commack: This modest Indian restaurant in the King Kullen mini-mall has closed.

Pizza Studio

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Pizza Studio, Farmingdale: Pizza Studio, one of four design-your-own-pizza chains that have established beachheads on Long Island, has closed its lone location in Farmingdale.


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Scrimshaw, Greenport: Since 2004, Scrimshaw has been the rare waterfront restaurant whose gorgeous view was matched by its food. The restaurant closed for the season after the village's annual Shellabration festival in early December 2016, and will not reopen.

Cause Café

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Cause Café, Northport: Stacey Wohl had two goals when she opened Cause Café in April 2016: offer customers a casual, breakfast-brunch-lunch menu, and provide jobs for young adults with autism and other cognitive or developmental disabilities. But the café wasn't doing enough business to support either her bank account or her cause, and she made the tough decision to close it and switch gears. "First we have to make the restaurant successful," she said. "Then I can help the kids."

Caffe Bene

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Caffe Bene, Great Neck: Caffe Bene, the Korean-based coffee chain, has closed its location on Middle Neck Road across from the train station. But dedicated Bene-devotees need only drive the 2½ miles east to Manhasset to get their fix of coffee drinks, pastries, gelato and sandwiches.

Taverna 38

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Taverna 38, Williston Park: This property has been a revolving door of troubled eateries and Taverna 38, a modest Greek spot that opened in May 2016, is another victim.

TGI Fridays

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TGI Fridays, Huntington Station: TGI Fridays has closed near Walt Whitman Shops, but fans of those famous loaded potato skins shouldn't fret. There are still 12 Long Island locations operating, including in Bay Shore, Islip, Lake Grove and Islandia.

Opera House

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Opera House, Roslyn Heights: Looks like Opera House has sung its last aria. The Asian fusion restaurant on Willis Avenue that opened in late 2012 has now closed.

Soup-or-Hero Kitchen

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Soup-or-Hero Kitchen, Farmingdale: Chef Marc Bynum has closed his casual take-out spot, Soup-or-Hero Kitchen in Farmingdale, just six months after opening, as he shifts focus to other projects including a barbecue spot he is planning to open in Bay Shore.


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Bertucci's, Westbury: The Massachusetts-based Italian restaurant chain, known for its wood-burning oven, has closed the 24-year-old location in Westbury.

Noodles & Company

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Noodles & Company, Multiple locations: This chain, which specializes in noodle dishes from all over the world, has closed two Long Island locations at Republic Plaza in Farmingdale and on Jericho Turnpike Garden City Park.

The Wander Inn

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The Wander Inn, Baldwin: The Wander Inn, a Baldwin watering hole since 1952, has now closed its doors on Grand Avenue. "We have a big property, and we can't afford it any longer," co-owner Michael Leake said. "I've been trying to sell the place for years."

Thai Taste

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Thai Taste, Massapequa Park: Thai Taste, the elegant, 11-year-old Thai restaurant on Park Boulevard in Massapequa Park, has closed.

Mio Posto

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Mio Posto, Multiple locations: Both the Hicksville and Oceanside branches of this boisterous Italian restaurant have closed and owners Chris D'Ambrosi and Frank DePierro have opened a new location in Long Beach.

Eleanor Rigby's

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Eleanor Rigby's, Mineola: For more than 20 years, Mineolans gathered here for generous drinks, simple food, live music and, of course, Beatles memorabilia. The building has now been sold and the bar is closing. The building's new owners, chef Steven Del Lima and his partner Dean Miller, are opening a second location of their Manhattan restaurant, White Oak Oyster Bar and Cocktail Lounge.

The Plate: An Italian-American Restaurant and Bar

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The Plate: An Italian-American Restaurant and Bar, Islip: This Italian spot, which replaced Medley's on Main Street in Islip, has closed.

Zigmund's Bar

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Zigmund's Bar, Bridgehampton: This Bridgehampton bar, which opened in July 2016, is now closed. Proprietors Eric Lemonides and Chef Jason Weiner say that the venture was always intended as a pop-up, to fill the space that formerly housed Todd Jacobs' Fresh Hamptons until the landlord found a permanent tenant.

True North

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True North, Huntington: This well-regarded gastropub, which opened in October 2015 and earned 2 1⁄2 stars from Newsday for its polished food and buoyant vibe, has now closed.

Stone Crab

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Stone Crab, Long Beach: When Stone Crab opened on West Beech Street in summer 2016, stone crab claws weren't even on the menu. Until the season for the South Florida specialty began in the fall, customers had to make do with raw clams, fried calamari, seafood combos, surf and turf, and king crab legs. In October, the restaurant announced on its Facebook page that the stone crabs had arrived. Within a month, however, Stone Crab ceased operation.


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Rimon, Great Neck: Glatt kosher Rimon has closed in the Great Neck location that has hosted a range of restaurants over the years. The restaurant's last Facebook post, from April, said "on vacation," but the phone has been disconnected and the liquor license has expired.

Flo's Luncheonette

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Flo's Luncheonette, Patchogue: Flo's Luncheonette, the Patchogue offshoot of the historic Blue Point original, has closed. The 2-year-old eatery vacated its West Main Street location to make way for Blue Point Brewing Co., which is moving into town from its current spot about a half mile south.

NishNosh Mediterranean Grill

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NishNosh Mediterranean Grill, Hauppauge: Hauppauge is a little less tasty now that NishNosh Mediterranean Grill, which opened in 2015 in a strip mall on Veterans Highway, has closed.

Cafe Mendoza

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Cafe Mendoza, Commack: This three-star Argentine tapas restaurant has closed after a year-and-a-half run.

Vine & Barrel

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Vine & Barrel, Farmingdale: Vine & Barrel is closed for now. The sign on the door reads "Closed for renovations," and co-owner Robert Bernardini says he's no longer a part of the endeavor.


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Frizzles, Commack: Less than six months after it opened, Frizzles in Commack has closed. The quick-serve burger-plus eatery opened in June 2016 at the busy intersection where Route 454 branches off from Jericho Turnpike.

Vintage Bar & Grill

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Vintage Bar & Grill, Jericho: Vintage Bar & Grill, the Jericho offshoot of St. James Vintage Prime Steak House, has closed.

Pacific Moon

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Pacific Moon, Commack: The Asian fusion spot in the North Gate Shopping Center has closed, a short run for a restaurant that opened in February 2016.

Tony Roma's

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Tony Roma's, Commack: Bad news for carnivores. The Commack branch of Tony Roma's has closed, part of a downsizing that has shuttered every location in New York State, aside from one in Niagara Falls, according to its website.


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Katerina, Great Neck: This ambitious Italian spot that earned 2½ stars from Newsday, is now closed.

Joe's Crab Shack

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Joe's Crab Shack, Multiple locations: Joe's Crab Shacks in Riverhead and Oceanside have served their final customers, closings that point to a downsizing of the brand owned by Texas-based Ignite Restaurant Group.

Mukda Thai Cuisine

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Mukda Thai Cuisine, Hicksville: After a run of almost five years, Mukda Thai Cuisine on Old Country Road in Hicksville has closed.

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