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George Martin The Original in Rockville Centre and more Long Island restaurants to try this weekend

Filet mignon sliders at George Martin The Original

Filet mignon sliders at George Martin The Original in Rockville Centre. Credit: George Martin The Original

It’s the last weekend of winter. Daylight saving time is here. And those very confused daffodils can make their entrance without (you hope) a burst of snow. Here are three refreshing restaurants to welcome spring.

Sandbar in Cold Spring Harbor is a bright, reliably excellent spot for stylish American fare. Recommended: smoked trout with horseradish aioli; duck tacos with daikon, jalapeno, and hoisin sauce; tuna crudo with blood orange, olive oil, and pink peppercorns; housemade ricotta; chickpea fries; seared bay scallops; pancetta-wrapped monkfish. Moderate to expensive.

Sandbar, 55 Main St., Cold Spring Harbor, 631-498-6188,

George Martin The Original in Rockville Centre bridges winter and spring with ease and dependable, mostly American dishes. Recommended: avocado toast Caprese; herb-roasted chicken; grilled swordfish; pork jaegerschnitzel; filet mignon sliders with crumbled blue cheese; filet mignon with horseradish sauce; ribeye steak. Moderate to expensive.

George Martin The Original, 65 N. Park Ave., Rockville Centre, 516-678-7272,

Locale in Patchogue is one of the newer eateries defining the lively downtown. The food is homey and worth a taste. Recommended: arancini, or rice balls packed with ragu; chicken Milanese; mozzarella in carrozza; linguine with white clam sauce; four-cheese pizzette; profiteroles. Moderate.

Locale, 15 W. Main St., Patchogue, 631-714-5220,

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