Blacksmith Tavern, Smithtown

Blacksmith Tavern, Smithtown Credit: Joan Reminick

A gastro pub it ain’t. But the new Blacksmith Tavern in Smithtown serves up a decent burger (which would have been better had it not been so well-done) and an even better turkey burger, thick and super-juicy. Come to think of it, pulled pork sliders aren’t bad either. Forget the pedestrian previously frozen fries, though.

Here, the bar scene – pool table, DJ on Thursday and Friday nights, live bands on weekend – far overshadows the culinary one.

Blacksmith Tavern is at 197 Terry Rd., Smithtown, 631-360-3900,

Newsday Photo of Blacksmith Tavern/Joan Reminick