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The best things to eat on Long Island

You don’t have to go searching around for something good to eat this week. Newsday critics have done it for you, ordering their way through menus expensive and cheap. Here are their picks for the best things to eat on Long Island, drawn from their most recent reviews. Order with confidence.

Yellowfin tuna a la plancha at View

Meaty yellowfin tuna a la plancha, best rare,
Photo Credit: Daniel Brennan

Meaty yellowfin tuna a la plancha, best rare, gets a boost from a coconut-curry emulsion at View in Oakdale.

Bucatini with littlenecks and cockles at View

A terrific bucatini with littlenecks and cockles is
Photo Credit: Daniel Brennan

A terrific bucatini with littlenecks and cockles is served at View in Oakdale.

Lobster salad roll at View

The lobster salad roll at View in Oakdale
Photo Credit: Daniel Brennan

The lobster salad roll at View in Oakdale is generous and well-seasoned, heaped onto a toasted, buttery bun.

Crab cakes at View

Savory jumbo lump crab cakes with mango salsa
Photo Credit: Daniel Brennan

Savory jumbo lump crab cakes with mango salsa and Meyer lemon aioli are served at View in Oakdale.

Ahi tuna at Lazy Lobster

Seared rare ahi tuna with ginger teriyaki crust,
Photo Credit: Daniel Brennan

Seared rare ahi tuna with ginger teriyaki crust, seaweed salad and cucumber wasabi drizzle is served at Lazy Lobster in East Rockaway.

Grouper tacos at Lazy Lobster

Crispy, battered grouper tacos are topped with coleslaw
Photo Credit: Daniel Brennan

Crispy, battered grouper tacos are topped with coleslaw and sriracha aioli at Lazy Lobster in East Rockaway.

Lobster roll at Lazy Lobster

The warm Connecticut lobster roll with tarragon citrus
Photo Credit: Daniel Brennan

The warm Connecticut lobster roll with tarragon citrus butter is truly decadent at Lazy Lobster in East Rockaway. It's served with coleslaw and shoestring fries.

Frosé at Lazy Lobster

Tart, slushy frosé is served at Lazy Lobster
Photo Credit: Yvonne Albinowski

Tart, slushy frosé is served at Lazy Lobster in East Rockaway.

Lamb chops at Texas de Brazil Churrascaria Steakhouse

Mix and match the meats and salad bar
Photo Credit: Daniel Brennan

Mix and match the meats and salad bar choices, such as these lamb chops with cranberry couscous and pineapple carpaccio, at Texas de Brazil Churrascaria Steakhouse in Lake Grove.

Charcuterie plate at Texas de Brazil Churrascaria Steakhouse

The salad bar at Texas de Brazil Churrascaria
Photo Credit: Daniel Brennan

The salad bar at Texas de Brazil Churrascaria Steakhouse in Lake Grove is loaded with charcuterie, including Grana Padano Parmesan cheese, salami, smoked salmon, manchego cheese and prosciutto.

Mashed potatoes at Texas de Brazil Churrascaria Steakhouse

Garlic mashed potatoes will arrive at the table
Photo Credit: Daniel Brennan

Garlic mashed potatoes will arrive at the table at Texas de Brazil Churrascaria Steakhouse in Lake Grove. Here, they share a plate with steamed asparagus and Brazilian sausage.

Caipirinhas at Texas de Brazil Churrascaria Steakhouse

Caipirinhas are signature Brazilian cocktails, and combine the
Photo Credit: Daniel Brennan

Caipirinhas are signature Brazilian cocktails, and combine the spirit cachaca with lots of lime at Texas de Brazil Churrascaria Steakhouse in Lake Grove

Pecan pie at Texas de Brazil Churrascaria Steakhouse

Pecan pie, served here with vanilla ice cream,
Photo Credit: Daniel Brennan

Pecan pie, served here with vanilla ice cream, is among the best of the enormous desserts at Texas de Brazil Churrascaria Steakhouse in Lake Grove. Note: Desserts aren't part of the pay-one-price meal.

Steamed lobster at Pier 95

A two-pound, perfectly steamed lobster is accompanied by
Photo Credit: Raychel Brightman

A two-pound, perfectly steamed lobster is accompanied by shoestring fries at Pier 95 in Freeport.

Grilled swordfish at Pier 95

Grilled swordfish with lemon-ginger sauce highlights the finfish
Photo Credit: Raychel Brightman

Grilled swordfish with lemon-ginger sauce highlights the finfish choices at Pier 95 in Freeport.

Octopus at Pier 95

The flavor of tender, braised octopus is spurred
Photo Credit: Raychel Brightman

The flavor of tender, braised octopus is spurred by paprika and garlic at Pier 95 in Freeport.

Seared tuna at Pier 95

Meaty seared tuna benefits subtly from a light,
Photo Credit: Raychel Brightman

Meaty seared tuna benefits subtly from a light, citrus-soy sauce at Pier 95 in Freeport.

Beef stew at Mi Viejito Pueblito

The house soup at Mi Viejito Pueblito in
Photo Credit: Raychel Brightman

The house soup at Mi Viejito Pueblito in Huntington Station is a hearty stew of beef, corn, potatoes and carrots.

Nachos simple at Mi Viejito Pueblito

The nachos simple are anything but, and come
Photo Credit: Raychel Brightman

The nachos simple are anything but, and come loaded with chicken, chorizo or braised beef at Mi Viejito Pueblito in Huntington Station.

Fish tacos at Mi Viejito Pueblito

Fish tacos are dressed with cilantro and onion,
Photo Credit: Raychel Brightman

Fish tacos are dressed with cilantro and onion, and served on housemade flour tortillas at Mi Viejito Pueblito in Huntington Station.

Cecina plate at Mi Viejito Pueblito

Nopal cactus, rice and beans accompany a fine
Photo Credit: Raychel Brightman

Nopal cactus, rice and beans accompany a fine cecina (dry-cured flank steak) plate at Mi Viejito Pueblito in Huntington Station.

Shanghai shao mai at Blue Wave

Exquisite Shanghai shao mai feature a symphony of
Photo Credit: Raychel Brightman

Exquisite Shanghai shao mai feature a symphony of savory, pork-infused sticky rice captured in a delicate, egg-rich skin at Blue Wave in Williston Park.

Baby bok choy at Blue Wave

Baby bok choy is heightened with the barest
Photo Credit: Raychel Brightman

Baby bok choy is heightened with the barest whisper of garlic at Blue Wave in Williston Park.

Braised pork at Blue Wave

Braised pork at Blue Wave in Williston Park
Photo Credit: Raychel Brightman

Braised pork at Blue Wave in Williston Park features succulent chunks of meat interspersed with strips of bean curd sheet (a noodle-like leaf made from the skin that forms on the surface of soy milk).

Braised whole tilapia at Blue Wave

Braised whole tilapia is perfectly complemented by a
Photo Credit: Raychel Brightman

Braised whole tilapia is perfectly complemented by a sauce of chilies and fermented broad beans at Blue Wave in Williston Park.

Lobster risotto at FatFish on the Water

At FatFish on the Water in Bay Shore,
Photo Credit: Daniel Brennan

At FatFish on the Water in Bay Shore, a joyous lobster risotto is shot through with butter, herbs and winking wedges of orange.

Seared-scallop meuniere at FatFish on the Water

A garnished seared-scallop meuniere is served over orzo
Photo Credit: Daniel Brennan

A garnished seared-scallop meuniere is served over orzo at FatFish on the Water in Bay Shore.

Daily crudo at FatFish on the Water

The crudo changes every few days at FatFish
Photo Credit: Daniel Brennan

The crudo changes every few days at FatFish on the Water in Bay Shore. This tuna crudo with oranges, chili salt and pulverized hazelnuts was superfresh.

Apple tarte Tatin at FatFish on the Water

Apple tarte Tatin comes garnished with a sliced
Photo Credit: Daniel Brennan

Apple tarte Tatin comes garnished with a sliced strawberry and mint at FatFish on the Water in Bay Shore.

Chickpea fries at Snaps American Bistro

Chickpea fries are accompanied by an olive and
Photo Credit: Yvonne Albinowski

Chickpea fries are accompanied by an olive and garlic aioli at Snaps American Bistro in Rockville Centre.

Chicken Parmesan sandwich at Snaps American Bistro

The chicken Parmesan sandwich has a tight focaccia
Photo Credit: Yvonne Albinowski

The chicken Parmesan sandwich has a tight focaccia construction and explodes with tomato sauce and mozzarella lava flowing toward a side of spaghetti at Snaps American Bistro in Rockville Centre.

Cali burger at Snaps American Bistro

Caramelized onions, prosciutto and goat cheese top the
Photo Credit: Yvonne Albinowski

Caramelized onions, prosciutto and goat cheese top the half-pound Cali burger at Snaps American Bistro in Rockville Centre.

Rib-eye at Snaps American Bistro

The 16 oz. grilled rib-eye comes with rosemary
Photo Credit: Yvonne Albinowski

The 16 oz. grilled rib-eye comes with rosemary garlic potatoes and asparagus at Snaps American Bistro in Rockville Centre.

Wagyu burger at 1221 at MFP

The Wagyu burger, a high-rise with tempura shiitakes,
Photo Credit: Daniel Brennan

The Wagyu burger, a high-rise with tempura shiitakes, onion, wasabi-blue cheese and honey-garlic soy, is cooked to order and excellent at 1221 at MFP in Roslyn.

Yellowfin tuna sashimi at 1221 at MFP

Savor the lustrous and silky yellowfin tuna sashimi,
Photo Credit: Daniel Brennan

Savor the lustrous and silky yellowfin tuna sashimi, with the crunch of toasted quinoa for contrast, at 1221 at MFP in Roslyn.

Lamb chops at 1221 at MFP

A quartet of Frenched lamb chops is easily
Photo Credit: Daniel Brennan

A quartet of Frenched lamb chops is easily recommended, set on dabs of chimichurri and tzatziki at 1221 at MFP in Roslyn.

Halibut at 1221 at MFP

Snowy, lean halibut, complemented with pearl couscous, peas
Photo Credit: Daniel Brennan

Snowy, lean halibut, complemented with pearl couscous, peas and tomato, stands out at 1221 at MFP in Roslyn.

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