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.
Sticky icky wings at MB Ramen
The sticky icky wings are tossed with Korean barbecue sauce and paired with shiso ranch dressing at MB Ramen in Huntington.
Bao buns at MB Ramen
The bao buns at MB Ramen in Huntington are filled with crispy jackfruit, slow-cooked pork belly and crispy shrimp cake.
Miso ramen at MB Ramen
The unorthodox fumet miso ramen is made with a seafood broth and topped with salmon sashimi, salmon roe and bonito flake at MB Ramen in Huntington.
MB Ramen at MB Ramen
The MB Ramen at MB Ramen is chef Marc Bynum's play on a classic tonkotsu broth with twists that include oxtail and beef bones.
Red snapper at Finley's Seafood
Florida red snapper, lean, firm and slightly sweet, swims in glistening and tropical, from vanilla rum butter, fried plantain and cara cara orange at Finley's Seafood in Huntington.
Oysters at Finley's Seafood
Oysters, from local bluepoints to Washington Kumamotos, are briny, sweet starters at Finley's Seafood in Huntington.
North Atlantic fish and chips at Finley's Seafood
North Atlantic fish and chips, made with cod and tempura-battered, crunches on cue at Finley's Seafood in Huntington.
Wasabi pea-crusted seared tuna at Finley's Seafood
Wasabi pea-crusted seared tuna -- rare, velvety and neatly sliced -- is flanked by a slick of red pepper hummus and a coulis of piquillo pepper at Finley's Seafood in Huntington.
Lobster salad roll at Finley's Seafood
The lobster salad roll, with lemony mayo, is served with Old Bay potato chips at Finley's Seafood in Huntington.
"Smokehouse mac & cheese lasagna" at Dang BBQ
The "smokehouse mac & cheese lasagna," at Dang BBQ in Islip, is served in a hot skillet. It boasts layers of lasagna noodles stuffed with macaroni and cheese and pulled pork and topped with bacon.
Aporkalypse Now 2.0 at Dang BBQ
At Dang BBQ in Islip, the Aporkalypse Now 2.0 is a burrito stuffed with pulled pork, sausage, bacon, onion rings, both cheese and barbecue sauces, and French fries.
Texas beef brisket plate at Dang BBQ
Along with silky, smoked brisket, the Texas beef brisket plate at Dang BBQ in Islip comes with a corn muffin and choice of two sides, here, mac and cheese and coleslaw.
Brisket at Dang BBQ
Brisket is featured, along with chopped romaine, bacon, Cheddar and fried onions, in the BBQ brisket salad at Dang BBQ in Islip.
Berkshire pork chop at Piccolo Mondo
The thick, juicy, brined Berkshire pork chop gets a welcome jolt from cherry pepper jus, plus roasted peppers, caramelized onions, fingerling potatoes and baby artichokes at Piccolo Mondo in Huntington.
'Tomahawk' veal chop at Piccolo Mondo
The stand-out "Tomahawk" veal chop Parmesan comes in at 16 ounces at Piccolo Mondo in Huntington.
Pappardelle alla Bolognese at Piccolo Mondo
Pappardelle alla Bolognese arrives in a creamy, rich veal ragu at Piccolo Mondo in Huntington.
Baked littleneck clams at Piccolo Mondo
Light and appetizing baked littlenecks are finished with garlic and flavorful breadcrumbs at Piccolo Mondo in Huntington.
Pan-seared Alaskan halibut at Piccolo Mondo
Pan-seared Alaskan halibut swims in with grilled local corn, sweet potato, and couscous at Piccolo Mondo in Huntington.
Reuben sandwich at Hatch
A Reuben sandwich stands tall with corned beef topped with beer-braised sauerkraut, alpine lace Swiss cheese and Thousand Island dressing on toasted marble rye bread at Hatch in Huntington.
The Godfather at Hatch
The Godfather, one of six versions of eggs Benedict on the menu at Hatch in Huntington, features toasted sourdough draped with prosciutto, melted taleggio cheese and two perfectly poached eggs whose yolks oozed when broken. Its hollandaise is threaded with a needle-thin drizzle of balsamic vinegar that adds pop.
Breakfast tacos at Hatch
Breakfast tacos at Hatch in Huntington are refreshing featuring toasty tortillas, a moist scramble, really fresh pico de gallo and a touch of melted Jack cheese.
Pineapple upside-down pancakes at Hatch
Pineapple upside-down pancakes are topped with house-made vanilla rum creme anglaise, caramelized pineapple and cinnamon butter at Hatch in Huntington.
Grilled octopus at Cena 081
Tender, sliced grilled octopus is served with white beans at Cena 081 in Westbury.
Risotto with radicchio, pear, and Gorgonzola at Cena 081
Creamy risotto with radicchio, pear, and Gorgonzola cheese is a full-flavored course at Cena 081 in Westbury.
Linguini Arugula e Pistachio at Cena 081
Linguine with arugula, pistachio, Asiago cheese, prosciutto and pistachio puree leads the pastas at Cena 081 in Westbury.
'Sunday sauce' at Cena 081
"Sunday sauce," which could feed you and your immediate family today and tomorrow, features pork ribs, sausage, braciola, meatballs and rigatoni at Cena 081 in Westbury.
Onion rava masala dosa at Mithaas
The onion rava masala dosa collapses into glistening sheaths as you rip it apart at Mithaas in Hicksville. The coriander and minced onion barely visible in its folds offer mini punches of flavor.
Tandoori paneer tikka at Mithaas
Tandoori paneer tikka -- triangles of sour, firm cheese slathered in a red chili sauce -- arrives sizzling on a cast-iron platter atop shredded cabbage and onions at Mithaas in Hicksville.
Sev puri dahi puri at Mithaas
A standout at Mithaas in Hicksville is the sev puri dahi puri, filled with a spiced potato mash, slathered in yogurt and tamarind chutney, dotted with mint and pomegranate seeds and showered with shredded chickpea threads called sev. Crunchy, squishy, sour, sweet, hot -- it's a circus in your mouth.
Mooli paratha at Mithaas
Mooli paratha, a peppery Punjabi flatbread with grated radishes inside, is served at Mithaas in Hicksville.
Grilled octopus at Elaia Estiatorio
Tender grilled octopus highlights the starters at Elaia Estiatorio in Bridgehampton.
Creamy Saganaki at Elaia Estiatorio
Creamy Saganaki made with feta cheese is crusted with sesame seeds at Elaia Estiatorio in Bridgehampton.
Beet salad at Elaia Estiatorio
Beet salad, or pantzaria, is a refreshing, colorful appetizer at Elaia Estiatorio in Bridgehampton.
Leg of lamb at Elaia Estiatorio
Leg of lamb, cooked slowly in parchment with potatoes, carrots and shallots, falls tenderly off the rosemary-speared bone at Elaia Estiatorio in Bridgehampton; it's terrific.
Blue cheese-crusted rib-eye steak at City Cellar Wine Bar & Grill
The blue cheese-crusted rib-eye steak at City Cellar Wine Bar & Grill in Westbury is juicy and flavorful.
Long Island duck breast at City Cellar Wine Bar & Grill
Long Island duck breast, roseate and tender, is served at City Cellar Wine Bar & Grill in Westbury.
Prosciutto di Parma pizza at City Cellar Wine Bar & Grill
The pizza with house-made mozzarella, cherry tomatoes, arugula and prosciutto di Parma is a standout at City Cellar Wine Bar & Grill in Westbury.
Charred octopus at City Cellar Wine Bar & Grill
The best opener at City Cellar Wine Bar & Grill in Westbury is this tender and smoky charred octopus, a meaty arm atop avocado salsa verde and truly smashed potatoes, finished with a vinaigrette that hints of chorizo.
Ahi tuna at City Cellar Wine Bar & Grill
The sesame-crusted ahi tuna is meaty, sushi-red at its center, and perfectly sliced at City Cellar Wine Bar & Grill in Westbury.
BMROPO Signature Burger at Broadway Market
The BMROPO Signature Burger, made with grass-fed beef and topped with aged cheddar, onion jam, house-made pickles and magic sauce, is served on top of a house-made bun at Broadway Market in Rocky Point.
Spring-pea soup at Broadway Market
The rich broth of a spring-pea soup is topped with a gossamer Parmesan foam at Broadway Market in Rocky Point.
Chicken at Broadway Market
Free-range chicken is buttermilk-brined and then oven-roasted with rosemary, and served with home fries, caramelized onions and broccoli rabe, at Broadway Market in Rocky Point.
Bacon Jam and Egg Burger at Broadway Market
The Bacon Jam and Egg Burger, a grass-fed burger topped with a fried egg and crispy matchstick potatoes, is served on a house-made bun at Broadway Market in Rocky Point.
Baked goods at Broadway Market
The market side of Broadway Market in Rocky Point has a case stocked with baked goods, pastries, cakes and blinged-out doughnuts.
General Tso's chicken at Mango Tango Asian Fusion
General Tso's chicken is worthy of the rank at Mango Tango Asian Fusion in Islip.
Sushi boat at Mango Tango Asian Fusion
A medium sushi boat is a special creation at Mango Tango Asian Fusion in Islip.
Chicken satay at Mango Tango Asian Fusion
Chicken satay combines well with rich peanut sauce at Mango Tango Asian Fusion in Islip.
Red snapper at Mango Tango Asian Fusion
Crisp red snapper, lacquered with caramelized soy syrup, cut with red wine vinaigrette and juiced up with Penang curry, succeeds three ways at Mango Tango Asian Fusion in Islip.
Berkshire pork chop at Nantuckets
Ironically, the best dish at seafood spot Nantuckets in Port Jefferson is a thick, juicy Berkshire pork chop, boosted by roasted poblano creamed corn, a smoked Gouda-and-potato croquette, and a comparatively restrained apricot glaze.
Ahi tuna poke at Nantuckets
Ahi tuna poke, with cabbage slaw, guacamole, and sesame-cashew crunch, highlights the appetizers at Nantuckets in Port Jefferson.
Seafood Bolognese at Nantuckets
Seafood Bolognese at Nantuckets in Port Jefferson succeeds with chopped shrimp, crabmeat and lobster in a creamy tomato sauce that enfolds bell-like, ruffled-edge campanelle pasta.
Atlantic halibut at Nantuckets
Nut-crusted Atlantic halibut is served atop petit French lentils and rainbow chard at Nantuckets in Port Jefferson.
Spring rolls at Nantuckets
Crisp spring rolls are filled with mushrooms, kale, corn, butternut squash and Vermont white Cheddar at Nantuckets in Port Jefferson.
Bloody Mary at Nantuckets
A Bloody Mary is served with lobster claw at Nantuckets in Port Jefferson.
Pastrami hot dog at Irving's World Famous Pastrami
The pastrami hot dog at Irving's World Famous Pastrami in Woodbury is topped with pastrami, Cheddar cheese and mustard, and served on a pretzel bun.
Pastrami Knish at Irving's World Famous Pastrami
Pastrami Knish, a potato knish stuffed with pastrami, melted American cheese and yellow mustard, is served at Irving's World Famous Pastrami in Woodbury.
The Angry Irving at Irving's World Famous Pastrami
The Angry Irving, a sandwich made with pastrami, Provolone, chopped onions, pepperoncinis, cracked black pepper, mayo and horseradish mustard on a grilled sourdough club roll, is a hit at Irving's World Famous Pastrami in Woodbury.
Loaded fries at Irving's World Famous Pastrami
Loaded fries, house-made shoe strings studded with crispy bits of pastrami ends and drizzled with Irving's special sauce, are served at Irving's World Famous Pastrami in Woodbury.