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The biggest Long Island restaurant closures of 2017

Here are some of 2017’s most notable closings.

True North

True North, Huntington: This well-regarded gastropub, which opened
Photo Credit: Daniel Brennan

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, closed in January 2017.

Eleanor Rigby's

Eleanor Rigby's, Mineola: For more than 20 years,
Photo Credit: Newsday / Erica Marcus

Eleanor Rigby's, Mineola: For more than 20 years, Mineolans gathered here for generous drinks, simple food, live music and, of course, Beatles memorabilia. In 2017 the building was sold and the bar closed. The building's new owners, chef Steven Del Lima and his partner Dean Miller, plan to open a second location of their Manhattan restaurant, White Oak Oyster Bar and Cocktail Lounge.

Mio Posto

Mio Posto, Multiple locations: Both the Hicksville and
Photo Credit: Johnny Simon

Mio Posto, Multiple locations: Both the Hicksville and Oceanside branches of this boisterous Italian restaurant closed in 2017. Owners Chris D'Ambrosi and Frank DePierro have opened a new location in Long Beach.

Scrimshaw

Scrimshaw, Greenport: Since 2004, Scrimshaw had been the
Photo Credit: Gordon M. Grant

Scrimshaw, Greenport: Since 2004, Scrimshaw had 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 did not reopen in 2017.

Madras Woodlands

Madras Woodlands, New Hyde Park: The old Madras
Photo Credit: Newsday / Robert Mecea

Madras Woodlands, New Hyde Park: The old Madras Woodlands space in New Hyde Park 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.

The Petulant Wino

The Petulant Wino, Aquebogue: Aquebogue's Petulant Wino closed
Photo Credit: Newsday / Erica Marcus

The Petulant Wino, Aquebogue: Aquebogue's Petulant Wino closed in March 2017. 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.

Kiran Palace

Kiran Palace, Commack: This modest Indian restaurant, open
Photo Credit: Doug Young

Kiran Palace, Commack: This modest Indian restaurant, open since 2009 in the King Kullen mini-mall, closed in March 2017.

Gooseberry Grove

Gooseberry Grove, Oyster Bay: Less than a year
Photo Credit: Newsday / Erica Marcus

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

Page One

Page One, Glen Cove: Page One served its
Photo Credit: Ian J. Stark

Page One, Glen Cove: Page One served its last dinner in March 2017 after 21 years on School Street.

Roots Bistro Gourmand

Roots Bistro Gourmand, West Islip: After five years
Photo Credit: Alessandro Vecchi

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

Old Mill Inn

Old Mill Inn, Mattituck: This landmark waterfront restaurant
Photo Credit: Randee Daddona

Old Mill Inn, Mattituck: This landmark waterfront restaurant in Mattituck was put on the market in April 2017. Owner Bia Lowe announced on the Inn's website that it would not reopen for the season. She said she planned to return to her native California to focus on her writing.

The Pig & Queen

The Pig & Queen, Rockville Centre: Seven months
Photo Credit: Marisol Diaz

The Pig & Queen, Rockville Centre: Seven months after opening its doors, Rockville Centre's The Pig & Queen 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.

Flight

Flight, Patchogue: Turns out a restaurant focused on
Photo Credit: Daniel Brennan

Flight, Patchogue: Turns out a restaurant focused on flights of food was fleeting: Flight in Patchogue 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 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.

Salumeria Pomodoro

Salumeria Pomodoro, Huntington: This 16-month-old Italian restaurant closed
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Salumeria Pomodoro, Huntington: This 16-month-old Italian restaurant closed in July 2017 and is now the home of chef Marc Anthony Bynum's Hush American Bistro.

Joe's Crab Shack

Joe's Crab Shack, Westbury: The last Long Island
Photo Credit: Newsday / Pervaiz Shallwani

Joe's Crab Shack, Westbury: The last Long Island outpost of Joe's Crab Shack closed in August 2017, days after the Houston-based chain was sold at auction as part of a bankruptcy proceeding.

Milk and Sugar Café

Milk and Sugar Café, Bay Shore: Having lasted
Photo Credit: Daniel Goodrich

Milk and Sugar Café, Bay Shore: Having lasted an impressive 18 years, downtown Bay Shore's homey Milk and Sugar Café closed in September 2017 -- 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.

Jane Café

Jane Café, Mineola: This modest little spot, a
Photo Credit: Jin Lee

Jane Café, Mineola: This modest little spot, a gold mine of Korean cooking, closed in September 2017.

Ariana

Ariana, Huntington: Ariana, one of Long Island's first
Photo Credit: Jeremy Bales

Ariana, Huntington: Ariana, one of Long Island's first Afghan restaurants, closed in September 2017.

Honig Grill

Honig Grill, Woodbury: This ambitious restaurant, subtitled
Photo Credit: Daniel Brennan

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

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