My next dim sum fix at The Orient in Bethpage won’t happen for at least another month. Neither will yours. I learned that much after a phone conversation with owner Tommy Tan.
The place was supposed to reopen May 2 after renovations. But anyone who has ever had work done by a contractor knows that things don't always go according to a contractor's timetable. My rule of thumb is to take the estimated time for a job’s completion and just about double it.
When the spiffed-up place reopens, the menu will be pretty much the same, with prices adjusted upward only slightly. Even so, Tan assured, the tab for a satisfying dinner should come in at $25 a person or less.
The Orient is at 623 Hicksville Rd., Bethpage, 516-822-1010.
Above: Tommy Tan, owner of The Orient, Bethpage