Blend Wine & Tapas
321 Nesconset Hwy. Hauppauge, NY 631-979-7686
Located in the building next to Pace’s, this restaurant and lounge belongs to its senior neighbor, making the full title “Blend Wine & Tapas at Pace’s.” The menu includes a selection of variously-prepared mussels, a gnocchi bar and a number of small plates served in eclectic and fused cuisines (such as lobster meat quesadilla, flatbread with duck and deep-fried spicy beef). There are also salads and full entrées (including pretzel-crusted rack of lamb, hangar steak Dolce and Peking duck), while the wine list includes reds, whites, blends and sparkling options – priced in a range between $20-$40 a bottle (save a Piper-Heidsieck Brut Cuvee set for $100). Guests can seat in a dining room, a lounge or behind the building where an outdoor patio features more tables and a secondary bar – a space that receives live bands Thursdays thru Saturdays.