The dish on Long Island's restaurant and food scene
First bite: Jake's in East Meadow
There's some prime real estate on Hempstead Turnpike in East Meadow: Jake's Steakhouse.
The new restaurant boosts dining out along this busy stretch. The eatery looks good, tastes better. And if there are any concerns about cholesterol, Nassau University Medical Center is across the pike. The original Jake's is in the Bronx.
Go for the very good porterhouse for two; and an ample, aromatic brodetto di mare, full of shellfish plus a cut of snapper. The steakhouse salad, with seared tenderloin, is a husky starter. And an artfully arranged, modernist spin on strawberry shortcake provides a tasty update on the classic.
Photo: View from Jake's Steakhouse in East Meadow, NUMC.