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Hemisphere debuts in Bay Shore
New to the nightlife scene in Bay Shore is Hemisphere, a supper club with a New American small plates menu from chef Jeffery Slade. Previously, Slade cooked at the former Farmhouse restaurant in Greenport and, more recently, Madison’s in Williston Park.
Hemisphere co-owner Chris Cox speaks of a sophisticated cocktail menu as well as a changing roster of musical performers — mainly jazz and blues — in an intimate setting. In addition to a dining room that seats 58, there's also a chef's tasting room that holds 12 to 15. Also: nooks for 8 near the bar and, at the bar itself, seating for 14.
On the menu: steak frites, made with braised beef short rib ($19), veal meatballs with foie gras ($15), diver scallops and crispy pork belly ($21) and grilled lobster French toast ($20). Finales include “coffee and doughnuts” — espresso pot de crème with cinnamon doughnuts ($9), as well as a caramelized banana and chocolate spring roll ($10).
Hemisphere is open Wednesday to Saturday nights only and is located at 9 S. Park Ave., Bay Shore, 631-647-8526.