The dish on Long Island's restaurant and food scene
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Mercado Mexican Grill & Tequila Bar is the new incarnation of the former Agave Mexican Grill in Bridgehampton. Chef owner Marcel Link said: “It’s more sophisticated than before.''
A glance at the new repertoire reveals such choices as mini sushi tacos made with soy marinated sushi grade tuna ($15), crab empanadas ($14), Yucatan grilled chicken in almond cream sauce ($21) and chipotle...Read more »
Todd Jacobs, who cooked at the American Hotel in Sag Harbor and then at Tierra Mar in Westhampton Beach before moving to the Allegria Hotel in Long Beach, has come home to the Hamptons. Taking over the Bridgehampton space that formerly housed the beleaguered Southfork Kitchen, he has opened Fresh. As its name indicates, the new venture is all about farm-fresh produce, organically raised meat and...Read more »
Keith Luce, former chef-partner at Jedediah Hawkins House in Jamesport, has launched his new venture: a multi-venue compound at Stirling Square in Greenport.
“The Square” is anchored by Main, which takes over the former North Fork Oyster Company and retains that restaurant’s oyster-centric menu. There will be about a dozen oysters every day, from both the East and West Coasts as well as Europe....Read more »
Marble, an American steakhouse, is to open Tuesday in the Floral Park space formerly occupied by Bob's Restaurant.
The new estalishment is expected to seat 132 and also have a 14-seat bar. There will be an upstairs lounge called Carrara, which seats 32.
Co-owner Christopher Corbett also runs J Fallon's Tap Room, on Tulip Avenue in Floral Park.
Marble, 230 Jericho Tpke., Floral...Read more »
Once I knew that Buoy One was up and running in Huntington Village, it was just a matter of figuring out how soon I could stop in for a doubleheader of fried clams and steamers. I rarely drive by the fish restaurant’s first location, on Route 25 in Riverhead, without braking for a clam fix, and, as of Thursday, those clams had moved much closer to my office in Melville. Friday, I pounced.
I...Read more »
Fratelli Trattoria, which served pizza, pasta and parms in snazzy bi-level digs within Tanger Outlets at the Arches in Deer Park, has closed.
The restaurant garnered a one and a half star rating, with praise for its puffy yet crisp crusted individual pizza and herbal linguine with white clam sauce but censure for its Gorgonzola salad with an artificially sweet-tasting raspberry vinaigrette.
Outlet...Read more »
The Hampton Coffee Co. (which has locations in Water Mill and Westhampton Beach) opened its new Southampton cafe on Saturday. The cavernous space (it used to house a Mini Cooper dealership) overlooks Montauk Highway. The decor is rustic/industrial, with hand-hewn farm tables and wooden bar stools warming up the gray tiled showroom with its giant coffee roasters in the back.
Perch at the counter...Read more »
Note to those casting about for a beachy place to dine this Memorial Day weekend: Cedar Beach Bar & Grille in Mount Sinai opens for the season on Friday, May 24. The tented outdoor restaurant is under the same ownership as West East Bistro & Wine Bar in Hicksville. Chef-owner Jay Jadeja will spend a couple of days a week in Hicksville, but when the weather is nice, chances are, he'll ...Read more »
New to the Bellport dining scene is Basil Restaurant & Spirits, with a repertoire owner Richard LoGrippo describes as Italian American. Chef Richard Doxsee previously cooked at Mamma Lombardi’s in Holbrook as well as Lombardi’s on the Bay in Patchogue, Lombardi’s on the Sound in Port Jefferson and Giorgio’s in Baiting Hollow.
On Doxsee's menu: fried calamari ($10), stuffed meatballs ($8),...Read more »
“Fuego Picante means spicy fire,” writes Peter Gianotti of the newest establishment from the Singh Hospitality group. “But the restaurant isn’t so hot.” The “Mexican smokehouse and cantina” is the latest resident of this seemingly cursed location. Previous short-lived Singh tenants include RUB BBQ, Long Fin, BeSi and Kansas City Smokehouse.
Joan Reminick has much better luck at Millennium...Read more »