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BloggersPeter Gianotti Erica Marcus Joan Reminick Marjorie Robins
Mother's Day is one of the busiest at restaurants. Here are 10 possibilities, just in case you haven't decided yet.
JONATHAN'S RISTORANTE, 15 Wall St., Huntington; 631-549-0055
Brunch will be served from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., at $30 per person; $16 for children younger than 10. Choices range from waffles with blueberries to shrimp scampi-style, frittata primavera with goat cheese to pumpkin...Read more »
Bramasole Italian Restaurant has taken over the New Hyde Park space that last housed Vintage and, before that, Testaccio at the Gardens. Chef-owner Domingo Rodriguez, who cooked at Cara Mia Due in Seaford, said he named the dining spot for the house in the movie “Under the Tuscan Sun.” Its interior is painted a sunny yellow and warmed by a fieldstone fireplace.
Instead of authentically...Read more »
The Asian-fusion trendlet continues with the opening of Otaki Sushi in Garden City Park, just east of New Hyde Park. Otaki Sushi offers the familiar array of sushi and sashimi, teriyakis and tempuras, traditional and more exotic sushi rolls. But the kitchen also prepares colorful fusion fare such as an eggplant "cha cha" roll, garlic-butter oysters, Cajun pepper tuna salad, and tuna-mango...Read more »
Hot off the grill: A new Smashburger has opened in New Hyde Park, joining existing locations in Hicksville, Port Washington and Wantagh. The rule is that you order at the counter and get a number and your food will be brought to you. Burgers, which may only be had medium or very well done, are smashed and seasoned on the grill and served on “artisan” buns (egg, multigrain, spicy chipotle or brioche)....Read more »
Vintage Restaurant Bar and Lounge in New Hyde Park has closed and plans to reopen with another name and another concept. As soon as it opened in January, Vintage, which earned two stars in Newsday, became embroiled in a dispute with another Vintage on Jericho Turnpike — Vintage Bar and Grill in Jericho (the offshoot of Vintage Prime Steakhouse in St. James). A few weeks ago, the New Hyde Park sign...Read more »
This week, Peter Gianotti reviews Vintage Restaurant Bar and Lounge, which "already is beefing up dining out where New Hyde Park and Garden City Park meet, a stretch that's ready for ciao time, too.” He especially likes the gnocchi alla Bolognese and the grilled pork chop. Joan Reminick reviews SaVino’s Restaurant & Wine Bar in Lynbrook. “It may look like countless Long Island...Read more »
Two very good Asian restaurants have served their last meals: Miraku in Great Neck and Imperial Seoul in New Hyde Park. Imperial Seoul earned a two-star rating in Newsday for its Korean fare and Japanese cuisine. The big, bright restaurant knew how to turn up the spicing in Korean casseroles; and prepare pristine, uncooked fish from the sushi-sashimi bar. Miraku was one of the top 10 restaurants...Read more »
Vintage in New Hyde Park makes this winter bearable. Start with a cold-weather salad at the new Italian-etc. restaurant, situated at the border with Garden City Park. Very good frisee, cubes of Asiago cheese, dried cherries and duck confit add up to a rich, satisfying combination that will allow you to forget the last 10 salads you tried. And then follow with either pan-seared red snapper topped...Read more »
For a few weeks last June, the little free-standing building at the corner of Jericho Turnpike and 6th Avenue in New Hyde Park was serving some of Long Island’s most authentic Roman cuisine. But Testaccio at the Gardens lasted barely a month. Now the venue has reopened under new management as Vintage Restaurant Bar and Lounge. (“Vintage,” as it happens, was the name of this place for about a year,...Read more »
It’s been a little over a month since Jessie’s Fireshack & Pizzeria took over the former New Hyde Park digs of Angelina’s Fireshack & Pizzeria. New owners, new menu. So why hang on to part of the old name? Chef Kai Chu said his brother, owner Harry Chu, liked the appellation and put in the name of his daughter to give it a new identity. The brothers also wanted to keep the same...Read more »