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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...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...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...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...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...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...Read more »
Ben Durham, executive chef at Four Food Studio in Melville, has been promoted to executive chef for Four and K. Pacho in New Hyde Park. This follows the departure of chef James McDevitt, now at Jellyfish in Centerport.
Jay Grossman, co-owner of the Four Restaurant Group, said that Durham will be making some culinary tweaks and changes in the repertoire at K. Pacho, whose menu covers...Read more »
Angelina’s Fireshack & Pizzeria, the quirky pizza-plus spot that opened last year in New Hyde Park, may have been a bit too quirky. It's now closed.
The place was as inventive as it was chaotic. Its departure raises the question: Where, now, does one go for a pizza like the one pictured above, half topped with tandoor-baked chicken, the other half with a “big Mac” burger mélange?...Read more »
With high heat in the forecast for the next few days, I’m thinking about the folk wisdom of fighting fire with fire. In that spirit, here are four mega-hot dishes to light you up and cool you down this weekend:
At Southern Spice in New Hyde Park, which serves the cuisine of the Chettinad region of India, the appetizer called “chicken 65” is a real firecracker. It’s made with spice- marinated...Read more »