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Two new spots have upped the burger ante in Great Neck, where the grills are burning hotter than ever in four competing burger-centric restaurants.
Burger Village just opened in the former Jean Marie Patisserie & Bistro space on Middle Neck Road. “We are an all organic, healthy, eco-friendly establishment,” said co-owner Nick Yadav, whose brother, Vick Yadav, is chef. On the...Read more »
Om Bistro, chef Richard Desmond's ambitious "comfort contemporary" restaurant, has closed.
The restaurant at 4 Welwyn Rd. in Great Neck had been open less than a year.
Desmond, an accomplished tenor, has been referred to as the "singing chef," whose voice could be heard in dining rooms over the years. He has been chef at Bliss in East Setauket and Public House 49...Read more »
Senor Nacho, new to Great Neck, brings a repertoire combining authentic Mexican specialties with Tex-Mex classics. The place offers table service and a full bar and moves into the former digs of Miraku.
On the menu: guacamole, prepared tableside ($11), chicken or beef (shredded or ground) chimichangas ($14) and soft corn tongue tacos ($3). And, of course, you can get nachos with a variety...Read more »
Normally, I don’t love tapas. Give me a huge plate of pasta from Gino’s in Manhasset, or a large meatball panino from Red Tomato in East Norwich, or a big bowl of borscht from Silver’s in Southampton, and I’ll be thinking the world is a good place.
At Lola in Great Neck, globe-trotting chef-owner Michael Ginor has always emphasized small plates, but he recently converted the restaurant...Read more »
Beef, bison or boar? That's only one of the myriad choices you'll have to make after a perky server takes you through the complicated menu at the newly opened Bareburger in Great Neck.
Unlike most burger chains, this small New York City-based franchise, known for its ''free-range, pasture raised, humanely raised, antibiotic-, gluten- and hormone- free" meats, offers table service and...Read more »
New to the ever-evolving Great Neck restaurant scene is Leah’s Bistro, a glatt kosher restaurant occupying the former digs of Dougie’s BBQ, a storefront that, years before, housed Myoora Thai. I stopped in to pick up a menu and recognized the Thai ceiling details from that incarnation.
Chef Shmuel Baum, who hails from Israel, cooked at several big hotels in Tel Aviv. He offers a menu of European,...Read more »
Bareburger, the Queens-based chain that specializes in burgers both sustainable and exotic, opens Tuesday at 5 p.m. in Great Neck. For now, only dinner will be served; lunch should follow in about a week.
Bareburger opened its first location in Astoria in 2009 and, over the next four years, 11 more sprang up in Manhattan, Queens and Brooklyn. The restaurants have a hip, rough-hewn look and...Read more »
A “for rent” sign hangs on the storefront that once housed Juliebelle’s Gourmet Market & Sandwich Shop in Great Neck.
The Northern Boulevard shop did a mostly takeout business, specializing in sandwiches with whimsical, sci-fi-related names. Most everything — including fries and mayonnaise — were made from scratch.
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It looks like curtains for 420 North, the New American-Italian restaurant that opened in early 2012, succeeding OEVO at this address.
The phone number has been disconnected, the website taken down, and a work-stoppage notice from the Town of North Hempstead Department of Building Safety is posted on the front door at 420 Northern Blvd. in Great Neck....Read more »
Like a lot of enthusiastic eaters, I sometimes fantasize about having one of those restaurant reality shows where the host sweeps in and whips everyone into shape. At Om Bistro in Great Neck the other night, it was hard to silence my inner Gordon Ramsay.
Om opened a little over a month ago in the Great Neck space that used to be Tulip. The space has been brightened, service is friendly and...Read more »