Weekend Picks: Prix-fixe with water views
Diners win out when a restaurant offers a multicourse meal at an enticing, all-inclusive price. And the restaurant gets to fill tables during off-peak weeknights. Here are three fine prix-fixe choices. Bonus: All are within view of water.
THE FIFTH SEASON, 34 E. Broadway, Port Jefferson, 631-477-8500
This gracious dining spot, across from Port Jefferson Harbor, offers a three-course meal Sunday and Tuesday to Friday all evening and on Saturday from 5 to 6 p.m. Choices change with the time of year. The meal might begin with a seasonal soup, followed by a second course such as roasted chicken and a finale of flourless chocolate cake. $29.95
THYME, 8 Tower Place, Roslyn; 516-625-2566
This scenic spot overlooking a duck pond offers its prix-fixe Sunday to Thursday from 4 to 9 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Among starters is a Brussels sprout Caesar salad. Your entree might be grilled hanger steak and your dessert, a caramel apple tart. $27.95
WILDFISH, 507 Guy Lombardo Ave., Freeport, 516- 442-0565
At this canalside Freeport restaurant, a prix-fixe meal is available daily from 4 p.m. until closing. Start, perhaps, with roasted butternut squash soup, which might be followed by baked salmon Wellington, then Key lime tart. $26