MERIDIAN KITCHEN Locust Valley 516-676-2620
Asian, Continental, American Fusion is the concept of Chef Gary Lanza.
Meridian is a cornucopia of taste from outstanding sushi to classic dishes like Duck l' orange and Steak au Poivre. Meridian has a chic inviting atmosphere designed by Greg Lanza the owners brother. The cocktails are outstanding and the wine list fantastic. Small and intimate reservations a must.
ISLE OF CAPRI NYC 212-223-9430
Since 1955 this Classic Italian gem has been creating a warm family atmosphere with true authentic dishes. The old school charm will make you feel like you are with friends. I love so many of the dishes but I do crave the pasta with lobster in a fra diavolo sauce. So good ! Make sure you save room for dessert. http://www.isleofcapriny.com/index.html
BAIRRADA Mineola 516-739-3856
Get ready to eat ! This is hands down the tastiest chicken on the planet because it is cooked over wood charcoal. If you are feeling really motivated order the Rodizio. Different style of juicy meats keep coming until you cry uncle. If you are not a carnivor no problem the fresh fish dishes are just as delicious. Make sure you ask for Portuguese wines and do not forget the egg white dessert.
LUCE East Norwich 516-624-8330
Delicious authentic Italian dishes always makes me happy. Luce offers all of that with a beautiful ambiance and great staff. They also have amazing fresh fish dishes that can be prepared any style you like. A must try. Make sure you order a nice bottle of Aglianico or Falanghina if you stop by.
THE COACH GRILL Oyster Bay 516-624-0900
Many people consider the Coach a neighborhood bar and grill. They are right with the exception that it is an incredible neighborhood Bar and Grill. Not just making hamburgers and fries but delicious duck with berry sauce, stuffed artichokes, and tasty steaks. Also to add, a creative diversified wine list. Always my local staple for guaranteed satisfaction. www.coachgrillandtavern.com
BRASS RAIL Locust Valley 516-609-2075
The Brass Rail incarnation has everybody estatic again that Chef/Owner Kent Monkan is back at the helm prepairing amazing inovative dishes. The restaurant has a warm inviting feel from the dining area with a fire place down to the legendery bar area that the restaurant is named after. A great wine and beer by the glass selection is always a major plus, not to mention an exceptional manager Suzie who keeps everything smooth. A hidden jem that is becomming not so hidden.
LE MELA LITTLE ITALY NYC 212-431-9493
Get ready to eat at this Little Italy landmark. Old school casual with the red and white table clothes. Le Mela gives you hearty portions of Italian classics. The Prix Fix course menu is the way to go if you what to get a taste of all the dishes. Bring an Irish friend and make him happy. Ask for the premium wine list great value !