We’ve covered the St. James dining scene before and within that overview was Kitchen A Trattoria, one of Chef Eric Lomando’s great creations. His reach doesn’t stop there and with so much ground to cover in St. James, Chef Lomando has created a hat-trick of unique dining spaces that have been amazing the locals. Kitchen A Bistro may very well be his most well-known dining spot in St. James and one that has been receiving critical acclaim for years.
Michael Turner and Brian Shuren oversee all aspects of the operation at Bistro 25, a casual and refined bistro located in Sayville, on Long Island’s south shore. With an interior on the smaller side, the bistro packs as much flavor and creativeness into its dishes as they do diners on any weekend night. We hit them up on a quiet weekday at lunchtime to take in the vibe and capture the essence of their culinary magic.
Award winning, romantic, adventurous and revered are all ways that we can describe Restaurant Mirabelle, located inside the Three Village Inn in Stony Brook. Chef Guy Reuge has been the driving force behind Restaurant Mirabelle over the past years and this French cuisine juggernaut is always a formidable contender for Long Island’s best restaurant. We stopped by the restaurant for a quick photo shoot to capture what so many love.
With sister French restaurants across the island (Aperitif, Brasserie Persil and Sage Bistro), this is their only location on the north shore, in Woodbury. The restaurant itself is high-end and gorgeous, catering to the local upscale community. It’s because of our positive track record with their other locations that we stopped in to snap a few photos for our readers to peek behind the doors and see what is inside.
Who doesn’t love a little French bistro every now and then? We know that we do, and short of flying all the way to France, La P’tite Framboise (or, the Little Raspberry) is fulfilling all of our needs. Located on wonderful Main Street in the heart of Port Washington, stepping inside is akin to a charming little bistro in Paris.
If you could judge a cuisine’s popularity by how many restaurants are serving it across the island, French cuisine wouldn’t be at the top of the list. Just because it hasn’t caught on as much as, say, sushi or burritos doesn’t mean that we should sit back idly and let it be pushed to the side. It’s with this in mind that we’ve traversed the island and hand-picked some of the best french restaurants around.
We’ve had people whispering in our ear for a while to check out Mirabelle Tavern, a casual eatery inside of the Three Village Inn in picturesque Stony Brook. More relaxed in both atmosphere and menu items than its fancier sister, Mirabelle Restaurant, the Tavern offers diners a chance to eat well-prepared French and American comfort food while feeling pampered in a casual setting.
We’ve been to their sister-restaurant, Sage Bistro in Bellmore, so we wanted to let you know about owners Peter Oktas and Executive Chef Julio Velasquez’s latest south shore French collaboration, Aperitif Bistro Lounge & Wine Bar in Rockville Centre.