When we last visited Valley Stream’s favorite hibachi restaurant, Inatome, they were a few days away from their re-opening. Stricken by a fire on Halloween three years ago, they rebuilt better than ever. Although we had an exclusive photo tour of the restaurant, we needed to return to actually experience the food; and what a wonderful meal it was.
With three locations across this island, Mi Tierrita in Brentwood envokes a Columbian feast. The rotisserie and grill at the front of the restaurant are pumping out chicken, steak and fish dishes galore; most served over heaping mounds of rice with sides such as plantains, avocado, egg and more. The mood is festive (there’s a full bar with frozen drinks and South American favorites) and the mostly spanish speaking staff and clientele are certainly appreciative of this taste of home. If heaping mounds of piping hot foods with excellent sides is your thing, then this is your new spot.
Great Neck is filled with culinary delights for every budget. While it may be an expensive town to live and play in, it doesn’t always have to be so expensive to eat (although it can be that, too). We’ve compiled a few restaurants that we’ve spoken about on FiOS1 Long Island’s Restaurant Hunter for our readers to check out and enjoy.
Among the many restaurants that are in Rockville Centre sits its newest shining star, Kashi Japanese. A sister-restaurant to their other busy location on the north shore’s equivalent to Rockville Centre, Huntington Village (both with busy village atmospheres), Kashi will make you feel blue, but not in the way that you might be thinking.
Widely celebrated and often pricy, Anthony Scotto Restaurants dominate the upper-echelon of Long Island’s dining scene. Known for their large restaurants and magnificent decor, Scotto is a well respected name. With Rare 650 in Syosset, Insignia in Smithtown and Blackstone Steakhouse in Melville, they’re a staple of the power-crowd.
Where do you go when you’re hankering for some authentic Portuguese Barbecue? Why, you head on over to Jericho Tpke. in Mineola and pay a visit to Churrasqueira Bairrada, of course.
With two locations in Suffolk County (this one in Port Jeff and the other in nearby Hauppauge), Pace’s Steakhouse pulls double duty as a neighborhood gathering spot and a classic American Steakhouse. We touched down at Pace’s recently to take in their wonderful atmosphere and of course, the food.
Dipping your toe into a cuisine that you’re not familiar with is not always an easy thing to accomplish when you hit up a new restaurant. The proper way to do that, in our opinion, is to visit a buffet or an “all-you-can-eat” establishment so that even if you’re not completely satisfied with a portion of the new cuisine that you’re embarking on, you can still get your money’s worth with some other choices at the meal. If you’re looking to try on Brazilian BBQ for size, Picanha Na Brasa in Nesconset is your first stop.
A newcomer to the Northport dining scene back in 2011, J. Michaels Tuscan Steakhouse is located a short drive away from Main Street and the waterfront restaurants that are within walking range to that area. What feels like an old house that has been revamped, J. Michaels is serving up creative italian fare.
Very few restaurants on the island can match the decor and the cuisine of Tellers Chophouse in Islip. Among the world class cuisine that they’re grilling up, the location is like no other on the island. Housed in an old bank, this is the perfect go-to spot for a power-lunch or romantic night out.