Nicholas James Bistro has been serving the Merrick community since 1996 when chef Keith Lubov, along with his father, Charles, purchased the restaurant. With specials that change daily, the restaurant doubles as both your standard restaurant and a catering operation, serving corporate clients and events in the local area.
Almost a week never goes by when we’re not stopping by our favorite hometown deli. Smith Street Deli is the neighborhood go-to spot for all phases of the day; they’ve got breakfast, lunch and dinner covered. So, if you’re ever in the Merrick area, this is one casual spot that you can’t afford to miss.
Being that it’s the summertime, we’ve covered a lot of dessert spots, and more specifically, frozen yogurt spots. Swirlz World is new to the area, having just opened their doors within the past six weeks. This is a self-serve yogurt hotspot and one thing that they have that most others don’t is a huge selection of pick-your-own candy.
We’ve met Roe’s Casa Dolce’s original location in Rockville Centre when they were recently featured on our favorite TV show on FiOS1 LI, “Restaurant Hunter” (link here), but now they’re expanding their reach on the south shore with their new location in Merrick.
Live Music? Check. Hopping Bar Area? Check. Four Succulent Pigs Roasting For Dinner? Check! Coming Sunday, September 30th, RS Jones in Merrick will be hosting their annual Pig Roast event, which has a little bit of everything (and something for everyone) to make a special Sunday.
Thai Station is aptly named. It’s a Thai restaurant located about 3 blocks north of the Merrick LIRR station on Merrick Avenue. It’s a small spot that for the past few years has been one of the more popular restaurants in the area for local residents.
Merrick has found itself in the middle of a sushi war and from what we’ve been seeing over the past two years the competition is heating up with a few new spots opening their doors to try and convince their south shore customers that they’re the best. We’ve stopped by a few of the restaurants in the recent past to discover what’s unique about them and how they shape up next to their friendly rivals.