Living on this island for the better part of the last 30 years, we’ve never stopped into All American Hamburger in Massapequa, although we’ve passed it hundreds of times in the last few years alone. Our upcoming burger episode on FiOS1 Long Island’s Restaurant Hunter gave us the impetus to stop by and see what they’re all about.
Mitch SuDock was always lauded as the owner-chef of Bistro M in Glen Head; a little restaurant with a big following. It’s fitting that he’s launching a new restaurant in Albertson with his name in the title (We can’t leave out dining room manager Toni Contino as well). We hear that they’re shopping for chandeliers now, so the wait shouldn’t be too long.
Two years ago Bobby Flay opened up Bobby’s Burger Palace in the Smith Haven Mall in Lake Grove. We’re not sure what his thinking was on the location choice, since he spends most of his time in NYC (Roosevelt Field or even Walt Whitman malls would’ve been closer), but one thing is for sure; he’s bringing a unique flavor to Suffolk County with this burger dominated menu.
Mitchell’s Restaurant in Oceanside has a name that is steeped in history. Since 1938, the Mitchell’s brand has been alive on Long Island. There may be two restaurants of the same name (there is another location in Valley Stream that was sold a few years back, but still retains the name), but when you experience Mitchell’s for yourself, you may find that there’s nothing like it anywhere else.
Toast & Co. in Huntington is one of the great restaurant / brunch places on Long Island. In the village of Huntington (north of Main Street), Toast & Co. is serving breakfast from 8am – 4pm every day. The decor is a a mix of americana of the past with a sampling of pop colors from the present. The green and orange adds a warm feeling throughout. We headed to Toast & Co. to take some pictures of the restaurant and the Stuffed French Toast. To view our gallery, continue on.
**Update: This location is closed**
Trattachino recently opened up in Wantagh in late January, and to our pleasant surprise was rocking the night away this past Saturday night. We happened to show up early and it was relatively empty during those first few minutes of dinner service. Leaving the restaurant was a different story; it was packed and everyone seemed to be having an excellent time with the wine and the food flowing. We sat down and immediately started ordering a bevy of items on this small plates / sharing New American menu. To view some of our guilty pleasures, keep on reading past the break.
Where do you go when you want to sit down with a bunch of friends, order a slew of appetizers and drinks, zone out and watch the game? There might be a lot of restaurants and bars that could fit this description, but what if you wanted to watch almost every game that was on tv? To seek your answer, we headed to Kodiak’s Restaurant and Bar in Farmingdale to not only check out their new digs, but to find out if all of your needs could be met.
Some things are too good to last forever, and now the same can be said about Honu Kitchen & Cocktails in Huntington Village. The restaurant has transformed within the past few years from Blue Honu, the small plates focused New American eatery to its current form, Honu Kitchen & Cocktails, offering up larger entrees in an elegant setting.
Located in Water Mill, Muse Restaurant & Aquatic Lounge is a great dining establishment. We’re lucky to have Chef Matthew Guiffrida show us a perfect fall/winter offering, with his Butternut Experience.