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.
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.
For the past six years, Nonnina Italian Bistro in West Islip has been catering to an upscale, mostly local clientele with its excellent dinner service. It’s an upscale atmosphere, complete with a lounge area with fireplace, bi-level dining and a romantic and dark mood. We hopped into the kitchen to photograph some of their dishes as they were coming off of the line.
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.
Woodbury has a brand new bar / lounge/ restaurant to call their own, starting now. As of April 1st, Asian Bistro Next Door has opened its doors directly next to their sister restaurant Graffiti, a staple of the Woodbury Commons shopping center.