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.
Seasons 52 in Garden City is a great addition to the Long Island dining scene. A “chain” restaurant owned by Darden Restaurants, there’s nothing chain about it. It’s a high-end restaurant that focuses on healthy dishes, superior ambience and carefully selected wine options.
Luce + Hawkins is one of those rare restaurants. A historic location, a renowned chef and award-winning cuisine are all converging at this very spot on the north fork of Long Island and if you haven’t taken the trip yet, we don’t know what you are waiting for.
A newcomer to Island Park has been creating quite a bit of buzz in the short week or so that it has been open, so we thought that we’d shoot on over to Pop’s Seafood Shack & Grill to see what it was all about. In the process, we endured a bit of a wait, got soaked by an out-of-nowhere rain storm and spotted a rainbow; but also may have found a new south shore favorite in the process.
Four Food Studio opened up their doors around 2004-2005. When they arrived on the scene they practically kick-started a new way of dining on Long Island. We hadn’t seen anything like it before and now there may be a few restaurants that are trying to compete, but Four always comes out on top.
Across the country, Seasons 52 restaurants have been operating with a focus on great seasonal portions that all sit below 475 calories. This feature alone is setting them apart from the pack as this country’s chain restaurants are inundating menus with 1,000+ calorie “healthy options”.