Long Island Restaurant Week is upon us and I couldn’t be more excited! It’s a great opportunity to try some of the best restaurants for a fraction of the cost. Each restaurant will have a three-course prix fixe for $28.95. You’re able to choose an appetizer, entrée, and dessert without worrying about the prices. There are three Long Island Restaurant weeks each year but spring is my favorite - the chef’s creations echo the freshness of the season. Restaurant week runs from Sunday, April 23 to Sunday, April 30 this year with select restaurants offering the prix fixe menu only until 7 p.m. on Saturday. So where should you go?
Want something new & trendy?
Salt & Barrel in Bay Shore is a chic and modern Oyster Bar with a knowledgeable staff to help you choose the perfect oysters. Check their website for Happy Hour specials where oysters and drinks are discounted.
H2O in East Islip, is brand new to the area but has a second location in Smithtown. The space is complete with a vibrant atmosphere and delicious seafood/sushi creations. Either restaurant would be a great option as their menus are typically a bit pricey.
In the mood for something different?
Try Cafe Havana in Smithtown for some amazing Cuban fare with a relaxing Caribbean vibe, they also have fantastic mojitos.
Chachama Grill in Patchogue has a diverse menu that has been dubbed New American Cuisine and it is always sublime. The restaurant is tucked away in a shopping center and is truly a hidden gem.
Looking to dine sea side?
There is nothing better than a meal with a view of the water. Fatfish Wine Bar & Bistro (Bay Shore), Snapper Inn (Oakdale) & the View (Oakdale) are located on the Great South Bay. They pair amazing meals with an amazing view.
Still need a few more options?
Here are some more local restaurants that are participating in Restaurant Week:
Aji 53; Aria Melanie on the Lake; Verace; Irish Coffee Pub; Monsoon; Strip Steak
Check out the full list of restaurants participating in Long Island Restaurant Week by clicking the link below. Many of the restaurants have their prix fixe menus posted on their website as well. Since the menus are limited, browsing the menus is the best way to discover the perfect restaurant for you. And don’t forget to make a reservation, the restaurants will fill up fast. Bon appetit!