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From Clam Shacks to James Beard Award-Winning Affairs: Explore Long Island’s Dining Scene

May 17, 2019

Are you looking for the perfect family dinner spot or searching for a breathtakingly romantic restaurant – Don’t worry, no matter your mood we’ve got you covered. Here’s a collection of our favorite spots to dine on Long Island.

Waterfront Dining √ Killer Sunsets √ Dynamite Chef’s Table

Looking for a spot to celebrate a special occasion or just that special someone? Prime, An American Kitchen & Bar in Huntington is our go-to recommendation. The part-sushi bar, part-steakhouse restaurant serves up classic favorites with a modern twist to provide guests with waterfront dining indoors and out.

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Frozen cocktails √ Waterfront Dining √ Immediate Vacation Mode √  

In need of a scenic escape? The Island Mermaid in Ocean Beach on Fire Island offers just that, hop a ferry across the Great South Bay for the ultimate dockside dining retreat.Utilizing the freshest in-season ingredients, this  restaurant will have you in vacation mode in under five second flat- cheers to that! 

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Craft Beer Bar √ Artisanal Cheese Shop √ 18 Grilled Cheese Options

The picturesque village of Stony Brook is known for it’s charming downtown and rich history, but little did you know they are also home to one of the island’s newer hotspots. Brew Cheese, the craft beer bar meets artisanal cheese shop restaurant is stocked with over 60 different cheeses, 8 curated taps of specialty IPA’s and a specialty grilled cheese menu that is sure to make any cheese lover swoon.

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Ultimate Road Trip Stop √ OG Lobster Roll √ Alfresco Dining √

The Lobster Roll Restaurant or LUNCH as it is more affectionately known by the iconic sign that overlooks Old Montauk Highway is a must-visit dining experience on Long Island. Renowned for their Classic Hot and Cold Lobster Rolls, LUNCH serves up an extensive menu of fresh grilled, broiled, fried and stuffed seafood. Yum!

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 James Beard Award-Winning Chefs √ Seasonally Inspired Menu √  Fine Dining √

The North Fork Table & Inn provides guests with a curated seasonally inspired cuisine featuring locally grown biodynamic and organic produce, the freshest seafood from the Peconic Bay and Long Island Sound along with award-winning North Fork artisanal cheese and James Beard Award-Winning Pastry Chef, Claudia Fleming.

@newsday gives Chef Brian Wilson’s spring menu at North Fork Table 3.5 stars- and we couldn’t be more proud. Head to our Facebook page for the full story- and video! #newsday #northforktable

222 Likes, 7 Comments – The North Fork Table And Inn (@northforktable) on Instagram: “@newsday gives Chef Brian Wilson’s spring menu at North Fork Table 3.5 stars- and we couldn’t be…”

Top-Notch Raw Bar √ Waterfront Dining √  Live Music

One of Long Island’s oldest clam bar, Peter’s Clam Bar & Seafood Restaurant in Island Park has been shucking clam’s waterside since 1940.  A summertime staple, clam-lovers come far and wide for their top-notch raw bar selection, fresh seafood and of course, the clams.

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Island Vibes √ Tropical Libations √ Free Boat Ride √

Inspired by dining hotspots in the Caribbean islands, Rumba in Hampton Bays has captured lightening in a bottle with its genuine island vibe cuisine. In the summer season the restaurant offers a free boat shuttle between Rumba and its sister restaurant Cowfish. If you can’t make it out to the Hamptons, check out RHUM, by the same owners, in Patchogue.

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Artisanal Chocolate √ James Beard Award-Winning Chef √ Chocolate Tasting Bar

Founded by James Beard nominated Chef Steve Amaral, the North Fork Chocolate Company in Aqueboque handcrafts “small batch” artisanal chocolates and gourmet desserts; including their very own signature blend of Belgian chocolate. Their desserts are individual sized and created with  farm fresh, hyper-local ingredients.

6 flavors till Xmas “Milk Truffles” Milk Chocolate Ganache on the Inside, 37%!cacao milk chocolate blend on the outside whats in your stocking this Xmas? #yummy #local #newyear #livealoha #aquebogue #longisland #ny #artisanal #artislove #artandfood #belgianchocolate #Champagne #christmas #shopping #eastend #eventplannerlongisland #fun #fresh #family #fireplace #gifts #holiday #hamptons #hamptonsmag #saltlife ##

90 Likes, 5 Comments – Northfork Chocolate Company (@northforkchocolate) on Instagram: “6 flavors till Xmas “Milk Truffles” Milk Chocolate Ganache on the Inside, 37%!cacao milk chocolate…”

North Fork Farm to Table Fare √ Locally Made Wine & Spirits Served √ Celebrity Chef √

Bravo TV’s Top Chef Tom Colicchio has recently opened his first Long Island restaurant, Small Batch, located in the Roosevelt Field Mall in Garden City.  A longtime advocate for sustainable agriculture, Colicchio’s new restaurant is serving up North Fork Farm produce straight to your table complete with local wines and spirits from the Long Island region.

Some gorgeous local #produce to brighten up your #Monday.

66 Likes, 0 Comments – Small Batch Restaurant (@smallbatchrestaurant) on Instagram: “Some gorgeous local #produce to brighten up your #Monday.”

Kid-Friendly √ Hidden Gem √ Waterfront √

 

Located off-the-beaten-path in the Hampton Bays, Cowfish is a waterfront sanctuary on Shinnecock Bay complete with a grassy lawn filled with Adirondack chairs and a mini-playground perfect for restless children.  With classic New England style fare and a laid-back atmosphere this hidden gem is perfect for your next family outing.

SEARiously delicious. Seared Ahi Tuna with pineapple coconut fried rice, orange ponzu, wasabi micro greens. #seafood #ahituna #searedahi #searedahituna #eatinghealthy #delicious #yum #foodie #food #foodstagram #foodporn #eeeeeats #dinner #fresh #rumpunch #cocktails #huffposttaste #foodbeast #eatinglongisland #longisland #cowfishhamptonbays

78 Likes, 5 Comments – Cowfish (@cowfishhamptonbays) on Instagram: “SEARiously delicious. Seared Ahi Tuna with pineapple coconut fried rice, orange ponzu, wasabi micro…”

Romantic √ Family Affair √ Traditional Steakhouse Fare √

Insignia Prime Steak and Sushi is the perfect blend of historic Hamptons mansion with a trendy Manhattan restaurant. This turned up traditional steakhouse is outfitted with cozy booths and an elegant atmosphere for the ultimate romantic evening out or memorable family affair.

The best of both worlds, Surf and Turf dinner for two available on Sundays at Insignia for $59 per person.

58 Likes, 3 Comments – Insignia Steakhouse (@insigniasteakhouse) on Instagram: “The best of both worlds, Surf and Turf dinner for two available on Sundays at Insignia for $59 per…”

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