Typically, when you think of quintessential New York eats, Manhattan always comes to mind. However, most people aren’t aware that Long Island also has a thriving food scene that’s just as good as, if not better than, its big city neighbor. You can even try out all of these fantastic eateries and bistros for a reduced price during LI Restaurant Week, which takes place from April 22-29.
LI Restaurant Week: The Best of the Best
At Chefs 724 in Island Park, Executive Chefs and brothers Joseph and David Farahat have created a warm, contemporary environment with personalized, friendly service. Using only the finest ingredients and preparation styles, they have perfected the art of great food and tasty drinks.
For just $28.95 per person, you can enjoy their out-of-this-world cuisine during a special prix fixe dinner special. As an appetizer, you can choose from dishes like Risotto Arancini Cakes, Pan-Crisped Chicken Potstickers and Jumbo Lump Crab Cakes. For an entrée, Chefs 724 is offering:
- Herb Crusted Filet of Salmon
- NY Strip Steak
- 724 Shrimp Scampi
- Short Rib Pasta
For anyone with a sweet tooth, your dinner will conclude with succulent desserts, like Chocolate Pot De Crème, Apple Crumble or Classic New York Cheesecake. Reservations can be made here.
As Long Island’s only Belgian bistro, Waterzooi, located in the heart of Garden City, is always setting the standard for cutting-edge cuisine, service and atmosphere. Start your meal off at this sleek and sophisticated bistro by enjoying one of their innovative cocktails, martinis, wines or over 130 Belgian beers.
From April 22-29, for $28.95 per person, your prix fixe meal will include appetizers like Baked Escargot, Lobster Croquette and Toasted Sweet Potato Gnocchi. The main course menu will feature Bordeaux Short Rib and Carbonade Flamande.
However, many people order their signature mussel pots, such as:
- Thai (spicy lemon grass, coconut broth and grilled pineapple)
- Oreganato (lemon, white wine and toasted breadcrumbs)
- Lucifer (spicy buffalo style, crumbled blue cheese, celery and carrots)
- Farmhouse Ale (bacon, oven-dried tomatoes, creamy farmhouse ale broth)
Their dessert options include Belgian Triple Chocolate Mousse, Warm Apple Cobbler and Warm Bourbon Caramel Bread Pudding with Vanilla Gelato. Make your reservation here.
San Remo Ristorante Italiano
If you’re looking to enjoy a taste of Italy during LI Restaurant Week, look no further than San Remo Ristorante Italiano, located in Rockville Centre. Their extensive menu, prepared using only the freshest and most authentic ingredients, will be on full display from April 22-29.
Your prix fixe meal will start with appetizers like Pear Salad, Zuppa di Cozze and Vongole al Forno. Then, for an entree, you can order:
- Filet of Sole Oreganata
- Melanzane alla Parmigana
- Cannelloni alla Nona
- Red Snapper
For dessert, they will be serving homemade tiramisu, Strawberry Zabaglione and two kinds of cheesecake. Make your reservation today.
Get the most out of LI Restaurant Week by enjoying a three-course meal at one of these unbeatable eateries.