While there is no shortage of restaurants on Long Island, they are not all created equal. Long Island Weekly editors select their top dining establishments—from fine eateries to food trucks and everything in between, these are our picks in no particular order:
18 Cottage Row, Glen Cove, NY 11542
516-671-2228 • www.sweetmandarin18.com
Japanese restaurant offering Asian-fusion cuisine with sushi, hibachi grill, lunch dishes and great happy hour specials.
242 Sea Cliff Ave., Sea Cliff, NY 11579
516-277-2350 • www.oakroomtavernseacliff.com
Comfortable gastropub offering a seasonal American menu, signature cocktails and live entertainment.
25 Main St., Roslyn, NY 11576
516-621-0055 • www.jollyfishermanrestaurant.com
Family-run landmark has been serving seafood & steak in a traditional setting for more than 55 years.
235 Roslyn Rd., Roslyn, NY 11576
516-625-7305 • www.mimsny.com
Bustling local go-to for generous portions of New American standards and early-bird deals.
106 E. Second St., Mineola, NY 11501
516-493-9797 • www.biscuitsandbarbeque.com
Housed in a converted trailer, this down-home joint serves classic BBQ and Cajun-style comfort food.
395 Main St., Port Washington, NY 11050
516-883-4242 • www.louiessince1905.com
Iconic seafood spot dating to 1905 with deck seating and bay view, plus weekly bands and mahogany bar.
1025 Park Blvd., Massapequa Park, NY 11762
516-797-2000 • www.jamonpark.com
Petite eatery offering breakfast—cookie dough pancakes, cinnamon bun French toast and Benedicts—and lunch fare along with wine and beer in relaxed digs.
144 Jericho Tpke., Mineola, NY 11501
516-739-3856 • www.churrasqueira.com
Portuguese rodízio offering sizzling grilled-meat skewers and other traditional fare.
154 Atlantic Ave., Freeport, NY 11520
516-442-5601 • www.libertylinksny.com
Fully-cooked gourmet sausage sandwich shop.
183 Franklin Ave., Franklin Square, NY 11010
516-216-5008 • www.brewsbrothersgrille.com
Dive bar with great food, including the best wings on Long Island.
189 Main St., Farmingdale, NY 11735 • 516-586-6097
228 W. Jericho Tpke., Syosset, NY 11791 • 516-677-9090
Serves Vietnamese classics, including pho, banh mi and pork spring rolls.
827 Walt Whitman Rd., Melville, NY 11747 • 631-629-4870
1040 S. Broadway, Hicksville, NY 11801 • 516-261-9378
Sandwiches, salads, soups and sides with whole-roasted meats and fresh ingredients.
291 Main St., Farmingdale, NY 11735
516-293-4874 • www.hushamericanbistro.com
Upmarket bistro serving an eclectic range of New American fare, a tasting menu and local beer and wine.
282 Main St., Farmingdale, NY 11735
516-586-8542 • vespaitaliankitchen.com
A rich tradition of quality food in Farmingdale Village with diverse food and beverage menu.
787 Conklin St., Farmingdale, NY 11735
516-752-1872 • www.elpasotacogrill.com
Low-key counter-serve operation serving Mexican and some Salvadoran and Honduran standards.
430 Woodbury Rd., Plainview, NY 11803
516-932-8460 • www.morrisonsny.com
Family-owned gastropub with craft beers, small-batch liquors and hearty American fare.
217 Main St., Farmingdale, NY 11735
516-293-4400 • www.therepublicpub.com
Warm neighborhood pub offering hearty bar fare, craft beers on tap and trivia nights.
301 East Meadow Ave., East Meadow, NY 11554
516-228-6638 • www.yuzusushieastmeadow.com
Cornerstone establishment in East Meadow known for its modern interpretation of classic dishes created with fresh ingredients and its outstanding sushi cuisine.
75 Merritts Rd., Farmingdale, NY 11735
516-755-1100 • www.3brotherspizzacafefarmingdale.com
Italian restaurant and pizzeria firing brick-oven pies plus pastas and vegan dishes in a casual space.
47 Fort Salonga Rd., Northport, NY 11768
631-754-4439 • www.batatacafe.com
Great for a light summer lunch, Batata offers lots of salads, wraps, bowls and entrées, including a separate innovative vegan menu.
1446 Old Northern Blvd., Roslyn, NY 11576
516-621-3700 • www.kymarestaurants.com
Upscale Greek cuisine, serving seafood, meat and veggies, preferably on the quiet outdoor patio.
219 S. Service Rd., Plainview, NY 11803 • 516-459-8673
Permanently parked eatery serving up hot soups and sandwiches, empanadas and American favorites.
1042 Northern Blvd., Roslyn, NY 11576
516-621-1870 • www.ilmulino.com
Upmarket restaurant serving classic, regional Italian cuisine in sleek surrounds.
2 Middle Neck Rd., Roslyn, NY 11576
516-627-7270 • www.pollrestaurants.com/restaurants/bryant-cooper
Modern steakhouse featuring meats aged on-site, seafood, traditional sides and an extensive wine list.
1636 Old Country Rd., Westbury, NY 11590
516-832-8888 • cafebacirestaurant.com
Italian fare served in large portions for over 25 years at this lively trattoria.
600 Merrick Rd., Massapequa, NY 11758
516-620-0057 • www.salumibarli.com
Italian-Spanish spot in a wood and brick setting offers various wines and tapas, other small plates.
147 Mineola Blvd., Mineola, NY 11501 • 516-307-8055
223 Main St., Farmingdale, NY 11735 • 516-927-8070
Happening nook with inventive Spanish, Italian, Green, Pan-Asian and Latin American-fusion small plates and a robust wine menu.
850 Franklin Ave., Garden City, NY 11530
516-877-2177 • www.waterzooi.com
Mussels are the main event at this Belgian bistro with lots of imported beers and a lively bar scene.
Our picks are concentrated in Nassau County because we all live and work here in Nassau, but we’re open to expanding our horizons! Suggest your favorite restaurant in the comments below and maybe we’ll review it in a future edition of Long Island Weekly.