When you think of dining hot spots, don’t be so quick to dismiss catering venues from your options. You might associate some of these venues with grander occasions like weddings and other formals, but these hot spots have a little secret of their own: dine-in restaurant options. Check out some of our faves.
7725 Jericho Tpke., Woodbury
www.thefoxhollow.com/volpe • 516-802-7501
Traditional and original Italian cuisine at the Inn at Fox Hollow by the Scotto Brothers.
Lunch served on weekdays; dinner served Monday through Saturday. Closed on Sundays.
200 Dosoris Ln., Glen Cove
www.glencovemansion.com • 516-671-6400
During your visit to the Glen Cove Mansion, try the light and casual American pub fare.
Open daily for lunch and dinner.
201-10 Cross Island Pkwy., Bayside
www.vivaldiny.com • 718-352-2300
The Mediterranean-inspired menu offers pasta, fish, shellfish, aged meats and chicken. Vivaldi’s sister locations include Terrace on the Park, Battery Gardens, Crestwood Manor and Venetian Yacht Club.
Closed on Mondays. Lunch served on Sundays; dinner served Tuesday through Sunday.
45 7th St., Garden City
www.gardencityhotel.com • 516-747-3000
A classic American steakhouse located inside the Garden City Hotel serving 28-day dry-aged USDA prime grade steaks, chops and seafood.
Open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
214 Jericho Tpke., New Hyde Park
www.brasserie214.com • 516-354-7797
Brasserie 214, located at The Inn at New Hyde Park, is a European-style eatery with new American, French, German, Italian, brunch, burgers, seafood and steak menu selections.
Open Wednesday through Sunday.
—Compiled by Christy Hinko