The Ultimate North Shore Dining Guide

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Seafood. Shellfish mussels. Baked mussels with cheese, cilantro and lemon in shells on cast iron black plate. Plate of mussels, cold white wine, lemon and cilantro on black stone background. Top view

From east to west and along the North Shore, there are dozens of restaurants to make a reservation at. Take a drive down Jericho Turnpike and pull into an array of eateries that line the main thoroughfare of Syosset and Jericho, visit the hamlet of Garden City and see what establishments are tucked away there or head north to see what Manhasset, Roslyn, Port Washington and Great Neck have to contribute to the Long Island dining scene.

ONE NORTH

4 Old Jericho Tpke., Jericho • 516-605-1400 • onenorthrestaurant.com

At 20,000 square feet of space, One North is everything an opulent, luxurious and elegant dining experience should be. Appetizers range from saganaki and crabcakes to a lobster salad and zucchini and eggplant thins. Check out the can’t miss mozzarella bar with offerings of truffle burrata and bufalo mozzarella. For the entrée, the Gigli pasta is the star, featuring braised short rib, cheese, vidalia onions and truffle butter. From the sea, Chilean Sea bass and the seared halibut are excellent options while land items like filet mignon and lamb chops are worthy of a try.

RARE650

650 Jericho Tpke., Syosset • 516-496-8000 • rare650.com

With upscale New American plates, sushi and an award-winning wine list, dining in this stylish space and bar scene makes for a great night out. Dine on grilled Spanish octopus, purple kale salad, South African lobster tails, steaks and chops and of course, dozens of options of specialty sushi rolls.

FRANK’S STEAKS

Jericho Tpke., Jericho • 516-338-4595 • frankssteaks.com

A premier Long Island Steakhouse, make yourself at home as you are served huge portions of prime aged meats including Frank’s signature skirt steak. A bi-level bar adds to the ambiance of this casual, fine dining restaurant.

GARDEN CITY HOTEL

45 7th St., Garden City • 516-877-9385 • gardencityhotel.com

Check into the Garden City Hotel and make a reservation at two new dining spectacles—Red Salt Room and King Bar—courtesy of chef David Burke. The former is an elegant American eatery that offers traditional chophouse fare and brunch while the latter features breakfast and essential Burke classics, followed by an all- day dining menu of casual options (salads, burgers, sandwiches) and a transition into a swank bar/lounge setting for dinner.

Four delicious smoked salmon in plate on white background.

THE CAPITAL GRILLE

630 Old Country Rd., Garden City • 516-746-1675 • thecapitalgrille.com

This upscale steakhouse chain offers classic American fare in a club-like, refined setting. Start your meal off with a soup or salad before tucking into filet mignon, NY strip, sirloin steak frites and swordfish with a side of mashed potatoes, creamed spinach or Parmesan truffle fries.

WATERZOOI BELGIAN BISTRO

850 Franklin Ave., Garden City • 516-877-2177 • waterzooi.com

Mussels are the main event at this Belgian bistro with dozens of imported beers. Must-order Moules Pots (mussels served with frites and mayonnaise) are served in a variety of styles while burgers, steaks, fish, shellfish and seafood dishes are also solid bets.

NOVITÁ WINE BAR & TRATTORIA

860 Franklin Ave., Garden City • 516-739-7660 • novitany.com

This modern Italian restaurant serves up small plates as well as land, sea and pasta entrées that guests can wash down with a selection of more than 100 global wines. Start off with a meat and cheese board and try the Maine lobster papardelle, braised beef short rib, chicken parmigiana, Norweigain salmon or one of the delicious pizzas. Sweeten the deal with Nutella crème brulée, zeppoles, tiramisu or a classic cannoli.

LA COQUILLE

1669 Northern Blvd., Manhasset • 516-365-8422 • lacoquilleny.com

The elegant and quaint dining room of La Coquille serves up European fare with French inspirations, including duck à l’orange, foie gras and baked escargot. In Nuvoqi, the upscale bar, diners can enjoy small plates like artisan smoked salmon, Peking duck crisp, French sliders and tiny crab cakes while sipping on delicious cocktails.

LOUIE’S

339 Plandome Rd., Manhasset • 516-627-0022 • louiesmanhassetrestaurant.com

This classic Greek-American diner has been serving customers from Manhasset and beyond since 1963 in its Plandome Road location. The family-run eatery offers breakfast staples such as omelets, wraps, Belgian waffles, French toast and pancakes, as well as lunch favorites ranging from burgers, gyros and a variety of salads. Chefs get more creative with the dinner menu, which features salmon, crab cakes, roasts and Italian and Greek specialties.

CAFÉ CONTINENTAL

1538 Northern Blvd., Manhasset • 516-627-4269 • cafecontinentalmanhasset.com

Café Continental’s menu features all the best in northern Italian cuisine, with fresh homemade pasta and a tried and true sauce recipe that’s been in use for more than 20 years. Popular dishes include the Fiore Ragu, featuring flower-shaped pasta in a tender and flavorful veal sauce; the Paglia e Fieno, a green and white spaghetti with a delicious smoky flavor courtesy of pancetta; and whole grilled branzino, a two-pound delicacy grilled to perfection and bursting with flavor.

LOUIE’S OYSTER BAR & GRILLE

395 Main St., Port Washington • 516-883-4242 • louiessince1905.com

Since 1905, Louie’s has been serving up seafood and American style dishes with Manhasset Bay as its background. Louie’s boasts a raw bar with East Coast and West Coast oysters and a seafood tower filled with clams, oysters, shrimp, lobster, crabmeat and marinated seafood salad. Lobster bisque, lobster tacos, spicy tuna dip and Kobe on the Rock self-cooked tableside adorn the list of appetizers while house specialties include dishes from monkfish paccheri pasta with cherry tomatoes and a light garlic and wine broth to surf and turf complete with two lobster tails, filet mignon and creamy mashed potatoes.

Chocolate dessert with strawberries, whipped cream and mint.Shallow dof.

WILD HONEY ON MAIN

172 Main St., Port Washington • 516-439-5324 • wildhoneyonmain.com

Both intimate and upscale, Wild Honey on Main is a New American eatery that features something for every palate. The menu is on the limited side, but entrées ranging from apple-stout glazed salmon, bacon wrapped filet mignon and BBQ ribs to cracklin’ pork shank and shrimp gumbo offer plenty of variety.

GATSBY’S LANDING

1362 Old Northern Blvd., Roslyn • 516-277-2318 • gatsbyslanding.com

Inspired by the opulent Long Island lifestyle portrayed in F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby, this restaurant features dishes like the Gatsby’s Burger, which is composed of grass-fed beef, onion jam, taleggio cheese, pork belly and arugula; a cheese board with honey, nuts and bread for dessert; and Branzino with black chickpeas, baby kale and chiles.

MP TAVERNA

1363 Old Northern Blvd., Roslyn • 516-686-6486 • michaelpsilakis.com/mp-taverna

Michael Psilakis, the award-winning chef known in the food industry for his classic Greek cooking, is owner and executive chef of this modern eatery. Offerings include yogurt, chickpea, eggplant or a combination of all three dips with warm pita bread and cucumber slices, beef and lamb burgers, sandwiches, salads and entrées like Greek paella.

KYMA

1446 Old Northern Blvd., Roslyn • 516-621-3700 • kyma-roslyn.com

Offering appetizers like Kyma chips, which are paper-thin zucchini and eggplant chips with tzatziki sauce, to classic Greek salads filled with olives, peppers, onions and feta, and then onto whole fish dishes, moussaka, pasta and lamb chops, Kyma’s menu runs the gamut on Greek food and culture. One signature dish on the menu is the Plateau, which includes a small mountain of chilled oysters, shrimp, clams, Maine lobster and lump crab.

IL MULINO

1042 Northern Blvd., Roslyn • 516-621-1870 • ilmulino.com/long-island

Il Mulino brings the elegance of the city and its take on classic Italian food to Roslyn. Discover appetizers, salads, soups and several pasta, chicken, veal, shrimp, steak and side options. Unique and delectable selections on the special menu include octopus salad and escargot as well as ossobuco and langostino over risotto or sautéed spinach.

CHEZ KAMA

77 Middle Neck Rd., Great Neck • 516-482-8360

Eaters will find a plethora of sushi rolls at Chez Kama, from the Robyn roll featuring shrimp, crabstick, flying fish roe, cucumber, crunchy tempura flakes and mayo to the Nikki roll with crabstick, shrimp, spicy tuna, cucumber, crunchies and an avocado outside. Chez Kama’s menu also offers appetizers like mushroom medley spring rolls and entrées including roasted Long Island duck with sticky rice.

BRASSERIE AMERICANA  

30 Cutter Mill Rd., Great Neck • 516-773-2000 • innatgreatneck.com

Located inside the Inn At Great Neck, this French restaurant which offers breakfast, lunch and dinner, with a dinner menu featuring fare from crépe tacos as an appetizer to grilled Atlantic champagne dill salmon as a main course. Consider unwinding with one of the bar’s many spirits, plus domestic and imported bottled beers as well as a six-tap beer system with select beers from nearby micro-breweries.

COLBEH

75 N. Station Plaza, Great Neck • 516-466-8181 • colbeh.com

Colbeh is a kosher restaurant with Mediterranean cuisine and atmosphere, enhanced by Persian music. Colbeh offers cold and hot appetizers, including Moroccan Cigars made from ground potatoes or vegetables rolled in pastry dough, as well as numerous entrées served over basmati rice or fresh dill and lima bean rice, along with grilled plum tomatoes and vegetables. Main dishes include the special Colbeh King Combo, the newest combination of kebab barg (cubed prime beef), kebab joujeh (chicken) and white koobideh (ground beef), all delicately seasoned and grilled. Traditional desserts from a Persian bakery are served for dessert.

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