The Gold Coast has a slew of spots that offer incomparable dining experiences. Whether you are someone who enjoys brunch on the weekends or dining out during the week, there are so many different opportunities to enjoy great food and be around historic neighborhoods.
Cipollini Trattoria and Bar
2060 Northern Blvd., Manhasset
Cipollini Trattoria and Bar is located in the Gold Coast shopping destination, Americana Manhasset. This restaurant has been around for 15 years and opened in 2005 by Gillis and George Poll. Currently, the restaurant has lunch and dinner dining along with take out. There’s also plenty of wine, cocktails and dessert to please any palate. The menu reflects the traditional cuisine of Northern Italy while remaining true to the classic Italian staples. There’s even pizza and panini’s on the menu for those of you who are in love with bread. To learn more about Cipollini Trattoria and Bar and reserve a table, visit www.pollrestaurants.com/restaurants/cipollini or call 516-627-7172.
La Coquille Restaurant
1669 Northern Blvd., Manhasset
If you’re looking for a French-inspired dining experience, look no further than La Coquille. La Coquille embodies the essence of France with its floral wall accents, picturesque lighting and warm environment. On the menu at La Coquille Restaurant varies in scope. There are the classic French cuisine such as soup du jour and veal escalopes with artichaut. To learn more about La Coquille and to reserve a table, visit www.lacoquilleny.com/index.html or call 516-365-8422.
88 Mineola Ave., Roslyn
Matteo’s Ristorante brings elegance and class to a whole new level. Open only for dinner, this restaurant also serves wine, dessert and various cocktails such as aperol spritz and bellini. Something that is unique on the dinner menu are a salumi board—a variety of Italian meats, cheese and olives—and a mozzarella bar. Matteo’s of Roslyn also has a sister restaurant of the same name in Huntington. To learn more about Matteo’s of Roslyn and to reserve a table visit www.roslyn.matteosristorante.com/ or call 516-484-0555.
1305 Old Northern Blvd., Roslyn
Hendricks Tavern is a gem on the Gold Coast. This location allows for tons of people to pass by, eyeing the restaurant on the road. Hendricks Tavern is located in what was once the home of Hendrick Onderdonk. On the menu, there is brunch, dinner, wine, cocktails and desserts for tasting. Founded by owners, Gillis and George Poll, this restaurant is a fun time that’s in the heart of historic Roslyn. The cuisine offered at Hendricks Tavern is a mix of American comfort with notes of high class. To learn more about Hendricks Tavern and reserve a table, visit www.pollrestaurants.com/restaurants/hendricks or call 516-621-1200.
1043 Northern Blvd., Roslyn
Limani is one of the most upscale restaurants in the business. Serving lunch, dinner, wine, cocktails and dessert, this Mediterranean restaurant serves a lot of seafood, including a raw bar and servings of whole fish and fresh cuts. Dessert at Limani’s features pastries with a variety of flavor profiles, plus all the tea imaginable. Choose from an assortment of teas from China, India and even Vietnam. To learn more about Limani, and to reserve a table, visit www.limani.com/li or call 516-869-8989.
395 Main St., Port Washington
Louie’s Grill is in the most picturesque setting you can ever imagine. Picture this—a restaurant overlooking a waterfront with the sound of the ocean right by your dinner table. You can feel the ocean right next to you. It;s quite a feeling. Louie’s Grill has been around since 1905 and has lunch, dinner, cocktails and wine. To learn more about Louie’s Grill and to reserve a table, visit www.louiessince1905.com or call 516-883-4242.
1029 Port Washington Blvd., Port Washington
Waterzooi brings Belgian flavors to the Gold Coast. This location is coined the brasserie and oyster bar. Waterzooi of Port Washington serves lunch, dinner and brunch on weekends. If you crave seafood, then your palate will thank you immensely. This restaurant has plenty of seafood to go around. There is an overwhelming amount of options—that which include but are not limited to, mussels, oysters, shellfish, salmon—you name it. To learn more about Waterzooi in Port Washington and to reserve a table, visit www.waterzooi.com/port-washington or call (516) 472-7484.
OHK Bar and Restaurant
135 West Gate Dr., Huntington
Located inside Oheka Castle, this restaurant speaks for itself—in its grandeur and elegance. OHK Bar and Restaurant offers lunch and dinner, as well as delivery options for thsoe who want fancy food delivered to their door. Besides the restaurant, OHK Bar and Restaurant also has another setting for an experience, called Ottos Courtyard, for alfresco dinng. To learn more about OHK Bar and Restaurant and to reserve a table, visit www.ohkbarandrestaurant.com or call 631-659-1400.