Reviewers Rave About Restaurant
Diners dish about their Dine Huntington
Restaurant Week experiences
By Tricia & Luann/
With only two more days left to dine
Huntington, the reviews are coming in, and all indications
are that Dine Huntington Restaurant Week is a success. Participating
restaurants townwide are enjoying a steady flow of traffic
as diners take the opportunity to try new restaurants and
enjoy the three-course menus being offered through tomorrow,
It seems that diners were hungry for the opportunity to try
new places, and according to comments posted to the DineHuntington
fan page on Facebook, restaurateurs stepped up to the plate.
Melissa J. Karrer called Honu Kitchen and Cocktails absolutely
top-notch. The food was perfect, and the service was lovely.
I could not have asked for more, from the great value on the
bottle of wine to the fireplace nearby, to the terrific food.
And according to Dena Klein, their new scallop dish
Susan Serra said of her first visit to Porto Vivo, ...the
food was absolutely fantastic, the atmosphere lovely and modern,
the service was truly impeccable. I expect to find a restaurant
like this in the city
so fortunate to have it five minutes
from my home.
Marina Zahn-Matera had a great experience at Conca D'Oro!
Old fashioned Italian style restaurant. Grandma was in the
Mike DeLuise gave five stars to the chefs and staff
of La Spada. Absolutely magnificent pasta, seafood and much
more. Even coffee and creme brulee are prize winners.
Of Mundays, Naomi Edlin wrote, an old standby
rediscovered. Munday's served us fabulous food at a price
we could afford! The ultimate grilled cheese was a fantastic
twist on a childhood favorite and the chicken burger definitely
put a smile on my mom's face!
Sharon Lupia McGovern said she had a fantastic dinner at Mac's
Steakhouse, while Bryan Kelly said, Bin 56 has a great
new chef and yummy menu.
Geriann Casola said Mangiamo is the best Italian she has had
in a long time, adding, the owners are great, so is
the staff one place I have never had a bad glass of
According to Andrew Schild, Skippers Pub in Northport
has something for everyone, whether youre looking
for a good drink and a snack or a sit down dinner with the
the food is amazing.
Ruvo in Greenlawn has also been a popular choice. Wendy Harrington
said it has amazing food and is not overpriced.
The staff are amazing with a great ambiance. Lisa Harris
added that Ruvo
never fails to impress. The combination
of local wines, local produce and exceptional use of seasonal
ingredients add to a menu which stimulates the palate and
entices the soul. One should never deny themselves the caramel
apple martini... it is a seasonal exclamation mark!
Jeanine Giordano-Howard said Piccolo Bussola was an excellent
choice once again! Everything was delicious and the service
the cannoli was so rich and creamy, it
was almost sinful.
Lauri Herrington Levenberg praised the skills of her chef
at Samurai Hibachi, while Jason Mele added that the
food at Osteria Toscana was delicious. Others singled
out the pappardelle and skirt steak there. In addition, Mill
Pond House was said to have great views, large, delicious
portions, and excellent desserts.
Foodies said that at Jonathan's, fritto di calamari, organic
sea scallops over pancetta, arugula and apple risotto, and
flourless chocolate cake hit the mark perfectly,
while Prime was touted for its sushi and desserts, which were
to die for, according to Sonya Wilcox Merullo.
From Tyran Sullivan, at Tutto Pazzo, the homemade ravioli
was to die for and the cannoli reminded me of being back in
Italy! Barbara Kent added that Tutto Pazzo is always
every mouthful was wonderful
with crisp rice balls, creamy inside, fresh veggies
perfectly cooked, fork-tender, fragrant veal, al dente papardelle,
crunchy chopped salad like confetti and crisp
cannoli, meltingly sweet.
Patrons have already seen a difference in restaurant traffic,
and some have noted the prix-fixe endeavor came at a perfect
time, making dining out more affordable.
Every night this week town seemed extra crowed during
dinner hours, Chrissy Schimmel wrote.
In a time where people are struggling, I am so thankful
to Huntington for not only housing some of Long Islands finest
restaurants but for making it affordable for all to enjoy,
Irene Slovin added. For just $24.95 I get to eat at
a five-star restaurant.
Slovin also touted Panama Hatties for its incredible
food... impeccable service... and sophisticated atmosphere.
More than 50 restaurants are participating in Dine Huntington
Restaurant Week. Restaurants are serving a three-course menu
for $24.95, per person plus tax and tip in a program designed
to bring restaurants new customers and delight the palates
Dine Huntington Restaurant Week is presented by the Huntington
Township Chamber of Commerce and Long Islander Newspapers
with support from chief sponsor Lexus of Massapequa.
Menus are online at www.Dine Huntington.com.