Special Delivery From
The Post Office
By Danny, Mike & Daniel /
If youre in Babylon
Village and you want to get a good meal at a nice price, check
out the Post Office.
Were not kidding Post Office Café, located
at 130 Main St. in Babylon Village, transforms a classic space,
keeps its old-time charm and mixes in a dash of modernity
to make an alluring spot.
Lessings operates the nifty little eatery, and its no
surprise they have a penchant for historically significant
properties. In Huntington, they own and operate Finnegans,
the townships oldest and longest continuously-operating
Inside, the space is awash in wood tones and beige, with unique
bric-a-brac hanging from the ceiling. Check out the wooden
chicken that looks like it spent a past life as part of a
The food is simple, inviting and most of all, filling. Opting
for an Asian twist on an old favorite, we started with a large
order of Ginger Teriyaki wings ($9.95) that really hit the
spot. A combination of sweet and savory with bright, tangy
flavors, its a fine place to begin, especially if you
dont want your mouth to go on fire. Sicilian and chipotle
variants are available, as are classic buffalo in mild, medium,
hot and chefs challenge degrees of spicy.
The meaty chili, which will run you about $5, has a good consistency,
a slight kick and is served with too many chips to dip. Hamburgers,
available in black angus, chicken or turkey form, start at
$8.50 and come with waffle fries, a side salad or homemade
For $19, surf-and-turf steak and a shrimp scampi skewer
is a rich and flavorful steal boasting five juicy shrimp
and a generous, quality cut of meat cooked to order and topped
with slightly-sweet onions. We added soup for $1.95 extra,
and what we got was an overflowing cup of fresh, rich and
creamy New England Clam Chowder.
For dessert, we wound up with a Blondie Bar a la mode for
the table, dressed in raspberry with creamy vanilla ice cream
and fresh whipped cream on the side.
After the dinner crowd leaves, business picks up with a lively
bar scene. Along with the traditional on-tap offerings and
nightly specials, Post Office Café keeps a laudable
selection of craft and local beers on hand and a well-stocked
wine cabinet, so anyone with a discerning palate probably
wont go thirsty, either.
130 Main Street, Babylon Village
Atmosphere: Historic charm with a modern flair
Cuisine: Casual comfort, with some surprises
Hours: Noon Midnight, Mon.-Thurs.
Fri.-Sat.: Noon-1 a.m.
Sunday: Noon-11 p.m.