34 New Street... It’s Not Just Italian
By Leah, Roxann &
When 34 New Street first opened, it only
featured a wide selection of traditional and gourmet pizzas.
Now, seven years later, it’s an all around great place
to dine in Huntington for pizza, or for anything else you
Owner Steve Camas offers tasty meals at affordable prices.
What else can you ask for? It’s a wonderful place to
stop by during the day if you work in Huntington, with a full
list of appetizing lunch dishes or pizza from the front counter.
Camas gives all the credit to everyone else, from the chef
to the manager to his mother, but overall, he has created
one of the most friendly, affordable places to dine in town.
Chef Rich Niznik creates fabulous combinations of unexpected
flavors. The dishes, as we were told, are eclectic and range
from the familiar to the exotic. Each item on the menu is
different from the next, showing Niznik’s ability to
cook anything. He also spices things up with more daring items
on the specials list, which changes every week and can be
found on the website, 34newstreet.com.
The large dining room is “casually upscale,” and
subtly highlighted with bold paintings and soft lighting.
Overall, it’s a warm atmosphere.
For starters, we sampled the Grilled Portobello with Herbed
Goat Cheese ($11), a medium sized marinated Portobello, topped
with a combination of goat cheese, crème fraiche and
cream cheese topped with herbs, baked and served with baby
greens. It was the perfect choice to whet our appetite.
The Grilled Shrimp Gazpacho ($12) contains jumbo shrimp, grilled
and served in a chilled martini glass with smoked gazpacho
salsa and a bit of pesto oil, making it a nice detour from
the common shrimp cocktail.
The Sweet Brie with Almonds ($6, half, $10, whole) is a crisp
grilled flatbread topped with brown sugar, sliced almonds
and melted sliced Brie. Either size is large enough to share
and is so good it’s on the dessert menu as well.
The prices at 34 New Street really stand out. A small garden
salad is $4, and a large is $7 and the same goes for the Caesar
salad. For the same quality of ingredients other restaurants
charge much more.
The Greek salad ($5 small, $8 large) comes with tomatoes,
red onions, roasted red peppers, cucumbers, kalamata olives,
pepperoncini, and feta on a bed of romaine lettuce.
Before the main course, we sunk our teeth into the famous
34 New Street pizza. The different variations on the menu
and the ability to create your own, make the possibilities
endless! Add what you want to the Neapolitano ($6) cooked
with their homemade sauce and mozzarella. Alone it is plain,
simple and delicious just as the menu states.
We couldn’t choose between the Veggie Margherita ($8)
which comes with broccoli, onions, mushrooms, roasted red
peppers, garlic, basil, oregano, filetto tomatoes and a little
mozzarella baked on a whole wheat crust with sesame seeds;
the Andouille Sausage ($10) with spicy Cajun-style sausage
and mozzarella cheese is one of the few pizzas on a poppy-seeded
crust; and the Grilled Chicken a la Vodka ($11) that comes
with sliced grilled chicken with prosciutto, peas, shallots,
garlic, and a sauce of vodka, cream, and a touch of tomato,
on a sesame seed crust.
So we chose the pizza that was the special for the evening,
Ross’ Pizza ($12). A creamy white sauce pizza topped
with prosciutto, sautéed shrimp and broccoli rabe on
a sesame seed crust, which subtly adds a unique flavor. The
toppings you can choose from range from the standard ($1)
Anchovies, Bacon, Pepperoni, Sweet Italian Sausage, Hot Italian
Sausage, Sliced Meatballs, Ham, Salami, Black Olives, Onions,
Mushrooms, Green Peppers, Jalapeño Peppers, Spinach,
Fresh Garlic, Mozzarella or Cheddar, to the gourmet ($1.25)
Grilled Chicken, Breaded Chicken, Grilled Vegetables, Prosciutto,
Canadian Bacon, Filetto Tomatoes, Roasted Red Peppers, Pineapple,
Provolone or Havarti. 34 New does something many restaurants
don’t dare; they give quality food at affordable prices
every time. Getting a large portion of great tasting quality
food for these prices isn’t common.
For a main course, we tried the Cedar Plank Grilled Salmon
Filet, ($18) a fresh filet of salmon, grilled on a cedar plank
and topped with apple hazelnut butter, served over whipped
Yukon Gold potatoes with chives.
One of the specials for the evening was a delicious yet healthy
Scallop, Shrimp and Swordfish Kebab ($18) skewered with vegetables,
char grilled and finished with herb butter and black bean
Some of the most popular menu items are the Pistachio-crusted
Seared Tuna ($22), fresh yellowfin tuna, coated with crushed
roasted pistachios, seared rare and served over wasabi mashed
potatoes with a toasted sesame aioli.
In honor of his Greek heritage, Camas has Spanakopita, Greek
Spinach Pie ($13) on the menu. It’s an extra-large slice
of a traditional dish, phyllo dough filled with spinach, feta
and fresh herbs served with a yogurt-dill sauce and a Greek
For the carnivores, there are many juicy options. The half-pound
Angus burger ($12) comes with your choice of American or Cheddar
cheese, sautéed onions, sautéed
mushrooms, or bacon.
The Korean Marinated Bistro Filet ($18) is a bistro filet,
marinated in sesame oil, soy sauce, vinegar and spices, char-grilled
to order and served with an Asian-style
cabbage-shrimp pancake and chili-garlic aioli.
The Kentucky Hills Duck ($20) is grilled and served with the
house spaetzle and a peppery bourbon-molasses sauce.
For desserts, we had to try the Revani ($10) that Camas’
mother makes. It’s a traditional Greek dessert and homemade,
so we knew it would be delicious. It’s a new twist on
a traditional Greek pastry, a moist cake with farina, pine
nuts, orange syrup and Grand Marnier, which gives it a little
kick, topped with whipped cream.
The warmed house-made brownie ($6) was devoured within minutes
once it was placed on the table. They also serve Berceto Coffee,
which comes from a family-run company located in Huntington.
34 New is a great spot for lunch, dinner or your next party.
34 New Street
34 New Street, Huntington
Atmosphere: Casual Upscale
Cuisine: Specialty Pizza and
11:30 a.m. – 9 p.m.
11:30 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Noon- 10 p.m.
Noon- 9 p.m.