Take A Midday Break With The Lunch Bunch

By The Foodies

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Lunch is often a great way to experience the culinary delights of your favorite restaurant but at a lower price and with a portion size that fills you up just as well. Take a look at what some of the different restaurants around town are offering on their midday menus.

Almarco Italian Grill

13 Wall St., Huntington

631-935-1690; Almarcoitalian.com

At Almarco, $12 goes a long way. Pair one of Mark’s famous focaccia sandwiches or a half-order of pasta with all the fixings. Focaccias come with soup, salad and a decadent finish (a St. Joseph’s pastry), while the pasta comes with salad and dessert. Or, choose from grilled selections, pizzettes, soup, salad and appetizers.

Bistro 44

44 Main St., Northport

631-262-9744; Bistro44.net

The Kobe short rib beef burger at Bistro 44 is served on a brioche bun with Stiton bleu cheese, Applewood bacon, frizzled onions, shredded lettuce, and with French fries for $14.50 on the lunch menu.

The Kobe short rib beef burger at Bistro 44 is served on a brioche bun with Stiton bleu cheese, Applewood bacon, frizzled onions, shredded lettuce, and with French fries for $14.50 on the lunch menu.

Park your car right on the beautiful water of Northport harbor and stroll into Bistro 44 for some old world charm and mouthwatering lunch offerings. The prix-fixe lunch menu is available Monday-Saturday from 11:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. and features three courses for $19.95. Start with an appetizer like the bistro baked clams, move on to an entrée like the Thai shrimp salad and finish it off with a warm chocolate lava cake. Coffee and tea is included, but add an espresso or cappuccino for an extra $3.

Black & Blue Seafood Chophouse

65 Wall St., Huntington

631-385-9255; Blackandbluehuntington.com

The Chicken Feta Burger is available on Black & Blue’s lunch menu for $12. It’s ground all white meat chicken served with spinach and feta on a toasted bun. Make the bun gluten free for an extra $2. Shoe string French fries are included. Photo/Facebook

The Chicken Feta Burger is available on Black & Blue’s lunch menu for $12. It’s ground all white meat chicken served with spinach and feta on a toasted bun. Make the bun gluten free for an extra $2. Shoe string French fries are included. Photo/Facebook

The $10 lunch menu is available 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Monday-Friday, at Black & Blue. Offerings include the B&B Burger, a 10 oz Angus beef patty served with cheddar cheese, lettuce tomato and onion on a toasted bun and with French fries; and the Philly cheesesteak, which is served with provolone and cheddar cheese sauce, peppers and onions, and with French fries. Drink specials are also available for $5.

Cinque Terre

872 East Jericho Turnpike, Huntington Station

631-923-1255; Cinqueterreli.com

In Huntington Station, Cinque Terre will gladly quiet that midday stomach rumbling with a selection of hot and cold appetizers ($10-$16), and paninis and pizzas ($10-$16). Be sure to check out the gamberi scampi al pesto ($22), which is sautéed shrimp bathed in a scampi pesto sauce and served with green beans and roasted almonds.

Cirella’s

14 Broadhollow Road, Melville

631-385-7380; Cirellarestaurant.com

The Costoletta Di Vitello Alla Parmigiana (pounded veal chop) is available on the lunch menu at Cirella’s in Melville. 

The Costoletta Di Vitello Alla Parmigiana (pounded veal chop) is available on the lunch menu at Cirella’s in Melville. 

If you’re looking for a wide selection to satisfy your lunchtime cravings then look no further than Cirella’s of Melville. Calamari fritti ($12-$14), pasta ($13-$19), pizza ($10-$15), parmigiana ($19-$38), antipasti ($5-$15) and many more options await hungry tummies.

Jewel

400 Broadhollow Road, Melville

631-755-5777; Jewelrestaurantli.com

Lunch at Jewel covers all the bases, from the Asian chicken salad ($15.95), grilled oysters ($16.95), Angus beef burger ($16.95) and everything in between. Share a pizza, or get a steak – one can always rest assured that a Tom Schaudel creation will be a knockout.

Mill Pond House

437 Main St., Centerport

631-261-7663; Millpondrestaurant.com

An outstanding salad list includes everything from the wedge to the tuna nicoise ($12-$17). Or, explore the entrée list and indulge in “The King” Dino’s Steak Sandwich, which is sliced sirloin served on a toasted hero with melted mozzarella and sautéed onions, and a side of French fries ($18). Also consider the $23.95, three-course prix-fixe.

Ruvo

63 Broadway, Greenlawn

631-261-7700; Ruvorestaurant.com

Greenlawn’s Ruvo restaurant and bar $10-lunch selection is for hungry mid-day patrons. Dig into a chicken parmesan hero, or sliced meatball flatbread. For a little more, check out the lobster mac and cheese with balsamic salad for $14.

Sandbar

55 Main St., Cold Spring Harbor

631-498-6188; Lessings.com

Lunch at Sandbar can start with the chickpea fries, serve with sriracha aioli ($12), or one of many other appetizer offerings. Soups and salads are also a go, including the Sandbar Salad with warm goat cheese ($13) or the tomato soup, hot or cold, served with basil and brioche croutons ($10). As for the main attraction, try the seared organic salmon with leeks, trumpet royal mushrooms, chorizo and verjus sauce ($28) or the Sandbar Cheeseburger with bacon-onion marmalade and cheddar cheese ($18).

Tim’s Shipwreck Diner

46 Main St., Northport

631-754-1797; Shipwreckdiner.com

Start with the soup of the day, or perhaps clam strips ($8.95), mozzarella sticks ($8.95) or grilled mini crab cakes ($10.50) at Tim’s Shipwreck diner. Then move on to entrees like the hot homemade pot roast muenster gravy on a roll ($12.95) or grilled chicken, roasted red peppers and melted mozzarella on ciabatta bread served with French fries ($15.95).