By The Foodies
Whether you’re looking for a candlelit meal, a relaxing glass of wine, or a loud, fun and boisterous night out, the Town of Huntington has it. Here are some ideas for that perfect summer’s night out.
Take a journey from a quaint, circa-1850 town to a hip, New York-style restaurant and jazz club serving new American cuisine at Grasso’s restaurant (134 Main St., Cold Spring Harbor, 631-367-6060). There’s a reson it’s been called the “cheers” of Cold Spring Harbor, so raise a glass and enjoy one of the many musical performances scheduled throughout the summer. For more information, visit Grassosrestaurant.com.
With summer now in full swing, Mary Carroll’s (1 Clinton Ave., Huntington, 631-223-2088) is hopping. The Irish pub features a wide variety of beers, a lively, festive atmospehere and a outdoor beer garden where one can have a pint and savor the season. For more information, visit Marycarrolls.com.
With its bustling bar, spectacular kitchen and delightful cuisine, Prime (117 N New York Ave., Huntington, 631-385-1515) is the place to turn to for those one-of-a-kind evenings where you’ve just got to pull out all the stops for a high school reunion, a Friday cocktail or a big night out with a special somebody – especially if it involves a ring, we’d gather. Take advantage of the magnificient outdoor dining setup and the view of Huntington Harbor. For more information, visit Restaurantprime.com.
Storyville American Table
New Orleans is known for its nights out and, at Storyville American Table (43 Green St., Huntington, 631-351-3446), you’ll find plenty of the city’s typical offerings, including jambalaya, barbecue shrimp and veal grillades. But that’s not all. The restaurant also offers features authentic Cajun/Creole cuisine, and shows off different cultures and cooking styles through nightly specials. Of course, there’s always the bar menu, which offers the lieks of chicken wings, sliders, wraps and plenty of drinks. For more information, visit Storyvilleamericantable.com.
Bowlmor Long Island
This is more than just a bowling alley. At Bowlmor Long Island (895 Walt Whitman Road, Melville, 631-271-1180), America’s favorite pastime turns into a high-end, high-energy activity with 47 lanes, a massive arcade, two private bowling suites and food and drink menus for a traditional sit-down meal, or for while on the lanes. Discounts are also offered throughout the week, including $2 Tuesday, which sports $2 games, $2 tacos and Pabst Blue Ribbon beers, and $5 arcade cards for just $2 (specials start after 8 p.m.). For more information, visit Bowlmor.com.
The Refuge (515 Broadhollow Road, Melville, 631-577-4444) features a modern twist on Italian and Latin cuisine with a nod to the classics and bar food prepared into the wee hours of the night in our wood burning oven. Spend time enjoying a relaxing dinner or the happy hour sounds of the “Living Jukebox” playing into the night. For mor information, visit Refuge110.com.
Napper Tandy’s Irish Pub
With the motto of “the pub that parties like a club,” Napper Tandy’s in Northport (229 Laurel Ave., Northport, 631-757-4141) gives an all around exciting environment to eat, drink, and have fun. What sets it apart from other pubs? It’s well-known for not only its “time to play” atmosphere, but also its concerts, food, and dance hits. For more information, visit Nappertandysirishpub.com.
The Wine Cellar On Main
Another unique find in Northport Village, The Wine Cellar On Main (70 Main St., Northport, 631-651-5555) could serve as either an opening act or the closing number to a night out in the village. It offers a rustic and intimate space to enjoy wine, food and friends. The wine selection includes local favorites, as well as bottles from across the globe. Specials are offered throughout the weekend, including Friday and Saturday (3-6 p.m.) when wine flights are $10. For more information, visit Thewinecellaronmain.com.