The Lunch Bunch

By The Foodies


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 our spring Dine Huntington Restaurant Week participants are offering on their midday menus.

Jonathan’s Ristorante

15 Wall Street Huntington; 631-549-0055

Sharable appetizers and salads range from $10-$18. A favorite of ours is the cucumber and radish salad with red onion and white Italian anchovies. Panini and burgers are $15-$17 (try the turkey burger with fontina cheese, caramelized onion and sweet potato fries); or go heavier with pasta, chicken dishes or shrimp scampi for $17-$20.

Bistro Cassis

55B Wall St., Huntington; 631-421-4122

Cassis’ burger ($15), named best hamburger by our readers, is $15. Or explore the sandwich board, with selections ranging from $11-$24. There are plenty of salads, too; we also recommend splitting mussels ($19), exploring crepes ($12-$15) or entrees ranging from $12-$24.

Café Buenos Aires

23 Wall St., Huntington; 631-603-3600

Explore Argentinean cuisine and Hugo’s extensive menu with a five tapas for $14 at lunchtime. Appetizers, salads, tapas, pasta and sandwiches range from $14-$19.

Black & Blue Seafood Chophouse

65 Wall St., Huntington; 631-385-9255

A Black & Blue staple, Crispy Thai Calamari is $8 at lunchtime; their fabulous Chicken Feta Burger ($12) is solid, and salads range from $11-$13. Turkey Club Wraps are $9, or spring for a Crab Cake Wrap ($11); or, indulge with the traditional Monte Cristo ($12) or deep-fried grilled cheese ($12).


277 Larkfield Road, East Northport; 631-757-2404

Pasta prix-fixe? Sign us up – the $8.95 special includes salad, your choice of homemade pasta and choice of 15 (yes, 15!) sauces. Warps, salad, panini, burgers, heroes and pizza are also available.


10 New St., Huntington; 631-351-1010

Take a holiday to Portugal without leaving Huntington and indulge in a $17.50 complete lunch, which includes your choice of appetizer, entrée and glass of wine. Eddie and Allison don’t skimp on entrees – choose from a pork chop, salmon or PEI mussels. Or peruse a selection of wraps and sandwiches, paired with fries and salad ($13-$15). We gravitate to the homemade, pan-seared salmon burger ($15), served on a whole wheat roll with avocado, red onion, and dill cucumber yogurt sauce.

Almarco Italian Grill

13 Wall St., Huntington; 631-935-1690

Twelve dollars goes a long way at Almarco. Pair one of Mark’s famous foccacia sandwiches or a half-order of pasta with all the fixings. Foccacias 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.

Jewel by Tom Schaudel

400 Broadhollow Road , Melville; 631-755-5777

Lunch at jewel covers all the bases, from the Asian chicken salad to a filet mignon sandwich, ricotta gnocchi 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.


273 Main St, Huntington; 631-385-3474

Lunch specials include a variety of salads and panini-style sandwiches made on pita bread. Choose from Greek or green salads, which can be topped with grilled chicken, octopus, salmon, tuna, sausage, shrimp, calamari, spinach pie or Greek meatballs. Keep an eye out for the Neraki pizza – a medley of sautéed spinach, feta, tomato, hummus and Kalamata olives.

Mill Pond House

437 Main St., Centerport; 631-261-7663

An outstanding salad list includes roasted cauliflower and kale ($13) and Southwest Quinoa Salad, with avocado, black beans and cherry tomatoes ($13). Or, explore the entrée list and indulge in gluten-free fussili or a double-cut pork chop ($24). Also consider the $21.95, three-course prix-fixe.

Ideal Cheese & Wine Cafe

308 Main St., Huntington; 631-923-3434

Soup du jour ranges from $8-$10 – cheese is a theme throughout – and salads are $8-$14 and include kale Caesar, Burrata caprese, mixed warm mushrooms and fig and arugula. Cheese and mac selections ($10-$14) and cheese melts ($11-$14) are decadent ways to beat the winter freeze. And with wings, cheese flights and pommes frittes as well, there’s something for everybody’s taste.


402 New York Ave., Huntington; 631-549-0100

Taquitos, salads, quesadillas and tacos dorados (crispy street tacos) are all on tap at Besito’s New York and Connecticut locations, including one right here in Huntington. All lunch choices are served with black beans and house rice for the table; prices range from $8.95-$14.95.

Tutto Pazzo

84 New York Ave., Huntington; 631-271-2253

Lunch is from 12-3 p.m. and runs the gamut from sliders ($10-$16) and panini ($11) to pizza ($13-$14), wraps, heroes ($9-$13) and salads ($15-$25) – with much, much more to be just waiting to be discovered. Make sure to ask about the appetizer specials!


452 Jericho Turnpike, Huntington; 631-367-6360

Would you like veal parmigiana, veal chop, shrimp marinara or maybe even chicken francese? At LaParma, all of these options and more are available off of the Italian restaurant’s lunch menu. For a smaller portion, ask for the soup of the day or a smaller plate such as the garlic pizza bread or fried calamari.

Bistro 44

44 Main St., Northport; 631-262-9744

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. Check out the orange tequila shrimp ($15) – served with sautéed spinach and pineapple mango mint relish – or one of the restaurant’s other offerings.


63 Broadyway, Greenlawn; 631-261-7700

Greenlawn’s Ruvo restaurant and bar $10- and $15-lunch selections for hungry mid-day patrons. On the $10 menu dig into a chicken parmesan hero or sliced meatball flatbread and for $15 check out crab cake salad. Dive into some mint chip yogurt gelato to top it all off.


14 Broadhollow Road, Melville; 631-385-7380

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 ($12-$21), pizza ($10-$15), parmigiana ($18-$35), antipasti ($9-$12) and many more options await hungry tummies.

Cinque Terre

872 East Jericho Turnpike, Huntington Station; 631-923-1255

In Huntington Station, Cinque Terre will gladly quiet that midday stomach rumbling with a selection of antipasti ($10-$12) 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.