By The Foodies
The sun is shining (mostly), and summertime is rapidly approaching, which means it’s time to step outside and enjoy outside dining around town. Here’s a taste of some of what the restaurants around Huntington are offering:
402 New York Ave., Huntington
What’s better than guacamole made fresh for you right at your table? How about guacamole made tableside at one of the sidewalk tables that bring the dining room to the street at Huntington’s Besito. The Mexican eatery brings the bustle of the restaurant onto the street during the summer so patrons can enjoy the warm weather along with their unique offerings from South of the Border. Overhead awnings protect diners from the sun on New York Avenue. When weather permits, the restaurant’s floor to ceiling doors are thrown open, making the sidewalk an extension of the busy restaurant and bar area inside. That guacamole is a must-try.
Cafe Buenos Aires
23 Wall St., Huntington
This Argentinean restaurant’s streetside tables are a favorite way for locals to unwind during the summer months, especially with cocktails or some of the best sangria around. A menu boasting authentic Argentinean cuisine features an extensive selection of tapas, allowing tables to indulge in several different tastes. Café Buenos Aires is found in the heart of restaurant row on Wall Street, making the outdoor tables a place to see, and be seen, throughout summertime.
The Gourmet Whaler
111 Main St., Cold Spring Harbor
Parked on Main Street in Cold Spring Harbor, The Gourmet Whaler serves up both breakfast and lunch to crowds. Patio seating is available when the café is open 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Friday, and 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. Fresh-made food and baked goods are prepared on site by owners Denise and Shawn. The typical breakfast offerings are all accounted for, including eggs, French toast, pancakes and quiches. As for lunch, the Foodies love the Famous Fish Tacos, which are served with chipotle mayo, peach mango salsa and the café’s signature coleslaw.
117 New York Ave., Huntington
One of the top stops on the Huntington patio dining tour has to be Prime – An American Kitchen and Bar, which overlooks the Huntington harbor front. Whether it’s for sushi, a bite from the bar menu or the full Prime experience, the patio at the Bohlsen family’s first-class dining establishment is hip and happening. Outstanding food, wine and cocktails are enhanced by the best view in Huntington. Tables upstairs, a lounge area downstairs, musical entertainment to compliment Friday night happy hour and Monday Movie Night make this a prime spot for outdoor dining.
34 Main St., Northport
Sidewalk dining originally came to Northport Village as a pilot program, but it’s clearly here to stay. Commanding the corner of Main Street and Woodbine Avenue is nautical-themed Skipper’s Pub, which offers a prime view of the harbor, making it a great spot to enjoy a burger and a beer. The menu boasts both casual seafood and pub-style treats.
84 New York Ave., Huntington
The stoop at Tutto Pazzo in Huntington is now open for business. Sit outside and enjoy $3-$5 menu items, including the fried calamari, sliders with fries and zucchini spaghetti. All servings are packed to go, perfectly fit for the stop, or even for across the street on the boardwalk overlooking Huntington Harbor. The stoop is open 12 noon-4 p.m., Monday-Sunday.
Whales Tale Café
81 Fort Salonga Road, Northport
Taco Tuesday is back at Whales Tale Café in Northport. Each Tuesday, tacos are $2 all day long. Those who guess how many tacos are sold on that particular day can win a $20 gift card. And with a deck offering a pristine view of Northport Harbor, that credit can easily be put to use toward the café’s full menu, which includes a selection of seafood, flatbreads, burgers and more.