Long Island Restaurant Week is upon us once again. With more than 100 restaurants participating from the tip of the East End to the westernmost edge of Nassau County, you can pack a lot of eating into the eight days of this biannual promotion.
From April 17-24 each participating restaurant will offer a 3-course prix fixe for $27.95, with a minimum choice of three appetizers, three entrées and three desserts. Here are a few menus worth checking out:
Garden City favorite Waterzooi is offering its Belgian-inspired Restaurant Week menu through April 28, so you have extra time to catch it (or go back to enjoy it again). Appetizer options include French onion soup and escargots de’ Bourguignon, while the mains feature their signature mussel pots or land-based options like braised pork belly with caramelized fresh sauerkraut.
With locations in Roslyn and Huntingon, Besito has Nassau and Suffolk Counties covered for high quality Mexican cuisine. Their restaurant week menu basically lets you create your own prix fixe from their already tantalizing menu. Start with queso fundido or empanadas de hongo (filled with mushrooms, goat cheese, and salsa verde) before moving on to their iron skillet tacos or a delightful salad with pistachio-crusted salmon, roasted corn, avocado, and chipotle dressing.
Kitchen A Bistro
Situated in St. James, Kitchen A Bistro is a Suffolk favorite. The French-Mediterranean restaurant will be offering a tempting Restaurant Week menu that highlights spring with items like potato ramp soup, pasta with confit suckling pig and dandelion, and roasted chicken breast with spring onion Bread pudding and mushroom cream.
East Enders will want to check out the wittily named Petulant Wino, chef Tom Schaudel‘s Aquebogue restaurant. Set in an 1830s home in the heart of the North Fork’s wine country, this restaurant has something for everyone. Start with farro with wild mushrooms, tomato, and truffle oil or splurge for the grilled octopus with chorizo and romanesco. Mains include steak frites and lobster pappardelle, while desserts include passionfruit cheesecake mousse and baked chocolate with Bailey’s gelato.
For more information about Long Island Restaurant Week, visit their website.