Don’t let “April showers” rain on your parade; the weather is finally warming and, as always, Long Island is about to receive a gift in the heart of Spring: Long Island Restaurant Week is returning!
The promotion—which launched in April 2011—will run from Sunday, April 28, through Sunday, May 5, and will bring back its celebrated, three-course prix fixe menus for just $29.95 per person. Each participating restaurant is required to offer at least three options per course (though many choose to offer even more), ensuring that Restaurant Week is just as palate-friendly as it is purse-friendly.
Participating restaurants span both Nassau and Suffolk County, including both forks of the East End, and range in cuisine from authentic Mexican to traditional French, eclectic American to classic Italian, and beyond. More than 140 restaurants are participating in all, including Kingfish in Westbury, Red Salt Room in Garden City, Athenian Greek Taverna in Commack, The Preston House & Hotel in Riverhead—and so many more.
Since Long Island Restaurant Week is a highly anticipated event, reservations are a must, and should be made as soon as possible.
Presented by Long Island Restaurant & Hospitality Group (LIRHG), Long Island Restaurant Week first launched in 2006, derived from the then-five-year-old Hamptons Restaurant Week and its precursor, New York Restaurant Week. The promotion was an immediate success, with total restaurant revenue estimated to be $2.8 million, with New York State taking in an estimated $150,753 in tax dollars. Since then, Long Island Restaurant Week has expanded, and now occurs three times a year, to the delight of local eaters and restaurant owners alike.
For more on Long Island Restaurant Week, please visit longislandrestaurantweek.com.