Long Island Restaurant Week Returns Sunday, November 3

Long Island Restaurant Week

Photo by Doug Young

Long Island locals won’t have to wait for the holiday season for a reason to celebrate; Long Island Restaurant Week is just around the corner.

The tri-annual, award-winning program will return for eight days of amazing dining deals on Sunday, November 3. More than 130 local restaurants will be participating, from Nassau County through Suffolk’s East End, and will offer three-course prix fixe menus for just $29.95 all night, every night they are open (except Saturday, when the menu may only be offered until 7:00 p.m.).

Each restaurant’s menu will offer a minimum choice of three appetizers, three entrées and three desserts—though many eateries will offer more. A full list of this year’s participating restaurants is available at www.longislandrestaurantweek.com

Long Island Restaurant Week is the perfect opportunity to try a new restaurant—or return to an old favorite—without breaking the bank. Here is your chance to visit Athenian Greek Taverna’s new location in Commack, or finally try Riverhead’s The Preston House & Hotel; to travel to Mexico by way of the just-opened Bar Agave in Massapequa, or savor Casa Rustica’s legendary lobster in Smithtown.

Thanks to Long Island Restaurant Week, from Sunday, November 3 through Sunday, November 10, just $29.95 will unlock a world of flavor and new experiences—no bridges or tunnels required.

Here are some restaurants we can’t wait to try—or return to—during this Long Island Restaurant Week.

For Mexican Cuisine

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Photo courtesy of Besito

Mexican cuisine is well-represented in Long Island Restaurant Week’s roster of participating restaurants. Some eateries we particularly recommend include Besito in Huntington, West Islip and Roslyn; Bar Agave in Massapequa; and Caracara Mexican Grill in Farmingdale.

For Steak

Photo by Yvonne Albinowski at Red Salt Room in Garden City

Credit-conscious carnivores, rejoice! Long Island Restaurant Week is the perfect opportunity to treat yourself to a steakhouse feast for just $29.95. Some participating steakhouses include David Burke’s Red Salt Room in Garden City, Jake’s Steakhouse in New Hyde Park, Morton’s in Great Neck and Strip Steak in Great River.

For Seafood

Photo by Doug Young at H2O

Oysters are for lovers—and how much more lovely, when they’re offered as an appetizer on a prix fixe menu for just $29.95? For a delicious taste of the sea during Restaurant Week, you can’t go wrong at H2O in Smithtown or East Islip, Salt & Barrel in Bay Shore, View in Oakdale, Kingfish in Westbury, or a Lure in Southold.

For Asian Cuisine

Photo by Estefany Molina

And finally, for the Asian cuisine lovers among us, Long Island Restaurant Week is a welcome invitation to break outside the box and try something different (beyond your typical, go-to take-in spot). We especially love Monsoon in Babylon and Aji53 in Smithtown.

Long Island Restaurant Week will return on Sunday, November 3 through Sunday, November 10. For more information, please visit longislandrestaurantweek.com.