Long Island Restaurant Week Returns Sunday, January 26

Both locations of H2O—Smithtown and East Islip—will be participating in Long Island Restaurant Week this winter. • Photo courtesy of H2O

Note to Long Island locals: Don’t hibernate just yet! Long Island Restaurant Week will return for eight days of incredible dining deals on Sunday, January 26, 2020.

The award-winning—and now tri-annual—promotion will run through Sunday, February 2. During this time, participating restaurants will offer three-course dinner prix fixe menus for just $29.95. These menus are available all night, every night each restaurant is open; the only exception being Saturday, February 1, when restaurants are only required to offer the menu until 7:00 p.m.

Each Restaurant Week menu will feature at least three appetizers, three entrees and three desserts—and many will offer even more—ensuring that everyone in your party (no matter their preferences or dietary restrictions) can be satisfied and served.

In Nassau County, 64 restaurants are participating—from Small Batch Restaurant in Garden City to Palm Court Restaurant in East Meadow. In Suffolk County, the options are even greater, with 87 participating restaurants from Bobby Van’s Steakhouse in Bridgehampton to Athenian Greek Taverna in Commack. For a full list of participating restaurants, please visit the Long Island Restaurant Week website.

“Winter Restaurant Week is designed to help customers combat ‘cabin fever’ and bring excitement and revenue to our restaurant participants,” says Steve Haweeli, President of Long Island Restaurant & Marketing Hospitality Group, the business-to-consumer promotions division of WordHampton Public Relations. “With more than 2.8 million residents and 1,000 restaurants with varied cuisines, concepts and price points, Long Island Restaurant Week  remains a win-win for Long Islanders and Long Island restaurants.”

We couldn’t agree more. Here are 9 places we’ll be dining this Winter Restaurant Week.

Atlantic Beach

Go for: Eclectic cuisine in a warm, literary setting. A must for bookworms and the people who love them.

George Martin The Original
Rockville Centre

Go for: The steak frites (they’re on George Martin’s Restaurant Week menu). Check out the rest of the eatery’s Restaurant Week offerings on their Instagram.

Small Batch Restaurant
Garden City

Go for: Rustic American eats and world-class hospitality. This is Tom Colicchio we’re talking about, after all.

Garden City

Go for: Mussel pots that are so good you’ll think you died and went to Bruges. And don’t forget to order a Belgian beer (or two).

Smithtown & East Islip

Go for: Fresh, creative and Asian-influenced takes on American seaside classics. And return for their Tuna Poke Nachos. They are exactly as good as they sound.


Go for: Authentic Mexican and Latin flavors, prepared beautifully every time. There’s a reason this restaurant often has a waiting list—and their food is absolutely worth the wait.

Miller Place

View this post on Instagram

Some of today’s pasta prep.

A post shared by Restaurant Orto (@ortorestaurant) on

Go for: Creative, seasonally driven Italian cuisine. Just don’t forget to hit the ATM on the way to Miller Place; this restaurant is cash-only.

Salt & Barrel
Bay Shore

Go for: Inspired coastal fare and excellent cocktails in a stylish setting. Don’t leave without ordering some fresh oysters and clams.

Stone Creek Inn
East Quogue

Go for: Modern French Mediterranean cuisine that’s 100% worth the trip to East Quogue. If you haven’t been here already, prepare to fall in love.