Saturday, August 18, 2018

The Preston House

The Preston House

August 1, 2018 by · Leave a Comment 

The Preston House 428 East Main Street Riverhead 631-775-1550 https://theprestonhouseandhotel.com When dining in a place dating back to 1905, you might not imagine that “fresh” would describe the restaurant. But fresh is what I’d call the food, the décor, and the service at The Preston House, the historical home of Henry H. Preston, the first […]

Cardoon Mediterranean

Cardoon Mediterranean

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Cardoon Mediterranean 2479 Adler Court Seaford 516-785-2390 https://www.cardoonny.com A Mediterranean restaurant conjures atmosphere as well as taste to me. I picture waves lapping against the shore as easily as I summon the flavors of Greece, Italy, Spain, Northern Africa, and the Middle East. While eating at Cardoon’s canalside location in Seaford is not exactly like […]

The Buoy Bar Waterfront Grill

The Buoy Bar Waterfront Grill

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The Buoy Bar Waterfront Grill 72 Bayside Drive Point Lookout 516-432-3975 http://www.buoybarli.com/ Sometimes writing restaurant reviews is a chore. You have to slog through, hoping you’ll find something about the eatery that makes it worth recommending to readers. On the other hand, sometimes you enjoy everything about an eatery and can’t wait to share the […]

Main Street Café

Main Street Café

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Main Street Café 47 Main Street Northport 631-754-5533 Stride up the street from Northport’s dock and you’ll arrive at Main Street Café in almost no time. What awaits is a cozy place offering friendly faces and tasty meals and drinks. The restaurant décor is homey — if your home has walls filled with bygone news […]

Nantuckets

Nantuckets

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  Nantuckets 9 Trader’s Cove Port Jefferson 631-509-4848 https://nantucketsportjefferson.com/ The eatery in Port Jefferson looks the same, with plenty of outdoor dining and an inside bathed in a bright blue glow, but the name outside no longer says Crazy Fish Bar & Gill — it’s Nantuckets now. We’re told that ownership is the same, but […]

Bay Kitchen Bar

Bay Kitchen Bar

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Bay Kitchen Bar 39 Gann Road East Hampton 631-329-3663 http://baykitchenbar.com/ A day involving boating and dining at Bay Kitchen Bar is a fine day. The restaurant overlooks Three Mile Harbor and, if you are seated outdoors or by an open window, you’ll overlook your boat as well. That’s not to say the inside of Bay […]

Sweet Mama’s

Sweet Mama’s

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Sweet Mama’s 121 Main Street Stony Brook 631-621-7895 http://sweetmamasli.com/ Some eateries enthrall you while others embrace you. Sweet Mama’s gives you a comfortable bear hug. This sister restaurant of the long-established Northport Sweet Mama’s presents three distinctive attractions under one roof: a dining room, an ice cream parlor, and a bar (called Grandpa’s Shed). We […]

78 Foster Restaurant & Bar

78 Foster Restaurant & Bar

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78 Foster Restaurant & Bar 78 Foster Avenue Hampton Bays 631-594-3967 www.78fosterhamptons.com If summer had a flavor, it would taste like the food served at 78 Foster. This casual, welcoming spot invites relaxation while you savor its cuisine. There’s an inviting bar as you enter, dining areas inside, and a tiki-themed outside dining area where […]

ArToro Restaurant & Tequila Bar

ArToro Restaurant & Tequila Bar

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ArToro Restaurant & Tequila Bar 78 Main Street Northport 631-651-8866 www.facebook.com/ArToroRestaurantNpt/ As you step from the sidewalk into ArToro’s, you’ll likely do a double take. Have you landed in Miami or San Juan? No, but you’re as close to the Caribbean as can be while dining in the picturesque village of Northport. Inside this intimate […]

J.A. Heneghan’s Tavern

J.A. Heneghan’s Tavern

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J.A. Heneghan’s Tavern 57 Lido Boulevard Point Lookout 516-544-2777 http://heneghanstavern.com/ No matter the weather, the climate at Heneghan’s Tavern is warm and the atmosphere is pressure-free. Its warmth comes through with the large stone fireplace near the entrance, a friendly greeting, amenable service, and the murmur of happy patrons. This is a place for every […]

Industry Standard Bar

Industry Standard Bar

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Industry Standard Bar 45 Front Street Greenport 631-333-2500 http://www.industrystandardbar.com/ Uh-oh, I thought as we walked inside Industry Standard, this is just a bar with some tables. Moments later, a woman eating near the entrance proclaimed her delight with the food as her tablemates agreed. OK, I’m in — bring on the menus. Those menus burst […]

What’s on Long Island’s Menus?

What’s on Long Island’s Menus?

January 31, 2018 by · Leave a Comment 

Scouting out flavorsome restaurants is part of our mission to help you have fun on your boat. You can also visit these eateries by auto — a scrumptious meal in a scenic spot is pleasurable no matter how you go! Here’s a roundup of the restaurants we reviewed last year, with a snippet from each […]

Whalers

Whalers

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Before stepping inside Whalers’ restaurant, you feel its brightness and warm charm. That giant “Whalers” sign and two floors of open windows overlooking the Great South Bay make you anticipate a welcoming atmosphere and a good meal. After moving through a pleasant waiting area, you’ll glimpse a large bar and multiple TVs. You’ll notice the […]

Inlet Seafood Restaurant

Inlet Seafood Restaurant

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When you’re willing to go to great lengths to enjoy a delicious meal, head to Montauk. Specifically, travel towards the end, to the spot where Lake Montauk meets Block Island Sound. There you’ll find water just about everywhere you look and a beautiful eatery that embraces the sea scenery. We arrived right before dusk with […]

Skipper’s Pub

Skipper’s Pub

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When this magazine started in 2007, Skipper’s Pub was our first review. Our review criteria then and now is that we feature only restaurants with docking (or close by an area offering transient space) and ones worth the trip to dock and dine. Skipper’s location hasn’t changed — it’s still across from Northport’s tranquil harbor. […]

Drift 82

Drift 82

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On a Saturday evening in late summer, Drift 82 was buzzing. The sun was sliding down the Patchogue River by the restaurant’s docking, a guitarist was crooning by the outside bar as line dancers tossed their limbs, the doors and windows for inside diners let in the breezes, and culinary creations sprang forth from the […]

The Corner Bar & Restaurant

The Corner Bar & Restaurant

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  You know that place where everybody knows your name? While your name may not be on the lips of the patrons and bartender at The Corner Bar & Restaurant, it may be written in chalk on the wall in the dining area! Along with names upon names as high as the eye can see, […]

Sandbar

Sandbar

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    Did you hear the one about the food reviewer that said “Wow!” when she walked into a restaurant? You just did, because that was me at the moment I saw how stunning it was inside Sandbar. The décor is striking — boaters wouldn’t mind their boats running aground if this was what all […]

Tiger Lily Café

Tiger Lily Café

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When you find yourself in Port Jefferson and in the mood for casual food (but definitely not fast food), stroll over to Tiger Lily Café. It’s a leisurely walk from Danfords, the Port Jefferson Yacht Club, and the town marina. Tiger Lily’s offers vegetarian, vegan, and omnivarian fare, along with java and juice, in a […]

Chowder Bar

Chowder Bar

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Just like boaters and boats, eateries come in all sizes and slants to attract diners and entice them to return time after time — large and fancy, small and casual, impersonal and corporate, or cozy and inviting. When seeking a tasty meal served by friendly staff in engaging surroundings, the Chowder Bar near the Maple […]

Limoncello Trattoria & Bar

Limoncello Trattoria & Bar

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Some of Freeport’s attractions for visiting boaters are the village’s vibrancy, gatherings of fun-loving people, and street-level seafood and refreshments. However, when you want to escape the fabled Nautical Mile vitality and enjoy a relaxed meal, Limoncello offers such a respite. This Italian restaurant’s attentive service and stylish interior give it an old-world feel. The […]

Case’s Place

Case’s Place

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There’s no contest when it comes to what I like in a restaurant view. Give me boats and jet skis in Cutchogue Harbor and the Peconic Bay, throw in a view of Robins Island, and I’ll choose that every time over watching cars whiz by on a busy suburban thoroughfare. Of course, the restaurant’s meal […]

Crazy Beans

Crazy Beans

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A boating trip to Stony Brook may include shopping, historical sights, fine dining, and walking the labyrinth at Avalon Park. All that activity works up the kind of appetite that may only be satisfied by a stack of pancakes and a frothy sweet drink, or a hearty sandwich and an aromatic cup of tea or […]

The Clubhouse

The Clubhouse

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You know those times on the boat when you’re having so much fun that you don’t want to stop, even when someone announces, “I’m hungry”? Dock at The Clubhouse — the atmosphere and food will keep the fun going! Sit outdoors by the sandy beach or grass hut or inside where the open wall, Jimmy […]

Phil’s Waterfront Bar and Grill

Phil’s Waterfront Bar and Grill

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What a spot to have lunch or dinner! Phil’s, located at the Lighthouse Marina, has everything a hungry boater craves for lunch or dinner — easy access, a dockhand, great water views, outdoor and indoor seating, a large menu, a casual feel, a welcoming attitude towards kids, pleasant service, and live music Saturday evenings. There’s […]

Wild Honey

Wild Honey

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    Wild Honey’s interior was bathed in sunlight the day I dined there, but I got the definite impression that the warmth is there no matter the time or weather. Located a short walk from the Oyster Bay Marine Center and Sagamore Yacht Club, the restaurant is decorated in brick, wood, and outdoorsy accents, […]

3 Brothers Vegan Cafe

3 Brothers Vegan Cafe

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  Wood-fired pizzas, plentiful plates of pasta, perfectly layered panini, decadent desserts. Did I peak your interest? If so, don’t be dismayed when I tell you all these flavorsome foods are vegan offerings at 3 Brothers Cafe.. The shopping center eatery is located a short walk from LaSala Boatyard (call 631- 842-3222 in advance for […]

Kimi Sushi & Grill

Kimi Sushi & Grill

March 1, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

  As a restaurant reviewer, people often ask me, “Where’s a nice place to eat when we boat to [harbor]? I now have another answer for visitors to Port Jefferson — Kimi Sushi & Grill. This harborside village has a boatload of dining establishments within walking distance of the transient spaces at Danfords, the Port […]

Page Restaurant

Page Restaurant

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  No matter what your day is like before you turn into Page, it’s going to get better. Located a short walk from nearby marinas in one of Long Island’s most charming harbor villages, Page is writing the book on what I seek while dining out. I enjoy restaurants with interesting features, and Page has […]

Dining by the Water

Dining by the Water

February 17, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

See, boaters get hungry when we’re out to sea. However, we don’t want to cut a great day on the water short when it’s time for a meal. We prefer to seek tasty spots near our favorite boating locations. That’s why boaters love our restaurant reviews! We scope out the places to dine, get the […]

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