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Jun 7, 2006 07:13 PM

Huntington/Northport Area

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Hi foodies..........would love to have recommendations for restaurants in the Huntington/Northport area. Thank you!

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  1. Park your car near the corner of Rt 25a & Main St in Huntington. Whether you go east or west, north or south, you will find excellent food in this bustling downtown. Chinese, Greek, Indian, Afghan, Mexican, Tex-Mex, Seafood, Steakhouses, Thai, Italian, diners, coffee shops, & numerous pubs, all within two blocks. Take your pick!

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    1. re: It's Me

      I definitely wouldn't say every place in the area is "excellent"

      There are a handful of very good options. Most are just mediocre, hence the quick restaurant turnover in recent years.

      For amazing burgers hit Canterbury Ales on NY Ave. They also have pretty good sandwiches and fish & chips. Desserts are usually pretty dismal though.

      For Japanese it's Kura Barn, also on NY Ave, though not in the heart of the village.

      Mediterranean Snack Bar has the best Greek though there are a couple of others. They don't really compare though. The owner at MS usually gives little cups of wine to those waiting outside for a table. And his seafood always seems very fresh.

      For good old fashioned diner style food try Mundays on Main St. They make a mean patty melt.

      And it will sound nuts but I've always like the Chinese takeout place in the Big H shopping center. Total dive but it's been consistent over the years.

      For frozen custard try Wolfies (there's also a location in Northport village) and for Italian Ices go to Incredible Ices. they get them from the Lemon Ice King of Corona (also a location in NP village.

      In Northport you MUST hit Copenhagen Bakery! The owner is from Denmark and makes some of the best desserts and brioche around.

      1. re: CornflakeGirl

        I agree with all your recs (Kura Barn is the best Japanese on all of L.I. I think) except Canterbury's. The fish n chips the last few times we've been there was terrible, basically raw fish on the inside, with only the outside shell being fully cooked. We had to send it back. And the staff were not the least bit apologetic or gracious about it. It's a far cry from the Canterbury Ale's I grew up with.

        1. re: Jennifer

          Strange. We've been going there for years and have never had a problem. I almost always get a burger though.

          The only thing I can recall being disappointed about was a dessert I tried a few years back.

          No bad experiences regarding service either. Once my sister asked to have the remainder of her burger wrapped up to go. The server wrapped it but threw out the fries. My sister brought it to their attention and they made her an entire new meal to go.

          BTW, the owner, Billy, is married to the owner of Kura Barn.

        2. re: CornflakeGirl

          This one is right on target with his picks He missed the best spot around--Maronis in Northport. Very small only a few tables, but Mike Maroni is a true 3 star New York chef. This place would be packed in NYC. Only drawback CASH ONLY.

          1. re: CornflakeGirl

            Don't forget Caffe' Portofino for the best homestyle desserts and amazing espresso drinks...only espresso bar on main st.

            1. re: lisa w

              I adore that place... even a small cup of coffee can get one hooked... be sure to try a caramel Macchiato (one of my favorite espresso drinks).

        3. In Northport Main Street Cafe for burgers and whatever else is on the menu.

          Shipwreck Diner for breakfast.

          Maroni for Italian.

          In Huntington Besito for upscale Mexican

          Cafe Cocoyacan (sp?) in Huntington Station for down to earth Mexican.

          1. Also, Blue Room in East Northport, Ruvo in Greenlawn.

            1. Fonda Coyoacan in Huntington Station (about 1.5 miles south of the village) for great Mexican. It's across from the northern end of the RR parking lot along 110 (i.e., on the eastern side of road).
              1026 New York Ave.

              Oaxaca in Huntington village for different but also excellent Mexican.

              Cooke's In just about 1/2 mile north of Fonda Coyoacan and on the western side for excellent southern and Caribbean food.
              767 New York Ave., Huntington

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              1. re: Scott

                Fonda Coyoacan closed over a year ago and was replaced with El Picacho.


              2. A great little cafe in Northport, Caffe' Portofino, directly across from the John Engemann Theater, serves amazing panini sandwiches, wraps, quiche and salads! They just came out with a crunchy asian chicken salad that is so full of fresh flavor, i can't get enough of it! They are open til 11 thurs thru sat so you can always grab a bite late.