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Laverne, Westbury, NY. Great Japanese food!

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halokiti Feb 3, 2007 01:11 PM

Laverne- lavernefusion dot com
795 Old Country Road
Westbury, NY 11590

I want to buzz this place cause the food is excellent and every time I drive by it is not as busy as it should be.

Laverne is a Japanese-French fusion restaurant, though I don't see that much French inspired items. I went there in late December and had an superb meal there. Back then they still had the fixed price menu from LI Restaurant week. So it was $21.95/ person for three courses. I except smaller portions for everything except everything was huge. The presentation on all dishes were spectacular, each like a work of art. The sashimi was fresh and tasted great. My favorite part was the dessert, we ordered fried ice cream and the presentation was amazing. Everyone looked at our dish as it was being walked to our table, it had a sugar piece on top and then the waitress lit the alcohol on the dish on fire so that was pretty attention getting though a bit much for me. Check out the pictures on the website and they look exactly the same on the table.

The second time I had it was when we ordered from the delivery menu and everything was excellent and a lot better than the usual delivery food. The presentation was still there even in a plastic box and the price is cheap for the high level and amount of food. So if you don't want to eat in person, I recommend take out/delivery from the place.

The location is convenient, between Century 21 and Fortunoff's on Old Country Road. The staff is friendly and helpful. They also have Sake Night, free unlimited sake during dinner. The price is good and they also sell gift certificates on unnamed website that sells restaurants certificates and there's also a discount on delivery over $25. So I don't see why you shouldn't t