Brasserie Cassis in Plainview (LI)
Dinner recently: a duck breast dish I always love at Bistro Cassis tasted off here, and came out raw, not even cooked to rare.. I had ordered it med rare, and have always gotten it at Bistro C all over rosy pink, not each slice grey rimmed and raw as it was here. Sent it back for a quick sear, declined a whole new order when offered and got it back edible, though the portion attached to the wing was still v. rare. Just not an enjoyable meal. At the end of our meal, the server offered us a comped dessert and we thanked him and declined. He was young very earnest, helpful and rushed, which seems to be a theme here.
Seated neart one end of the bar, we observed one server or runner in an angry dispute with someone else working there., At one moment was afraid it might turn into a fight. Just a very unpleasant vibe to experience.
Compared to the improvements that brought Bistro Cassis back to good form a few years ago after a bad newspaper review of the Brasserie and discussion here got owner attention and a return to quality, Brasserie Cassis just doesn't feel smooth, professional or ready for prime time, still. No carefully observant manager eyeing everything the way one does in Huntington.
We only went to the Brasserie due to the ability to reserve.
I'd rather wait from now on, however long it takes, or dine late in the evening when there is no wait.
We still like Bistro Citron, in Roslyn, too, same ownership. It's noisy as hell, but very professional atmosphere and service, food always well prepared.
My husband and I love to eat at Cassis in Huntington and were thrilled to find another one in Plainview, which is much closer to where we live. We ate there last weekend and it was delicious.. everything was perfect, the staff was friendly and knowledgeable, and it looks great inside. The prices are reasonable as always and we are looking forward to eating brunch there next time. Recommend you have reservations though if you go on a weekend, it fills up quickly.
PS My husband thinks its great that they have TV's in the men's bathroom above the urinals. LOL
I live in Huntington, and Bistro Cassis is my favorite place, the food is always superb and the atmosphere cozy and homey. I've lunched at Bistro Citron in the past, and the food was excellent. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend you try a Bistro spinoff from these folks. Bistro Cassis takes no reservations, it's always packed, year after year, night after night for good reason.