Porthole Restaurant in Oceanside NY, any comments
A few years ago when I lived in Baldwin I used to go to Jessica's American Grill every few months It was located in Baldwin too, and I absolutly loved the food that chef Mark Haber cooked. I thought it was struggling, they even lowered prices and added more menu items, and then it one day closed. I've always wondered what happened, it was just a royally bad location. The food was fantastic and the prices were $10 cheaper than the same food and portion sizes would have been if the same restaurant was located in Rockville Centre. I was googling Mark's name to see if he wound up at another restaurant and found out he is now at the restaurant i mentioned above. From the pictures it looks like its a nice waterfront place. If the food is as good as Jessica's its got to be one of the best places on the water in Long Island. Has anyone been there? I am very interested to know if its the same quality. It doesn't look like he is the owner, so i don't know if he has as much control over the quality of the food. The prices are higher than than Jessica's was too.
Thanks for the double deja vu, jpf1980!
My husband & I used to eat at Jessica's occasionally when we lived in Freeport. The food was terrific, the price was right, and for us, the location was convenient - my mother-in law, who baby sat our daughter on the nights we worked late, lived nearby. I think an unfortunate event helped do in the restaurant. A truck went thru the wall, from the parking lot. Because of the structural problems, Jessica's was closed for a while after that.
I remember the Porthole being in East Rockaway, though near the Oceanside border. In the late 1970's I ate dinner there with my parents, though I don't remember the food being too memorable. My friends and I also went there to drink, when I was in college and after. The location was great, though. Waterfront bars on the south shore always have a certain charm.
Jessica's food on the water (and away from the crowds of Freeport & Island Park) sounds good to me. I hope to hear more.
Going to the Porthole tonight (3/22)to see friends play and to have dinner. Have not been there in 25 years when we use to live in E. Rock.. Just a beer and burger joint back then. Hope that chef you speak of is there. I will be sure to post a review.