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Good eats for my b-day in Queens/Nassau?

GreekGddss May 11, 2009 07:31 PM

My birthday is this weekend and hubby wants me to pick a place. Don't want Greek or Asian or anything particularly stuffy. I just want some good food and a good cocktail. Some of my faves are Honu Kitchen, Novita, West End Cafe. So, I guess something along those lines... I was thinking of maybe Prime in Huntington? Any other suggestions?

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    arugala May 11, 2009 08:35 PM

    what about Broadway Beanery in Lynbrook? theres a good NY times review somewhere if you search for it... Its nice, it doesnt look particularly "fancy", but the food is fantastic. Happy Birthday!

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      arugala May 11, 2009 08:37 PM

      here it is!

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      pwrube May 12, 2009 06:00 AM

      Brass Rail in Locust Valley

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        GreekGddss May 13, 2009 06:03 PM

        I haven't heard of either of these places before! I'll definitely look into them both. Thanks so much!

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          pwrube May 14, 2009 05:58 AM

          Brass Rail was just written up this past Sunday in the Times. Great review. Has been open since, I think, November or December.

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          biga290 May 14, 2009 10:28 AM

          Peter Luger on Northern Boulevard in Great Neck.

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            jwg May 14, 2009 05:55 PM

            In Queens, Saporia d'Ischia. Wonderful Italian. And some evenings, there's music too. It's an Italian food importer by day, turned restaurant by night. Amazing pasta served in a wagon wheel of cheese with truffle oil. I'd make a meal just out of the pasta and the antipasti.

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              kaaaassss May 14, 2009 07:50 PM

              In Astoria Trattoria l'Encuontro (spelling) - worth the trip. check it out in Zagat's and New York Times reviews..

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                robinsilver May 26, 2009 03:52 PM

                Tht's Trattoria L'Incontro. You can also do a search on here and see what everyone has to say,

            2. davmar77 May 15, 2009 12:22 PM

              rs jones in merrick. southern and southwestern. great atmosphere and very friendly staff.i can't count the amount of times i've gone.


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                synergy May 16, 2009 09:12 AM

                How about Waterzooi?

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                  arugala May 22, 2009 05:45 PM

                  grkgoddess, where did you end up going? :)

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                  bech69 Oct 16, 2010 10:43 AM

                  spumante in east meadow great food and free dinner on yor birthday.

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