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

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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  1. 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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    1. Brass Rail in Locust Valley

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

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        1. re: GreekGddss

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

        2. Peter Luger on Northern Boulevard in Great Neck.

          1. 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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            1. re: jwg

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

              1. re: kaaaassss

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

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

              http://www.rsjones.com/

                1. re: synergy

                  grkgoddess, where did you end up going? :)

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