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Oct 28, 2009 10:31 AM

Special lunch near St James

What would you recommend for a special lunch near St James? One of the party of four is a vegetarian, so I'm leaning towards Italian, but other cuisines could work. The other three eat most anything.

Kitchen a Trattoria does not seem to do lunch. The other celebrants did not like Kithchen a Bistro or Casa Rustica.

Cielo in Smithtown?

Suggestions would be appreciated.

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  1. You mentioned Kitchen a Trattoria, but there's also Kitchen a Bistro, of course.

    Sorry, didn't see your mention of it. Wow, they didn't like Kitchen a Bistro!

    1. Well, you nixed my two favorites, but maybe Bella Vita City Grill, on North Country Road, would work for you. I really like their eggplant dishes and chopped salad.

      1. This is a little out of left field, but when you said vegetarian, I thought of this place
        The food is authentic and the people that work there couldn't be nicer. The one I go to is in Setauket, but basically borders on St James.

        A Little Cafe
        118 White Horse Rd W, Voorhees, NJ 08043

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        1. re: coll

          Alas, most of the group don't like Indian food.

          1. re: RichardNYC

            Oh well, it was a long shot. My husband's family is the same way, I only go with friends.

            Long Shots Cafe
            983 Campbell Ave, West Haven, CT 06516

        2. H2O or Chopshop in Smithtown

          1. How about Pentimento in Stony Brook village? They serve lunch and I've always found the food to be excellent --