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Special lunch near St James

RichardNYC Oct 28, 2009 10:31 AM

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. sbp RE: RichardNYC Oct 28, 2009 11:18 AM

    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. phofiend RE: RichardNYC Oct 28, 2009 12:25 PM

      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. coll RE: RichardNYC Oct 28, 2009 01:44 PM

        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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          RichardNYC RE: coll Oct 28, 2009 02:54 PM

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

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            coll RE: RichardNYC Oct 28, 2009 04:02 PM

            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

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          jmax RE: RichardNYC Oct 29, 2009 05:46 AM

          H2O or Chopshop in Smithtown

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            Lono37 RE: RichardNYC Oct 29, 2009 05:46 PM

            How about Pentimento in Stony Brook village? They serve lunch and I've always found the food to be excellent -- http://www.pentimentorestaurant.net/

            1. Fred19 RE: RichardNYC Oct 30, 2009 05:16 AM

              Check out Zar's on Lake Avenue. They have Mideastern food, with a lot of vegetarian choices.


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