Fun place to eat in Nassau County?
Where's a fun place to go out for dinner in Nassau County? You know: loud, crowded, music, not uptight with great food? I've been to some fine restaurants here in Nassau County, but we seem to have a shortage of the above. Or maybe it's me and I'm just getting old? Whaddya think - help me out! Thanks!
Exactly re: the "you can't find LOUD" comment above. How about the same criteria, with just "good" food? West as far as Queens Bell Blvd queens and east as far as Huntington is within my range. Maybe an upscale pub kind of place which doesn't take itself too seriously? I used to like George Martin's over in Rockville Centre for example, but can't say the same for the one in Douglaston - too much attitude. I also like Cippolini, but think Toku (same owners) is too over the top. Actually looking for more casual / more fun than those anyway. Hopefully that gives you some kind of indication.
65 North Park Avenue, Rockville Centre, NY 11570
If you want loud, crowded, music, and not uptight with good food then I think you should try Millers Ale House in Levitown. Yes its a bar but it has great service, good food, and basically everything you are looking for with a relaxed atmosphere and decent prices. Really awesome drink specials too if you stay there to hang out and drink some beers.
Ok Millers is for college kids and all the food is fried and covered in cheese. It's like good if you want to go to a sports bar and feel like you're in middle america. I am 28 and I don't find it enjoyable at all.
I think if you go to any good restaurant during the WEEKEND you will find it loud and fun, and make sure you bring good company.
Besito- Roslyn or Huntington
Coolfish- Jericho/Syosset (they sometimes have live music)
Dino's Joint- Melville on route 110
West End Cafe- Carle Place
Smokin Al's- Babylon
Eddies [Pizza]- Williston Park
The Library- Farmingdale (i can only vouch for their cocktails which were delicious, great mixologis)
Novita- Garden City
Anywhere in the town of Huntington and Rockville Centre on Friday and Saturday nights.
Hi Sara: fyi, I actually did like Millers (tried it last weekend) - just for wings and a beer. But you're right about the fried and the cheese (in this case, bleu)! Also right about the sports bar / middle america feel; but those can be good sometimes. However thanks for your recommendations. They all seem to meet my criteria to some degree, though the ones I've been to: (Besito, Coolfish, Novita, Blackstones) are on the "upscale" side fun. Please take this as a compliment.
Also, I always liked Eddies, "the home of bar pie", years ago, and now you've reminded me to go try it again (remember back when smoking was allowed in there??) I will put the others on my "to try" list and let you know how we make out - they all sound good! Thx again! -- donnyp
I agree that Four Food Studio is definitely worth trying. It can be noisy when crowded, but a real vibe that is very non-LI like.
Also, what about Waterzooi in Garden City. Mussels is their main go-to food, but would probably fit your criteria too.
By the way, one thing to remind you about Eddies, they still only take cash. Love their white clam pie too.