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Anything decent near Hyatt Long Island (Hauppage)?

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Going to be attending some business meetings at the Hyatt and wondered if there's any restaurants chowmembers can recommend in that area. Thanks!

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  1. San Marco, Sempre Vivolo are near my husband's job and he says they're decent. Kotobuki for Japanese. For more modest Italian or great pizza, Branchinelli's on rte 111 in Smithtown.

    You're close enough that you'd be crazy not to visit Kitchen a Bistro in St. James; it's cash only, BYOB. Ate lunch there today, and it is my strongest recommendation in the area. Also, Maize Cantina in nearby Commack is getting a lot of excellent reccos on these boards. Very friendly and modest, great food, creative Mexican cooking, an imaginative chef at work. Try searching on these boards for nearby Smithtown, St. James, Commack.

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    Maize Cantina
    1141 Jericho Tpke # 1, Commack, NY

    Sempre Vivolo Restaurant
    696 Motor Pkwy, Hauppauge, NY 11788

    Curry Club
    766 Route 25A, East Setauket, NY 11733

    Branchinelli's
    555 Route 111 Ste 2, Hauppauge, NY 11788

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    1. re: mcf

      I heartily second Kotobuki for Japanese (especially the sushi). It was recommended by a front-desk employee at the Long Island Marriott as her favorite local recommendation, and it did not disappoint. The rock shrimp and fried oyster appetizers were nice, too.

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      Kotobuki Japanese Restrnt
      377 Smithtown Byp, Hauppauge, NY 11788

    2. At Exit 56, you will find good Italian at Cafe La Strada, just south of the Long Island Expressway, and fine new American at Venue 56, just north of the LIE. For Thai, try Thai Angel is the Islandia Shopping Center, just south of Exit 57 on Veteran's Memorial Hwy.

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      Thai Angel Restaurant
      1812 Veterans Hwy, Islandia, NY 11749

      Cafe La Strada
      352 Wheeler Rd, Hauppauge, NY 11788

      Venue 56
      470 Wheeler Road, Hauppauge, NY 11788