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Restaurant for Christmas Eve Bethpage LI

vlallen Dec 12, 2010 08:06 AM

I need a place to take my mother for Christmas Eve
She's in Bethpage, on South Oysterbay Road.(by Grumman)
Hoping not to drive more than a 1/2 hour tops.
Looking for something nicely decorated for the holidays and with good to excellent food.
Does anyone have any recommendations?

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    phantomdoc Dec 12, 2010 08:28 AM

    Give us a break. What are your tastes and budget?
    We LI hounds are happy to help. I am not a mindreader.

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    1. re: phantomdoc
      vlallen Dec 12, 2010 08:36 AM

      American, Italian, French, Steak House, Seafood would all be good.
      No to Asian, Mexican, Thai or Indian.
      Money wise, moderate to expensive. The better the food, the more I'd be willing to pay.

      1. re: vlallen
        phantomdoc Dec 12, 2010 08:44 AM

        Check PETER LUGER in great neck. I am sure you will be thrilled. Depending on your alcohol consumption about $90 pp. Arguably The best there is. A must one time in your life experience. Cash only. Bring a big wad.

        1. re: phantomdoc
          vlallen Dec 12, 2010 04:41 PM

          Sure, I know Peter Lugers. Many years ago I lived in the area and knew someone who worked in the kitchen.
          I was hoping for something closer to the Bethpage/Plainview area.
          Id like to keep the driving down to less than a 1/2 hour.
          Any other suggestions?

          1. re: vlallen
            whynokey Dec 12, 2010 04:55 PM

            luigi q

            1. re: whynokey
              vlallen Dec 13, 2010 05:01 PM

              I've heard alot of good things about Luigi Q.
              Unfortunately, my mother went there for lunch a few years ago and was unhappy with it. I'm not sure why she didn't like it, but I dont think she wants to go there again.
              I'm going to suggest it to her, but just in case, do you have any other recommendations for the area?

              Luigi Q
              400 S Oyster Bay Rd, Hicksville, NY 11801

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      valmar Dec 13, 2010 06:56 PM

      How about The Carltun in Eisenhower Park? I haven't been there in a while, but the food used to be very good. And it's very pretty and probably beautifully decorated for the holiday.

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      1. re: valmar
        whynokey Dec 15, 2010 03:34 AM

        rare 650, taste 99, sugar dining den

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        CurlieGlamourGirlie Dec 15, 2010 06:08 AM

        I haven't eaten there in a long time but the Milleridge Inn is known for their holiday decor and it's right in that neighborhood.

        Milleridge Inn
        585 N Broadway, Jericho, NY 11753

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        1. re: CurlieGlamourGirlie
          phantomdoc Dec 15, 2010 09:30 AM

          Mileridge Inn is a natural Curlie . Right on target.

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