Cedar Creek in Glen Cove
Tried it after the nice Newsday and NYT reviews, went for lunches only. Decor is above casual. There is a bar at one end with big TV's, separated from the dining area by a half wall. The location previously had an open kitchen, but now there is a wall, an improvement in my opinion. Booths, tables, white tableclothes covered with a sheet of white butcher paper. Friendly competent staff. No lunches on weekends (they do functions). Vallet parking when busy.
The hamburger is large and good quality meat, and maybe slightly lower on fat than some, good beef taste. Brioche-like roll. Excellent bacon if chosen as topping. Salty chili topping. First time we went the burger came with unlimited number of toppings for same price, next two times only 2 toppings included, more at a buck each, not bad, but raw onion is considered a topping. The lamb burger with feta and tzidiki (forgive my spelling, it's Greek to me) was beyond good, lamb taste present but not gamey, again lower on fat that my previous experience with lamb burgers, here a definite plus. Both burgers came with fries, thin, ordinary but not deficient. Burgers were large, probably 1/2 lb or thereabouts, and the pedigreed meat with sourcing listed justifies the tab.
A common thread in three visits was that burgers came one step more well done than ordered: Medium came medium well, Medium Rare came medium, Rare (which I generally avoid in burgers to avoid raw centers) came medium rare. Note that the lamb burger is not on the lunch menu any more (it was the first visit). On second visit I asked any way and was refused, but on the third visit I was accomodated cheerfully. Do note that the dinner menu is $1 more per item than for lunch, and getting the lamb burger caused the other items at the table to be computer enhanced to dinner prices, but the extra charges were cheerfully eliminated when I noted the discrepancy.
Fish and chips: excellent cod fish with a light puffy breading, but the fries were not as good as the same fries served with the burgers, probably because they sat loosely on the plate rather than in the paper cone and metal cup that held the fries for the burgers.
Everything is well salted, almost but not quite to excess.
In short: Quality ingredients, decently made, but the fries need a slight boost to match the meat and fish. Did not try other things yet.