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Looking for a Best Lunch (mid-week) Rec in the Smithtown area

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I will be treating an old college friend to a Birthday lunch in the Smithtown area soon. Looking for something relatively upscale, white tablecloth/business vibe - where we can catch up, speak quietly and still hear eachother - good food! Not looking for a dine and dash, value menu, but a sit-down place, possibly prix fixe, wines by the glass. Willing to travel 20-30 minutes around Smithtown area. Thanks in advance for any recs.

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  1. Kitchen a Bistro in St. James? Maybe I am answering my own question.

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    1. re: Jadelise

      YES, but they only take cash. You can bring your own wine, no corkage fee. Great choice.

      1. re: Jadelise

        I like Pace's on Route 347 in Hauppauge/Smithtown. Great steaks and wine.

        ~Fred19

      2. Casa Rustica, Smithtown, does lunch mid-week only. Great wine list.
        Bella Vita City Grill, St. James
        Mirabelle, Stony Brook

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        Casa Rustica Restaurant
        175 W Main St, Smithtown, NY 11787

        Bella Vita City Grill
        430-16 North Country Road, St. James, NY 11780

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        1. re: dixdiner

          Mmmmm....Mirabelle. That's a really special experience, and I believe they have either a prix fixe or a tasting menu.

          1. re: CurlieGlamourGirlie

            I've been to the new Mirabelle location three times (Tavern once, restaurant twice) after many years going to the St. James one that closed. Won't be going back after three disappointments. :-(

        2. try CIRO'S on route 25A in kings park --- some of the very best italian food i've eaten since i moved out to long island from the city. moderately priced