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

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Jadelise May 7, 2011 05:06 AM

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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    Jadelise RE: Jadelise May 7, 2011 05:41 AM

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

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      mcf RE: Jadelise May 8, 2011 02:36 PM

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

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        Fred19 RE: Jadelise May 22, 2011 10:20 PM

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

        ~Fred19

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        dixdiner RE: Jadelise May 17, 2011 03:17 PM

        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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          CurlieGlamourGirlie RE: dixdiner May 18, 2011 11:50 AM

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

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            mcf RE: CurlieGlamourGirlie May 18, 2011 01:50 PM

            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. :-(

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          neil1132 RE: Jadelise May 22, 2011 07:24 PM

          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

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