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Jun 21, 2011 06:41 PM

Dinner Near Melville - Tall Order

Need help and fast! Having dinner tomorrow night with a good friend who is in town from Florida. She is with: her sister, brother-in-law and their 2 children (about 4 and 7) and her mother. Having dinner with myself, my husband and our 6 month old. They are staying at the Melville Hilton and we want to have dinner sort of nearby. We are coming from Mineola. They are looking to have something "local and Long Island-y". Is there any place that would fit that bill?

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  1. Try Red Fish in Plainview, which is usually reliable, seems very "Long Island-y" and has a midweek price fixed deal.

    Red Fish
    430 Woodbury Rd, Plainview, NY 11803

    2 Replies
    1. re: Dyna

      Try to get the back room at Rosewood Inn (reasonable) or upstairs at Fredericks (a bit pricey). Both are on Walt Whitman Road just south or the Northern State.

      Rosewood Inn
      1148 Walt Whitman Rd, Melville, NY 11747

      1. re: bohearn

        I think you're going to prefer the food / vibe at Red Fish. Rosewood and Frederick's are both pretty grim on both counts...

        Red Fish
        430 Woodbury Rd, Plainview, NY 11803

    2. Here's a recent discussion; a few more appear at the bottom of this page, I think:

      I live in Huntington village, the land of many, varied restaurants. How adventurous/upscale are the tastes here? I don't know what Long Island-y" means.

      1. Thank you all.... we actually wound up at Mim's in Syosset. It was half way between both places and I knew there would be something on the menu to please everyone. Food was very good, as usual, although the table the gave us was a bit too small and we were smack in the middle of the place with 3 kids. But great times were had by all. The shrimp BLT was really good and my husbands steak rigatoni was delish. Others enjoyed the pot pie and buffalo spring rolls.