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Nov 2, 2012 03:34 PM

Restaurants Open on Long island

I thought I would start a thread about any restaurants that people know of that have power and are open, for all of us who are coping with the storm, and still are without power.
Thyme in Roslyn sent out the nicest e-mail about allowing people to charge their electronics when they come in to eat. They are also open for lunch, and have a children's menu for now, which they normally do not have. Some of the other restaurants in the town of Roslyn must be open too, because I know that the library has power, strange as it may sound because the water comes almost up to Old Northern Blvd there.

Mitch & Toni's in Albertson is open, but they are only taking cash.
Sotto Luna in Roslyn Heights - and the Starbucks that is right there as well
Morton's in Great Neck is open.
Wild Fig in Garden City
Mumon must be open too, because they are in the building where Healthtrax is, and they are open - if you are a member you can even take a shower there.
City Cellar and Dave's Bar-b-que, Capital Grille and Houston's - in and near Roosevelt Field
I am sure there are many others, but these are the ones I thought of off the top of my head.

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  1. Most of the restaurants in Great Neck, particularly on Middle Neck Road,are open as the power is on north of the train station. I noticed that Lola and Ayhan's were open and Gino's of course. On Monday I had a chicken francesc hero as the rain started to come down and they showed no sign of closing.

    1. On Tuesday we compiled this list of open places, but it now represents just a fraction of what's open:

      And the fate of some waterside spots:

      If you're on Twitter, @FeedMeLI has been tweeting steadily for days about what's open. Just today started using #OpenLI hashtag. Latest and best news: Vero has reopened in Amityville. Be safe everyone.

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      1. re: emarcus

        The health departments are shutting down a lot of places for opening up despite not having any refrigeration.

        1. re: Scott_R

          Scott, you got any details on that?

          1. re: emarcus

            Still w/o electricity (and a home, for that matter), so not checking online very often.

            Short answer: insider info, so I don't know that I can give specifics. Quite a number of places were (are) cooking with gas but don't have sufficient electricity to power refrigeration. One particular Italian place in Massapequa, e.g., had a generator powering lighting but not refrigeration yet was serving dinner. NCDOH closed them for days until they got power and were given approval. The owner of one Chinese restaurant parked his car in front and shone the headlights in the front window (the woks are, of course, gas powered).

            Tip of the iceberg.

      2. In Riverhead:

        The Riverhead Project
        Hy Ting
        and the Birchwood are open