Monday, October 26, 2009

Long Island Restaurant Week Nov. 1 -8

Hey, I finally checked my email at the right time for this thing! I've partaken of Restaurant Week in the past but am always too late to let people know about it on this site. Below is everything you need to know about it, plus a contest from Dishing On Dining (a pretty cool website, with much more resources than the staff at Long Island Food Blog have):

WHAT: Fourth Annual “Long Island Restaurant Week”
WHERE: Restaurants on Long Island, NY
WHEN: November 1st – 8th, 2009

Fourth Annual Long Island Restaurant Week
November 1st – 8th
Dine at Top Long Island Restaurants at an Affordable Price!

(Long Island, NY . . . October 2009) The Fourth Annual Long Island Restaurant Week ( is scheduled to launch Sunday, November 1st through Sunday, November 8th, 2009. The eight-day promotion features a special prix fixe dinner offered by all restaurant participants. The idea is simple: for eight days, Sunday to Sunday, all participating restaurants offer a three-course prix fixe for $24.95 all night, except Saturday when it will be offered only until 7 p.m. Each restaurant offers their own unique menu. So far, 204 restaurants have signed on with new establishments signing up daily.

From West to East
Nassau County: Crabtree’s Restaurant, Jameson’s Bar & Grill and Villa D’Este Restaurant in Floral Park; Burton & Doyle Steakhouse in Great Neck; Caffe Laguna, Coastal Grill, Lola’s Kitchen & Wine Bar, Nick DiAngelo, Sutton Place, and Swingbellys BBQ in Long Beach; La Marmite in Williston Park; La P’tite Framboise and Tava Restaurant and Bar in Port Washington; Sanibel Chophouse in Lynbrook; B.K. Sweeney’s Uptown Grille, Calegero’s, Legal Sea Foods, Rein at The Garden City Hotel, and Seventh Street in Garden City; Uncle Bacala’s in Garden City Park; Besito, Bistro Citron, Poco Loco, and Thyme in Roslyn; Mim’s Restaurant in Roslyn Heights; Sole Restaurant in Oceanside; Gabrielle’s Brasserie & Wine Bar and George Martin The Original in Rockville Centre; Bistro M Restaurant and On 3 Restaurant in Glen Head; Fishermans Catch Restaurant in Point Lookout; E.B. Elliot’s in Freeport; Prime Seasons in Uniondale; Wild Harvest Restaurant in Glen Cove; Nicholas James Bistro, RS Jones and Surf N Turf Mediterranean Grill in Merrick; Chi Dining Lounge and City Cellar Wine Bar and Grill in Westbury; The Carltun, Puglia of Little Italy, and Ruby’s Famous BBQ Joint in East Meadow; Antonette’s Restaurant, Bayou Restaurant, and Cafe Symposio in Bellmore; Peppercorns and West East Bistro in Hicksville; Coolfish, Fulton Prime Fish & Steak House, and Testarossa in Syosset; Butera’s Restaurant of Seaford, Cara Mia Due, and Catfish Max Restaurant in Seaford; Hemingway's American Bar & Grill, Snaps American Bistro, and Thom Thom Steak & Seafood in Wantagh; Il Felice Ristorante in Seaford; Luce Ristorante in East Norwich; Canterbury’s Oyster Bar & Grill, Coach Grill & Tavern, Fiddleheads, and Wild Honey Restaurant in Oyster Bay; HR Singletons in Bethpage; Bistro Cassis and Red Fish Grille in Plainview; Mim’s Restaurant and Rachel’s Cafe in Syosset; Big Daddy’s in Massapequa; La Casuccia, The Library Café, Palmer’s American Grille, and Verona Ristorante in Farmingdale; Butera’s Restaurant of Woodbury and The Delano Mansion at The Woodlands in Woodbury.

Suffolk County: The Bulldog Grille, and Vittorio’s Restaurant in Amityville; Grasso’s in Cold Spring Harbor; Abel Conklins, Besito, Bin 56, Bistro Cassis, Black and Blue Seafood Chophouse, Café Buenos Aires, The Clubhouse, Honu Kitchen and Cocktails, Jonathan’s Ristorante, Mac’s Steakhouse, Osteria Da Nino, Osteria Toscana, Porto Vivo, Red Restaurant, and Rookies Sports Club in Huntington; City Café and Legal Sea Foods in Huntington Station; Four Food Studio and Cocktail Salon in Melville; Argyle Grill & Tavern, Babylon Carriage House, Post Office Café, and Ristorante Gemelli in Babylon; Café Il Villaggio in Babylon Village; P.J. Lobster House and Ruvo Restaurant in Greenlawn; Ludlow Bistro and Popeis Clam Bar in Deer Park; Ciao Baby, Jackson’s Restaurant, and Maize Cantina in Commack; Captain Bills and Tula Kitchen in Bay Shore; Brookwoods in Islip Terrace; Irish Coffee Pub in East Islip; Butera’s Restaurant of Smithtown, Casa Rustica, The Garden Grill, and Union Station in Smithtown; Butterfields Restaurant,The Grill Room, and Pace’s Steak House in Hauppauge; Riverview Restaurant and Snapper Inn in Oakdale; O’s Food and Wine Bar, Villa Sorrento, and Vintage Steak House in Saint James; Bliss and Raga Indian Restaurant in East Setauket; Mamma Lombardi’s in Holbrook; Blackbirds’ Grille, Café Joelle, Cu 29, la Tavola, Oysterman’s Restaurant & Pub, and Popeis Clam Bar in Sayville; Le Soir Restaurant in Bayport; Blue and Bliss Squared in Blue Point; Bella Vita City Grill, Mirabelle Restaurant, Mirabelle Tavern, and Pentimento in Stony Brook; Murtha’s Steak House in Bohemia; The Catch, Costa de Espana, The Fifth Season, Lombardi’s on the Sound, Pasta Pasta, Pace’s Steak House, Ruvo Restaurant, and Wave Restaurant & Lounge at Danfords Hotel & Marina in Port Jefferson; Harbor Crab Co. Restaurant, Lombardi’s on the Bay, The Oar Steak & Seafood Grill, and PeraBell Food Bar in Patchogue; Chachama Grill and South Country Inn in East Patchogue; Avino’s Italian Table, The Bellport, and Porters on the Lane in Bellport; Blond Restaurant in Miller Place; Popei’s Clam Bar in Coram; Mill House Inn in Yaphank; Cooperage Inn in Baiting Hollow; Legends Restaurant in New Suffolk; A Mano and A Touch of Venice Restaurant in Mattituck; The Inn Spot On The Bay and Oakland’s Restaurant & Marina in Hampton Bays; Amarelle, Blackwells Restaurant, Desmond's Restaurant & Lounge, La Plage Restaurant in Wading River; Villa Michelangelo in Manorville; Jerry and The Mermaid, Stonewalls at the Woods, and Tweeds Restaurant in Riverhead; Jamesport Manor Inn and Jedediah Hawkins Inn in Jamesport; Bayview Inn & Restaurant in South Jamesport; Annona, Casa Basso, The Patio at 54 Main, and Westhampton Steakhouse in Westhampton Beach; Stone Creek Inn in East Quogue; MUSE Restaurant & Aquatic Lounge in Water Mill; Pierre’s and Copa Wine and Tapas in Bridgehampton; 75 Main and red/bar brasserie in Southampton; Elbow East, North Fork Table & Inn, and Seafood Barge in Southold; Porto Bello Restaurant and Scrimshaw Restaurant in Greenport; Vine Street Café in Shelter Island; Blue Sky Mediterranean Lounge, Fresno, Oasis Waterfront Restaurant, and Tutto Il Giorno in Sag Harbor; The 1770 House, Café Max, Della Femina, Laundry Restaurant, Matto Restaurant, Michaels’ at Maidstone Beach, Nick & Toni’s, and Rugosa in East Hampton; and Gulf Coast Kitchen at Montauk Yacht Club and Gurney’s Sea Grille in Montauk.

Long Island Restaurant Week is presented by WordHampton Public Relations, the creators of Hamptons Restaurant Week. The event is sponsored in part by Zrii. Media sponsors include,, Long Island Pulse, News 12 Long Island, Newsday, Walk 97.5,, and The First Annual Long Island Restaurant Week won the SABRE Gold Award Certificate of Excellence and was recognized for its superior achievement in branding and reputation by the leading public relations industry analyst, The Holmes Group. The Second Annual Long Island Restaurant Week garnered the prestigious Big Apple Award in the Marketing Consumer Services, Travel and Tourism/Hospitality sector by the New York Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) for excellence in research and situation analysis, planning, execution, results and evaluation.
If your Long Island restaurant would like to participate in this year’s event or to view a current list of participating restaurants, visit For more information about Long Island Restaurant Week, please call (631) 329-0050. For press inquiries, contact the Long Island Restaurant Week Executive Committee at WordHampton Public Relations at (631) 329-0050.

WHAT: Dishing on Dining’s “Biggest Long Island Restaurant Week Fan” Contest
WHEN: Deadline for Entries – Sunday, November 8 at Midnight
Winner Announced – Monday, November 9 at Noon

Grand Prize is $200 Gift Certificate at Long Island’s Newest Four-Star Restaurant
Mirabelle at Three Village Inn

(Long Island, NY . . . October 2009) Do you love Long Island Restaurant Week? announces the “Biggest Long Island Restaurant Week Fan” contest. The grand prize winner will receive a $200 gift certificate for dinner at Long Island’s newest four-star restaurant, Mirabelle Restaurant at the Three Village Inn (150 Main Street, Stony Brook, NY (631) 751-0555 Runners up will receive gift certificates to other notable Long Island Restaurants. Entries may be submitted online at Tell your story in writing, photos or video. All entries must be received by midnight on Sunday, November 8. Winners will be announced on Monday, November 9 at noon on

About Long Island Restaurant Week:
Long Island Restaurant Week, running from Sunday, November 1 through Sunday, November 8, is an eight-day promotion where participating restaurants in Nassau and Suffolk counties offer their own unique $24.95 three-course prix fixe dinners. So far, 190 restaurants have signed on with new establishments signing up daily. To view a current list of participating restaurants, visit Long Island Restaurant Week is presented by WordHampton Public Relations, the creators of Hamptons Restaurant Week. The event is sponsored in part by Zrii. Media sponsors include,, Long Island Pulse, News 12 Long Island, Newsday, Walk 97.5,, and

About Mirabelle Restaurant:
For 25 years, Chef Guy Reuge and his wife Maria operated Mirabelle in St. James, considered by many discriminating gastronomes to be the very best Long Island has to offer. They now operate Mirabelle and Mirabelle Tavern at Three Village Inn. The all-new Mirabelle combines innovative French/American cuisine, superb presentation and world-class ambiance. The restaurant garnered a four-star rating from Peter Gianotti of Newsday and four-and-a-half stars from Long Island Pulse reviewer Richard Scholem, the former New York Times food critic. Gianotti commends, “The reborn Mirabelle, haute in cuisine and refined in style, improves on the original and in a handsome, serene setting.” Meanwhile Scholem declares, “There are many excellent restaurants on Long Island—none are better than Mirabelle.”

Long Island’s newest resource of food news,, provides the island’s foodies with up to date information on restaurants across the Island. Everything from food news, dining deals and foodie events to holiday happenings and celebrity sightings, offers breaking news for some of the Island’s top restaurant openings.’s blog “Steve’s Sense” offers insight and dining experiences of restaurant publicist Steve Haweeli as he dines around Long Island.

For more information about Long Island Restaurant Week or this contest, please call (631) 329-0050 or visit For press inquiries, contact the Long Island Restaurant Week Executive Committee at WordHampton Public Relations at (631) 329-0050.

Lindsey Jaffe, Account Executive and Emerging Media Specialist
WordHampton Public Relations Inc.
512 Three Mile Harbor Rd.
East Hampton, NY 11937

Office (631) 329-0050
Cell (631) 804-4983


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