(631) 363-6666, Blue Point
Plunging into the deep blue never felt as good as a dive into Blue, the nautical-themed seafood and steak restaurant in Blue Point. The professional and sharp looking staff wear big smiles along with suits and bright blue ties that advance the sophisticated atmosphere. Furnished with crystal chandeliers, aqua blue lighting and plush booths, the high ceiling dining room exudes the ambiance of an underwater paradise. The menu holds a spot for all taste buds, but a must try section is the “Blushi,” Blue’s spin on a traditional sushi menu. The Blue raw seafood tower, packed with fresh clams, oysters, shrimp, lobster and tuna sashimi, is cold and mouth-watering—as are the drinks. It doesn’t get more delectable than the “Lust” cocktail, made with champagne, Chambord, vodka, and muddled raspberries and blackberries. The night is not over yet! The other end of the restaurant boasts a large square bar surrounded by classy décor and an even classier crowd dressed to the nines dancing the night away. When the large glass doors open onto an outdoor patio, you’ll find tables, a mini bar, VIP lounges and heat lamps to suppress the fall chill. A live band Friday nights and a resident DJ on Saturday nights ensures Blue succeeds in satisfying guests of all ages and musical tastes.
Chalet Restaurant & Lounge
(516) 621-7975, Roslyn
A Roslyn staple, Chalet knows a thing or two about what their guests desire—comfortable and enchanting dining. It has been renovated from a retro-hangout spot into a restaurant and lounge sporting understated elegance, making for a cherished dining experience. What makes it even more intimate is the warm and alluring staff who always make sure your food is savory and your drink is filled. Menu contents include standards like Asian spring rolls and Monterey Jack sliders. Veteran bartender Charles whips up refreshing cocktails along with quality conversation. Chalet possesses ultimate charm with its burning fireplace surrounded by crimson red walls, dark wood floors, white tables and couches and eclectic artwork. Although petite and cozy, it’s big enough for three floors of dining, private rooms for special occasions and rooftop seating. Dwell after dinner while the DJ sets up by the bar—you will have plenty of room to dance off your meal.
(646) 416-6002, Manhattan
Escape the outside world. Ajna Bar in New York City transports you from the bustling city through a rounded slate hallway filled with Thai Buddhas into an enchanting world where Asian-enthused flavors and décor come to play. Deep, dark wood, high ceilings and Asian inspired wall art make city trendsetters and adventurous suburbanites feel as though they’ve journeyed into Asia. The family-style menu is abundant with exotic dishes like miso-glazed Chilean sea bass, filo-spun tiger shrimp, roasted lemongrass chicken and the avocado salad topped with pink grapefruit, red endive and toasted pinenuts. Wash it all down with one or many of Ajna’s beverages, including an extensive wine list, delicious sakes and scrumptious cocktails such as the Black Buddha made with mango vodka, mango purée, pomegranate juice and pineapple juice. Ajna fills up late night with swarms of trendy city folk as well as patrons from outside the city, people who prefer VIP bottle service and those who favor a more unassuming night. Guests can hardly stay seated once the world-renowned DJs start to spin, continuing the night into an unforgettable dance party. With bumping music, delectable food and close friends, you’re bound to have one hell of a night at Ajna Bar.