Where to Eat This March

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New this month: upscale seafood on the Gold Coast, Asian fusion in RVC and a celebrated chef expands his offering

When Michael Meehan, one of the Island’s most celebrated chefs, became the kitchen commander for Vauxhall, a late-night burger bar in Huntington, many observers were surprised. His new job is more than it seemed. Vauxhall is looking to expand around the Island and Mr. Meehan will be the corporate chef while still retaining his duties at the Noyac Golf Club in Sag Harbor.

Ayhan’s Fish Kebab in Port Washington became Fish on Main late last year. Among the new offerings at this upscale American seafood grill are miso salmon and center cut grilled swordfish (no kebabs, though). Inside, the space is much more elegant than its predecessor. Twenty-foot-high ceilings, four elaborate chandeliers, sheer curtains, all white walls and an LED-lighted fish tank surround diners as they enjoy the reimagined Gold Coast staple.

So-called Asian fusion restaurants are continuing to open in large numbers across Long Island. Fhoo Sushi Asian bistro has started business at 294 Sunrise Highway in Rockville Centre. The new spot offers Thai, Chinese and Japanese creations all served under the watchful eye of a reclining, bronze Buddha.

richard jay scholem

Richard Jay Scholem practically invented the Long Island restaurant culture through 800+ reviews of the region's eateries both on radio and in print over the last 30 years. He is a former New York Times Long Island Section restaurant reviewer, has contributed to the Great Restaurants of...magazines and Bon Vivant, authored a book, aired reviews on WGSM and WCTO radio stations, served on the board of countless community and food and beverage organizations, and received many accolades for his journalism in both print and broadcast media. He is currently available for restaurant consultation. Reach him at (631) 271-3227.