From the moment you enter Babylon Village the smell of delicious food greets you around every street corner and alleyway. The great plates, coupled with beautiful views of waterfronts and quaint streets, have made Babylon the perfect date-night destination. Whether you want to catch a glimpse of the sun setting over the Great South Bay or dine al fresco in a picturesque environment, there’s something for every pair.
Many of these Babylon restaurants are within easy walking distance from the Long Island Railroad too, so feel free to leave your car at home.
Barrique Kitchen & Wine Bar
When you’re not in the mood for one dish in particular, Barrique is the place to be. Their small plate approach has an emphasis on sharing and encourages diners to try a little bit of everything. The rustic décor and dimmed lighting creates a cozy ambiance inside, but if you prefer dining al fresco, their outdoor tables can’t be beat.
Recommended plates: Watermelon Salad, Rock Shrimp Mac & Cheese, Polenta Fries with Honey Dipping Sauce and the Grandma Pizza. Eat here.
Located in the heart of Babylon, Kotobuki is one of the most popular eateries in the village. Known for their consistently fresh and delicious sushi, this restaurant is always packed. Be prepared to wait awhile for a table, especially during peak hours, but it’s always worth the wait.
The tables are placed close together, so if it’s romance you’re looking for, this might not be your best bet. If you and your beau just want a belly full of high-quality sushi, prepare to become a regular.
Recommended plates: Grinch Roll, Mardi Gras Roll, Dynamite Roll, and Caterpillar Remixed Roll. Eat here.
Horace and Sylvia’s Publick House
If you want craft beer or gluten-free dishes, then you’ll want to try Horace and Sylvia’s. This quaint restaurant is known for having an expansive craft beer selection on tap and the wait staff is very knowledgeable about food and beer pairings. The front area can get a bit loud on Saturday nights, so just request a table or booth in the back if you prefer a quieter meal. Interesting specials, seasonal craft beers and gluten-free options…what’s not to like? Rumor has it that the burgers are “killer” here.
Recommended plates: Fig & Gruyere Chicken (GF), Truffle Mac N’ Cheese, Pulled Pork Flatbread and Thai Vegan Pasta. Eat here.
Wander away from the center of town to one of Babylon’s hidden secrets. This is the only waterfront restaurant in the village and it offers a relaxed dining experience with splendid views of the Great South Bay and the Robert Moses Bridge. This beachy eatery conjures up images of your last tropical vacation and the staff is always friendly and accommodating. After dinner, make sure you grab a drink at the bar and enjoy some live entertainment.
Recommended plates: Lobster Nachos, Duck Wings, Fish Tacos and the Bunger Burger. Eat here.
If you want something with a NYC vibe, look no further than Monsoon. This steak and sushi restaurant offers a fun, trendy environment that’s perfect for date night, ladies night or even a night with friends, and is situated inside a remodeled historic bank full of cool architecture and interior design elements.
Recommended plates: Bibb Lettuce Wraps, Skirt Steak Yakitori Skewers, Crispy Calamari and Spicy Rock Shrimp Tempura. Eat here.
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