7 Top Spots to Eat at Local Shopping Centers

For those who actually enjoy shopping at the malls and shopping centers (Internet shoppers not included), chances are you’re going to spend a few hours browsing. But you need not shop ’til you drop due to hunger. Re-fuel during your shopping spree at these top Long Island eateries, conveniently located next to your favorite stores.

Related Content: Get Tickets to Pulse’s Holiday Shop Hop (there will be food) 

Cipollini, Americana Manhasset

Cipollini Restaurant

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This shopping paradise isn’t only home to beloved luxury stores, it also offers some tasty food options. Cipollini is great place to chow down on Italian specialties, including creamy pastas, wood burning pizza and chicken parmigiana. Its upscale interior designed by Peter Niemitz also brings a Manhattan feel right to the Island. Go.

Toku, Americana Manhasset


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This Asian eatery is another gem located inside the shopping destination. From exceptional shrimp dumplings to lobster risotto and peking duck, the diverse menu has something every foodie can dig into to. Aside from the entrees, the chic ambiance is another reason to keep going back. Go.

Maggiano’s Little Italy, Roosevelt Field


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Not a fan of the food court, no problem. When shopping at Roosevelt Field, Maggiano’s Italian Restaurant is a great option right nearby. The Italian-American restaurant is known for some customer favorites, including Mom’s Lasagna and its signature flatbreads, while also offering traditional desserts like spumoni and tiramisu. (You might want to head over during our Holiday Shop Hop at the mall’s Neiman Marcus Wing on Sunday, Dec. 4.) Go.

Bobby’s Burger Palace, Smith Haven Mall & Roosevelt Field Mall


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Grabbing a good old-fashioned burger in the midst of shopping? Yes, please! Smith Haven Mall and Roosevelt Field are both home to Bobby’s Burger Palace, which is known for its burgers dreamt up by the famous Chef Bobby Flay. Pair the burger with one of several milkshake flavors—or even request a spiked one because it can be necessary this time of year. Go.

Le Vin Wine Bar, Smith Haven Mall


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For those who’d like to keep it light and sip on some wine and eat tapas during a shopping trip, step inside Smith Haven Mall’s Le Vin Wine Bar. Owners Guy Reuge and Christophe Lhopitault offer small dishes with ingredients from organic and local farmers. The French eatery also points out that it’s always happy hour with a glass of wine starting at $5. Go.

Zinburger Wine & Burger Bar, Walt Whitman Mall

Zinburger Walt Whitman

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One of several locations, the Zinburger Wine & Burger Bar at the Walt Whitman Mall offers patrons what its name mentions: burgers and wine. But, the upscale burger joint is also known for its hand-spun shakes, even featuring special ones each month like November’s Pumpkin Stache Shake. Go.

Del Frisco’s Grille, Walt Whitman Mall

Del Frisco's Grille

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The hip franchise offers simple dishes, like burgers and flatbreads, as well as more intriguing ones, such as ahi tacos and deviled eggs. And it’s hard to ignore the truffled mac and cheese on the menu. Go.

anna halkidis

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Anna Halkidis is a senior web editor at Long Island Pulse. Feel free to reach out at anna@lipulse.com or on Twitter @annahalkidis.