The Village of East Williston’s restaurant scene is filled will an eclectic mix of dining delights. It’s one that has some recent outstanding additions and age-old favorites that’s welcoming for a foodie of any flavor. Here are five places you don’t want to miss.
The Butcher’s Bar & Grill
The BBG earned a four-star rating from critic Richard Scholem thanks to its sophistication both in the back and front of the house. The staff is top notch, the decor alluring and the food outstanding. Try the grilled octopus, raw bar, bone-in rib-eye steak, porterhouse steak for two, 18oz. Kobe burger and the skyscraper wedge called the Chocolate Tower. Go
This New American restaurant is upscale with the down-home feel of a rustic 125-year-old farmhouse. Chef-owner Greg Kearns focuses on local ingredients and seasonal menus that deliver what one recent reviewer summed up as “innovative, simple, but at the same time exciting” dishes. Among the highlights: Atlantic halibut with flageolet, savoy cabbage and chorizo; short rib poutine, cheddar and scallion; and ricotta cavatelli with lamb shoulder, kale and green olive. The restaurant also has a standout Sunday brunch. Go
Devotees who come from far and wide to Hildebrandt’s, an old-fashioned ice cream parlor that dates back to the 1920s, call it a welcome trip back in time that they return to often, especially for the homemade ice cream that makes the floats and sundaes so splendid. The luncheonette, which was featured on the Food Network’s Diners, Drive-ins and Dives, also gets high marks from regulars for its burgers, chicken Parmesan and french fries, among other options. Go.
Sangria 71 offers Spanish fine-dining with tapas, steaks, chicken, seafood and family-style paellas, as well as sangrias and Spanish wines. The portions are generous and the quality is high. Must-haves are the pulpo a la plancha—octopus grilled to perfection—the red sangria, and reservations on weekends. Go
The 60-seat Greek spot opened in May with a comprehensive menu, great ambiance and a welcoming staff. Some dishes that rise to the top include a grilled octopus starter, the lamb shank, skirt steak, a memorable moussaka and feta mousse over kataifi shredded filo. Go