Patchogue has become the trendiest kid on the block as far as downtowns go. Five-story, 291-unit New Village brought serious foot traffic to the area when it opened on Main Street in 2014. The restaurant openings followed and haven’t stopped—more than a handful of eateries have opened in the last six months alone. On Thursday, May 25, people will be able to sample dishes from old and new restaurants when Taste of Patchogue 2017 by New Village at Patchogue comes to town. The night, which will benefit The Patchogue Neighbor’s Inn, will also feature live music from Crisis Crayons and beer from Blue Point Brewery.
These Patchogue restaurants are a must for every attendee’s itinerary.
Hoshi Sushi & Hibachi
Long Islanders love sushi as much as they love brunch, Sunday sauce and lobster rolls. And Hoshi consistently delivers top-notch fish in a trendy, white-walled space with LED lights. The sushi mango combines spicy tuna and mango for a dish that hits on three tastes (salty, spicy and sweet). For a show, grab a seat at the hibachi tables and watch meals cooked before your very eyes. Land-dwellers can enjoy filet mignon, chicken and sirloin steak. Click to taste 35 West Main St., Patchogue | 631-627-9080
This craft beer capital (nearly 30 on tap!) added an expansive second floor in October. Of course, the burgers are delicious no matter where you sit. The fire house, topped with asadero cheese and roasted jalapeño poppers, is not for the faint of heart, but the mac & cheese burger is equal parts nostalgic and indulgent. Click to taste 114 W Main St., Patchogue | 631-569-5577
First-timers at Del Fuego tend to fall chips-over-guac for the Mexican joint after the first bit of tortilla chips. They’re warm, crispy and set the stage for an unforgettable Tex-Mex meal (the colorful collages and sombreros on the walls do, too). The carne asada tacos, a popular choice of steak lovers on Taco Tuesday and any day of the week, are soft and come dressed in a not-too-spicy poblano aioli. The lobster quesadilla is a creative alternative to lobster rolls. Click to taste 25 W. Main St., Patchogue | 631-568-5400
The Taste of Patchogue concept is an easy one for this new restaurant to take on. Flight offers a tasting menu, which includes flights of everything from sliders to mac ’n cheese, every day of the week. It’s all served in a dimly-lit, brick-exposed interior that exudes hip Brooklyn vibes. Click to taste 38 W Main St, Patchogue | 631-714-4177
PeraBell Food Bar, Patchogue
PeraBell’s casual but polished setting make it ideal for a laid-back date night or happy hour with colleagues. Though the setting is pub-style, some of the dishes take guests on a trip. The crispy shrimp po’ boy comes with a dash of tobasco sauce and a chance to temporarily escape to New Orleans. The fish & chips, complete with beer-battered cod plucked from local waters, brings a little London to Main St. Click to taste 69 E Main St., Patchogue | 631-447-7766