LI Restaurants Serving French Onion Soup Just Right

As the chill starts to settle in, nothing screams comfort like a piping hot bowl of French onion soup. It’s warm, hearty and smothered with cheese. Five Long Island restaurants are experts on making a cold day extra toasty.

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Rowdy Hall, East Hampton


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Adorned with dark wood floors and lantern-style sconces, Rowdy Hall is a beautiful place to escape the chill. The gas fireplace in the center of the dining room brings another element of comfort. As for the French onion soup, it’s made with a rich meat broth, sweet onions and a toasted baguette with Gruyere cheese. Phone: 631-324-8555 | Address: 10 Main St Click to taste

Indian Wells Tavern, Amagansett

Casual and comfortable, this laid-back tavern in the Hamptons has a French onion soup bursting with flavor. Sweet onion broth is topped with rustic bread and melted Swiss cheese for a bite that is equally savory and delicious. Phone: 631-267-0400 | Address: 177 Main St Click to taste

Library Cafe, Farmingdale


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Sophisticated and casual, Library Cafe is the perfect place to unwind nestled in cozy, intimate booths warmed by the glow of soft fixtures. The French onion soup is loved for its creative twist: it’s made with garlic crouton, caramelized Swiss and muenster. Phone: 516-752-7678 | Address: 274 Main St Click to taste

The BBG, Williston Park

A sophisticated spot with large windows and whitewashed wooden tables, The BBG is known to attract big crowds. The lengthy menu features a raw bar, hearty entrees like Memphis-style bbq ribs and appetizers, including the raved about French onion soup that packs an unexpected kick. Generously-sized, it’s made with gruyere cheese and brandy. Phone: 516-213-0019 | Address: 75 Hillside Avenue Click to taste

George Martin’s Strip Steak, Great River


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Placing an emphasis on top-quality ingredients and creative presentations, George Martin’s Strip Steak is a treat from sight to taste. A place that’s loved for its affordable, delicious dishes, George Martin’s Strip Steak also prepares a mean French onion soup. It’s three cheese crusted and oozes with goodness. Phone: 631-650-6777 | Address: 60 River Rd Click to taste