Long Island Restaurants With Great Prix-Fixe Menus

Restaurant week comes but a few times a year. And though we at Pulse like to call it Long Island’s most delicious bargain (less than $30 for a three-course meal? Yes, please), some restaurants keep the prix fixe vibes going all year round. Though it may not be south of $30, it’s still worth the weight your wallet will lose. I can’t tell you how much weight you’ll personally gain but I can tell you that it’ll also be worth it with these Long Island restaurants’ prix-fixe menus.

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Revel, Garden City

High ceilings and exposed piping bring a modern-day industrial vibe to this suburban bistro. The prix-fixe menu, available Sunday through Thursday 4-10pm, features three courses. The lemony chicken & veggie soup is equal parts tangy and salty and the flash fried calamari comes with spicy marinara for the not-so-faint of heart. Entree choices run the meat-lovers’ gamut. There are short ribs (+$10), a 12oz marinated sliced skirt steak (+$12) and a 1855 aged prime black angus burger topped with white cheddar and bacon. It’s tempting to splurge and get both dessert options—a cheesecake creme brûlée and dark chocolate peanut butter mousse. I won’t judge. Phone: 516-246-9111 | Address: 835 Franklin Ave. Click to eat

City Cellar Wine Bar & Grill, Westbury

This New American eatery exudes a sophisticated but warm feel. The large dining room uses candlelight and cozy seating to maintain an intimate vibe. But the high ceilings, rich wood trims and floor-to-ceiling wine cellar are jaw-dropping. The food follows suit. A weekday lunch prix-fixe menu (11:30am-2pm) allows guests to choose two courses. The tomato basil bisque and mac & cheese are ideal for a chilly afternoon. Come dinner time, there’s a three course menu to choose from that includes kobe beef sliders, ricotta gnocchi and flourless chocolate cake. It’s offered from 4-6:30pm Sunday through Friday and 4-6pm Saturday. Phone: 516-693-5400 | Address: 1080 Corporate Dr. Click to eat

Pasta Pasta, Port Jefferson

Restaurants down port have come and gone over the years, put Pasta Pasta has stood the test of time. It only takes one bite of the garlic bread basket, which comes at the start of every meal in all its buttered, gooey glory, to tell you why. After the bread, diners can order off a prix-fixe lunch menu Monday through Saturday from 11:30am-4pm and a dinner menu Monday through Friday 4:30-6pm, Saturday 4:30-5:30pm and Sunday 3-5pm. Favorites on both include the wasabi calamari starter drizzled in General Tao’s sauce for a spicy kick and a cavatappi pasta with an indulgent fresh herb cream sauce. Phone: 631-331-5335 | Address: 234 East Main St. Click to eat

Polo Steakhouse, Garden City

Luxury meets bargain and modern meets classic inside this upscale Garden City Hotel restaurant. The three-course surf ’n turf prix-fixe menu includes a delicately grilled rainbow trout lauded for its sweet, almost nutty flavor and a pot au feu with short ribs to write home about. A rustic strawberry and rhubarb tart makes for an ending that’s sweet, tangy and happy. Diners can dig in as they sit back on sleek black sofas and tufted red chairs fit for New York’s biggest power players and foodies. Phone: 516-877-9385 | Address: 45 7th St. Click to eat

Jewel Restaurant, Melville

From the moment a diner walks into Tom Schaudel’s gem of a restaurant, they know they are in for something special. There’s water-themed accents including hanging bubbles, elegant white seats and upside lamps. But the food takes the cake—quite literally, when talking about the prix fixe menu. The butter pecan bread pudding is mixed with salted caramel and topped with whipped cream. Though it may be tempting to start with dessert, missing the shrimp & veal meatballs (starter) and tender short ribs would be sinful. Phone: 631-755-5777 | Address: 400 Broadhollow Road Route 110 Click to eat

beth ann clyde

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