7 Restaurants to Hit After Shopping

As joyful and merry as the holiday season can be, it can be just as exhausting. Put the blame on holiday shopping where packed shops and long lines are almost a guarantee. After a long day of running around the mall to complete that long holiday shopping list, the hunger pains tend to strike. Refuel and refresh at any of these local eateries a hop, skip and a jump from your favorite shopping destination.

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Verde Kitchen & Cocktails, Bay Shore

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Warm up with some tasty, traditional Mexican food after shopping at Westfield South Shore. Verde Kitchen & Cocktails brings the best of Mexico to the South Shore. This travel-inspired restaurant features a diverse list of guacamoles, tacos, margaritas and desserts. Address: 70 East Main St / Phone: 631-665-6300 Click to go

Salt & Barrel, Bay Shore

Stop into Salt & Barrel after finishing up your shopping at Westfield South Shore. This restaurant prides itself on good vibes, great service and clean local food. Seafood lovers will love the shrimp & grits, Scottish salmon and pan seared scallops, while land lovers will enjoy marinated skirt steak, chicken pot pie and the seasonal farm plate. Indulge in butterscotch pudding or poached pear poundcake for dessert. Address: 61 West Main St / Phone: 631-647-8818 Click to go

Ragazzi Italian Kitchen & Bar, Nesconset 

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Located across the street from Smith Haven Mall, Ragazzi’s is a yummy place to end your day of deals. Dig into traditional Italian classics like ravioli, chicken parmesan, linguini with clam sauce and margherita pizza. Address: 2950 Middle Country Rd / Phone: 631-265-8200 Click to go

Le Vin Wine Bar, Tapas and Coffee, Lake Grove

A cozy spot located within the Smith Haven Mall, Le Vin serves up inventive farm-to-table tapas, wine, coffee and dessert. Enjoy charcuterie, cheeseboards and lamb sliders in a wine bar where it’s always happy hour. Try the menu’s staple item Pata Negra featuring cured Spanish ham with a nutty flavor and a note of sweetness. Address: 356 Smith Haven Mall / Phone: 631-979-9463 Click to go 

Tocolo Cantina, Garden City

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Only a few minutes away from the Roosevelt Field Mall, Tocolo Cantina is a hotspot for delicious tacos. Start your meal off with some guacamole for the table. Follow that up with a salad, quesadillas, tacos, enchiladas, fajitas or paella. Add a margarita or cocktail to your meal for a full modern Mexican experience. Address: 920 Old Country Rd / Phone: 516-222-0060 Click to go

Gastronomy Restaurant, Huntington Station

Visit this mall café for a bite to eat in between stores. Hidden away in Saks Fifth Avenue in Walt Whitman Shops, Gastronomy serves sandwiches, sushi and custom salads. End the meal with one of the delectable desserts like fried Oreos, American cheesecake or the S’mores Meltdown. Address: 230 Walt Whitman Rd / Phone: 631-350-1229 Click to go

110 Japan, Huntington Station

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After shopping at Walt Whitman Mall, enjoy an extensive and delicious sushi menu featuring the triple tuna roll and the angry dragon roll. Be entertained by the talented hibachi chefs serving up chicken, salmon, steak and shrimp dinners. Pair you meal with unique craft beer and exotic Japanese cocktails. Address: 179 Walt Whitman Rd / Phone: 631-673-6666 Click to go