5 Suffolk Restaurants to Get Excited About in 2018

Word about a new restaurant spreads like wildfire around Long Island, especially when it includes fresh dishes and an innovative cocktail menu. Suffolk residents are in luck as a slew of delicious new restaurants are set to open in 2018. These five especially will have foodies returning for more. 

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Slice of Bay Shore, Bay Shore


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New restaurants and shops are constantly opening in Bay Shore. Among them is the completely renovated old Friendly’s building on West Main Street filled with white subway tile and new stainless steel pizza ovens. Named Slice of Bay Shore, the new Italian restaurant is set to open in a few weeks. One look behind the counter and customers will see seasoned local chef John Digirolamo who worked at Mamma Santina in Brightwaters for 20 years. A peek at the menu reveals dishes like portobello mushrooms stuffed with polenta, asiago cheese and prosciutto, angel hair pasta with arugula, pecorino and walnuts and an escarole and meatball soup. And of course the to-die-for pizza pies. Phone: 631-647-9016 | Address: 298 West Main Street Click to go

The Bean of Patchogue, Patchogue

The Bean of Patchogue, owned by Rob Cutrone, will be taking over the Queen City Cupcakes location on West Main Street. In addition to barista drinks, it will serve breakfast and lunch items, bakery goods and acai bowls (like the Bay Shore and Babylon locations). There will also be open mic nights and live music. Click to go

Coastal Kitchen & Daiquiri Bar, Bay Shore


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Owners of popular Mexican restaurant Verde Kitchen & Cocktails, Anthony and Andrew Tartaglia, are getting ready to open a new restaurant filled with vacation vibes and coastal-inspired dishes. Keep your eyes peeled for mofongo bites, house-cut yucca fries, lobster rolls and jerk chicken sandwiches. Not to mention, travel-inspired craft cocktails, daiquiris, mojitos and dozens of beer options are also on the menu. Phone: 631-665-3030 | Address: 12 E Main St Click to go

Fatwood Southern Kitchen, Bay Shore

This new Southern kitchen promises to be big on comfort food including ribs, brisket and chicken fried steak. Instead of ordering one large platter, diners will also be able to order items “on a stick” offering an opportunity to sample a few different foods. Click to go

Donatina Neapolitan Pizza Cafe, Patchogue


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Co-owner of the PeraBell Food Bar restaurants on Long Island, John Peragine is bringing New York style pizza to Patchogue. It’s an idea similar to PeraBell in East Riverhead, which has a wood-fired pizza oven. Patchogue residents can look forward to their own wood-fired pizza oven that will cook pies in just 90 seconds. Phone: 833-657-4992 | Address: 18 West Avenue Click to go