Restaurant Week is sweeping in for the spring season (April 22 to April 29) and it’s bringing a bunch of $28.95 three-course prix-fixe menus along for the ride. Steak, seafood and Italian—it’s time to try something new or maybe rediscover an old favorite. Check out these participating places in Suffolk.
Drift 82, Patchogue
Praised for its steak and seafood selections, the nautical-themed spot is getting into the spirit of Restaurant Week in a memorable way. Think generous salads, entrees like the tender NY strip steak and desserts—especially the tiramisu—that tend to make calorie counting a thing of the past. Phone: 631-714-4950 | Address: 82 Brightwood Street Click to go
Matteo’s Trattoria, Huntington Station
Adorned with white tableclothes, candles and marble floors, Matteo’s aims to bring a slice of Italy to the North Shore. The special menu sticks with the classics like baked clams, fried calamari, homemade ravioli and wood-fired pizza. The portions are generous, but try and save room for the tiramisu, New York cheesecake, tartufo or ice cream. Phone: 631-421-6001 | Address: 300 W Jericho Turnpike Click to go
Mirabelle Restaurant and Tavern, Stony Brook
Walking into this North Shore staple immediately whets patrons’ appetites. The aroma is savory, the surroundings are warm and folksy while the menu is always satisfying. During Restaurant Week, try the asparagus cream soup, roasted organic chicken breast or the miniature T-bone lamb chops ($8 extra). There are also six tempting desserts to choose from. Phone: 631-751-0555 | Address: 150 Main Street Click to go
The Preston House and Hotel, Riverhead
New to the Riverhead dining scene, this farm-to-table restaurant with beamed ceilings, an intimate bar and gray upholstered chairs is a treat from sight to taste. Have a very merry Restaurant Week with one of five starters like the crispy artichoke hearts, the bombolotti, veal and pork bolognese entree and a triple chocolate fudge brownie for dessert. Phone: 631-775-1500 | Address: 428 E Main Street Click to go
The View, Oakdale
Upscale menus and panoramic portraits of the Great South Bay come with the territory at The View. And Restaurant Week is no different. Diners have a choice of six delicious appetizers like the peking duck tacos doused in a hoisin sauce, six hearty entrees (2017 Dish of the Year, anyone?) and three swoon-worthy desserts. Phone: 631-589-2694 | Address: 3 Consuelo Place Click to go
Cooperage Inn, Baiting Hollow
The scenic drive to this country-style restaurant is always enjoyable. Situated on Sound Avenue, Cooperage Inn is home to small candlelit tables and Victorian mirrors with delicious down-home dishes. Start the meal with the oven roasted tomato bruschetta or crispy eggplant fries and from there the flavors only become more indulgent. The chicken pot pie is creamy, the pineapple habanaro glazed Norwegian salmon is fresh and the desserts are known to be addictive. Phone: 631-727-8994 | Address: 2218 Sound Avenue Click to go
Salt & Barrel, Bay Shore
Stellar seafood and a fresh oyster bar are the main draws at this chic, comfortable spot. But the Restaurant Week menu is its own story. Get the party started with the crispy rock shrimp followed by a fresh entree like the poached Atlantic salmon or artichoke and smoked ricotta ravioli. End the meal on a high note with a cookie, coconut pie or sorbet. Phone: 631-647-8818 | Address: 61 W Main Street Click to go
Check back in a few days for a Restaurant Week guide to Nassau County.