Nassau Guide to Long Island Restaurant Week

It’s almost time to dig in at your favorite restaurant (or try a new one!) at a bargain. Long Island Restaurant Week is swinging back around (April 22 to April 29) and delicious spots are whipping out those $28.95 three-course prix fixe menus. Whether date night or a festive friends gathering, head to any of these seven in Nassau for a dinner to write home about.

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Besito Mexican, Roslyn

Besito Mexican Restaurant - Roslyn

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Take in colorful Mexican vibes at this popular spot known for delicious tableside guacamole and a lively atmosphere. The Restaurant Week menu is extensive with 12 appetizers to choose from, including short rib tacos, chicken flautas and tortilla soup. Follow that up with a nice selection of entrees like enchiladas, iron skillet tacos and a salmon salad. Save some room for the tres leches dessert. Address: 1516 Old Northern Blvd | Phone: 516-484-3001 Click to go

George Martin The Original, Rockville Centre

Opened since 1989, George Martin The Original has earned a reputation for its high-quality meat and friendly service. During Restaurant Week, customers can enjoy several favorites, including the half rack baby back ribs and the tequila & jalapeño spiked shrimp, along with one of five appetizers. Think Buffalo chicken tacos with classic hot sauce, crumbled bleu cheese, crisp lettuce and warm soft corn tortillas. The desserts are just as rich with the George Martin brownie sundae and the French vanilla pound cake served with freshly whipped cream and spring berries. Address: 65 N Park Avenue | Phone: 516-678-7272 Click to go

Chefs 724 Restaurant, Island Park

Mac N Cheese With Shrimp

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Brothers David and Joseph Farahat opened this casual spot last spring promising a cost-effective menu full of variety. The Restaurant Week menu is no exception offering seven appetizers, including a 7 cheese mac and cheese that chef David makes with a secret cheese combination. Follow it up with one of seven entrees like the short rib pasta or herb-crusted filet of salmon. There are also seven desserts to complete the meal, including the popular warm honey soaked semolina cake with whipped cream (chef David’s mother’s recipe). Address: 4409 Austin Boulevard | Phone: 516-867-0700 Click to go

The Garden City Hotel, Garden City

Step inside the chic Polo Steakhouse with black sofas and tufted red chairs at the Garden City Hotel to enjoy a meal before the place closes in May. (New restaurants from the esteemed chef David Burke are coming soon.) In the meantime, choose from a small but appetizing menu during Restaurant Week. There will be three small plates and three main courses followed by two desserts, including the popular apple tart coming with salted caramel and vanilla ice cream. Address: 45 7th Street | Phone: 516-747-3000 Click to go

Revel Restaurant & Bar, Garden City

Revel Restaurant & Bar

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This trendy hotspot with a high industrial ceiling and mosaic-tiled floors is offering a big selection for Restaurant Week. There are six appetizers and nine entrees. Think roasted stuffed pork loin with cranberry pecan stuffing, pomegranate glaze and sweet potato mash, and Barolo wine short ribs with maitake wild mushrooms and creamy Parmesan polenta ($9 extra). Finish the meal with a cheesecake creme brûlée or dark chocolate peanut butter mousse. Address: 835 Franklin Avenue | Phone: 516-246-9111 Click to go

The Wild Goose, Port Washington

Chef Kent Monkan has been serving up a diverse menu ever since he opened The Wild Goose in late 2016. Customers quickly fell in love with the Long Island duck, buttermilk fried chicken and oxtail tacos (those made Pulse’s list of 17 must-try dishes in 2017). The Restaurant Week menu offers some yummy appetizers like beef empanadas and grilled shrimp spring rolls. And choose one of five main courses like the root beer braised short rib, vegetable lasagna or grilled mahi mahi. Address: 75 Main Street | Phone: 516-441-5505 Click to go

Matteo’s, Roslyn

Matteo's Trattoria

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This oh-so popular family-style Italian restaurant is putting some of its best dishes on the Restaurant Week menu. Dig into calamari, bruschetta or creamy burrata to start. Then chow down one of 12 entrees. Of course that includes pasta dishes like cheese ravioli, penne vodka and linguine & clams. Save some room for the Italian desserts—tiramisu and tartufo—or a New York creamy cheesecake with graham cracker crust. Address: 88 Mineola Avenue | Phone: 516-484-0555 Click to go

anna halkidis

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Anna Halkidis is a senior web editor at Long Island Pulse. Feel free to reach out at anna@lipulse.com or on Twitter @annahalkidis.