Long Island Restaurant Week: 4 East End picks

Touch of Venice Cutchogue

The dining room at Touch of Venice in Cutchogue, which we recommend visiting during Long Island Restaurant Week. (Credit: Randee Daddona)

Long Island Restaurant Week kicks off this weekend at dozens of restaurants across Nassau and Suffolk counties.

The $27.95 prix fixe deals run from Sunday, Oct. 30, to Sunday, Nov. 6 — except Saturday, when some restaurants only offer the deal until 7 p.m.

Don’t know where to dine this time? Here are four suggestions to try on the East End.

Cooperage Inn
2218 Sound Ave., Calverton (631) 727-8994

The Copperage Inn in Baiting Hollow. (Credit: Grant Parpan)

The Copperage Inn in Baiting Hollow. (Credit: Grant Parpan)

Cooperage Inn is the type of place locals love to have in their backyard. The cozy decor and hearty food make it a great spot for fall.

Touch of Venice
28350 Main Road, Cutchogue (631) 298-5851

Touch of Venice Cutchogue

The dining room of Touch of Venice in Cutchogue. (Credit: Randee Daddona)

If you’re in the mood for some pasta and a rich plum tomato sauce, a visit to Cutchogue’s Touch of Venice is in order. Known for its wine list along with its food, the Main Road eatery has a loyal following — and for good reason.

And before you dine, be sure to read our recent profile on father-and-son team Brian and Ettore Pennacchia.

Farm Country Kitchen
513 W. Main Street, Riverhead (631) 369-6311

Farm Country Kitchen

Inside Farm Country Kitchen in Riverhead. (Credit: Vera Chinese)

One of Long Island’s best hidden gems, Farm Country Kitchen is a favorite lunch spot for municipal employees, attorneys and court staffers working in Riverhead. But the West Main Street eatery is also an enticing dinner option.

Restaurant Week appetizers include a portobello mushroom stuffed with sun-dried tomato hummus and topped with spinach, artichokes, feta and cilantro pesto, according to an online menu. Entrée options include Cajun-seared salmon over baby arugula with strawberries, blackberries, crumbled goat cheese, almonds, carrots, cucumbers and cherry tomatoes.

Cowfish
43 Canoe Place Road, Hampton Bays (631) 594-3868

Cowfish Hampton Bays

Cowfish in Hampton Bays. (Credit: Carrie Miller, file photo)

Dining at Cowfish entails lovely views of the Shinnecock Canal and chef David Hersh’s delicious New Orleans-inspired cuisine. Be sure to order a rum punch, one of the eatery’s signature drinks.

Restaurant Week dinner options include favorites like the ahi tuna and our personal favorite, NOLA shrimp.

Other North Fork restaurants participating in Long Island Restaurant Week:

Bistro 72

Jamesport Manor Inn

Legend’s Restaurant

Pace’s Dockside

Stone Walls at the Woods

Tweed’s Restaurant and Buffalo Bar