Fall Long Island Restaurant Week kicks off today in an event that will continue for eight days.
Restaurants across Suffolk and Nassau counties will participate, including seven on the North Fork.
Three-course prix-fixe meals are once again being offered at three price points: $25, $35 and $42 with a $20 two-course lunch at some locations.
Here’s where you can participate here on the North Fork while Restaurant Week continues through Sunday, Nov. 14.
Legends, New Suffolk ($42)
Legends is a regular for Long Island Restaurant Week and it’s also a top choice among the participating North Fork restaurants. Start your meal off with Vietnamese meatballs before moving on to the crispy pan fried parmesan and panko encrusted swordfish. Finish up with the pumpkin cheesecake. Fifteen percent off wine bottles too!
Cooperage Inn, Baiting Hollow ($35)
The Cooperage Inn is another Restaurant Week mainstay offering up a diverse menu of options. We like the overstuffed baked clams, chicken pot pie and capuccino mousse chocolate cake.
Farm Country Kitchen, Riverhead ($35)
Farm Country Kitchen, easily one of the best restaurants on the North Fork with an underrated view of the Peconic River, is also participating. Start with the tuna prepared shashimi style, graduate to the hanger steak and perfect the night with the housemade bread pudding. If you feel like splurging get the New Zealand lamb chops for an extra $20.
Jamesport Manor Inn, Jamesport ($35)
The Jamesport Manor Inn has an upscale setting in a historic manor, but it’s also very accessible. The maple bourbon butternut squash soup shooter is something you won’t find anywhere else on the appetizer menu this week. Go with the grilled pork tenderloin medallions for your entree and chocolate torte for dessert.
On the Docks, Aquebogue ($35)
Formerly Phil’s Waterfront, On the Docks is a great spot for dining on a creek. We recommend the Long Island duck wings, branzino with roasted squash and s’mores pot de creme for dessert.
The Preston House and Hotel, Riverhead ($35)
A high quality Riverhead restaurant offering up three courses for $35, The Preston House is one of those Restaurant Week spots where you can really maximize your value — eating an upscale meal at a discount price in a beautiful setting. Start off with spicy tom yum ramen, followed by Buffalo short rib papperdelle and egg nog panna cotta for dessert. You can also add wine pairings for $20 per person.
Bistro 72, Riverhead ($20/$35)
While the menu was not yet available for Bistro 72 at Hotel Indigo in Riverhead, we do know they’ll be offering the $20 lunch option in addition to $35 dinners. Its location inside a hotel might be a reason you’ve never been, but that would be a mistake. We’ve enjoyed every meal here and it’s a great spot for drinks, too.