Attention, foodies! The fall edition of Long Island Restaurant week kicks off this Sunday, Nov. 6 and will run through Nov. 13.
More than 100 Long Island restaurants will participate in the annual event, which offers multi-course prix-fixe meals at several price points including a $22 two-course lunch, or three-course dinners for $27, $37 or $44.
Participating restaurants will offer the deal every night they are open from Sunday to Sunday except on Saturday, when certain restaurants may only offer the special menu until 7 p.m.
Reservations are recommended and gratuities are not included in the fixed price. For more information, visit longislandrestaurantweek.com.
Here’s a list of participating East End restaurants to consider this year:
$22 lunch | $44 dinner
Seafood is in the spotlight at this Front Street favorite. Some of the plentiful lunch and dinner options include roasted Peeko Oysters and artichoke crab dip, local cod fish & chips, a Hollander mussel pot and a delicious olive oil cake for dessert with toasted nori jam and whipped ricotta.
Bistro 72, Riverhead
$22 lunch | $37 dinner
Their dinner menu is a celebration of all things fall. We’re especially excited to try the cider doughnut sundae: a warm cider doughnut served with creamy vanilla ice cream and gooey caramel.
Cooperage Inn, Riverhead
A restaurant week mainstay, we’d start with eggplant fries and splurge on a premium entree (an additional $5) to try their Oktoberfest sampler: pork schnitzel, bourbon caramel applesauce, bratwurst, slow-roasted German sauerkraut, Düsseldorf mustard, braised red cabbage and roasted garlic mashed potatoes. For dessert, we’d finish with the apple cider maple bread pudding.
The Dimon Estate, Jamesport
Since taking the helm at the former Jamesport Manor Inn, chef Chris Kar has crafted inventive menus that all seek to honor and tell the story of the Dimon family. Don’t miss the fried brie and beet salad to start and fluke and short rib main options. In addition, Kar plans to offer a $60 “Rosalie Dimon” prix-fixe which includes ribeye and ceviche options.
Farm Country Kitchen, Riverhead
One of the best restaurants on the North Fork with a view of the Peconic River is participating again this year. While the updated restaurant week menu was not yet posted, in the past we have recommended the tuna prepared sashimi style, hanger steak and house-made bread pudding.
La Plage, Wading River
Just steps away from the Long Island Sound, La Plage in Wading River is one of the most scenic, romantic spots on this list. Their eclectic menu is equally alluring.
We’d start with the gold and red beet salad and indulge in the duck leg confit served with fresh chive risotto, truffle essence and exotic mushrooms served tableside. For dessert, we’re ending on a seasonal note with the spiced pumpkin mousse served with toasted pecans, blackberry chantilly and graham crumble.
Legends, New Suffolk
$22 lunch | $44 dinner
Always a favorite, Legends is celebrating Restaurant Week with lunch and dinner deals. Start off with the Thai-style sausage and shrimp in crispy wonton saucers and then enjoy the braised lamb shank. It’s a seriously delicious, hearty meal that uses a hind shank braised in red wine, olive oil, stock, onions, carrots, tomatoes and herbs until perfectly tender.
Finish the meal with the crema Catalana, which is similar to a crème brulée with a Spanish flair.
On The Docks, Aquebogue
We love the view of Meetinghouse Creek from this off-the-beaten-path Aquebogue restaurant. Try the broiled oysters with miso butter and jalapeño to start, French-style braised short ribs with garlic mashed potatoes and crème brulée for dessert.
Pazzo Ristorante, Wading River
You really can never go wrong with Italian classics like the dishes on the menu at this Wading River pizzeria and restaurant, which has an intimate and quiet dining room. We’re looking forward to trying the pesto rice balls, wild mushroom ravioli and chocolate lava cake for dessert.
The Preston House, Riverhead
Enjoy an upscale meal in a beautiful setting in downtown Riverhead. First course options include vegan options like roasted cauliflower with toasted pine nuts, mint and a curry-harissa sauce to duck pate toast made from duck confit, roasted figs and spiced brioche. For dinner, we’d try the poached cod and end with Bavarian cream puffs for dessert.
The Watershed, Jamesport
Restaurant week is the perfect time to try something new. Tucked in South Jamesport, The Watershed is a delicious option you can pair with a stroll to Miamogue Point.
Calissa, Water Mill
With a focus on seafood, Greek dishes and Mediterranean mezze, we’d start with the salmon tartare, try the swordfish souvlaki skewers served with tzatziki, herb salad and grilled pita and finish with classic baklava.
Cove Hollow Tavern, East Hampton
Known for a menu with rustic, seasonal flair, this East Hampton restaurant is a solid pick for restaurant week. Try the goat cheese pate and artichoke tapenade toast, shrimp firecracker rice bowl and brie cheesecake for dessert.
Elaia Estiatorio, Bridgehampton
Taste through traditional greek favorites like loukaniko, a grilled pork sausage with orange peel, htipiti spread and grilled bread, pastichio, a greek lasagna with lamb and beef rags, greek pasta and béchamel and karidopita, a walnut cake with cinnamon, clove and honey syrup for dessert.
Fauna, Westhampton Beach
Earlier this year, Fauna opened in the iconic former Starr Boggs in Westhampton Beach.
As a tribute to chef Starr Boggs, the new owners kept his legendary almond-crusted flounder on the menu, which is included on the restaurant week menu. We’d also recommend trying the harvest squash bisque and chocolate almond torte.
Jean-Georges at Topping Rose House, Bridgehampton
Add this Hamptons institution to your plans for restaurant week and order the kale salad, Faroe Island salmon with maitake mushroom, leek and chili-garlic emulsion and enjoy a jumbo chocolate chip cookie for dessert.
Manna Restaurant at The Lobster Inn, Southampton
$22 lunch, $27, $37 or $44 dinner
With an option at every price point, you can’t go wrong — especially if you happen to dine at sunset overlooking Cold Spring Pond.
We’d try the smoked bluefish dip, grilled salmon and salted caramel cheesecake.
Page at 63 Main, Sag Harbor
This chic Sag Harbor restaurant is known for locally-inspired New American fare. Try the vegetable risotto with butternut squash, brussels sprout leaves, wild mushrooms and shaved parmesan, the skin-charred salmon with Kamut grain, lacinato kale, black trumpet mushrooms and a pickle ginger emulsion. For dessert, order the warm chocolate brownie with chocolate miso sauce, roasted walnuts and vanilla gelato.
The Plaza Cafe, Southampton
A fine dining fixture on Hill Street for 25 years, you can always count on finding dishes inspired by the local bounty from the sea.
Stay tuned for the restaurant week menu — it hasn’t been published yet!
R.Aire at The Hampton Maid, Hampton Bays
Since opening in April, chef Alex Bujoreanu has created an authentic global menu with a strong Spanish influence. That means tapas are a must: try the classic patatas bravas, organic chicken entrée and finish with the tarta de Santiago, an almond cake served with fresh berries.
While we couldn’t find a current Restaurant Week menu, Saaz is a popular spot for authentic Indian favorites like samosas, tikka masala, paneer and dosa. As a bonus, many of their dishes are vegan and vegetarian friendly!
Southampton Publick House, Southampton
$22 lunch | $27 dinner
One of just two South Fork restaurants offering lunch this year, we’d stop at this Jobs Lane mainstay for classic pub fare.
Union Sushi & Steak, Southampton
You can get the best of both worlds at this elevated steakhouse that also features a creative sushi menu in the heart of Southampton.