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Restaurants Participating in Long Island Restaurant Week

By: Megan Robinson

It’s official! The 18th year of Long Island Restaurant Week has begun! Commencing this past Sunday, October 29th, and ending on Sunday, November 5th, restaurants from all throughout Long Island are partaking in the tri-annual and award-winning event. Composed of several prix fixe options, with there being $24 two-course lunch, a $29 three-course dinner menu, a $39 three-course dinner menu, and/or a $46 three-course dinner, there is something for everyone. Dinner must include an appetizer, entrée, and dessert and restaurants can offer one, two or all these options throughout the promotion. If you’re looking for recommendations, here are some must-dine-at restaurants participating in Long Island Restaurant Week.


Credit: flora

flora in Westhampton Beach embodies the true essence of hospitality: eat, drink, and love. A new American restaurant with a menu influenced by the seasons, flora is open year-round for lunch, brunch, and dinner. The restaurant uses fresh ingredients, along with a robust cocktail and wine list. Favorites include the Seared Scallops, Braised Short Rib, and their famous dessert, the Mini Flower Pot. Although it may look like an actual flower pot, don’t be fooled: it’s actually made of French vanilla ice cream, crumbled Tate’s Chocolate Chip Cookies, house-made Nutella mousse, Ghirardelli caramel sauce, and Oreo crumble. This and many more specialities are available on flora’s three-course dinner Restaurant Week menu for $46, which can be viewed by clicking here. flora is part of the Rooted Hospitality Group, including sister restaurants such as Cowfish, Rumba, Rhum, and Fauna, which are all participating in Long Island Restaurant Week.

Cove Hollow Tavern

Credit: Cove Hollow Tavern

Cove Hollow Tavern, located in East Hampton, is conveniently nestled right by Montauk Highway. The restaurant serves New American seasonal cuisine in a rustic and refined setting. Its welcoming ambiance and delectable dishes will make Cove Hollow a classic favorite on your go-to restaurant list. The restaurant’s service is impeccable and will make guests feel like they are a part of the family. Must-tries include their Firecracker Shrimp, Grilled Skirt Steak with fries, and Cider BBQ Baby Back Ribs! For Restaurant Week, Cove Hollow is offering a three-course dinner for $39. If you would like to see their menu, click here.

Maria's Mexican & Latin Cuisine

Credit: Maria's Mexican & Latin Cuisine

Maria's Mexican & Latin Cuisine is a Mexican restaurant in Smithtown with a menu geared towards sophisticated plates. The restaurant specializes in Latin American cuisine while serving Mexican and Cuban dishes as well. Having been voted as the best Latin American restaurant on Long Island for 8 years in a row, Maria’s is sure to offer a deliciously exquisite dining experience. Popular favorites include Pollo al Champiñon Ajillo, which is chicken sautéed with mushrooms and hearts of artichoke in our chef's special garlic sauce, Ropa Vieja, a classic Cuban dish of shredded beef, white rice, black beans and green plantains, and for dessert, a Sweet Plantain Sundae. For Long Island Restaurant Week, Maria’s is offering a three-course dinner for $46. To view their menu for the event, click here.

Novitá Wine Bar & Trattoria

Credit: Novitá Wine Bar & Trattoria

Novitá Wine Bar & Trattoria, located in the heart of Garden City, is an Italian restaurant that offers a unique wine and dine experience. Novitá is meant for wine lovers, as the restaurant has the largest temperature-controlled wine tap system on the east coast, with over 100 global wines by the glass available. All in all, Novitá provides guests with pleasant modern Italian dining in a cordial setting. For Long Island Restaurant Week, the restaurant is offering a two-course lunch for $24 and a three-course dinner for $46. Some dishes include rigatoni ragu, cavatelli with crumbled sweet and spicy sausage, baked stuffed clams, and jumbo shrimp scampi. To view more of their menu, click here.

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