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First-Time Long Island Restaurant Week Participants!

By: Olivia Barris

With over 180 restaurants participating in Winter 2024 Long Island Restaurant Week, the highly anticipated promotional event brought back many returning participants, with some new first-timers as well! Here’s a roundup featuring first-time restaurants taking part in Winter Long Island Restaurant Week.

Mercato Kitchen & Cocktails, located in Massapequa Park, specializes in American-Italian fusion cuisine.

Zest in Bay Shore is a new age fusion restaurant in an eye-catching and colorful atmosphere. Tullulah’s, also located in Bay Shore, is an American restaurant and bar that serves tapas and craft drinks.

In Commack, we have Il Toscano Seafood & Steak, an Italian steakhouse that serves seafood and then Taormina Ristorante and Pizzeria, offering a slice of Sicily with its Italian cuisine.

Il Toscano Seafood and Steak
Credit: Il Toscano Seafood and Steak

Beginnings Restaurant is a gastropub located in Atlantic Beach that provides a literary pop-culture dining experience.

Plori is an authentic Greek restaurant nestled in Carle Place.

The Last Word in Huntington is a craft cocktail lounge and bar that serves Peruvian-inspired plates.

Dang Roadhouse in Seaford serves Southern American comfort food and BBQ.

Dang Roadhouse
Credit: Dang Roadhouse

Popei's Clam Bar in Bethpage specializes in seafood, steaks and other chops.

Nunzi's in Farmingdale offers modern Italian classics in a convivial setting.

Cinnabar is a new Chinese restaurant and bar that recently opened in Massapequa serving sushi and other Asian cuisine.

Credit: Cinnabar

Shippy's in Southampton is an American and German restaurant that offers locally-sourced comfort food along with a rich history.

Mack's in Babylon provides a mix of brunch and dinner classics along with craft cocktails.

Ristorante Venere in Westbury is a family-run authentic Italian restaurant, along with Piccolo Ristorante in Bellmore.

Port Bistro & Pub in Port Jefferson offers Old World authentic dishes from Greece, Germany, Southern Italy and other European regions. Curry Club at SāGhar is an authentic Indian restaurant that can also be found in Port Jefferson.

Curry Club at SāGhar
Credit: Curry Club at SāGhar

DOX Bar & Kitchen offers waterfront dining and fresh seafood in Island Park.

OHK Bar & Restaurant is located inside the historic OHEKA castle in Huntington that serves sophisticated American dishes.

OHK Bar & Restaurant
Credit: OHK Bar & Restaurant

Lastly, we've got Sangria 71 in Island Park and Williston Park participating for the first time, along with returning counterpart Commack. They serve refined Spanish dishes along with sangria, of course.

To view the full list of Winter participating restaurants, click here. Happy eating, restaurant connoisseurs!

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