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7 Restaurants to Dine At During Spring Restaurant Week!

Spring Long Island Restaurant Week starts this Sunday! From April 24th to Sunday, May 1st, participating restaurants will offer a $20 two-course lunch and/or $25/$35/$42 dinner prix fixe menus (with the exception of Saturday night, when it may only be offered until 7 am). Fantastic restaurants are participating from Garden City to Sag Harbor and the only issue is choosing which great eateries to dine at! Here are seven restaurants definitely worthy of a recommendation.

Irish Coffee Pub

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Equidistant between New York City and the Hamptons, people have congregated at Irish Coffee Pub for its incredible food, fantastic service and warm and intimate setting. The menu has enough selection to satisfy any craving- from fresh seafood and perfectly aged steaks to delicious salads and amazing desserts. Irish Coffee Pub’s 10,000 square feet of space make it the perfect setting for large parties and corporate events.

Pietro Cucina Italiana

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Forget the motherland, the best Italian food is made in St. James at Pietro Cucina Italiana! New York City restaurateur Pietro Molendini has spent 30 years in the food industry, with a decade of that at Cipriani and stints at both Bar Pitti and Da Silvano. Pietro and his business partner/wife Kelly scour the tri-state area and beyond for ingredients. They source some of their best meat from the Bronx, burrata from New Jersey, and dried pasta from Italy and Sicily.

Maggiano's Little Italy

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Maggiano’s menu features both classic and contemporary Italian-American recipes – homemade pastas, signature salads, and prime steaks, accompanied by a large selection of wines from acclaimed vintners as well as its own private wine label, Salute Amico. Maggiano’s is offering both a $20 two-course lunch and $25 three-course dinner menu for Spring Long Island Restaurant Week, featuring crispy zucchini fritte, four-cheese ravioli, salmon with lemon and herbs and creme brulee.


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Aperitif Bistro Lounge Wine Bar in Rockville Centre is the village's first French bistro, which also infuses Mediterranean and Asian cuisines. Reminiscent of an authentic French brasserie, it is also a popular nightlife spot. Aperitif is offering a $35 three-course dinner menu for restaurant week, including dishes such as escargot bourguignon, steak au Poivre, and blackened filet of sole.

Paddy's Loft

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At Paddy’s Loft in Massapequa, you can enjoy delicious Irish, European, American and Continental cuisine in an authentic Irish pub/restaurant atmosphere. You can often find great live music in the pub. Paddy’s is serving a $20 two-course lunch and $35/$42 three-course dinner for restaurant week. For lunch, menu items include penne alla vodka, homemade meatloaf and French dip sandwich. The dinner menu features braised short ribs, Irish baked potato soup and a 12oz Black Angus strip steak.

Union Sushi & Steak

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Few restaurants are able to pull off being an excellent steakhouse or excellent sushi bar. Union Sushi Steak, in the heart of Southampton, miraculously accomplishes both. For restaurant week, they'll be offering a delectable $42 three-course dinner menu that includes favorites like bao bun, Coopers Beach sushi roll (toro, scallion, avocado, cucumber, wasabi, yuzu mayo and tobiko), and cast iron vegetable ratatouille.

Monroe's Restaurant

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Monroe's Restaurant is named after none other than Marilyn Monroe herself. Her legendary career and life inspire the restaurant's eclectic mix of American classics and continental cuisines. The Westbury staple will be serving a $20 two-course lunch and $25 three-course dinner menu for restaurant week, featuring dishes such as French onion soup, Philly cheesesteak egg rolls and poke bowls.

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