Long Island Restaurant Week April 3-10

Picture 20The week we’ve all been waiting for–a whole week dedicated to fine dining and great deals–is here. The first-ever Spring Long Island Restaurant Week arrived on Long Island April 3 and will continue through April 10.

This eight-day promotion features a special prix fixe dinner at participating restaurants across the Island. All 163  restaurants that have signed on so far will offer a three-course prix fixe for $24.95 all night, except Saturday when it will be offered only until 7 p.m.

The very first Long Island Restaurant Week launched in November 2006, and has always taken place in the fall, until now.

Back by popular demand, WordHampton Public Relations, the creators of both Long Island Restaurant Week and Hamptons Restaurant Week, have decided to launch a spring edition of this popular island-wide promotion.

“It comes at an opportune time when Long Islanders begin to come out of winter hibernation,” says Chef Guy Reuge of Mirabelle Restaurant.

From Mexican to Italian, all cuisines are included.

Nassau County boasts an array of awesome eats including:

Graffiti: Located in the luxe Woodbury Commons, Graffiti is a must-dine at establishment. Boasting a new dinning room and lounge area and a sister-restaurant next door called Asian Bistro, you would be a fool to ditch this weeks dining deal.

Rein: An award-winning chef, exceptional service, all within the famous Garden City Hotel, dining doesn’t get much better. Well it does, this week Rein is introducing new dishes to inspire patrons, as well as older dishes.

Rachel’s Waterside Grill: Though it’s too cold to enjoy Rachels’ outside dining area in Freeport, the food and interior decor will make you feel as if you are ready for a day at the beach. Rachel’s provides a brunch, lunch and dinner menu and has food ranging from salads to pastas to seafood dishes.

Big Daddy’s: If you have not been to Big Daddy’s yet, restaurant week is the perfect time to try their food. Big Daddy’s has amazing Cajun-style food and Mardi Gras decor that will instantly make you forget that you’re in Massapequa. Not many restaurants on Long Island feature authentic Cajun food in the manner Big Daddy’s does, and you’ll be sure to enjoy every bite.

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In Suffolk County, may we suggest:

Strip Steak: Strip Steak is a quaint restaurant located in Great River. The 1920s theme gives the restaurant a retro feel, while all the waitresses who are dressed in black and donning pearl necklaces add splashes of class. The food is just as enticing as the decor.

HONU Kitchen and Cocktails: If you’re looking for a sophisticated restaurant with food that will leave you in utter bliss, HONU Kitchen and Cocktails will fulfill all your fantasies. Though there are scores of different restaurants to choose from in Huntington, HONU Kitchen and Cocktails stands a step above the rest.

Maria’s: As stated on the website, Maria’s in Nesconset is anything but “ordinary.” Their Latin American cuisine is rich and flavorful and their portions are more than generous. Don’t miss your chance to be “wowed” by passing up dinner at Maria’s.

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With Missy Yates