Best of Long Island Spotlight: Top Restaurants


Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, which means it’s time to make dinner reservations for you and your significant other at a classy Long Island restaurant, but which one is best?

Press readers voted Sufiya’s Grill the Best Romantic Dinner on Long Island in the 2017 Best of Long Island contest. Blackstone Steakhouse won Best Upscale Restaurant on Long Island and R.S. Jones Best Restaurant on Long Island.

It’s an irresistible truth that food and romance are inextricably linked in an intimate setting. As that discriminating taste-setter Virginia Woolf once put it: “One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well.” A romantic evening fills the senses when you celebrate it with someone special as you savor a lovely meal together.

And where else should a couple contemplate their precious moments as a twosome than at Sufiya’s Grill in East Meadow, which has been voted as serving the Best Romantic Dinner on Long Island? Nowhere! What’s on the menu? Absolutely amazing food, and hopefully, a whole lotta love, hugs and kisses, too!

And you know what they say: When it comes to fine dining, presentation is everything. Blackstone Steakhouse takes this to heart, in spades. Its interior is as beautiful as those luscious cuts of high-quality meat! With candlelight tables, lush, vibrant decor replete with dark, elegant woods, diners are not just served an extraordinary meal, every single time, but a truly exceptional dining experience in the Best Upscale Restaurant on Long Island!

But who’s the overall best? The competition could not be hotter, but R.S. Jones has come out on top as the Best Restaurant on Long Island. How cool is that!

Perhaps it’s their exceptional cuisine. Among other absolutely delicious specialties, R.S. Jones serves up electrifying dishes that include: gumbo, chili, fried pickles, alligator wontons, nachos, shrimp and grits, and biscuits and gravy! Then there’s its absolutely amazing vibe: food aficionados and music lovers both frequently call R.S. Jones home. Their staff is friendly and knowledgeable and always willing to please, too! All this, and so much more, make R.S. Jones the absolute Best Restaurant on Long Island!

For more places to try, check out all the 2017 Best of Long Island contest winners in the restaurant category.

To find all the other Best of Long Island contest winners, visit bestoflongisland.comNominate your favorite businesses and people in the 2019 Best of Long Island program starting Jan. 1.

Sufiya’s Grill is located at 2320 Hempstead Tpke. in East Meadow. They can be reached at 516-644-2200 or sufiyasgrill.com

Blackstone Steakhouse is located at 10 Pinelawn Rd. in Melville. They can be reached at 631-271-7780 or blackstonesteakhouse.com

R.S. Jones is located at 153 Merrick Ave. in Merrick. They can be reached at 516-378-7177 or rsjones.com