COASTAL KITCHEN AND DAIQUIRI BAR
Celebrate summer year-round at the newest neighborhood hang located right in the heart of Bay Shore, where everything is unfussy, unhurried and delightfully unexpected.
The décor is bright and breezy, evoking an East Coast gastropub with a decidedly West Coast flair.
All the usual bar food staples are here with a unique tropical twist, from the nachos ($14) studded with shredded chicken and house-made chipotle queso, to Coastal’s take on a Cubano sandwich ($15) presented with house-cured ham, Cuban roast pork and dark rum molasses mustard.
Wash it down with a fully stocked menu of cocktails and of course, daiquiris.
Pass the time with Coastal’s selection of games, from pool to darts and even shuffleboard.
12 East Main St., Bay Shore, 631-665-3030, coastalliny.com
New to Valley Stream is this Italian café cranking out Old World cooking in a dignified yet casual dining atmosphere. Reservations are a must.
This is no run-of-the-mill red sauce joint, as Pomodorino is slinging authentic Neapolitan pizza with familiar but fresh flavors. Noteworthy is the Amatriciana ($17.50), a pizza loaded with San Marzano tomato sauce, buffalo mozzarella and cured pork jowl. Feeling adventurous? Try the la rosa ($18.50), a fried pizza topped with creamy burrata cheese, roasted red peppers and prosciutto.
Even pasta is given a twist, as in the spaghetti al pomodorino ($19.50), featuring cherry tomatoes and fresh garlic served tableside. Event and party packages are available, featuring unlimited wine and sangria.
47 Franklin Ave., Valley Stream, 516-812-6171, pomodorinorosso.com
KINGFISH BAR & RESTAURANT
Enjoy the best the ocean has to offer at this Westbury eatery sporting a bright, stylish décor and a -dock-to-dish ethos, with an emphasis on freshness and quality.
The menu features upscale takes on standard seafood fare, from the undersea charcuterie (MP) featuring an assortment of fresh-caught raw fish and octopus, to the tempura-fried cod fish and chips, presented in the authentic British style with mushy peas and malt vinegar-spiked remoulade. The menu and prices are subject to change, however, depending on what the tide brings in.
Kingfish is open for lunch Monday through Friday and Happy Hour features half-price drinks and oysters. Reservations are available via OpenTable.
990 Corporate Dr, Westbury, 516-640-5777, kingfishoysterbar.com