3 New Restaurants To Try on Long Island

Gerardi’s Bar and Grill has some fresh takes on wings.


Two Long Island classics come together at a new brick oven eatery in Oyster Bay, hoping to redefine fast-casual dining as what the owners call fine counter dining. 

Offering bagels and pizza, this new restaurant opened by Brad and Michele Berrol hopes to make customer service a priority, with fresh ingredients, easy ordering and a higher-class fast dining experience. They will offer classic pizzas and signature creations along with egg sandwiches, salads, lunch items and desserts. 

The eatery is open at 6 a.m. daily. It closes at 4 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, 9 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday, and Sunday, and 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday. It hopes to serve dinner soon as well as online ordering for pickup and delivery.

19 East Main Street, Oyster Bay. itbgl.com


Offering a wide range of American favorites, this new addition has a big menu of options for lunch, dinner, tapas, desserts, and starters. 

Whether you’re lunching outside on the patio or enjoying the intimate dining room for dinner, Gerardi’s offers an expansive menu of options along with signature drinks and cocktails. 

Gerardi’s also features specials like happy hour pricing from 4 p.m. to 7 pm Monday through Friday; Taco Tuesdays, which comes with $2 tacos all day; and Wine Wednesdays, where all bottled wines are 50 percent off.

160 Adams Avenue, Hauppauge, gerardisgrill.com


Indulge your sweet tooth with Sweetwater’s many options for breakfast and midday pick-me-ups.

Taste signature coffees and teas along with classic dessert and snack options. If you want something more refreshing, cool down with one of the blended frozen drinks, called ice dragons. Sweetwaters offers unique café items inspired by Asian influences, like coffee called the dragon eye, made by blending their house coffee with sweetened condensed milk. 

Owners Lou and Chris hope to also use the café as a place to host nonprofit events as well as work by local artists.

200 W. Main St., Smithtown, sweetwaterscafe.com