3 New Restaurants To Try on Long Island

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Main Street Tavern’s baked clams.


Owned by the same group behind East Hampton favorite Highway Restaurant and Bar, this neighborhood spot aims to treat hungry customers with delicious cuisine, comfort, and community spirit.

Capture the alluring outdoor ambience at the 54-seat decorative beer garden and interior featuring a bar, six large screen TVs, and traditional decor. Executive Chef Anand Sastry and Chef de Cuisine Yusuf Lovett have years of experience and emphasize first-rate locally sourced ingredients. 

Diners can enjoy a fresh experience with a menu that offers vast versatility. Tavern classics including the tavern burger ($17), grilled New York strip steak ($38), and steak sandwich ($19) perfectly complement the local tavern scene. Alternatively, one can indulge in East End seafood with options such as the lobster roll ($29), tuna melt ($20), and Atlantic halibut ($36). 

177 Main St., Amagansett, 631-267-0400, mainstreettavern.com 


Long Islanders can now relish the flavor of the Mighty Quinn’s BBQ franchise, hot off the grill in its new location.

An award-winning New York City-based casual eatery with efficient service, Mighty Quinn’s BBQ has quickly grown its brand to more than 10 locations. The restaurant’s first Long Island location opened in Garden City, with two more in the works. 

Patrons can enjoy a plethora of barbecue favorites, including carefully prepared meats such as burnt ends, brisket, brontosaurus ribs, and pulled pork. Diners can also choose from signature rice bowls such as the Mighty Bowl prepared with spinach, sweet potato, pumpkin seeds, dried cranberries, crushed red pepper, and vinaigrette, or even build their own with options including pulled pork or pulled chicken.

829 Franklin Ave., Garden City, 516-544-2844, mightyquinnsbbq.com


In this modern yet beachy spot, patrons can sip a brilliantly orchestrated drink at the inviting bar before being seated for their meal.

This establishment features not only prestigious cocktails and spirits, but a delectable menu with a Tex-Mex style that captures summer vibes. 

Start with a chilled watermelon gazpacho served with watermelon crab relish and jalapeño lime crema ($12) before transitioning over to an assortment of sandwiches such as the “lawbsta” roll ($Mkt) and the “Northportobello” ($20), or table specials including the chipotle chicken and skirt steak club tacos ($10-24). Also available are a multitude of healthy salads such as grilled Baja Caesar with options to include chicken or shrimp ($14-22), chopped kale ($16), and ahi tuna ($24). 

14 Woodbine Ave., Northport, 631-651-2600, saltedontheharbor.com

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