3 New Restaurants To Try on Long Island

Cheeseburger Sliders
Bethpage Burger Bar’s sliders.


Since opening in September, Bethpage Burger Bar has been attracting people from all over Long Island with its family style American cuisine and extensive burger menu. 

The mac ‘n’ cheese ($15), bacon cheddar ($13), and chilli cheeseburgers ($14) are just a few of the burger bar’s menu items. The lobster-infused dishes include lobster rolls, lobster cheese fries, lobster mac ‘n’ cheese and lobster-toped cheeseburgers ($11-$21). For dessert, the whole family can enjoy specialty chonky cookies and chonky milkshakes. 

From Mondays through Wednesdays, Bethpage Burger Bar’s team offers free meals to first responders.

4011 Hempstead Tpke., Bethpage, 516-597-5309, bethpageburgerbar.com


Formerly the Social Gastropub, the Tipsy Taco offers a wide range of Mexican street dishes. 

The menu includes carnitas, fajitas, quesadillas, Mexican street corn, tequila lime shrimp, and loaded fries with cheese, scallions, onions, sour cream, guacamole and jalapeño peppers ($4-$10). The $5 burritos and rice bowls make this restaurant an affordable and flavorful addition to Old Bethpage’s food scene. 

Owners Jeremy Rosen and Robert Phillips, opened the restaurant in September after deciding to make their business more family and on-the-go friendly, a stark contrast to the Social Gastropub’s decadent dishes. The Tipsy Taco is open Monday through Saturday, offering both dine-in and curbside pickup.

746 Old Bethpage Rd., Old Bethpage, 516-442-8864, thetipsytaco.com


Located in Rocky Point, Greek Tastes specialize in authentic Greek cuisine.

At Greek Tastes, customers can find pork or chicken souvlaki sticks — marinated and grilled skewers — for $5. Gyro sandwiches ($7.95) and bowls ($11.95) are also featured on the menu and can be topped with falafel, Greek sausage or Greek bifteki stuffed beef patty. Chicken, pork or lamb and beef gyros can be incorporated into rice, salad or open pita bread sandwich bowls. Save some room for dessert with homemade baklava, rice pudding or Greek yogurt ($5).

Currently, Greek Tastes only has an order online and pickup option. It is open seven days a week.

46 Broadway, Rocky Point, 631-849-4488, grktastes.com

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