3 Recent Restaurant Openings on Long Island

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Off the Book serves up Italian American dishes. (Photo by Daniela Cuba)


Get ready to grub at this new Huntington-based sandwich shop, looking to soon expand to Westbury and Rockville Centre.

This shop’s specialties are cheesy heroes. Full heroes include the ribeye or chicken cheesesteak, ribeye chopped cheese, the buff, the ninja, and the cowboy, made with chopped ribeye, grub cheese sauce, barbecue sauce, fried onions, peppers, lettuce, tomato, and cowboy sauce ($11.99-$13.99). In the mood for something lighter? There are half hero combos for each choice ($10.99-$12.99). Pair your hero with regular ($3.99) or loaded grub fries ($9-$15) –veggie, steak, chicken, or impossible meat–or even build your own.

The Grub Shop is open for dine-in, takeout, and delivery on Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays, 12 p.m. to 8 p.m.; Fridays and Saturdays from 12 p.m. to 10 p.m.

376 New York Ave., Huntington, 631-546-1445, eatgrubshop.com


This family-owned bistro celebrated its grand opening in January. 

Chefs at Off the Brook serve up delicious Italian American dishes six days a week. Start off with apps like gouda mac and cheese ($14), zucchini chips ($13), clams casino ($14) or charcuterie boards for the table ($8 ea.). All charcuterie boards are served with lemon zested apples, fig jam, olives and artisanal crackers, and a choice of assorted cheeses, and aged meats. Cocktails like white cosmos and peanut butter delights ($14) are all the rave at this establishment where there is also a lengthy wine list.

Off the Brook is open for dine-in, curbside pickup, and delivery on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 3 p.m. to 10 p.m.; Thursday through Saturday from 12 p.m. to 10 p.m.; Sundays from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m.

1810 Merrick Rd., Merrick, 516-608-6543, offthebrook.com


The Metropolitan Caterers have served the Glen Cove community for over two decades but recently launched a brick-and-mortar restaurant.

Executive Chef Anthony Falco showcases contemporary American, European, and Latin meals like brined pork chops with chorizo mashed potatoes ($26), citrus-marinated chicken ($23), and fra diavolo pizza with a cauliflower crust ($12). Specialty tacos, spicy Korean pork, Americano, veggie, and Baja shrimp, all come with shredded lettuce, crispy onions, cilantro, and lime ($12-$14). Save room for post-dinner delicacies like Tupelo s’mores tart ($9) and Italian cheesecake with mixed berries ($9).

The Metropolitan is open for dine-in, delivery, and takeout, Wednesdays through Sundays from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.

3 Pratt Blvd., Glen Cove, 516-671-4444, metropolitandining.com

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