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Short rib empanadas at Iberico Tapas y Vino in St. James. (Photo via @ibericony on Instagram)

By Sheyla Torres

MAHAL CLASSIC INDIAN

Full of color and flavor, this restaurant specializes in classic Indian dishes and has brought them to Roslyn Heights. 

From appetizers to meals, herbs and spices dominate the menu. Dishes like aloo tikki ($8.95) and peppali curry ($27.95) can be found here alongside vegetarian options like bhindi chatkara ($21.95). Mahal Classic Indian also features a bar filled with signature drinks and a wide selection of wines.

Mahal does catering for parties and events, and includes customization to better suit each event with the right menu. 

290 Glen Cove Rd., Roslyn Heights. mahalny.com

LIMANI GRILLE 

If you like seafood and Greek food, you no longer have to choose between them. Limani Grille is a new affiliate in Commack of the Limani restaurants. Other locations are in New York City and Roslyn, and share a similar menu. 

The menu has authentic Greek foods and specialties like spanakopita ($16) and kotopoulo ($35), and, of course, lots and lots of seafood. A raw bar is also available so you can take your pick of oysters and clams. 

The restaurant has a beautiful interior, perfect for holiday gatherings. 

 1 Vanderbilt Motor Pkwy., Commack. limanigrille.com

IBERICO TAPAS Y VINO

This recently opened restaurant has two specialties and they are both in the name. If you are a tapas and wine lover, this restaurant is for you. 

Iberico Tapas y Vino has an assortment of tapas, small savory Spanish dishes. Tapas of potatoes, meatballs, octopus, and much more can all be found on their menu. It also features its special jamón ibérico de belota ($45) called pata negra (black leg). The dish consists of a 36-month cured ham alongside acorns. 

The restaurant even offers gift cards for purchase, so you can gift a loved one a unique experience of tapas and Spain in St James. 

412 N. Country Rd., St James. ibericony.com

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