3 New Restaurants on Long Island
THE PIE HOLE
Not to be confused with the California-based chain of the same name, the newest must-try pizzeria on Long Island is The Pie Hole in Farmingdale, the brainchild of local restaurateur extraordinaire Chef Marc Bynum.
The three-time Chopped champion who’s worked at restaurants such as Venue 56 in Hauppauge and opened Hush Bistro in Huntington, among others, is now putting his spin on everyone’s favorite Italian dish: pizza.
The menu includes innovating twists on the usual toppings, such as a pie with jerk chicken, grilled pineapple, plantain, and hibiscus barbecue sauce, another with braised short ribs and collard greens, or a pie with shrimp, cilantro, and onions.
850 Main St., Farmingdale, 516-586-8395
Serving up a fresh new brunch option with all the beverages to wash it down with is Watermark, a relaxing new locale from the family that previously owned the popular Huntington diner Munday’s.
Opening over the summer where Michael Anthony’s Food Bar once stood, Watermark also offers a lunch menu featuring sandwiches, burgers and salads, plus a dinner menu with pasta, steak and seafood. It also offers happy hour specials and lunch combos.
Stars of the menu include the crab cake sandwich served on a brioche roll ($17.95), the slow-cooked braised short ribs ($29.95), and the orecchiette pasta with crumbled sausage, peas and shaved Parmesan ($24.95)
2925 N. Wading River Rd., Wading River, 631-886-2343, watermarkwr.com
New York City-based Italian restaurant chain Felice recently opened its first location on Long Island. The waterfront spot in Roslyn features menus for brunch, lunch and dinner, plus an extensive wine list and dessert selections.
Choices include pappardelle con salsiccia, sweet Italian sausage, braised endive, porcini mushrooms, herbs, and truffle sauce ($25), gnocchi formaggio e tartufo, a 24-month aged Parmigiano-Reggiano, taleggio, gruyere, blue cheese, and black truffle ($35) and franzino al cartoccio, oven-roasted Mediterranean sea bass, Yukon Gold potatoes, cherry tomatoes, chopped capers, taggiasche olives, braised shallots, parsley, and lemon slices ($39).
1382 Old Northern Blvd., Roslyn, 516-933-5432, felicerestaurants.com