3 New Restaurants to Try on Long Island

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Pork al pastor tacos at Tulum Tacos & Tequila
Christina Kamel

3 New Restaurants to Try on Long Island


Hungry to feast on 15 types of Brazilian-style grilled meats and seafood with customizable traditional and American sides curated from a scrumptious farmland market-inspired salad bar? Then it’s time to get a table at Master Grill.

Rekindling a prior location of the Olive Garden, patrons can choose from just the market table for $39.99, the two-meat selection picanha prime top sirloin, and a choice of between more than 10 cuts of meat and a choice of two sides for $32.99 or The Churrasco Experience featuring rodízio-style continuous tableside service of signature cuts and market table options.

Besides sirloin, rodizio options include lamb chop, ribeye, filet mignon, ribs, pork sausage, bacon, and grilled oysters.

5598 Sunrise Hwy., Massapequa, mastergrill.us, 516-308-7838


A trendy locale with a fresh take on the classic American menu, The Wayward breathes new life into downtown Sayville, taking over the space previously occupied by Crickets.

Creative concoctions include the burrata appetizer with pear and sage jam, pear cranberry chutney, fried sage, sea salt, and toast ($16); the Sayville crab cake sandwich with cabbage and green apple slaw served on brioche ($18); and the thick-cut cauliflower steak with pickled red onion, zucchini ribbons, fried goat cheese, and chimichurri ($22).

Dessert also gets a twist beyond ice cream sandwiches, cheesecake, and flourless chocolate cake, with Pegs sweet crumb cake with powdered sugar, cinnamon apples and caramel drizzle ($8).

98 Main St. Sayville, thewaywardsayville.com, 631-567-6345


Offering a menu of modern Mexican cuisine and sophisticated mezcal and tequila-forward cocktails that capture the fresh flavors of the Yucatán, Tulum brings a signature jungalow-chic vibe to Long Island when it debuts on Dec. 1.

Taking center stage on the menu, classic street tacos with a light, healthy twist range from seared tuna and Baja fish with shaved cabbage and lemon aioli, to vegan and vegetarian-friendly soyrizo and chayote Milanese with avocado and lemon crema as well as carnivorous options such as Pat LaFrieda’s A5 Wagyu burger.

Boasting an extensive collection of mezcals, tequilas, and other fine spirits, the restaurant’s signature margaritas and tequila cocktails, like a watermelon-citrus pink peppercorn paloma, reflect the vibrant flavors of the Yucatán, as do a selection of N/A Elixirs and agua frescas made with passion fruit, hibiscus, and lime. 

Tulum Tacos & Tequila will be open nightly for happy hour and dinner, a taco takeout window will open in early 2023, and brunch will launch in the spring.

 230 Jericho Tpke., Mineola, tulumta.co