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Lunch Right Off Northern State Parkway

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Lunch Right Off Northern State Parkway

Every so often, on a Saturday, we need to go to Brentwood via the Cross Island to the Northern State. I am looking for places to have lunch along the way.

Criteria is: 1) right off the parkway, more or less 2) not too expensive and 3) a reasonable wine list.

We've been stopping at Mid Island Plaza (forgot the new name) in Hicksville but there is not much there worth it.

Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks in advance

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1. Re: Lunch Right Off Northern State Parkway

Mim's in Roslyn

West End Café in Carle Place

LL Dent in Carle Place (I'm not sure if they have a wine list though)

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2. Re: Lunch Right Off Northern State Parkway

If you go north on route 110 there a few chain restaurants like Cheesecake Factory, Zinburger, Del Frisco's, and PF chang's.

In the back of Saks 5th Ave, there is a restaurant called Gastronomy. We had dinner there and it was very good.

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3. Re: Lunch Right Off Northern State Parkway

Excellent help !

Thanks for these, a lot of good choices. I'm starting a list :)

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4. Re: Lunch Right Off Northern State Parkway

Right off Northern state/Meadowbrook there are three wine bars:

1. City Cellar (best)

2. La Bottega

3. Sputino's

Further out in Commack try the Bonwit Inn.

And, as mentioned - there are many, many chain restaurants in Westbury and again at Rte 110.

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5. Re: Lunch Right Off Northern State Parkway

Turned out that Mims is closed for lunch on Saturday, which is too bad because it looked really good on the website. So we headed for West End Café which also looks pretty good but when we got there yesterday and walked into a private party it was closed to the public. We'll try that next time.

We ended up at Del Frisco's Grill which was disappointing given it's branding.

It is amazing what happened to LI over the years (grew up there in the 60's). Where did all these people come from? Between the traffic on Glen Cove Rd and 110 just going those short distances to these two restaurants caused us to be a little late for our gig

Thanks for the help folks and keep these coming, we'll be doing this once a month or so.

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6. Re: Lunch Right Off Northern State Parkway

LI traffic is crazy!!!! Sorry about Del Frisco's .... haven't tried it myself but will skip!

We used to go to West End Cafe and Mim's in Syosset, 20 years ago and both were great back then....I'm in Suffolk now and we just don't go to the "city" if we don't have to. We joke around that Nassau is now the city.

You could also try...

manninosrestaurant.com/manninos-restaurant-c… You wouldn't really hit extra traffic going here. just take Sagtikos north and get off jericho (rt25) west and it is right there.

If you go east on 25, there is another popular Italian:

http://www.ciaobabyrestaurant.com/

A little further down there is a great tapas place:

http://www.sangria71.com/lunch.html

In the 110 area:

http://blackstonesteakhouse.com/menus/

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