Long Island Restaurant Week Extends Due To Hurricane Sandy
November 6, 2012
Participating restaurants will continue to offer a three-course prix fixe for $24.95
(Long Island, NY) The bi-annual and award-winning Long Island Restaurant Week (www.longislandrestaurantweek.com/631-329-2111) will extend the Fall 2012 campaign through Sunday, November 18. The extension comes as a result of many potential diners who continue to recover from Hurricane Sandy and others who are conserving gas. Participating restaurants will continue to offer a three-course prix fixe for $24.95 all night, every night they are open except Saturday when the menu must only be offered until 7 p.m. Diners are encouraged to call ahead to double-check with each restaurant.
Steve Haweeli, President of Long Island Restaurant and Hospitality Group, says, “As in years past, we will continue to make a donation on behalf of participating restaurants to The Interfaith Nutrition Network and the Family Service League – two extremely credible organizations on Long Island that are suited to serve people affected by Hurricane Sandy.” Individual efforts, from several participating restaurants, include cell phone charging, food and supply donations and, from Muse in the Harbor (Sag Harbor), 10 percent of Wednesday night’s proceeds go to The American Red Cross.
Over 80 extending restaurants – spanning Long Island’s 118 miles – will serve its own unique $24.95 menu with a minimum choice of three appetizers, three entrées and three desserts. Participants include:
Nassau County: Bellmore – Bella Notte and Sage Bistro; Commack – Ciao Baby; East Meadow – Jake’s Steakhouse; East Norwich – Luce Ristorante; Floral Park – Jameson’s Bar & Grill; Garden City – Akbar Restaurant, Mint and Rein at the Garden City Hotel; Glen Cove – Cedar Creek American Bar and Grill; Hicksville – West East Bistro and Bar; Jericho – Milleridge Inn; Locust Valley – The Brass Rail; Massapequa – Ciao Baby and Hudson’s Mill; Massapequa Park – La Botega of Massapequa Park; Merrick – Nicholas James Bistro; Mineola – Andiamo (FKA Pasta Vino); Oceanside – Brasserie Persil and Sole Italian Eatery; Oyster Bay – Jack Halyards American Bar & Grill; Plainview – Ayhan’s Shish Kebab; Port Washington – La P’Tite Framboise; Rockville Centre – Aperitif, Chadwick’s at the Station, Cielo Ristorante, Dodici, George Martin The Original, and Prime Catch Seafood Grill; Roslyn Heights – Mim’s Roslyn; Seaford – Runyon’s; Syosset – Rachel’s Café and Mim’s Syosset; Wantagh – Thom Thom Steak and Seafood; Westbury – Benny’s Ristorante and Chi Dining Lounge; Woodbury – Andrea’s 25 of Woodbury and Sage Bistro Moderne.
Suffolk County: Amityville – Vittorio’s Restaurant & Wine Bar and VERO Italian Kitchen & Lounge; Babylon – Argyle Grill & Tavern, Babylon Carriage House, Barrique Kitchen and Wine Bar, Cafe Il Vilaggio and Nocturne; Bellport – Porters on the Lane; Blue Point – Blue and Blue Point Bistro & Grill; Cold Spring Harbor – Harbor Mist Restaurant; Commack – Andrea’s 25 Ristorante Italiano, Jackson’s and Perfecto Mundo Latin Fusion Bistro; East Northport – Mascali Restaurant; Eastport – Trumpets on the Bay; Great River – Strip Steak; Hampton Bays – 1 North Steakhouse, Cowfish and Rumba Inspired Island Cuisine; Hauppauge – The Grill Room; Huntington – Bravo Nader, Huntington Social, Mac’s Steakhouse,Ting Restaurant and XO Restaurant & Lounge; Mt Sinai – Amici Restaurant and Alexandros Restaurant; Miller Place – Blond Restaurant; Mineola – Davenports; Nesconset – Maria’s and Tates Restaurant; Patchogue – Chachama Grill, The Oar Steak & Seafood Grill and Public House 49; Port Jefferson – Pasta Pasta; Port Jefferson Station – Carnival Restaurant; Riverhead – Bistro 72 and Outerbanks; Sag Harbor – Muse in the Harbor; St. James – Villa Sorrento Restaurant; Sayville – Café Joelle; Smithtown – Casa Rustica and Chop Shop Bar and Grill; Southampton – Southampton Social Club; South Jamesport – Bayview Inn and Restaurant.
Long Island Restaurant Week is a win-win for participants and consumers. Much of the island’s population is provided the opportunity to save money while dining and sample restaurants they might not otherwise try. For restaurateurs, this media-able, value-pricing event delivers a surge in business, a return on investment and community goodwill with the chance to win over new and returning patrons with a positive dining experience.
Long Island Restaurant Week was designed to garner positive publicity and additional business during a traditionally sluggish period.