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NEW OUTDOOR DINING
By MIA DIMEO
This upscale restaurant and bar
is in tune with the newest American
dining trends. The metropolitan
vibes carry throughout the restaurant,
inside and outside, especially
when local DJs play at night.
With its industrial tin decor and
indigo lighting, this steakhouse
easily turns into a nightlife bar after
10:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
Food is modern and pleasing to any
Popular on the menu are the
Lobster Fries ($15), juicy lobster and
béchamel sauce served over a bed
of shoestrings. Many recommend
the Hanger Steak served with a peppercorn
gravy ($29) for a romantic,
sophisticated meal. Get the S’mores
Brownie for dessert.
Indigo, 32 W Main St., Patchogue,
THE BEER GARDEN
Overlooking the water on The
Nautical Mile is The Beer Garden, an
outdoor bar and grill that serves fresh
seafood, varied entrees, and local
brews. Picnic-style tables create a cozy,
friendly atmosphere while guests dine
looking at an attractive canal view.
The Garden is open Thursday
through Sunday and hosts a variety
of music acts, perfect for summer
weekends. On the menu, the full
bar also offers lighter fare as well as
Eats include a Lobster Bao Bun
Duo ($14), which presents a generous
amount of buttery lobster, and Jalapeño
Corn Fritters ($8), your classic,
no-frills fried goodness with a spicy
kick. The menu is small and streamlined,
but as with the Bacon Cheesy
Tots and Horseradish Aioli ($11), it
delivers big, satisfying flavors.
The Beer Garden, 43 Woodcleft
Ave., Freeport, 516-665-2585.
The clean and cozy yet upscale
2 Spring of Oyster Bay makes fine
dining local. Executive Chef Jesse
Schenker prepares sophisticated
but timeless eats with locally sourced
ingredients and is committed to
freshness, simplicity, and elegance.
Guests can choose to sit on an outdoor
patio garden or one of the two levels
inside. The ambience is trendy but comforting,
with rustic touches like firefly
lamps and cushioned booth seats. For
after dinner plans, the restaurant is just
a short walk from the sound.
The menu is small but curated, with
appetizers like Chicken Liver Toast
($10), served with summery apricot
jam and fresh herbs. The popular
Crispy Branzino ($32) is noted for
its generous portion and freshness,
served with quinoa tabbouleh, eggplant,
pistachio, and chilis.
2 Spring, 2 Spring St., Oyster Bay,
PRESS BUZZ: MAIN DISH
on the green
2 Spring serves up upscale,