74 LONGISLANDPRESS.COM • FEBRUARY 2019
THE A LIST: MAIN DISH
LI'S MOST ROMANTIC RESTAURANTS
NAME ADDRESS STYLE NOTES
1 Atlantica 80 West Bwy., Long Beach,
allegriahotelny.com New American
The signature restaurant of the Allegria Hotel, Atlantica’s
chic design and gourmet menu have made it a favorite among
locals. It’s also one of the few restaurants on LI with an
990 Corporate Dr.,
A luxurious dining experience with a sexy city atmosphere.
Start with champagne and oysters, nature’s own aphrodisiacs.
Indulge In fresh-caught seafood and local wines, but be sure
to save room for one of the delicious handcrafted desserts.
524-526 Main St.,
The Blue serves up a variety of regional and local seafood
along with classic dishes and steaks. Fitting the restaurant’s
motif, blue light floods the dimly lit dining room accented by
bright white tablecloths and nautical decals.
4 Brasserie Persil
2825 Long Beach Rd.,
This locale has won acclaim for serving the finest and freshest
French cuisine imaginable in a comfortably cozy, upscale
environment replete with lots of dark wood, striped brocade
banquettes and an inviting ambiance.
5 The LakeHouse
135 Maple Ave., Bay
This gem was a sweet 65-seat treasure on Lawrence Lake
until last year, when it moved to Maple Avenue in Bay Shore
with stunning views of the Great South Bay. It offers perfect
settings, on the outdoor patio in the summer or by a warm
fireplace in the winter.
150 Main Street, Stony Brook.
Mirabelle is named for a yellow plum which grows in the
Loire Valley in France. This restaurant is, indeed, a special
plum of Long Island.
7 North Fork
Table & Inn
57225 Main Rd.,
The Table’s deep-rooted relationships with local farmers
ensure that only the freshest ingredients are used in
preparation of food at this East End gem.
8 OHK Bar &
135 W Gate Dr., Huntington,
631-659-1350, oheka.com American
Those looking to treat their lover like royalty would do well to
make reservations at Oheka Castle’s upscale restaurant that
offers a unique culinary experience with signature dishes in
an authentic European ambiance.
Osteria Leana 76 South St., Oyster Bay, 516-
584-6995, osterialeana.com Italian
The intimate ambiance of his 42-seat locale with crisp
service isn’t only romantic: The chic casual Italian spot
serves sophisticated, modern cuisine made with only local
10 Shiro of Japan
401 Old Country Rd.,
Carle Place, 516-997-4770,
The name Shiro, which means “castle” in Japanese, was chosen
for its symbolism, besides representing the main mission
of the Carle Place locale: to provide exceptional service and
authentic Japanese dishes.
11 Sufiya’s Grill
2320 Hempstead Tpke., East
Mediterranean A romantic evening fills the senses when you celebrate it with
someone special as you savor a lovely meal together.
12 Verace 599 Main St., Islip, 631-277-
3800, veracerestaurant.com Italian This intimate, private space serves up rustic slices of Tuscany
with personalized service in an unforgettable, trendy setting.
& Oyster Bar
850 Franklin Ave., in Garden
City. They can be reached at
waterzooi.com or 516-877-2177
Waterzooi Belgian Bistro offers a variety of seasonal specials
that change weekly, along with an ever-changing roster of