Long Island is rich, not only in scenic nautical views but in culinary delights as well.
With the weekend finally here, now is the perfect time to try some of Long Island's most recently opened restaurants. Whether you're looking for a vibey dinner spot or just a quick place to stop in to grab lunch, this article will walk you through some of the best new spots to try.
Kick'n Chicken | Farmingdale
This Nashville-style hot chicken restaurant that just opened on Main Street offers juicy chicken sandwiches, loaded tater tots, mac and cheese, chicken tenders, and 4 different levels of spice ranging from blazin' inferno to the mild OG. Kick'n Chicken is open on Fridays and Saturdays for lunch and dinner from 12 pm to 9 pm and closes at 8 pm every other day of the week.
Casarecce Italian | Bellmore
A colorful Italian eatery that offers classics ranging from pasta to seafood. Casarecce also features an inventive cocktail menu that allows diners to fully customize their own Negroni based on their taste preferences.
Bijou | Melville
Opened earlier this year, Bijou is already making waves for its fun and trendy atmosphere. Bijou's menu is a blend of Modern American, Asian, and French cuisine. The restaurant features dramatic dining spaces complete with neon signage, giant floor-to-ceiling windows, and a sleek marble countertop bar.
The Maidstone 1845 | Woodbury
A rustic New American restaurant featuring fresh farm-to-table offerings from jumbo lump crab cake to ricotta cavatelli pasta. The restaurant is open daily for brunch, lunch, and dinner.
Mojo | Rockville Center
A fusion Latin American restaurant that started in Forest Hills Queens can now call Long Island home as well. Mojo features an innovative menu that offers a raw bar, fried rice, churrasco, and arepa. Mojo also offers 8 different signature cocktails, frozen drinks, and delicious desserts like churros and tres leches.
Nino's Beach | Port Washington
A waterfront Mediterranean spot featuring a chic and elegant dining space complete with lush greenery and a sleek bar. Nino's Beach offers an array of small dishes as well as fresh pizza, pasta, and entrees including filet mignon and salmon.
Danny's Izakaya | Oyster Bay
A Japanese restaurant helmed by NYC chef Charley Moi. Danny's is a modern take on traditional Japanese cuisine. Open for both lunch and dinner, menu offerings include small plates, rice bowls, ramen, and entrees like ribeye and salmon.