Living Huntington #DineLocal Guide - Winter Edition

Welcome to the Living Huntington #DineLocal Guide – Winter Edition – an open invitation to learn more about the wide variety of delectable culinary experiences available to you in the Huntington area of Long Island, NY.

As the promise of the New Year unfolds before us and the chill of winter continues, the desire to share in a warm and memorable evening “out on the town” with friends or family is ever-present.

The Good News: To our great fortune - the Huntington area is blessed with numerous restaurants – featuring renowned chefs, skillful mixologists and welcoming service teams – all ready to dazzle your taste buds and satisfy any cold season cravings with an inviting atmosphere and wide variety of seasonal fare.

From hip and trendy new eateries, to casual quick bite destinations, to tried-and-true area favorites – there is always a theme (and a menu) that even the most ardent foodies are certain to adore.

So whether you are planning a romantic date night, hosting a team-building get together for co-workers, or celebrating meaningful milestones with family; a memorable culinary experience is never far away when you #DineLocal in (and around) Huntington!!

Read on and give one of these local restaurants a try this winter – and let them know Living Huntington sent you :-)


Note: Featured image above courtesy of Kashi Modern Japanese | Huntington


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Living Huntington #DineLocal Directory

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Living Huntington #DineLocal Restaurant Showcase


IMC Restaurant & Bar

IMC Restaurant and Bar

Find out what a great steak is supposed to taste like at IMC Restaurant & Bar. 5-Star Diamond Award Recipient. 3 years in a row!

The most glamorous award-winning hot spot on Huntington Village’s sizzling Restaurant Row is IMC Restaurant & Bar, Imperial Meat Company, a chic bistro with a superstar chef and spectacular décor that stakes its claim to culinary excellence by starting with top-of-the-line provisions.

Long Island foodies are bound to admire the Imperial Meat Company, the gold standard in gourmet food & meat prepared by only the finest master chefs. These experts are the gourmand’s guarantee of the five-star quality of such lavish creations as the Signature Duck Platter, Caviar plate, Chilean sea Bass, Prime Beef and various cuts of real Japanese Wagyu Steak. The menu also features such dishes as locally sourced Oysters and farm stand fresh vegetables crafted by the most exquisite chefs.

The tone in the bar is set by the expert mixologists and a spectacularly vivid décor, dramatically lit and punctuated by prints by Oliver Gal, as colorful and elegant as any international scene, and right here on Long Island.

It doesn’t get better. We “STEAK” our reputation on it.

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Sandbar | Cold Spring Harbor

Sandbar - Cold Spring Harbor

Sandbar, located in the heart of the village in Cold Spring Harbor, features a polished coastal casual ambiance that creates a sleek backdrop for elaborate American cuisine from both land and sea.

The menu, created by Executive Chef Guy Reuge, combines local fare, tavern favorites and seafood specialties into refined dishes that provide everyday elegance.

Seasonal ingredients are prominently featured alongside year-round edibles while modern opulence collides with classic comfort foods.

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Kashi Modern Japanese | Huntington

Kashi Modern Japanese - Huntington NY

Visit Kashi Modern Japanese for innovative sushi rolls & teriyaki in buzzy, illuminated digs with a sake bar. You, and your fellow dining guests, will enjoy their inventive sushi & other Japanese fare served in a lofty, neon-lit setting with a loungey feel with creative takes on sushi & Japanese fare plus sake list amid neon-blue lighting & buzzing bar scene.

Sushi is a staple for the discerning foodie and a great choice for family and business dinners or date nights. Finding the best quality sushi with the freshest fish and an inventive selection of rolls is always a home run for a lover of Japanese cuisine. Kashi Modern Japanese on Elm Street in Huntington is known for their outstanding array of sushi and authentic Japanese menu. And at this time of year, the specials are unbelievable.

Try something new with an inventive Duck Wrap Singapore featuring a unique and delicious flavor palette - or enjoy the Winter Truffle White Tuna. Want to stick with raw options? Try Tri-Color Sashimi or a Rainbow Brite roll and cherish every bite. It might take some work to remember you're in Huntington and not a big city when you sit down to enjoy a top-notch Japanese meal at Kashi, but you'll be glad you made the choice.

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Seven Quarts Tavern | Northport

Seven Quarts Tavern

Seven Quarts Tavern is Uptown Northport's newest restaurant with old fashioned charm, a great selection of beers and wine, and delicious seasonal food.

The name Seven Quarts Tavern refers to the 1656 purchase of local land from Chief Asharoken of the Matinecock Indian tribe by three Englishmen. Three Englishmen purchased this land, known as Great Cow Harbor, for seven quarts of liquor, two coats, four shirts and eleven ounces of powder. In the mid 1600’s, the settlers and Indians had friendly relations and the transfer of land in exchange for these items helped the farming and shell-fishing blossom.

Our chef creates delectable dishes that will awaken your palette. The food is fit for a foodie or good ole’ pub lover. The drinks happen to be nothing short of refreshing and innovative too!

Seven Quarts Tavern was designed to enhance your dining experience. You’ll find a mix of patina inspired colors throughout the restaurant. Golds and rustic reds can be seen on the walls and on the eclectic lighting and fixtures spotted in cozy nooks and comfortable booths. Exposed brick walls mix with stone, copper, bronze and wooden decor to create an absolutely beautiful ambiance. The atmosphere is super hip with a laid back vibe.

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Rustic Root Kitchen | Woodbury

Rustic Root Kitchen

Are you seeking a local restaurant that is intimate, inviting, casual, and friendly?

Some place that is: Chef created. Chef inspired. Chef driven. Specializing in craft food and signature cocktails.

A restaurant offering: Local ingredients. Simple ideas. Honest food. Bold flavors.

If so, you'll want to make a visit to Rustic Root Kitchen, helmed by Executive Chef Thomas Gloster.

Chef Tom is a Food Network Chopped Champion, and has many years of experience in the restaurant business. His mastery of local cuisine, is inspired by a childhood spent at markets and farms from Little Italy, through the east end of Long Island, and into the Hudson Valley and the Upstate New York community. His menu for Rustic Root Kitchen spotlights New American cuisine, thoughtfully prepared with a focus on local ingredients and creative twists.

His deep and diverse industry experience has led him to wide acclaim not only from critics and media, but also from his colleagues. In fact, his true passion lies in inspiring local chefs to evolve beyond the walls of their respective restaurants to help put Long Island on the map as a true culinary destination.

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Cafe Red | Kings Park

Cafe Red - Kings Park

If you enjoy the Huntington Village restaurants that include Red Restaurant, Osteria de Nino, and Sapsuckers - then you will also love Huntington restaurateur Nino Antuzzi's other restaurant in Kings Park: Cafe Red!

Cafe Red features American & Italian cooking with hints of Asian fusion on their hybrid menu with favorites from Red & Osteria Da Nino.

Nino credits his success as a restaurateur to his upbringing and habits passed on from his mother, who calls Sardinia, Italy home. Growing up with "limited resources," mother taught Nino to waste nothing, to use local products, and to bring as much healthy influence into the cooking as possible.

This successful culinary approach has led to plenty of delightful decliciousness at Cafe Red through dishes like: Hay & Straw (fresh semolina & spinach pasta with mushrooms, cream & white truffle oil); Pork Shank Osso Bucco (slow braised with white wine, mirepoix, tomato & herbs, served over mashed potatoes); and Ora King Salmon (sesame crusted, sweet soy glaze & wasabi aioli, jasmine rice & steamed vegetables).

Click through below to see the full menu!

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Osteria Da Nino | Huntington

Osteria Da Nino - Huntington

Chef Nino Antuzzi was born & raised in the mountains of Sardegna, Italy.

His family nurtured a love of cooking, a respect of food & how it relates to a sense of place. Nino would further hone his culinary skills while traveling through London, Paris & NYC before ultimately finding his home away from home in Huntington.

Osteria Da Nino was opened in September 2003 as a rustic, Italian restaurant featuring the recipes of Nino’s mother & his sisters. Renovated in 2014, the restaurant now boasts a charming bar area with an extensive ‘wine on tap’ system. The wine program features rotating wineries & varietals, poured by the glass, quartino & carafe. We also offer specialty cocktails, craft beer & bottled wine.

We look forward to seeing you for a meal of Italian food ‘made with love’.

Join us in our intimate yet casual bar or dining room & enjoy the warm & gracious service of our esteemed staff.

“I stopped into this place for lunch with my friend a few weeks ago for a late brunch & they did not disappoint. It was late afternoon & they weren’t as busy. We were seated when we walked in, without a reservation. We ordered the Osteria salad with grilled chicken & the Bianca pizza with mushrooms & truffle oil. Everything was delicious. We ordered coffee (it was really good!) and there was no room left for dessert because we were full! Our server was attentive & very nice. The decor was on point- rustic with antique chandeliers, and a fun, chill vibe. The prices were reasonable. The bill was around $30 for two. I would highly recommend & I will return :)”
— Caterina P.’s Five-star review on Yelp

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Bar Petite | Huntington Village

Bar Petite Huntington Village

If you count yourself among Huntington's foodies, you'll definitely want to extend your pub crawl by taking the quick jaunt a couple of blocks north of the crowded center of Huntington Village to 56 Stewart Avenue where you'll be richly rewarded by finding Bar Petite!

This tastebud-tantalizing dining destination serves up a vibrant atmosphere, creative small plates, and plenty of live music!

The drink menu at Bar Petite features mostly martinis, with a wide variety of flavors and exciting options.

From charcuterie, through flatbreads & crostini, along to fish tacos, sliders, salads, and so much more -- the attention to flavor details inherent in the endless array of amazing + appetizing options available on the Bar Petite menu are certain to have you bragging about this local restaurant to all of your friends!

"More than 2 decades in the restaurant business have blessed me with many wonderful experiences and far too many outstanding friendships to count," states John Conzone, Proprietor. "Bar Petite is the next step in this long adventure and it promises to be filled with many more of each. Come join us for the perfect selection of small plates and the best martinis and craft cocktails in the Village!"

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