This coming week, you’d better be prepared to work up an appetite — the autumnal incarnation of Long Island Restaurant Week is upon us! From Sunday, October 29 to Sunday, November 5, restaurants all over Long Island will offer $24 two-course prix-fixe lunch and three-course prix-fixe dinners, at $29, $39 or $46, making it abundantly more affordable to treat yourself and your favorite dining companion to a meal (or more) out.
The annual event, which has three incarnations per year (spring, fall and winter) is a win-win for both customers curious to try out a new spot, or indulge in an old fave, and as a boost for local restaurants in the off-season. Note: On Saturday nights, participating eateries offering dinner prix-fixe only are required to do so until 7 p.m., so if you’re looking for a weekend date-night, be sure to plan (and reserve!) accordingly. Below are the restaurants in this year’s round-up — good luck choosing!
This cool and casual Water Mill mainstay has a coastal French vibe and menu that doesn’t leave vegetarians out in the cold. Dig it! Restaurant week offerings include mushroom and brie puff pastry with mesclun salad, wild shrimp ceviche, Long Island duck sliders and zucchini “spaghetti” with fresh burrata.
Hit up a classic! Bobby Van’s is offering a luxurious two-course prix-fixe lunch — and yes, their famed filet mignon is on the menu for an extra 10 bucks a pop. Get all their steakhouse classics, like caesar salad, baked clams, escargot, chicken pot pie, pappardelle bolognese and so much more.
Who wouldn’t want to take advantage of the opportunity to cozy up in the clubby dining room or at the lovely bar of the Bridgehampton Inn Restaurant? The food offered by chef Alejandro Osorio is hyper-locally focused and changes as the seasons and ingredient availability dictates, making the menu a constant delicious surprise. Note: They are closed Monday and Tuesday!
With its ample, comfy gray banquette seating and come-all vibe, Greek-centric Calissa’s ever the welcoming dining room is ready to feed you (and a pile of your besties — they do well with large groups, here) for Restaurant Week. Closed Mondays.
Hit up Hampton Bays’ Centro for a no-holds-bar two-course lunch, featuring their famous Nonna’s meatballs, mussels with garlic and white wine, eggplant parmigiana or even a stellar New York strip with parmesan roasted mashed potatoes. Closed Tuesdays.
Dinner and a game? Don’t mind if we do! The Clubhouse is offering an abundant, three-course prix-fixe, with highlight options like bistro veggie spaetzle risotto, sesame crusted ahi tuna, braised boneless short ribs and a bounty of other hearty fare. Open Thursday to Sunday; kitchen closes at 10 p.m..
We are big fans of chef Terry Harwood and Lisa Murray’s always comfortable and ever delicious mainstay East End eateries. At their East Hampton spot, they’ll be offering a $39 three-course dinner special (until 7 p.m. on Saturday; closed Monday and Tuesday) with all your favorite Cove covetables. Bonus: Cove Hollow will be keeping the prix-fixe going all fall and winter, with a $25 prix-fixe from 5 to 6 p.m. nightly, excluding holiday weekends.
Open seven days a week, except dynamite dinner dishes like braised pork belly with orange ginger glaze and cilantro chimichurri, pan-seared Thai curry cod, and super satisfying rotisserie chicken with sweet potato and Brussels sprout hash. Yum. Be sure to make a res for their $39 three-course bonanza, because tables fill up here quickly on the regular.
We love the intimate feel of this Greek go-to in Bridgehampton, and if you’ve never been now’s a great time to give them a try. For Restaurant Week, Elaia will be doing a three-course $46 dinner prix-fixe — but don’t worry too much if you miss it. They’ll be doing a $39 two-course prix-fixe all season from 5 to 6 p.m. Tuesday to Sunday with their creative yet traditionally rooted Greek-style dishes.
Need a great date night? Head to lovely Fauna in Westhampton Beach for an inspired three-course, $46 prix-fixe full of decadent faves like lamb lollichops and blue-cheese and smoked hazelnut-dotted Brussels sprouts, brown-butter drizzled butternut squash ravioli and their ode to the building’s former famed chef-owner, Starr Boggs, with his recipe for almond flounder. Open 7 days.
Look, we love Flora’s delightful dishes like the pecan crusted salmon and their soba noodles with snow peas, kale, carrots and coconut-spiked tahini dressing. But we know what you’re thinking: Is the amazing mini flower dessert pot part of the prix fixe? Oh yeah, it is! Open seven days.
Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s Hamptons outpost keeps the Restaurant Week dinner menu tight, but we dare you not to find something you’ll love on this $46 three course offering, from gingery tuna tartare and seasonally apropos chicory salad with pomegranate molasses vinaigrette to crispy roasted chicken and parmesan risotto with roasted mushrooms.
Classic New England and Manhattan chowder, creamy seafood bisque, can’t-do-without ’em fish and chips and teriyaki marinated yellow fin tuna — all the reasons you love Lunch are all here for a $39 three-course dinner, complete with Andrea’s Obsession pies for dessert. Reservations recommended for this 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. special dinner slot.
Page is pulling out all the stops for Restaurant Week, with eight apps and nine entrees up for the choosing in their three-course $46 week-long special (Saturday diners take note: You must order the prix-fixe menu by 6:30 p.m.). Reserve your spot asap — Page is always busy!
Will there be the famous paella? Yes indeed! That and so much more from R.aire for Long Island Restaurant Week, like pumpkin lobster bisque, patatas bravas with garlic aioli, and mushroom fideua. The three-course dinner menu is $46 (and, pssst, they will offer a $45 prix-fixe all season long from Tuesday to Thursday if you miss out on the Restaurant Week fun).
Feeling tropical? It’s always island time at Rumba. Get in on their $39 price fixe with items like their excellent duck empanada, sweet chili and soy glazed Dominican-style ribs, coconut-kissed soy and sugar cane salmon and blackened mahi with plantains in a coconut-rum reduction.
Saaz dubs their food “a symphony of spices,” and we agree. This Indian staple serves all your faves, like saag paneer, chana saag, veggie biryani chicken tikka masala and a multitude of other flavorful options, to stay or to go. Open daily ’til 10 p.m..
From classic French onion soup to the tender roast beef in their French dip au jus, the Publick house has been in business as long as it has for good reason — it’s easy going, great pub food with zero attitude in a town that, well, can sometimes have a little extra helping of the latter. Open daily.
If you’ve been saving Stone Creek Inn and its classic Euro-inspired fare for a special occasion, now’s the occasion. For $46, you get the full treatment with their three-course prix-fixe, like their signature crisp calamari and frisée salad, fall squash velouté with brioche croutons, robust cioppino and Crescent Farm duck leg confit, among the many options. Bonus: There’s also a $49 chef’s pick wine add-on, too, to round out the experience.
The menu at this clapboard Eastport spot offers both classic continental fare — and a view. Located right on Moriches Bay, Trumpets is closed Tuesdays. Prix-fixe is $46; sunset views are free.