The best restaurants for fine dining on Long Island: Our picks for 2018
By Newsday food staff
Fine dining on Long Island took some unexpected turns in 2018. Here, Newsday’s food critics pick their Top 10 favorite new restaurants.
Harleys American Grille (283 Main St., Farmingdale):
Behind every aged steak is a story of deterioration, which often happens hidden from view. Inside Harleys American Grille, that process is on full display behind the host stand: giant cuts of beef in a salt-lined locker, breaking down and building flavor. After 49 days, these are butchered and fired by chef Allison Fasano, whose porterhouses and Kansas City-style strip steaks have an edge of aged tang. Meat may rule, but don’t forego Harley’s seafood dishes, including halibut in creamy Thai coconut curry. Wherever you eat, either in the sun-dappled front bar or the sexier back dining room, you’ll be tag-teamed like a treasured guest. More info: 516-586-8000.