What’s hot in the wining-and-dining scene on the Gold Coast? From breezy brunches to date-night bites, here are the very best summertime venues.
Besito Give Sunday funday a spicy twist. Besito has announced Sunday Brunch from 11:30 am to 3 pm, with two-for-one margaritas from 12 pm to 3 pm. The lunch menu will be served along with a special brunch menu. 402 New York Ave., Huntington, 549-0100; 1516 Old Northern Blvd., Roslyn, 516-484-3001
Kenta This hot new spot features modern Asian cuisine from Philippe Chow alums with the same grandeur. Signature cocktails and an accessible selection of wine and sake flow freely. The shrimp tempura is nothing short of fabulous. 1197 Walt Whitman Road, Melville, 421-8000
Kyma A top spot for celebrity regulars LL Cool J and Billy Joel, this upscale Greek restaurant is a must-try for seafood lovers, with several whole-fish entrée options, as well as other fish and meat dishes. Book in advance for a table in the all-white dining room or dine alfresco on the romantic patio. 1446 Old Northern Blvd., Roslyn, 516-621-3700
L’Onda Lounge at the Allegria Hotel L’Onda means “wave” in Italian, and L’Onda Lounge is a splashy hot spot for those summer nights. There’s an outdoor dining terrace lounge where you’ll find an eclectic drink list or a menu of 50 wine varietals. 80 W. Broadway, Long Beach, 516-889-1300
Prime Trends in cuisine and design unite at Prime to present the most insatiable and fashionable of diners with a frst-class destination to suit their mood. The diverse menus combine classic favorites with modern twists to be savored in surroundings of equally balanced contrasts with a striking décor. À la carte selections include “primers,” raw bar favorites, mizu sushi, steaks, and chops, seafood, and hand-made desserts. Prime’s executive chef, Ben Durham, recommends: “Our Parmesan-crusted, milk-fed veal chop is one of my all-time favorite dishes. Not only is veal extremely tender and juicy, with the addition of the golden Parmesan crust it is a home run. Now have that with a glass of Torre de Golban, Tempranillo from Spain and you have the perfect meal for a summer night at Prime.” 117 N. New York Ave., Huntington, 385-1515
Union Prime Steak & Sushi This is the ultimate in luxury with Joe’s Stone Crab flown in daily and Opus One wine by the glass. The space has a cool and modern vibe and is the perfect backdrop for casual cocktails or a memorable fine dining experience. 661 Northern Blvd., East Great Neck, 516-487-9200