Amalfi Restaurant & Pizzeria
Offering homemade food, welcoming atmosphere, and friendly service, this Italian restaurant serves everything from pizza to the Italian “basics”. The chicken parm is delish and the salads are good.
Casual, eco-minded regional chain for organic burgers (from beef to bison) & more, plus beer & wine.
One of our favorite eateries in Port — this husband and wife owned, casual American bistro serves an eclectic, modern menu with NYC quality food.
This New England-style clam shack set on Manhasset Bay offers fresh fish and a casual, blackboard menu. The lobster roll is awesome. If you’re not a fish eater, they offer burgers and chicken and a kid’s menu. I love that this place is super casual and you can sit at tables on the dock while wearing a t-shirt and flip-flops.
Delicious coffee, bakery & cafe across from Alpers Hardware. My favorite thing about this place is its social mission: In concert with CMA (Community Mainstreaming Associates), they hire men and women with intellectual and developmental disabilities to assist staff in the daily operation of the café, bagging coffee beans, etc.
A family-friendly restaurant with solid Italian food and fair prices. The enclosed courtyard in the back is especially charming.
Very good Indian food, great service, and warm atmosphere. Staff is very accommodating for kids — our daughter, a picky eater, always enjoys the naan and tandoori chicken.
Gino’s Pizzeria and Restaurant
Family operated, this family-freindly pizzeria and restaurant offers very good pizza and Italian dishes.
PWMama Tip: Favorite feature – they offer “delivery” to your car if you order on the train during your commute home.
La P’tite Framboise
This charming French bistro serves up freshly made, authentic French favorites. Very friendly staff that is always willing to move around tables to accommodate a stroller. Sister restaurants, Bistro Citron in Roslyn and Bistro Cassis in Huntington also have great food and warm ambiance.
Family-style restaurant offering Italian cuisine. Large dining room with fireplace overlooking Manhasset Bay (although not many views of the water).
170 Main St, Port Washington, New York
Adorable cafe serving breakfast, lunch, brunch and delicious coffee and baked goods. Great for kids!
Louie’s Oyster Bar & Grille
You cannot get a better view. Set on the Manhasset Bay, this waterfront restaurant offers outdoor seating and large scale dinning rooms. Very good food (and drinks!). Special “Frank Sinatra Night” each Monday with live band.
Marcos Waterfront Grill43 Orchard Beach Blvd, Port Washington, NY www.marcoswaterfrontgrill.com | 516.883.5600
Port Washington Diner
Solid diner fare offered in a restaurant with a retro vibe.
*Salvatore’s Coal Oven Pizza
www.salvatorescoalfiredpizza.com | 516.883.8457
You’re not coming here for the atmosphere but the thin crust, coal oven pizza is delish. Cash only.
www.smashburger.com | 516.439.4736
This casual burger spot offers an urban feel and allows you to dine-in or take it to go. Offers make-your-own or signature burgers, chicken sandwiches, salads, sides, milkshakes, beer & wine.
An upscale pub with solid food. Very friendly bartenders and overall atmosphere. Offers special events including Karaoke Thursdays.
The Wild Goose75 Main Street, Port Washington, New York
A new farm-to-table with a country chic vibe from restauranter Kent Monkan (also owner of nearby spots The Brass Rail and Heirloom Tavern).
This restaurant offers an intimate setting and sophisticated regional American fare. Perfect for date night.
Modern bistro with a broad menu that includes everything from escargot to mini tacos to Margherita pizza. Great outdoor dinning area. Very noisy, but very fun.
Bareburger | Organic & All-Natural Burgers & Snacks
Casual eatery in an eco-friendly atmosphere with a cool vibe that offers tasty and organic burgers and snacks and the best root beer selection.
A great little vegetarian cafe that also offers a juice bar, smoothie bar, tea house and eco boutique. Casual eatery that offers delicious whole foods.
Located in the Whole Foods parking lot, this restaurant is a hit with kids. They enjoy watching the hibachi grill and interacting with the “chefs”. Adults will enjoy the good food and specialty drinks.
Excellent Mexican food and great cocktail menu. Perfect ambiance for date night. The tableside guacamole is a must.
Bryant & Cooper
My favorite steakhouse on Northern Boulevard. Masculine feel, outstanding cuisine. Also offers retail store where you can purchase steaks, burgers, roasted chicken etc.
Located in the Americana, this restaurant offers “casual”, Manhattan style, Italian. Can be a “scene” but food is very good. Nice outdoor seating area. Truffle pizza is to die for.
PW Mama Tip: Nearby Cippolini Pronto offers casual, prepared foods if you’re on the go. If you make it for breakfast, the oatmeal is delish.
Originating in Brooklyn, this brick-oven pizzeria is a family favorite.
American gastropub with good scene (and not too pretentious), delicious food, generous portions and fair prices.
Stylish, inviting and urban-style restaurant with great food and bar scene. Nice outdoor patio and excellent brunch menu, too. Great for couples or large groups.
One of the best restaurants on Long Island. Upscale Italian with generous portions, incredible service, and an old school feel. Pricey, but worth it for a special night out.
One of the best sushi restaurants on Long Island. Delicious fresh sushi, generous portions. A no reservation rule; expect a wait on Friday and Saturday nights.
Sophisticated and stylish decor with delicious, fresh Greek food and good bar scene.
Here, bartenders are called mixologists. Nice eclectic menu, both tapas and regular entrees. Seating can be cramped. Right next to Great Neck Movie Theater — fun date night ?
Family-style Italian dinning. Upscale and a little “sceney” but wonderful waitstaff and fine for kids if dinning early. Great food.
A modern interpretation of a traditional Greek tavern, this restaurant is delicious. Very accommodating staff, outdoor seating on the top floor and plenty of room for strollers if you go for lunch. After your meal, you can go for a stroll around the Roslyn pond across the street.
Thyme offers a seasonal menu. Particularly good for brunch. If it’s nice, ask to be seated on the porch in the back.
Located in the Americana, this restaurant reminds me of a mini Nobu – trendy, sexy décor, delicious food and cocktail menu, and high prices. Nice al fresco dining area. Good for drinks and date night.
A family-run restaurant that is casual, inviting, and offers a modern take on a traditional, Roman menu. For a quick lunch, visit their Panini Café located behind the bakery. Reservations are generally needed for weekend dinner.
Belgian Bistro in the heart of Garden City. Global wines, over 130 Belgian Beers and innovative cocktail menu. Chic lounge, sophisticated atmosphere, very good food.
Further Away But Worth The Drive
Barneys Locust Valley
www.barneyslv.com | 516.671.6300
Set in an old house with a blazing fireplace, this romantic restaurant offers great (but pricey) food, wine, and service.
Café Buenos Aires
Quaint, Argentinian café offering friendly service, delicious, authentic food and wine. Patio seating. Make sure to order sangria and an empanada.
Honu Kitchen & Cocktails
Upscale, yet casual décor. Rated “Excellent” by the New York Times. Terrific menu, great cocktails, fun vibe. Gets crowded and “sceney”.
Outdoor dinning with heat lamps and beautiful water views during the summer make this restaurant extra special. Food and specialty drinks are very good but pricey.
Upscale ambiance, lively bar scene, outdoor seating, and delicious cuisine. One of Long Island’s premier steakhouses and sushi restaurant. Perfect for a special night out.
Small plate/tapas menu with excellent food and service. Reservations strongly recommended.