Residents in this area are not short on dining options, whether they are looking for casual cuisine or a more formal setting. Glen Cove has numerous Italian and Asian restaurants and the city, as well as the surrounding communities of Locust Valley, Sea Cliff and Glen Head also have unique bistros and gastro pubs that can make you feel like you’re out of the suburbs.
La Bussola Ristorante
40 School St., Glen Cove • 516-671-2100 • www.piccolabussolarestaurant.com/glen-cove
A quiet and elegant Italian restaurant that has been in business since 1980, La Bussola’s menu offers a vast showcase of traditional cuisine, from stuffed artichokes to osso bucco.
50 Forest Ave., Glen Cove • 516-674-2244 • www.laginestrany.com
La Ginestra invites guests to enjoy the “robust” flavors of “upscale” Sicilian cuisine, with an emphasis on comfort and unhurried dining. The restaurant uses fresh ingredients and food is prepared in the true classic tradition.
5 School St., Glen Cove • 516-759-7549 • www.lafamigliaglencove.com
Situated on a prominent corner on School Street, La Famiglia offers classic Italian food in more casual setting, including tables indoors and outdoors, as well as a takeout counter for those interested in a slice or pie to go. The restaurant has been in business since 1993 and now also includes gluten-free menu items.
Sweet Mandarin Asian Bistro
18 Cottage Row, Glen Cove • 516-671-2228 • www.sweetmandarin18.com
Sweet Mandarin offers a variety of Asian dishes, including sushi rolls and a hibachi grill. The two-story restaurant also has a balcony and a happy hour menu with half-price foods.
The Oak Room Tavern
242 Sea Cliff Ave., Sea Cliff • 516-277-2350 • www.oakroomtavernseacliff.com
A small neighborhood restaurant, The Oak Room serves classic American cuisine in a cozy, yet elegant atmosphere. The tavern also hosts live music regularly, providing a showcase for local acoustic musicians.
The Downtown Café
4 School St., Glen Cove • 516-759-2233 • www.downtowncafeandpizza.com
The Downtown Café offers a full menu as well as pizza and cocktails. During the warmer months, the outdoor patio is a popular spot to eat and people watch.
Buckram Stables Café
31-33 Forest Ave., Locust Valley • 516-671-3080 • www.facebook.com/buckramstables
This bustling pub has been in business since 1986, offering an array of American cuisine, such as burgers, and is also a popular brunch spot.
Mar le Café
8 School St., Glen Cove • 516-200-5010 • www.facebook.com/MarLeCafe
This cozy little café serves delicious coffee, plus a selection of pastries, panini and homemade empanadas and has grown since it opened in 2012.
227 Sea Cliff Ave., Sea Cliff • 516-200-9179 • www.tavern227.com
A casual, Brooklyn-style bar and restaurant in Sea Cliff, Tavern 227 features an Italian and Mediterranean-influenced menu, plus wine, cocktails and cordials.
Henry’s Sweet Shoppe
8 Glen St., Glen Cove • 516-671-3222 • www.henryssweetshoppe.com
Henry’s Sweet Shoppe, established in 1929, offers a variety of breakfast and lunch foods, from omelets and pancakes to burgers and tuna melts, as well as homemade ice cream. During holiday seasons, Henry’s also makes confectionery treats.
Greek Captain Seafood Restaurant
284 Glen St., Glen Cove • 516-801-3200 • www.greekcaptain.com
Recently opened in Glen Cove, Greek Captain Seafood Restaurant offers a variety of fresh seafood—from fried to broiled to stuffed—at affordable prices. The restaurant also has a raw bar selection and a small “land lovers” menu.
The Brass Rail
107 Forest Ave., Locust Valley • 516-723-9103 • www.thebrassraillocustvalley.com
A casual bistro owned by chef Kent Monkan including a selection of salads, sandwiches, entrees and a bar menu, plus chilled seafood and small plates, with an antique bar that dates back to the 1880s.
32 Railroad Ave., Locust Valley • 516-686-6633 • www.heirloomtavern.com
Another restaurant creation of chef Kent Monkan, Heirloom Tavern offers an assortment of specialty sandwiches, salads and appetizers, seafood, meat and poultry entrees, desserts and specialty coffee drinks.
Cedar Creek American Bar And Grill
75 Cedar Swamp Rd., Glen Cove • 516-656-5656 • www.cedarcreekli.com
Cedar Creek is an American bistro with menu offerings from BBQ pulled pork sliders to a Colorado lamb burger, fish tacos to steak frites. Weekly blue plate specials are offered as is an early evening prix fixe menu.
Sopah Thai Kitchen
11 Cedar Swamp Rd., Glen Cove • 516-945-3688 • www.facebook.com/sopahthaikitchen
Most agree this is the top spot for Thai food in the area. From the massaman curry to the pad thai to the drunken noodles, everything is served fresh and flavorful.
48 Cedar Swamp Rd., Glen Cove • 516-277-2900 • www.puertovallartaglencove.com
Puerta Vallarta claims to serve “authentic Mexican cuisine” and it does just that—and does it well. All of the traditional favorites are offered at affordable prices in a restaurant that feels more like a house, complete with a front patio for dining.
The View Grill
111 Lattingtown Rd., Glen Cove • 516-200-9603 • www.viewgrill.com
Located on the same property as the Glen Cove Golf Course with a view of the Long Island Sound, the View Grill is an ideal spot for those wishing to dine al fresco, or at least with a water view. The restaurant serves classic American fare and is a popular host to numerous fundraisers and events.
The Metropolitan Bistro
39 Roslyn Ave., Sea Cliff • 516-801-4500 • www.themetropolitanbistro.com
A casual bistro with an eclectic mix of American cuisine, The Metropolitan Bistro is a perfect place to go for a quiet meal or to enjoy drinks and appetizers while taking in the live music provided weekly. The bistro also offers outdoor patio seating.
2 Glen St., Glen Cove • 516-676-1823 • www.tokyosushiglencove.com
Family owned and operated, Tokyo Sushi provides the community with fresh and delicious Japanese cuisine that includes an impressive sushi bar and affordable lunch specials.