Honu Kitchen and Cocktails
Honu Kitchen and Cocktails

Honu Kitchen and Cocktails

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.honukitchen.com/
  • Phone: (631) 421-6900
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday 5:00pm-10:00pm, Friday & Saturday 5:00pm-12:00am Sunday 4pm - 9pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American
  • Executive Chef: Robert Flaherty
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Dancing, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: On premise catering available
  • Private Party Facilities: Private party room up to 55.
  • Private Party Contact: Timmy 6314216900
  • Entertainment: Friday & Saturday nights starting at 11:30pm Honu has outstanding DJ's that start spinning and the dining room is transformed in to a dance floor & lounge.

Getting there

  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Municipal parking lot on Elm St.
A word from Honu Kitchen and Cocktails
A long Island favorite, Honu Kitchen and Cocktails continues to impress. Driven by the freshest local ingredients, Executive Chef Robert Flaherty’s seasonal American menu boasts an “excellent” rating from the New York Times. Soaring loft-like ceilings, elegant furnishings and a buzzing bar create a sophisticated setting matched by Honus renowned hospitality and polished service. Cuisine, setting, service: Honu is the perfect choice for any occasion.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerHot Spot
  • Diners' Choice WinnerVibrant Bar Scene
Honu Kitchen and Cocktails reviews from OpenTable diners
106 reviews since July 29, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.2
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelEnergetic
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
vibrant bar scene (69)hot spot (66)good for groups (57)fit for foodies (51)special occasion (49)neighborhood gem (49)romantic (40)late-night find (26)notable wine list (14)great for outdoor dining (10)great for lunch (8)great for brunch (3)kid-friendly (2)scenic view (2)Show More
  • Bachelorette fun
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    I enjoyed a diner with 2 other friends, both new to Honu. Sal was our server... he was absolutely wonderful! I suggest requesting him, he knew the menu inside and out and was able to make recommendations that really hit the spot (both food and liquor). I love that Honu's menu changes with the season. Great for a date night!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Getting Better!
    BABSVIP
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    Friday night was very crowded. Had to wait 20 min for my reservation. Staff was very friendly and manager sent over free apps to apologize for wait which is the sign of a great manager .He seems like he has a genuine interest in keeping customers happy. Scallop app as well as tuna app very good. Roasted chicken very moist and flavorful. Tuna amazing. Nice atmosphere . Will def return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Restuarant week
    Finedine
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    I came here with my boyfriend for restuarant week and was uninformed that the deals ended at 7pm and it was a bit expensive. Besides that everything was very good, the food was delicious
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Simply great!
    Mike066
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Went for 18th wedding anniversary dinner. received a great table right next to the fireplace as requested. greeted by hostess, maitre'd, and waitress with warm anniversary greetings, all of which seemed sincere and not forced AND received complimentary glass of champagne! We were floored with how nice everyone treated us. The food and cocktails were excellent from start to finish. These people treated us like royalty and never missed a beat during the entire evening. Made our anniversary that much more special. Thanks to them and highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • As good as it gets
    MrfoodVIP
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    You would think because it's restaurant week the menu would be cut and the portions smaller. Not so at honu! Full menu, regular portions and outstanding quality, plus outstanding service make for a very satisfying night. Love this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent Service
    Pretheater
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    We had tickets for an 8:00 show at the Paramount. The Hostess and our waitress Kristen did a great job of getting us to the show on time. Our waitress, Kristen made excellent selections on food choices and the food was delivered to the table promptly and hot. Since it was restaurant week, we had three courses so that was no easy feat. The scallop appetizer was delicious and everyone enjoyed their entrees. Plates were empty. I would recommend Honu and will come back myself.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • never disappoints
    ladydi
    Dined on 11/4/2014
    been coming to Honu since it opened. The menu always delights and the food is consistently good. Actually, this is one of my most favorite restaurants.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • lovthisrestaurant
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    Excellent restaurant, food, service and ambiance. Amber was a fantastic server.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect romantic dinner!
    Romance4u
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    This was my first time dining at Honu- I wanted to go somewhere new with great food and a romantic atmosphere for our date night. We were seated at a table near the fireplace. The service and the food and cocktails were outstanding. My husband and I were very pleased with our evening! We have 3 children and were so looking forward to a sophisticated night out and our expectations were met. Thank you Honu!
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always good
    FranVIP
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Glad we came here for a late dinner. The service was great. We were fortunate to get Sal as our waiter again. He is very personable & explained everything thoroughly. Our food was fresh & tasty. Drinks were awesome. In an area where you have dozens of restaurant options Honu never disappoints.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Improved!
    BABSVIP
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    The last two times I've been to Honu have been great. Much better than in the past. The scallop appetizer is amazing as well as the tuna app. The sesame crusted tuna entree is delicious. The steaks are good as well. My dessert was tasty, the apple crisp. Amazing deal for restaurant week
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • lovthisrestaurant
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    Excellent restaurant, wonderful service, gourmet food and ambiance. Equivalent to a top New York City restaurant.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great experience!
    Ajcesq
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    Four of us dined. We all have differing tastes and we were all extremely pleased with the food, service and atmosphere!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good food
    eatout4fun
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    This was our first time at this restaurant. Our waiter was attentive and the pace of our courses was well planned. The food was good, atmosphere was pleasant.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great meal
    Table44
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    We dined somewhat early on a Friday night, and the bar was busy with happy hour and many of the tables were seated too. This is a fun, lively spot. Our meal was perfectly prepared and the service was excellent.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • roxiee
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    We were there on Friday night. Had the butternut squash soup which was excellent- could have been my whole meal. We had the short ribs, which I've had many times there, and the tuna- both excellent. It was restaurant week- Honu does a great restaurant week with almost everything on menu inlcuded. We brought the desserts home, and enjoyed the cheescake and brownie the next day. Sevice at Honu is always professional and friendly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • good, not great
    mark
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    very nice restaurant...warm and comfortable...went during restaurant week so got a good deal...tuna app was very good, short-rib was just ok...sauce needed more ooomph...drinks were pretty good, nothing amazing...waitress was just ok...she was nice enough but was more interested in doing shots with a group of guys at a table near the bar then assisting us...while i don't like wait staff that's on top of you, i shouldn't have to hunt them down either, especially when i want a drink, i.e. $$$ for you!
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Good Dining Experience
    EastNorthportFoodies
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Food, cocktails and service were all very good. Calamari with aioli, chicken skewers with andoullie sausage and, flatbread with figs and goat cheese were all outstanding. Main courses salmon with edamame succotash and pecan crusted pork with sweet potato hash were equally outstanding. All seasoned perfectly. Mac & cheese was nothing to write home about, couldn't figure out where the bacon was in the dish, probably wouldn't order it again. All in all a very good dining experience. Have been there before and will most likely dine there again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • disappointed
    BeachEsqVIP
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    We ordered two soups, clam chowder and the lobster bisque. The lobster bisque was tasteless; and, was sent back. The clam chowder contained 1/4 to 1/2 of a clam; and, tasted more of potatoes than clam flavor. Ordered four entrees, one of which was sent back, a pork entree, which was very tasteless; and, had the consistency of stickmeat/boiled beef. The other entrees were disappointing. I must add that the waitress was most accomodating and attentive; and, took both items off the check, replacing the entree.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good, But
    27East
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Shocking based on prior experiences, I must say that this past Saturday night must be evaluated as .... quality of food - check, wait staff - check, kitchen - didn't show up. We were told that restaurant gets busy prior to show time at the Paramount. But, that said, you would think management would compensate with having adequate kitchen staff. Appetizer salad served 5 minutes after ordering, but then a 40 minute wait for entree. Bottom line, this is unacceptable for a restaurant trying to survive in Huntington - with so many choices.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Disappointed
    Cutekat
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    There is a reason this restaurant still had reservations left on a Friday night in Huntington, the service is standard, it's very loud and dark, no intimate dining here....the food was the disappointment... I ordered the "tender pork" and was expecting pork tenderloin, instead I received a hunk of pork something the size of a softball over unrecognizable root vegetables drowned in caramelized brown sugar.... It was a giant meat Sunday. Heavy heavy heavy. Stop drowning your food honu!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Budgie123
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Very good food and excellent service. Only complaint--duck tacos on the Small Plates portion of the menu, though very tasty, should have had its own section called "Miniscule Plates."
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Used to be one of my favorite places but now even my go to gruyere burger wasn't even good. May have to finally give up on honu after a long time.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • a great neighborhood place
    billfro
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    We enjoyed ourselves at Honu. The food is great, but the prices aren't as user-friendly as I would have liked.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • SO SLOW
    BenDover
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    Very limited menu and slow service. There were only three tables filled and it took two hours and fifteen minutes for dinner and thats without coffee and desert
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • BEAUTIFUL
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    Was very impressed with the food, service and ambiance. It was also half off wine Wednesday!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Has improved!
    BABSVIP
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    The seared Tuna app and the scallops with creamed corn were both delicious. My husband loved his steak. Service was great. Will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • PurpleButterfly
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    On Friday night, I went with my sister and friends to celebrate my sister' s birthday. I was so excited about going to this restaurant, since it was our first time and I had gotten very good reviews. I have to say the restaurant, service of the waiter and the food were very good. But, what I didn't like was that the host who sat us would not let us seat in the big booths. That was the ONLY downside other than that it's was a very good experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great food!
    jlv3
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Everything we ordered was delicious. Just know you are gonna spend a lot of money.. Drinks are manhattan prices.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great menu
    MAC1VIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Lots to choose from on the menu...we tried some small plates to share and everthing was delicious. Rebecca was an excellent server. We enjoyed the restaurant very much and would go back. Coconut martini super yummy!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Time at Honu!
    BasoredVIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Although, I've dined here before, their attention to their patrons was fantastic. I took a couple who were celebrating their 25th wedding anniversary, the owner sent over champagne and came to the table to congratulate them and us all for coming. The waitress was great we never had to look for her, she seemed to appear when needed. The small plates of calamari,scallops and Peking duck were excellent. As we're the main dishes of the shrimp and scallop risotto, short ribs and my favorite, ahi tuna. The owner also sent over an order of cheesecake pops that were out of this world. The food was terrific. The bar was packed, but not unruly and annoying to the diners. I definitely would put this on your must go to spots!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • saturday night dinner date!
    Lois113
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    My husband and I enjoy going to Honu for a Saturday dinner date, the food is excellent as is service. Servers are attentive, engaging and knowledgeable on the dishes. We never feel rushed with our meal and enjoy a leisurely after dinner drink.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • best of huntington
    MrfoodVIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    honu gets better everytime I dine there. food is outstanding, we got to try some new items going on the fall menu. salad of baby kale, apples, pumpkin seeds and ricotta salata with a cider vinegar vinaigrette out standing. new dessert was a salted caramel crème brulee, the best we ever had. the main courses were also very good, rare tuna and short ribs with a butternut squash and zucchini hash. service was great. run, don't walk to honu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Memorable experience!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    My wife and I choose Honu Kitchen and Cocktails as we had heard good things about the restaurant. We were not disappointed. Our waitress, Crystal was professional, polite, informed and attentive without being overbearing. The atmosphere was relaxed and the ambiance well thought out. The manager, Heather picked up on the fact that it was our anniversary and comped us for the first round of drinks - nice touch and good decision. We will not hesitate to come back. You have a new customer. Regards, Bill Franz
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good night overall!!!
    Kisseslaura
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    We had a great night from our waiter Anthony that was very nice and helpful and the food that was great. We went on Saturday night so the DJ came on at 10:30pm, the moved some tables and created a dance floor which was great! I love supper clubs and that was the reason we went there in the first place. My only complain and the reason why I didn't give it 5 stats is because the drinks were not very good. We were 5 girls that ordered different drinks twice and none of us liked our drinks. The taste was off and the drinks were weak. Because of the location and how pretty the place looks I really think they should make better cocktails. I used to bartend so I know what a mojito should taste like.. lol.. Overall, great night!
    Special Features:
    hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Great ambiance. Good service. Good music. Great menu but the food itself Left a lot to be desired. The sesame seed tuna quality was not great. Have bad much better. The lobster bisque was very bland. Probable the worst I ever had. The pumpkin tortellini was decent. The salad Had too much dressing otherwise it was good. If they can improve the quality and the taste of the menu they will have a fantastic place.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Off night
    luv2eat
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    We caught this restaurant on an off night. Burgers are always great, the rib eye was served with gorgonzola and a red wine demi glace but was actually bland. The steak was thin and over cooked just didn't taste well, normally a rib eye has so much flavor it doesn't need accompaniments. Finally the Mahi Mahi special was over cooked and dry. Sal our waiter was on his game, as usual. Normally this restaurant is special, unfortunately not this time....
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very nice restaurant.
    MarakiVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    This was our first visit. They had a very good price fixe menu. Food was good, but I thought they could have had more entree choices. Our waiter was very good and had a great sense of humor.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great place!
    lauren2brooke
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Amazing. Very romantic and great place for late night dine! Food was excellent!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect night out
    Keepitchic112
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    We always have a wonderful time everytime we visit honu. The food and drinks are amazing and the atmosphere is ideal for a fun night out.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.