This was my first time at Hemisphere. I found the food, service and ambiance to be outstanding. The only thing I can say that I was a little disappointed in was the fact that I couldn't hear the music too well and I was expecting jazz. Overall it was a great experience and am looking forward to returning soon!
3/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
Excellent food choices and
Excellent food choices and presentation. Kitchen got way behind even though restaurant was about 2/3 full on a Saturday night. Last pair of small plates took over 45 minutes to arrive.
4/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
A GREAT new paradise!
The food was amazing! We almost felt like we were on an episode of Top Chef with each plate being better than the last. Kobe beef sliders are a must!
The staff was very attentive and service was great!
Live jazz band made it a very enjoyable evening.
4/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Love this place.....
The food and cocktails were awesome! I definitely would recommend this place.
Only complaint: The waiter staff seemed overwhelmed and could not offer us the attentiveness one would expect at a restaurant at this $level$.
4/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
wow! food was wonderful, drinks
wow! food was wonderful, drinks great. Menu selection outstanding. Our food was delayed in coming out, the owner acknowledged this offered us desert on the house. This wasn't necessary we were understanding, he made a point to come to our table more than once to check on us. The desert was out of this world coconut bread pudding 5 stars, we will definitely go back. We enjoy every bit, the chef is excellent I can't rave enough about the food. And we did appreciate the fact that the owner was concerned.
4/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
We found Hemisphere to be
We found Hemisphere to be an exciting Manhattan-like venue, with wonderful entertainment, excellent food, and outstanding service! Looking forward to the Summer season there, and have already recommended it to every person I've encountered since Saturday... Truly a Bay Shore gem!
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
you must go and try
excellent food drinks and an exceelent band of satuday night ......we odered 3 things the crab cake,scallops and the beef short ribs everything was great
5/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Went here for a second date. Jazz was playing, slightly too loud for dinner but not unreasonable. The place is modern decor and beautiful. I had asked for a corner table that was quiet. They gave me the best table meeting my request. The volume made the initial drink order inaccurate. The cocktail menu had some nice choices. Food was presented excellently and flavors were well thought out, the execution was not perfect but very good. there is a couch lounge area in the back that was fantastic. management bought us a round of champagne as a thank you, that was very nice.
5/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
Perfect on every level: Exquisite food, artistic presentation, attentive service, lovely atmosphere. One of the best meals you will ever eat. There is simply nothing not to love about Hemisphere. We started with signature cocktails, Innovative and delicious! Starters: garlic shrimp, tuna, and spinach caeser salad, were good to the last bite! For our entrees, we ordered sliders, lamb, scallops, and duck, which we agreed, was the best we have ever eaten in a restaurant. (Know that we all dine out often.) Our server was very friendly & efficient. We also appreciated that the chef came to explain what was on our plate. We thought that was a nice touch in an already satisfying dining experience. Desserts was also great. We'll definitely be back.
5/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
From the energetic and creative cocktails by Paul to the outstanding food and cozy ambience, Hemisphere is an absolute treasure.
5/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
Bistro, eclectic, live music
Unique style, food was great. Presentation very impressive. Small portion style. Dishes were expensive for plate size but worth it if you want the experience. Good for first dates or night out with friends, live music, good location. Inside was very modern and nice.
6/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
My New Go To Restaurant
Hemisphere is my new go to restaurant. We went there for the first time on a friday night. it has a tapas menu which I love because you get to try different dishes. the decor has that manhatten feel to it. the jazz band was great and not so loud that you couldn't hear conversation. our waiter was excellent . always coming by our table to see how everything was. All the dishes we had ordered were very good. Kobe beefsliders, lamb chops, salmon just to name a few. I will definitely be going back to Hemisphere.
6/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was Fantastic ! Have
The food was Fantastic ! Have never been to a Small Plates restaurant but we will return very soon to try all the items on the menu!!
6/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
As always ,the food is excellent!
As always ,the food is excellent! However, the wait between courses is too long.
6/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
so how great was it we could enjoy a fantastic meal and score a bottle of wine @ half it's usual price to boot! one of the diners in my party is an alum of Johnson and Wales and was smitten with the food quality/taste/presentation... couldn't have asked for a better critique... the dishes all have a special twist not usually seen in the other area restaurants... flavors and textures to please the palate, and price points comparable for such a well thought out menu... will return next week with another group of friends to introduce them to a beautifully designed venue with a delicious choice of plates topped by lovely live music.
9/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
girls nite out
seven of us kept the kitchen/bar/wait staff on their toes... this group of ladies take turns cooking in, and decided this time we wanted to treat ourselves, and what a GREAT treat it was! the menu, from apps to desert, was an amazing variety of flavors, textures, and aromas... 'guess the ingredients' became quite the competition with the main ingredient noted as being freshness... deserts were to die for... I will continue to introduce friends to this great venue.
9/23/2013 5:00:00 PM
My choices in restaurants has been turning to the small plate! Lets you sample move flavors, and its fun to share with your dinner partner. Hemisphere does a wonderful job at this, a wonderful selection.
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
My family took me here for my birthday. Everyone enjoyed the small plates and shared. Food was
very good. We were there on a Tuesday, there were some really great specials and we even were given a free bottle of wine.
Our waitress Heather was wonderful and very pleasant. Would highly recommend Hemisphere.
10/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
great food and service
this place has gotten its act together ....if you have not been there fore a while go and try it again im sure you will be pleased
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
People if you haven't tried Hemisphere you are missing out! We have been to all of the local restaurants in the Islip / Bay Shore area and all I can say is WOW is this place amazing! The newly released menu is PERFECT! There are Apps (Mussels, Calm, crab cakes, Kobe beef sliders, to name a few, Soups and Salads ($7-8) Their side dishes ($6) across the board (great idea) including Truffle Fries, Mac and cheese (to die for) Brussels Sprouts and Bacon to name a few and the new Entrees section is not only very very aggressively priced (LOWER THAN MOST) it features Fish, Steak (RIB EYE is my favorite) pasta, Lamb, Duck, Scallops. Oh! Don't forget to leave some room for dessert! Great Food, Great Drinks, Great Atmosphere!!! GREAT JOB!
11/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
Always a winner!
This incredible establishment is one of my very favorite spots. The staff is fantastic, attentive and well versed in all offerings from wine to menu selections. Cocktails are fantastic and a number of solid, reasonalby priced wines by the bottle and glass are on the menu too. Between appetizers, entrees and dessert, this past visit was outstanding and a great value. The usual excellent live music, one of Long Islands best.
11/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
Will add this restaurant to list of regulars. The food was surprisingly good, with lots of menu choices in all food groups. The braised short rib, branzino and duck were perfectly prepared and portion size was perfect. Service was excellent. It was great to be allowed to sit at our table after dinner to stay for music and fun!
12/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Another Home Run
Once again Hemisphere knocked it out of the park! This past Saturday night they had a relatively new band for Hemisphere named The Pamela Betti band. The show was amazing, Hemisphere consistently gets it right! The food was always awesome, the service is always terrific and the drinks are always amazing! I'd give them six stars if I could! See you soon!
12/6/2013 4:00:00 PM