A Must Do!
My husband and I shared the soup, the appetizer and the entrée and still brought him what we could not finish.
Delicious cold Moroccan Soup based on chickpeas. The Lollipop Lamb chop appetizer could have been my entire dinner. The Salmon was delectable. The entire dinner knocked our socks off; clearly the best restaurant we have ever visited.
By the way, Jason, our server, was incredible and the management checked on us numerous occasion.
6/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Exceeded my expectations
I've been wanting to try this restaurant for a while
The food was excellent
Also, It was great to have valet parking in their location where it is very hard to find a
I will definitely go back for dinner
Or drinks at the bar
6/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
It's was really delicious ! My husband was resistant because able Conklin was his favorite but he was pleasantly surprised the food was great the owner warm and friendly, we will definitely go back! The tuna sliders appy and scallop main course were really different and very flavor full .
6/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
What a gem!
I went to Vitae for the first time and was impressed with the food, service and ambiance. I will definitely be back.
6/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
This restaurant has STELLAR management - you can tell! No matter what, EVERY time, you are greeted, welcomed and treated like an important guest......by name! Even when we got our big snow storm this winter - this was one of those places that was able to open THAT evening -the general manager was behind the bar, filling in for some folks that were unable to make it - the PEI mussels are UNBELIEVABLE!!! OH MA GAH!!! An absolute MUST!!! You must visit.....just once!
6/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food has gotten even better than before, if that's possible. The staff was attentive & my request fora quiet table was answered. A great evening!
6/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food and service nice outdoor
Had an anniversary dinner. Came before six for the "sunset menu" which featured some great dishes and was a great 3 course dinner for the price. Don't miss the desserts! Got a roomy booth at that hour. The booth could have sat 6. They also have a nice outdoor room. Service was very attentive. Place got very busy and hopping as we were leaving.
7/1/2013 4:00:00 PM
A group of us enjoyed our evening there. We had cocktails & wine, a bunch of apps and a few entrees. We ended up at a high top in the bar as it was too warm for the men to enjoy sitting on the covered patio. One of the bartenders took care of us and she did a terrific job. We decided to share a bunch of apps, which didn't leave much appetite for entrees. We enjoyed everything we ordered. The only negative about the entire evening was the $12 they charged us for sharing. After such a positive experience all evening, it left a bad feeling at the end of the night. It's not like they even split the dishes for us in the kitchen or that we didn't order enough $$ per person. There didn't appear to be any justification for it.
7/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
We have been fans of Vitae and Chef Steve Del Lima for some time now. However his talent shines at their monthly Wine Tasting Dinners, where he is called upon to pair a chosen set of 4 different wines with 4 different courses for our dining pleasure. No matter what the wine, or where it comes from, it always shines alongside the Chef's Specialties. A French Sauvignon Blanc w/ Oysters Escabeche in Pink Grapefruit Granita w/ Mandarine Orange Salsa, or a Spanish Rioja paired with Baby Lamb Chops, Moroccan Chickpea Salad, Mango Salsa & Spicy Mint Mojo. At Vitae, Chef Steve makes an average wine taste great and a great wine taste even better. A rare talent!
7/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Went with the wife and from the moment we walked in we felt welcome, then had really good food and drink and the service was outstanding!! We be there again....
7/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Had a wonderful meal here. The food was wonderful and the service was outstanding. Felt very welcomed.
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Vitae is a hit!
Three times visited and each time was a hit! Salads are awesome, great ribs, pasta and chicken marsala.
Service was wonderful!
Only criticism is that tables are too close together, felt like my conversation was not private.
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Overall nice experience from
Overall nice experience from start to finish. All the food items we had were very good.
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very nice outdoor dining
Always looking for a nice outdoor dining spot tha serves something other than just seafood. Well Vitae fits the bill quite well. Food was truly outstanding ranking from soup to tuna tartare as starters to scallops, pasta and veal milanese. And the outdoor was not nearly as loud as inside. That ring said Fri night music inside bu the bar was also very good. Would highly recommend.
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Exlcellent!!!! Service food and atmosphere was great
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was excellent, our waiter
Food was excellent, our waiter was attentive and knew the menu well -- overall a perfect dining experience and we'll be back soon!
8/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food and service was to die for! Cant wait to go back!
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Found this by looking at new restaurants in Huntington and Vitea popped up... The chopped salad was tasty... The entree was so tender.. I ordered the pork chop!!!! Juicy and very tasty!!!
8/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
My boyfriend and I had the mussels, tuna tartar, and the octopus for apps and the swordfish special for dinner. Every bite was delicious! Tables for two are a little small and a bit close together but that did not change the fact that the food was fabulous! Will go back for sure!
The decor was very nice. Loved the colorful artwork in the bar area. Manhattan feel.
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
The menu is amazing in terms of a dish with a little but from this part of the part of the world and a little bit from that part of the world. It's Continental dining. The food was delicious and the staff friendly and knowledgeable. We went on a wed night so a reservation was not an issue. If we lived closer I would return again soon.
8/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our first time there for a wonderful birthday dinner. Great service, amazing food and her name on the menu wishing her a happy birthday. Just a wonderful experience all around and now we have a new favorite restaurant in the competitive town of Huntington !!!!! A must go for all
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
One of the BEST restaurants on LI
My family and I had dinner at Vitae to celebrate my birthday. What a pleasant surprise. The chef actually knows how to prepare excellent food and the presentation was beautiful. The prix fixe dinner menu from 4-6 pm is a bargain at $24.95. The mussells appetizer was delicious with plenty of mussels in a tomato based sauce. I had the steak with eggplant, tomato and pickled onions. Others in my party had salmon, sole and pork chops. Everything was cooked to prefection and we all thoroughly enjoyed our appetizers, entrees and desserts. I would definitely recommend this restaurant and will return again for sure!
8/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Vitae is a gem of a restaurant, tucked away in Huntington Village. The service was great and the food was scrumptious. Also loved the Anti-oxidant martini! You won't be disappointed.
8/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Every dish we had was delicious, from the short rib meatballs and lampchops to the shrimp risotto and steak. We will definitely be back and highly recommend Vitae!
8/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
Such a nice surprise. I selected
Such a nice surprise. I selected Vitae at the last minute because it wasn't Italian. The patio was delightful and we really enjoyed the food. The service was attentive. We will certainly return.
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
We love the banquets--very cozy & conducive to private conversation. The menu is wonderful. But the chicken was dry this time.
9/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great local restaurant
Vitae is a great find in Huntington. The staff is very accomodating, the dining space is warm and inviting, the service is seamless, and the food is fabulous. We try to dine earlier rather than later, because it can get a little noisy later in the evening because of its popularity, but not enough to keep us away.
9/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Interesting menu-excellent service
Pleasant atmosphere (request a booth), entrees preparation is different enough to be interesting and tasty, nice light dessert menu,,,, excellent service
9/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best Restaurant in Huntington
This is always a dilemna, we love Vitae but would rather it not become so "hot" that you can never get a table (good for them, not so good for us but we'd rather see them survive the brutal Huntington restaurant competition). As people who have traveled the world, we can hardly find a negative to say about the place. You always receive a lovely warm welcome from John, who strives to make your meal an all around pleasure, service rivals the best of the 5 star NYC set, with the likes of Doug you can't go wrong, plenty of convenient parking and the food? YUMMM! absolutely fab, major kudos to the Chef Steve. We had the Mussels in white sauce to start then the Filet & Scallops which were all delish! Definitely worth a visit.
10/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
New Favorite Place
Great atmosphere. Live entertainment. Every member if staff we encountered was very friendly. And food was outstanding. Had blue crab encrusted sole, still thinking about it.
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our favorite place
Vitae never fails to impress- John greets everyone at the door and everyone makes you feel like you are their favorite relatives! the waiter Mark was funny and exceptionally adept at pleasing our difficult party. The food is consistently excellent, fresh and innovative.
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Lovely ambiance and great food at Vitae. The owner is very friendly and makes you feel at home. The service is very good. I enjoyed the mussels in broth, chopped salad and the Orrchieta with sausage and brocolli rabe so much that I came back two weeks in a row for the same. My husband had a steak which was cooked perfectly. The restaurant is pretty, with rounded booths and a beautiful bar with a wine case on the right of it. We have added Vitae to our list of favorite restaurants.
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
We loved when the restaurant was Abel Conklin's, and have just been back for the first time since it is now Vitae. The experience was just as enjoyable, the food very good, and the atmosphere charming. Will definitely come back.
10/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Girls Nite Out - Perfect
Vitae was a great pick for our quarterly Friends night out in Huntington. The menu and food for Huntington Restaurant Week was diverse and delicious. One suggestion is there also be a by the glass Restaurant Week special. Our waiter, Douglas was excellent - friendly, helpful and conscientious - perfect service.
10/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fun night out with friends
Bustling night -- Huntington Restaurant Week crowds -- and still the food and service were very good. Would recommend Vitae to anyone.....
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
My friends & I had a lovely dinner here. The manager was very attentive (we increased the # of people in our party at the last minute on a crowded evening, which meant a move to a different room - he made sure we were happy). The food was delicious, the wait staff attentive and the experience was very good.
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Vitae never disappoints!
We went last Saturday during Restaurant Week to celebrate a birthday. Everything was delicious! Some people in our party ordered from the prix fixe and some ordered off of the new menu. The prix fixe had something for everyone. The new menu is terrific! It is filled with creative flavor combinations! The wine list is extensive and the bartender makes great cocktails. Looking forward to going back in a few weeks!
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
I have worked in the business for 15 yrs so I truly appreciate what a challenge it can be to provide excellent service on a Saturday night. From the maitre d' and hostess who greeted us at the door, our server Jason and all the busboys and runners, we truly had a fine dining experience. I recommend any size party try this Huntington gem.
11/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Another Great Huntington Find
My first time dining here since the venue changed from Abel Conklins, which existed for decades in Huntington. Great presentation, service and food, and superb wine list. A great addition to Huntington's large list of exceptional restaurants.
11/2/2013 5:00:00 PM
What a great place food was great staff was excellent Even with a live band playing the level was wonderful
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Would definitely go back
I've been here twice with my wife. We've been very pleased with the food and ambience and will be back. Had a wonderful Restaurant Week meal yesterday.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Vitae is a gem. Consistent for service variety quality and ambience!
11/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Always an experience!!!!!
Exceptional on every level.......
From your host who greets you when you come in , with conversation and a warm smile .
To any given server at this establishment who is looking to make your dining experience all that you want it to be....
Hands down .......Best restaurant in Huntington
11/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
Vitae is consistent and good
We have eaten at this restaurant many times and it is consistently one of the finest restaurants in the Huntington area.
11/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
A True Gem
What a delightful surprise to find a new restaurant with superb food, a NYC cutting edge menu and specials, which made you even hungrier, open hearing them from our extremely professional and well verses waiter, Mark.
As if this wasn't enough, live music was playing in the bar area and this duo was incredible.
Rest assure that the entertainment does not interfere with your dining experience, in the least but surely does provide a great place to enjoy an after dinner drink without finding another venue.
Last, the general manager, Juan, introduced himself to us and he showed a true and sincere interest in our dining experience.
A great evening and I highly recommend this restaurant.
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
very nice place.
We enjoyed the place very much. Just a little pricey.
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Vitae is definitely a place worth visiting. The food is fabulous and the wine list is absolutely worth mentioning. Our server, Doug, was extremely attentive to all of our needs and was very personable. Can't wait to go back!
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
I am never disappointed when I visit Vitae ~ always beautiful service, amazing food, and great staff!!
12/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
not so vital
the food was ok, but overpriced. my "blt" appetizer contained bacon that was unchewable. the steak was great as was the spinach side dish. overall we overpaid.
12/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Love This Restaurant!
This is a great restaurant with great food, ambiance & service. We had their lobster bisque which was amazing with bacon froth which gave it a little bit of smokiness & cognac instead of sherry! My entree was the salmon which was moist & flavorful comes with a type of succotash which was really delicious... I had requested to change out for mashed potatoes which they were unable to accommodate but that broke me out of my shell & I tried something new & it turned out to be wonderful!! My fiance had the sliced hanger steak with smoked chutney sauce - he loved it!! He also had the gruyere potatoes au graten which I tasted & we both loved! The reason I gave this restaurant 4 out of 5 stars for overall experience was due to pricing. Too high.
12/6/2013 4:00:00 PM