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Vitae Huntington
Vitae Huntington

Vitae Huntington Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.vitaeli.com
  • Email: Info@vitaerestaurant.com
  • Phone: (631) 385-1919
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Continental, American
  • Executive Chef: Keith Davidson
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: 2 Private Rooms Available for up to 65 Guests, Menus specially Prepared to your Liking with Various Drink Packages
  • Private Party Facilities: From deliciously inspired cuisine, to a sleek, upscale ambiance and lively bar scene, Vitae is one of Long Island’s premier restaurants. Our menu is as eclectic as it is extensive, with amazing creations, expertly prepared, beautifully presented and complemented by your choice of over 100 wines.
  • Private Party Contact: Vince or John (631) 385-1919
  • Entertainment: Live Music every Friday & Saturday in our Lounge
    Happy Hour Food & Drink Specials in our Lounge,Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 5pm till 7pm, Friday 4pm till 7pm,
    Happy Hour Thursday & Sunday 5pm till close
  • Special Events & Promotions: Wine Flights, Monthly Wine Dinners, Happy Hour Tuesday thru Thursday 5pm till 7pm, Fridays 4pm till 7pm, Thursdays & Sundays 5pm till close.
    $6 Wines, $6 Appetizers, $7 Drinks, Martinis & Specialty Cocktails

Getting there

  • Cross Street: West Carver Street
  • Public Transit: LIRR Huntington Station.
    Taxi & Shuttle Service available at train station.
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Private Lot on East Side of New Street before the corner of West Carver Street,Street Parking and Municipal Lot also available.
A word from Vitae Huntington
Vitae derives from vita, the Latin word, meaning life. The vision behind Vitae is to live a full life. The elegant dining and nightlife destination is the place to go for fine food, fine wine and a refined ambience. A broad spectrum of beautifully presented food is served in dining room and bar menus. Our Wine Spectator Award Winning Wine List has more than 100 wine selections from around the world with 25 available by the glass. The richly designed and cutting-edge décor is cool and modern, warm and sensual. Service is welcoming. The vibe is alluring. At Vitae, life is good.Continued
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerContinental
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
Diner Reviews
  • "Absolutely fabulous food. Great environement. Friendly staff."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Although the restaurant is a little tight on the inside, in the good weather the outside seating is very good. The bar level has tables where drinks and food are available. The restaurant is alongside separated by a stepdown and a railing. Wood-hued interior. Good bar crowd and music on Saturday night. The food was great. I had pork chops that were succulent. My wife had the sole, that was the thick and moist. Drinks are generous and made well. I recommend. This was my second time and I wasn't disappointed."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "A true local gem, with awesome food and service! John is a gracious host and the staff is great! Food is always off the charts delicious !!"
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "The food and wait staff were amazing. Our waiter, Mark, provided us with so much helpful information with regards to our meal selection and everything was wonderful. He made our entire dining experience 50% better. The homemade oil is wonderful. Not a fan of big booths so will request table next time."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "We had an excellent experience at Vitae. Dined for my husband's birthday. We were greeted with tremendous hospitality, even the menu was especially printed with a "Happy Birthday." Our waiter, Doug, recommended two excellent wines and was attentive and skilled. The bread with infused olive oil was addictive, and the starters were unique, tasty and beautifully prepared. Tuna tartare and the meatballs were delicious. My husband and daughter had the roasted chicken, prepared perfectly."
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "We love to try new restaurants. So my husband was on a hunt for a restaurant that was unfamiliar to both of us. Needless to say we were not disappointed. We often sit at the bar to eat. The bar server was wonderful. We enjoyed a wonderful birthday celebration."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "This place is the HOT SPOT! Fabulous Food, great atmosphere, personable service!! I LOVE IT"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "The food was great and the ambience was lovely. Service was excellent. I look forward to returning soon."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "we only had apps at the bar (very loud live music on a Friday night! hard to talk to someone...) but the food we had was delicious! The staff was very accomodating with a reservation in the lounge section as we did not want to sit in the main dining room. The music was VERY loud which made it difficult to hear conversation but overall was very good. The brussel sprouts were great!"
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Food was great but portions small. Nice bar and the service was great. However, the tables are too close together. Me personally do not like hearing somebody else conversation. Not that you are trying to listen, but when they are 2' from you it feels as though you are dining with strangers."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "I was so happy to treat my sisters and Mom for a birthday celebration at this restaurant. We made it in time for their prix fixe menu and there was a terrific selection of appetizers, main courses and desserts to select f(even on a saturday). The dumplings were delicious and so was my crab encrusted sole. My sisters enjoyed the mussels and caesar salad and my mom loved the flank steak. All the desserts ordered were also fantastic: chocolate molten cake, apple strudel and homemade donuts!!"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Look forward to going back, drinks, food, good music great service! Just what you look for to wind down"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "The place was wonderful: the food was excellent, ambience quite pleasant and we could hold a conversation with our friends without having to speak very loud. You must try the shrimp special little spicy but just the right amount. Our daughter ordered the shrimp special and we always share, believe it or not she didn't share, and we had to order two more for the table. It was so worth it. Doug our server was wonderful his recommendations were spot on. We will return. We had a show at the Paramount and did not feel rushed we had a relaxing dinner and we were right on time for the show. The location is perfect and they have a private parking lot across the street perfect just one block away."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "We had discovered Vitae by accident during the summer and always meant to come back. Now I remember why. The specials are special. Service was very good, friendly, but too in your face. Overall, a very nice Friday night experience."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "My husband and I came here on a Friday night. Pluses: valet parking--- trying to find a parking spot is always tricky, good food--- we ordered tri-color pasta which was pretty good and the barbecue ribs which were great Minuses: the place is a bit cramped-- you are basically dining on top of other people, and our service was very slow"
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "We so enjoyed our evening at Vitae. Service was excellent."
    Dined on 10/18/2013
  • "used a groupon here was about to expire- sure glad i did-- great find- excellent service, wonderful menu- will be back"
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "We sat in the quieter part of the restaurant and it was just lovely. If you want less noise, just sit there. The service was fantastic from checking in with the hostess to checking out at the coat check. I can't wait to go back!"
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "My wife and I ate here the other night and we will definitely be back! We were given a Groupon and weren't sure what to expect, but our expectations were exceeded. Although the place is a little small and someone noisy for a Friday night, we didn't mind. We ordered the tuna tar tar as an appetizer which was delicious, a half bottle of wine, and we each ordered one of the specials for our entrée. The waiter came over as we were finishing our appetizer and profusely apologized to me because they were out of the special that I had ordered. It wasn't a big deal because everything else on the menu sounded so delicious. He changed my order and gave us another half bottle of wine on the house to apologize. It was such a great experience!"
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "Very nice place with comfortable, friendly, knowledgeable, efficient service. Had the octopus appetizer which was very good. For entrees I had the angel hair with seafood. An old school dish done perfectly...fresh seafood, subtle sauce...delicious. And we had the crabmeat crusted sole which was also very good - we would have liked a bit more of the delicious sauce that it was in, but overall excellent. If I had one complaint it would be that it was NYCish in how close the tables were to each other. But there was enough noise in the place on a Friday night so that you didn't feel as though your neighbors were listening to your conversation (too much). I will be back!"
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "My girlfriend and I love thid place. We cannot believe we found such a high quality place on Groupon! The food is incredible, the service is top notch, and the restaurant/ambiance is extremely comfortable. We will definitely be going back, even without a groupon!"
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "The staff, especially the host, are always charming and the food is delicious. Loves the naan appetizer and short rib special!"
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "My wife and I decided on Vitae after reading the menu and reviews online, and are we glad we did. We had a wonderful meal at a good price. We decided to split an appetizer, which was a pasta stuffed with sweet potato and bacon with a lamb ragu, it was phenomenal. I had short ribs and my wife had a fish entree. We were both very impressed with the meal. Beer menu could use work for a craft beer fan like myself, but they did have Harpoon. It is a wine bar so wasn't expecting a terrific beer menu. My wife had Margaritas which she said were very good. We would have tried dessert but we were both stuffed and were meeting friends for drinks so couldn't pack up anything leftover. In a town full of good restaurants, this is definitely a keeper!"
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "We were doted on the moment we entered. We attended to celebrate a birthday, and started dinner with a menu with "Happy Birthday, (name)" It made the birthday girl feel special. The server was personable, had great suggestions, and was friendly and attentive. Each dish was mouthwatering. Loved the crab crusted sole and the chopped house salad! We will definitely go again!"
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "The grilled octopus is one of the best I ever had. And the mussels in the white wine is delicious. That sauce is amazing. We also shared the tuna tartare. They leave big chunks of tuna in it which makes the dish outstanding."
    Dined on 2/27/2014
  • "Beautiful atmosphere, friendly and extremely attentive staff. I went with the flirtini, it was delicious! We had the short rib meatballs for appetizer. They were flavorful and tender. The next course we had the wedge salad. It was delicious the way it was prepared. It was not just a hunk of lettuce. The bacon, blue cheese, etc. was mixed very well and very flavorful. For the main course I had the filet mignon and my husband the cowboy rib eye. Both our steaks were cooked to perfection and delicious. The creamed spinach was flavorful but the brussel sprouts were to die for! We sat in a booth which was very romantic. However I could even see coming here with my girlfriends for a great night out."
    Dined on 2/25/2014
  • "The staff at Vitae was amazing and very attentive. The remodel and ambience was very modern and beautiful, however almost too fancy to feel comfortable and kick back. We had the mussel appetizer which was OK. My husband had the scallops and I had the sole. The crab topping on the sole was incredibly salty and I was not able to finish the meal. We used a groupon, however it was still very expensive. I prefer a number of other Huntington restaurants to Vitae (Storyville or FH Riley's to name a few...)"
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "This restaurant is one of a few in Huntington that my wife and I found to be quite good. We've been thoroughly disappointed time and again on recommendations through friends, Yelp etc. regarding other establishments in Huntington, and would likely not have ventured in if not for our craving for a steak. The exterior of the building is not that inviting but the interior is dark and cozy. Service was excellent and the food was surprisingly good. It is not often that you find a restaurant that excels in both areas without being pretentious. There is a live band playing in the bar area that didn't seem to fit the atmosphere but that is a small point which didn't bother us in the least. I will definitely be going back."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "Had yet another fantastic meal here! The waiter, Matt (? Mark? I apologize!) was so attentive and enjoyable that it got our dinner off on a good start even before the food arrived. The calamari was tender and cooked just right in a sweet/spicy Thai chili sauce over a nicely seasoned seaweed salad. We shared a chopped salad which was light, but very flavorful. Then came the blue crab crusted cod, and a pork loin dish from the specials menu. The cod was delicious, but I wish there was more of the crab on top! The pork loin was tender and delicious, with a sweet rich marinade. It came with whipped sweet potatoes, which were equally delicious. We ended our dinner with hot molten lava cake with a scoop vanilla ice cream....perfectly ending."
    Dined on 2/20/2014
  • "From the wonderful Host, to the great layout, terrific service and well sized and well prepared dishes, Vitae always delivers. We have never had a bad meal or bad experience"
    Dined on 2/20/2014
  • "Awesome as always! John is a great host and makes everyone feel like a friend! Food is off the charts GOOD! We and many of our friends frequent Vitae and will continue! Bill & Nancy Bresnan"
    Dined on 2/19/2014
  • "My wife and I dined at Vitae doe Valentin's Day and the food was very good. Like most restaurants , they had a special 3 course price fixed menu. The choices were fine and the Waiter was vey accommodating. The wine list was varied and had some good choices. The service was a bit off but I attributed that to the crowed restaurant. I would define toy go back and recommend for a nice quiet romantic dinner."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "A friend recommended we dine at Vitae and it was our first time. The food was delicious and the service excellent, it was a very friendly atmosphere and we felt welcomed. It was perfect for dinner with friends, however, I would not recommend a special occasion or romantic dinner especially on a Sat night! It was loud and the music was fun. Next time I will make sure I spend time at the bar and do a little dancing!"
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "The food was exciting and tasty. Service was very attentive without being intrusive. This was our third visit and we look forward to going again. Would definitely recommend to others."
    Dined on 2/2/2014
  • "This was our second visit to Vitae. Food again excellent. Love this menu! Special shout out this time on the service. We were a group of 5, all going to a concert at the nearby Paramount. As soon as we sat down, our waiter asked if we might be going to the show, and from that point on service was crisp, but never rushed. We had a great dinner, and made it to our show right on time. We will continue to think of Votae as a great choice any time we are in Huntington!"
    Dined on 1/30/2014
  • "Huntington has quite a few good restaurants and Vitae is definitely one of them. The food is always good as is the service and we are always greeted very warmly upon arrival. One of my favorites!"
    Dined on 1/29/2014
  • "Vitae never disappoints. The food was fabulous and the service extremely attentive. We brought friends with us and they thoroughly enjoyed their choices: scallops and the salmon dishes. Of course, we had to finish it with the warm chocolate cake. Decadent but worth every calorie. Only down side was the music. For the size of the bar area, it is unnecessary to be SO loud. It's not a club and should be background music. There are glass partitions between the bar and the dining area but this time it didn't help enough because the band was much louder than I ever remember. We were happy when they took a break... But that won't stop us from going back."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "Busy Saturday night but excellent as usual. specials were great. good value."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "To sum it up: tables very close together, food just ok, prices way too high for the quality of food, very noisy, service good. Huntington has a lot better restaurants for less cost."
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "Very good food. The thai calamari was excellent. Felt very special when arriving. Was greeted by name by the owner. When one meal came incorrectly, they made good by apologizing immediately and offering free drinks."
    Dined on 1/18/2014