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Best American Restaurants in Islip


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A photo of The Lakehouse restaurant
Price: Expensive
• American • Bay Shore
Booked 42 times today
The Lakehouse, a contemporary American cuisine restaurant, is praised for its exemplary dining experience. It garners consistent acclaim for its succulent Berkshire Pork Chops and Halibut, expertly crafted by Chef Andrew. Its diverse menu, focusing on new American and seafood, features remarkably executed dishes such as marinated skirt steak with gorgonzola butter and herbed fries or the perfectly cooked venison. Beyond the cuisine, the ambiance of the restaurant is equally appreciated, with diners lauding its beautiful setting overlooking the Great South Bay. Despite occasional remarks about portion sizes and busy reservation lists, the overall consensus from reviews reflects The Lakehouse's commitment to top-notch food and service, solidifying its reputation as one of the best restaurants on Long Island. Whether for a casual lunch, romantic date night, or special celebration, The Lakehouse is an essential spot for lovers of contemporary American cuisine.
A photo of Whalers restaurant
Price: Expensive
• American • Bay Shore
Booked 44 times today
Whalers restaurant offers a brilliant rendition of Contemporary American cuisine. Perched by the water, patrons relish the ambiance paired with an outstanding service. The menu offers a diverse range of dishes with reviews highlighting the mussel appetizer's exquisite broth, the delicious seafood paella, the creamy crème brûlée, the perfectly cooked scallops, and the heavenly lobster mac and cheese. The restaurant creates an ideal summer vibe with pleasant staff interactions and beautiful views. Whalers also prides itself in offering vegetarian options, with the cauliflower dish being a delightful surprise. Reviewers mentioned the neat, clean atmosphere and attention to detail that made their dining experience unforgettable. Whether it's the light dressing on the watermelon salad, the spicy twist on the short ribs, or the moist and flavorful coconut crusted cod, Whalers undoubtedly delivers a memorable culinary experience.
A photo of Jackson Hall American Bar & Grille restaurant
Price: Moderate
• American • Islip
Booked 47 times today
Jackson Hall American Bar & Grille is distinguished for its mouth-watering American cuisine, presenting the true flavor of America with an extensive range of delectable dishes. Customers have been frequenting this place for years, often introducing their friends to this culinary gem. As per the reviews, the best dishes here are the lobster dishes, with special praise for the lobster roll, described as the "best ever". Other favorites include skirt steak and prime rib, both cooked to absolute perfection. Reviewers have also lauded the generous portions, reasonable prices, and top-notch service. The restaurant consistently lives up to the multitude of positive reviews, cementing its place as a go-to location for exceptional American cuisine.
A photo of Salt and Barrel restaurant
Price: Expensive
• American • Bay Shore
Booked 32 times today
Salt and Barrel, a restaurant renowned for its excellence in contemporary American cuisine, comes highly recommended by patrons for its outstanding service, amazing food, and vibrant ambiance. Customers particularly rave about the restaurant's fantastic seafood, especially the Tigre oysters, sea bass and lobster rolls. Their oyster selection, gleaned from the finest offerings around the US, has proven to be a favorite, described as 'out of this world delicious'. Whether you're dining in for a cozy family dinner or looking for a lively bar scene, their diverse menu and exquisite servings never fail to impress. Patrons particularly commend the attentive and professional service. Whether it's excellent recommendations, perfect timing or even accommodating last-minute reservation changes, Salt and Barrel puts service at the forefront. The combination of a warm, inviting ambiance, delicious contemporary American fare, and impeccable service make this restaurant a sterling choice.
A photo of Captain Bill's restaurant
Price: Expensive
• American • Bay Shore
Booked 27 times today
Captain Bill's restaurant is highly praised for its excellent seafood cuisine. Reviewers consistently mention the freshness and outstanding preparation of the seafood. The "surf" is always fresh and perfectly prepared according to one patron who has been going there for more than 50 years. Menu highlights include the Seafood Tower and the Broiled Seafood Platter which never disappoints. The location of the restaurant, right on the water, adds to the appealing ambiance, providing a beautiful harbor view especially during outdoor dining. The service is also frequently commended, with many visitors promising to return. From the quality of food and service, it is clear why Captain Bill's is a beloved seafood destination.
A photo of The Linwood Restaurant and Cocktails restaurant
Price: Moderate
• American • Bay Shore
Booked 19 times today
The Linwood Restaurant and Cocktails is a celebrated establishment renowned for its contemporary American cuisine. The restaurant consistently receives high praises from customers for its excellent food and service. Patrons appreciate the imaginative menu featuring a variety of flavors and ingredients. They especially love the grilled octopus and mussels in white wine sauce, citing them as delicious and satisfying. The staff is commended for their friendly and attentive service, ensuring a top-notch dining experience. Furthermore, The Linwood is recognized for its unique and tasty drinks, as well as its comfortable and appealing ambiance. It's hailed as a neighborhood gem and a favorite dining spot by many.
A photo of Butera's Restaurant of Bay Shore restaurant
Price: Moderate
• American • Bay Shore
Booked 18 times today
Butera's Restaurant of Bay Shore is highly recommended for its outstanding and authentic Italian cuisine. Consistently praised by customers in their reviews, this restaurant offers traditional Italian dishes and unique, delicious creations that are hard to find elsewhere. Whether it's hearty eggplant, pork chop, or baked clams, the food is prepared to perfection, and presented with flair. Many customers have deemed Butera's as their preferred place for Italian cuisine locally, and frequently express their anticipation for the next visit. The exceptional service, large portions, and great ambience also contribute to the overall dining experience. The restaurant further impresses with its attention to customers, with the owner taking the time to greet patrons and ensure their satisfaction.
A photo of ITA Kitchen restaurant
Price: Expensive
• American • Bay Shore
Booked 32 times today
ITA Kitchen is an Italian restaurant highly praised in numerous reviews for its delightful cuisine and exceptional service. Diners describe their dishes as "amazing," "outstanding," and even the best Italian food they've ever had on Long Island. The restaurant has indoor and outdoor seating, with both options offering a great ambiance and beautiful decor. Staff members are frequently recognized as polite and attentive, significantly enhancing the dining experience. The menu includes a variety of vegetarian and vegan options, with most visitors stating they can't wait to return. ITA Kitchen evidently offers an elevated Italian dining experience, indicative of its reputation and popularity.
A photo of View restaurant
Price: Expensive
• American • Oakdale
Booked 38 times today
View restaurant offers a splendid showcase of Contemporary American cuisine. Reviewers consistently praise the exquisite food, with a menu incorporating diverse selections from land and sea, including Filet Mignon, Roasted Faroe Island Salmon, and an impressive raw bar. The dining experience is further elevated by an extensive drinks roster, featuring wines, spirits, and handmade cocktails. Outstanding dishes singled out by patrons include the baby back ribs, lobster roll, and scallops, lauded for their balance and generous portions. "Every course was perfect. From the Duck Tacos to the Scallops with truffle risotto and lobster rolls. We can’t wait to come back!" one reviewer enthuses. This high-end restaurant also receives kudos for its welcoming atmosphere, remarkable service, and being child-friendly.
A photo of Shandon Court restaurant
Price: Expensive
• American • East Islip
Booked 1 time today
Shandon Court is a highly praised restaurant, renowned for its Continental cuisine. Patrons consistently acclaim it for its exceptionally prepared food and excellent service. It has been described as a "hidden neighborhood gem," with a welcoming atmosphere often enhanced by live music performances. Special mention is given to the "expert bartender" and the accommodating staff who cater to dietary restrictions, making every guest feel valued. The corned beef and cabbage dish is particularly commended as possibly the "best" some have ever had. Visitors also commend the restaurant's location, offering convenience with its proximity to the major routes and transportation hubs. Shandon Court is, without a doubt, a delightful destination for Continental cuisine lovers.
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