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About Insignia Prime Steak & Sushi

Insignia Steak & Sushi is a Fine dining restaurant from Anthony Scotto - Owner of Blackstone Steakhouse , Rare650 and One North Mediterranean Soul.
Like its predecessors, Insignia's inspired menu will feature the finest prime dry-aged steaks and the freshest Sushi & Seafood, including Mediterranean whole fish, served up in a chic, elegant atmosphere that is also a feast for the eyes. Picture a historic North shore mansion with cedar shakes, quarried stone and a beautiful turret combined with the energy and vibe of a trendy Manhattan restaurant. "That's Insignia" stated Mr. Scotto, "It's refreshingly unique."

610 Smithtown Bypass
Smithtown, NY 11787
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Steakhouse, Sushi

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Saturday Dinner at 5pm
Sunday dinner at 4pm

Cross Street:
Mt. Pleasant Rd.

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$50 and over

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(631) 656-8100

Website:
http://www.insigniasteakhouse.com/

Entertainment:
A variety of entertainment which will be posted in the future.

Parking Details:
Entering from either Route 347 or from mount Pleasant Rd., your are greeted graciously by one of our handpicked valets.

Executive Chef:
Mikhail Apelsinov

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Late Night, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Details
Mon 5:00PM - 8:00PM

Private Dining

Insignia Steakhouse is the newest fine dining restaurant from Anthony Scotto. Following in the tradition of Blackstone and Rare650 – Insignia redefines the traditional steakhouse by offering an exceptional dining experience with a taste and flair all its own.

Insignia Prime Steak & Sushi Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.5

service

4.5

ambience

4.6

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

88% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (84)
Good for Anniversaries (75)
Good for a Date (63)
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Good for Birthdays (61)
Romantic (61)
Hot Spot (43)
Notable Wine List (43)
Business Meals (40)
Good for Groups (39)
Vibrant Bar Scene (38)
Fit for Foodies (36)
Bar Seating (35)
Worth the Drive (33)
Happy Hour (28)
Cozy (22)
Fun (20)
Casual (17)
Neighborhood Gem (17)
Handcrafted Cocktails (16)
Quiet Conversation (15)
Creative Cuisine (14)
Late-night Find (11)
People Watching (11)
Tasting Menu (11)
Comfort Food (9)
Sunday Lunch (9)
Great for Lunch (8)
Live Sports (7)
Seasonal (7)
Authentic (7)
Great Beer (6)
Local Ingredients (6)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Great for Brunch (4)
Disabled Access (4)
Great for Outdoor Dining (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Live Music (3)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Scenic View (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Waterfront (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Healthy (1)
Spicy (1)
Vegan (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined a day ago

Place is overrated. Steak special was very bland and not worth the premium.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 2 days ago

Great food and service.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

We had fantastic meal with the family. For appetizers were had the bacon slab and calamari salad which were excellent. Also had a delicious fresh pasta with burrata cheese and white truffles that was a special app that night. For entrees, my wife and I split the Australian Waygu 16 oz rib eye and my two sons did the same. Our server, Glen, really sold us on it. And he was spot on. It was without a doubt one of the best steaks any of us we've ever had. This was melt in your mouth tender, and just a ridiculous amount of flavor. I would recommend this over a filet every time. A pricy cut for sure, but with appetizers and sides, two people can split it and be completely satisfied as all of us were. And my 17 and 14 year old sons can eat. Speaking of which, we had truffle mac and cheese and homemade fries on the side. Great choices. The fries were an odd texture, almost chewy, though completely addictive where you just kept going back for more. Dessert finished things off with a couple of praline stuffed warm chocolate chip cookies wit vanilla ice cream. Very good. Also had some coffee which was top notch. Also, kudos to the wine by the glass list. While many on the list were restaurant grade ones that you've never heard of, they had a "select" list which included easily recognized names including Jordan, Justin and Opus One. Plus a choice of 3 oz or 6 oz pours. Well done!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

As always Insignia did not disappoint. From the beginning our very pleasant server Glenn made us feel very comfortable and welcome. The Rocky sushi roll was where we started and both my wife and I found it incredible. We each ordered a Rib Eye mine medium rare and hers medium. Both were charred to perfection with a melt in your mouth texture. We finished pur meal woth the housemate cinnamon donuts that were drizzled with raspberry sauce and white chocolate. Anyone who is looking for an incredible dining experience should make Insignia a must.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

Had the perfect Valentine’s Day dinner and looking forward to coming back

Tags: Notable Wine List, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Waterfront, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

My boyfriend and I are always skeptical about going out to eat on Valentine's Day but dining at Insignia was beyond our expectations and it was fantastic.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

My girlfriend and I went there on Valentine's Day. I felt that since we didn't have a big order the waiter did not want to pay attention to us. He didn't even come back to check on us when we got our food and if we need anything else. We basically had to track him down to get our check.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

Good meal..nothing crazy..

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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

Great restaurant for special occasions

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 5 days ago

The wait was concerning. We made reservations and still had to wait sometime to be seated. The wait staff service was great the service at reservations was long and standing room only. Food was excellent. Better to come on a non holiday if you don't want a long wait.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

Over packed and loud. For what we spent on a dinner out, we’ve had better meals for 1/4 the price elsewhere. Waste of time and money; don’t bother.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

One slab of meat on the plate. Note even a string bean

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

Best veal chop
Great everything else

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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

It was Valentines Day
The room was totally overcrowded, with no room to move ... table was so uncomfortable , couldn’t sit close because of the legs and the noise level was so bad I couldn’t hear my boyfriend across our table.
The service was terrible, asked for the bread to be toasted and his reply was the line is too long. The sushi was ordered wth brown rice but came out with white rice. They took my knife away after our Caesar salad (which was ordered light on the dressing but was served swimming in dressing, )and never replace the knife. I had to get up and take one from another table because the wait staff never returned . The shrimp stuffed with crabmeat tasted raw.. Every restaurant I’ve eaten at on Valentines Day always gives the lady a rose... for the prices you charge you should be ashamed . No class!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 6 days ago

Outstanding meal! I’ve eaten here a few times and it never disappoints. Everything was fabulous from start to finish... worth every $$$

Tags: Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Romantic, Bar Seating, Great for Brunch, Tasting Menu, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

My husband took me to Insignia for Valentines Day this year. He had been with his fire department group and just raved about it. And now I see what all the fuss was about!! All I can say is WOW! From the moment we walked in, the staff was incredibly attentive, knowledgeable of the menu and specials, and so friendly. Then the food started to arrive at our table...my oh my. From the giant, fresh, creative sushi rolls to the incredibly delicious grilled octopus appetizer. Everything was spectacular. For dinner, I opted to go big with the surf and turf. And once again, they did not disappoint! The lobster tail was HUGE and perfectly cooked alongside a beautifully cooked filet. We also got a few sides to share. I strongly recommend the truffle Mac n cheese, the grilled artichokes and the hash browns. Those are a must!! We will definitely be repeat customers.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

We have been dining at Insignia for a while now and not only do we love the food but the staff is terrific and friendly. We highly recommend Insignia to our friends and aquaintances.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Casual, Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

Went for Valentine's day. Everything was top shelf. This is our go to restaurant for all special occasions.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Authentic, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Late-night Find, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

Excellent all around, Top Notch Steakhouse that would rival any high end Manhattan restaraunt. No reason to travel far with this place close by. Only but the best. Beautiful atmosphere and excellent service.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

Just OK and definitely not worth the price. I've been to a good number of great steakhouses but unfortunately, I can't count this as one of them.

Food - On my most recent visit we shared an interesting burrata appetizer with black truffle, pretty good. My wife had the sea bass which was very good, but my 30 oz Ribeye was pretty disappointing. It was very thick so most of my medium rare steak was completely uncooked, but more importantly I didn't get any of that great crusty exterior that great steakhouses do so well. It was pretty much devoid of flavor. Grilled artichoke side was vinegared and charred in a good way.

Servers were pleasant however the timing was really bad. We ate our appetizer in no more than 5 minutes...probably more like three. After putting my final fork down I looked up and our main courses had arrived. No time to order wine, no time....it was just upon us.

The place is very nice, but it somehow just doesnt feel like it's a great place.

What really rubbed me the wrong way though, is that we went on a Tuesday night. The website has a big thing about the $59 Tuesday night special. Unfortunately, we did not get any special menu, and neither of the two servers mentioned the Tuesday night special. That told me a lot about the place.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

Overall I found the place to be over priced and over rated.
Oysters the size of nickles, one of which was of very poor quality and should have been tossed by the chef. Cold dry stuffing on the stuffed shrimp.
Skirt steak was average and portion was slight as compared to many restaurants of lesser grandeur.
Extremely irritating to have my wife and I called "Ladies and Gentlemen" by the junior waiter on several occasions during the service.
Desserts were exceptionally good.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Valentines Day

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 10, 2018

The atmosphere and decor is beautiful. The food is fantastic. The place is fun, and vibrant. I love going there. I highly recommend this steakhouse.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Outdoor Dining, Happy Hour, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Fun, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Romantic, Bar Seating, Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Amazing! Food was great and service was awesome.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Great Filet Mignon & mash potatoe dinner enjoyed the evening my daughtet loved it.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Kid-friendly, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 10, 2018

This years, early Valentines Day dinner was at Insignia. Just me and my valentine on a Saturday night. If you haven't been to Insignia, it is a traditional steakhouse, part of the Scotto restaurant family. The restaurant is huge and a nice addition to the Smithtown area. Open floor plan, huge bar area, floor to ceiling wine cellar. My husband has remarked more then once that it reminds him of a Las Vegas restaurant. It is beautiful.

Started off with some drinks. Mostly California wines by the glass, which are not my favorite. There has been one white French Sancerre on the menu for awhile. This is generally one of my favorites, but this particular one has more fruit tones, hoping next time this is updated with a new French white wine. We had the Empress signature roll, which was excellent. Couldn't wait to have the Filet Mignon, which was presented well done instead of medium. Glen our waiter was great, the Filet was replaced by a perfect medium one which was delicious. My husband had the veal chop with was good, and the mushrooms for a side were excellent.

Always look forward to dining at Insignia, but the best bet is the Sunday special dinner. You can't beat it.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 10, 2018

We’ve been here several times but this last visit was the worst one to date. The service was extremely slow today. While the waitress and waiter were nice they were very slow. From the time we sat down it was subpar. We waited very long to be greeted, ordering a bottle of wine, actually getting the wine, ordering out food and then actually getting our food. And add that one of our steaks was undercooked. The waitress made up for it by giving us a free round of drinks though. Normally we always have a great time here , so I will chalk this up as a bad night for the Insignia staff.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 10, 2018

The food and drinks were great and the service was incredible. This is not for everyday dining. Maybe go once a year because it is very expensive.

Tags: Cozy, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 10, 2018

started off with a wonderful table in the room off the bar with a view of the fireplace. warm and quiet. nick, our waiter was a trip. funny, lighthearted and very accommodating. had great recommendations and very attentive.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Late-night Find, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Excellent service. Wasn’t a long wait for food ( especially since we had our 7yr old with us). It was a dinner thanking my parents for there help. Service was spot on and the filet dessert was amazing!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Our servers Jen and Glenn were fabulous! They really made our evening special! Food was wonderful. Ambiance was great. This is the perfect location to celebrate a special event.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Awesomel bar staff and service

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 9, 2018

6pm reservation. Got there a little early. Upon arrival we noticed parking was valet parking only. I mention this because when we left there was a long line and the line crawled at a snail's pace. I wouldn't be surprised if it took over 45 minutes just waiting for someone to take your vehicle.

Around 5:45 on a Friday night and we were the first table seated adjacent to the outdoor fireplace. A few people at the bar. Obviously this place catered to a later crowd, which was evident just before we left.

We ordered their special: 16oz Wagyu Ribeye. $95 per steak x 2. We both ordered it medium rare. We shared a side dish of mashed potatoes because the waiter assured us it would be more than adequate. Both steaks arrived and looked appetizing until we started eating. The very first thing we both noticed was how salty the food was. Now, I happen to love salt. However, this was so over salted it was overpowering. The next thing we noticed was how overcooked both steaks were. At first I ate a few pieces, hoping the rareness would appear closer to the middle. No, they were well done. We said something to the waiter and he agreed it was way overcooked and took both steaks and potatoes back to be replaced. The second steaks were cooked internally fairly properly but both were still REALLY salty. We didn't complain this time and just finished what we could and took the rest home to make sandwiches.

We got the bill. $320 after the tip for 2 steaks, 1 order of mashed potatoes, and 3 glasses of wine. They didn't comp for the steak blunder. A round of drinks would have given this review another star for service. The servers we nice, however.

We won't be returning to this establishment. Way overpriced, food underwhelming, ridiculous wait for valet parking.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 6, 2018

The Porterhouse steak for two was undercooked even after we complained and sent it back. Still rare! It was very grizzly, too, for $108. The sushi was fresh and awesome. The service was good and the drink fine. Insignia is not worth the money!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 6, 2018

I went there for several times with my friends for birthday and also with my parents. It was a really nice place with such aura inside the restaurant. Good for celebrations and also meeting friends. I love it. Moreover the coconut sushi is really good for appetizer and definatly choose steak for your meal, each steak is delicious. I love it

Tags: Happy Hour
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 5, 2018

We were greeted warmly and shown to our booth in the bar area which we requested.
We started with cocktails which were made perfectly. The by the glass wine list has something for everyone even the person with the discerning taste. Appetizers were served consisting of delicious, fresh crab meat which we asked for honey mustard to dip - our request served without question. Shared a salad and porterhouse for two and grilled artichoke. The porterhouse was juicy and tasty. The grilled artichokes are excellent. Highly recommend.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Always a good time, this time just ended up staying at bar and eating there.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Fabulous service amazing food!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Steady customer for all hoiliays and special occasions, bought 1200$ in gift cards in dec , got 4- 50.00 compementary gift cards . Were supposed to be like cash, when i purchased them i confirmed there were no strings attached. . Very embarrasing when trying to use them as cash. From 1st time around at christmas, to last time lst week . Have 2 left , cannot use them together, must use total of card. expires march 18th . If you read the small print you can find more reasons why i will not go back .
The room is great, Dorothy is great, food is very good , just felt ripped off.
PS, do not expect your Booth table to have a Table cloth , the regular cloths do not fit???

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Loud & noisy. Very good food & wait staff, but managerial and hostess staff need training. We had to ASK if we could check our coats and ASK if someone could take our drink orders in the bar area. Additionally, the poor overworked chefs couldn't fry oysters; fresh oysters were available but when one person in our party asked for fried oysters as an appetizer, the manager told us the kitchen were too busy to cater to special orders! Sad & scary commentary for a restaurant that like to think of itself as a cut above the rest!

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