Truffle Restaurant & Bar
the restaurant has a nice atmosphere, great food, & friendly service...
try the mushroom bisque and french onion soups....delicious!!
have never been disappointed yet....
It ALL stared when we arrived.
1.) They did not seem to have my reservation, nor did appear that they had another gentleman’s.
2.) We waited for a few minutes while they clearered a table.
3.) I ordered a Bloody Mary and was told we don’t have any mix made right now. So I switched gears and ordered something else. based on what I was told, you clearly have the ingredients, but clearly not willing to make one, or don’t know how.
4). Appetizers arrive, only one of us received the correct dish. The others took an additional 5-10 minutes to arrive. So I sat there politely waiting for my dinner companions food to arrive. Glad it was a salad, it could not get any colder.
5.) Entrees arrive, wildly late! To make matters worse, The entrees arrive once again out of sequence. (Do you have an expediter?) So one us politely chose to wait for the others.
Two of us order pan seared scallops. Love seeing PAN SEARED scallops on a menu. Well, not in this case. What arrived never saw the screaming hot pan needed to SEAR anything, let alone a scallop. The cauliflower purée had the unmistakable taste of a sulphur...clearly past its prime. The scallops as I mentioned did not have the trademark golden brown crust associated with PAN SEARED scallops. The color of a good strong pan seared crust atop the scallops alone would have been a lovely addition to a wildly monochromatic, bland looking plate. Seariously, I am still stunned a chef of Reed let that out of his kitchen.
6.) Upon notifying the staff, we were told by the waitress that they had run out of scallops and the chef never told her. Additionally, The kitchen took it upon themselves to continue to prepare the dishes, modifying the ingredients to get us something. Clearly they were expecting to serve it to people who had never had a scallop.
Communicate to your customers! In the end we chose alternate dishes, dessert was comped.
There was much more!
See attached forPan seared
This was one of best meals my family and I have had in a while. We actually continued to talk about it for not just that night, but into the next day. The entire meal was delicious from the appetizers, to the entrees, to the desserts. Even the cocktails we ordered were really tasty. The prices were reasonable, the portions were generous. There was nothing bad to say about this meal at all. Would definitely recommend this for a special occasion or just for a nice dinner out. I don't often write reviews on Open Table. But Truffle really deserves the praise.
A lovely restaurant with excellently prepared food in a very friendly atmosphere.
Hubby and I went for a belated Valentine's dinner. He was happy when he saw the pasta special, but didn't see his "Alfredo" sauce listed as a choice. No problem...they whipped it up for him and I had to stop him from licking the plate clean. My duck was cooked perfectly, it was delicious. This was our 5th time here and we have always enjoyed our meals. It truly is a neighborhood gem!
Old reviews confirm our experience as ok food nothing special. Poor service, non attentive bus service. Microwave bread cones too hot to touch and 40 minutes after sitting down. Water asked for three times. Sterile look with out table cloths, felt like a dinner with fancy sounding food but medium quality. Will not be back
I live in the neighborhood and decided to support locally. The food was OK but the service was subpar. Although the service staff was very friendly they appeared to be overwhelmed by the crowd on Valentine's Day. We had to ask 2X about our drinks after ordering and just didn't feel the waitress was attentive enough. A little low volume music would have also enhanced the experience because all we had to listen to was people talking, glasses/dishes breaking etc. We still left a 20% tip because the staff's effort was there but like a said before they appears to be overwhelmed and I'll prepared for a busy day even though it was Valentine's Day. Hopefully management reads this because I really don't put this on the staff. I would be hesitant to return.
Reservation using OpenTable. Valet parking available. No wait to get seated upon arrival. Good menu, great service, reasonable prices. Food preparation and presentation was excellent. would certainly recommend Truffle to friends and family.
Will be returning for the third time in 2 months each time with another couple.
Great dinner out,fantastic service
What a lovely experience. Friendly, knowledgeable waiter, great bus staff and loved that the chef came out to say hello. Food was great and price was right. Definitely will return!
Enjoyable. Great selection, sizable menu. Coming back to try more dishes.
Fantastic!! We we a party of six going out for a holiday get together. We were not disappointed. This was our first time here. We had drinks at the bar and the bartender was friendly and prompt. She suggested a berry fizz drink for my friend who loved it and ordered more. Our table was ready for us when we arrived and our server was terrific! She was very knowledgeable about menu choices and made great suggestions. We had baked clams, calamari, and beet salad for appetizers. All were fresh and delicious. Our entrees came T the perfect pace. We had the salmon entree, bronzini, filet mignon, chicken, and pork entrees. The portions were full and each plate was completely empty by the end of our meal. We ALL loved our dinners. I never had such a tasty bronzini!! The desserts were fresh and the perfect size. We shared creme brûlée, apple crisp (my personal favorite) and some kind of chocolate dessert that my friends loved. Literally, from start to finish everything was perfect! Our server really added just the right touch to our experience. She was professional and friendly and made our night even more enjoyable. We will definitely be back! Thanks for a wonderful dinner experience!
Just go see for yourself. Exquisite menu. Nothing that doesn't have a special flare to it...from appetizers to entrees! Oh and I must not forget the desserts ...mmmmm
Kelly at the bar was warm and inviting. Food was great. Nice place for a date or meet friends.
This place is now just a solid good local restaurant. Menu has a variety of items and all seemed prepared properly. The wine list also had decent selections at reasonable prices. Wait staff could have looked happier and/or been more engaging, but everyone can have a grumpy day. It would also have been nice for the waitress to check in with us after receiving our entrees since there was a small preparation issue, but nevertheless, we resolved it with the assistance of a bus boy. Would I go back, probably, but it's definitely not a must try type of place.
Every dish is excellent. We had 2 ribeye steaks prepared differently with one prepared black and blue Pittsburgh style. The chef never heard of the style but was able to make it just right, charred on the outside tender on the inside. Both steaks were very flavorful and the sides added to it even more. The service was timed perfectly with the waitress checking in at appropriate times. Will come here again.
Birthday dinner. Food and service excellent. Nice ambience. Will return.
We called and ordered ahead since we only had 1 hour, which was great, and the Chef/Server was always friendly and accommodating
It was a very long day and I had not even had breakfast, just 2 coffees. I had promised the wife to take her shopping for some area rugs. We ended up in 5 Towns and decided to have early dinner. Opentable guided us here and Truffle didnt disappoint. The eggplant, the octopus, ossubucco and the boneless pork chops were outstanding. The salmon was OK and the mushroom soup lack depth but it may be that we are soup . The make good mixed drinks and my Manhattan was generous and on the money.
Good service and valet parking. This is an eclectic but pleasing setting. Will return soon as my family really enjoyed the food.
The restaurant was a very pleasant experience. Service, food were great. I will go back another night for dinner.
Food and Service was outstanding - Joe our waiter was extremely attentive and courteous. The drinks were on point, definitely a hidden gem in VS.
Truffles is a neighborhood restaurant that is a secret to many. Tucked away on a quiet street in Valley Stream, it provides a friendly yet intimate setting and good food too. Menu contains options for all pallets. Elegant scallops, comfort food Braised short ribs, Italian pasta choices, and desserts that are a must. Vallet parking is available but metered street parking may be a down side. Village parking lots are available. Check it out and ENJOY!!!
Truffle never fails to deliver. Food is consistently fresh and delicious and the service knowledgeable and attentive.
Love Truffles restaurant in Valley Stream (a few steps south of Sunrise Highway). The staff are courteous and knowledgeable. The food and drinks are exquisite.
I ate the eggplant stack appetizer and the salmon. My wife had butternut squash soup and butternut squash risotto.
We absolutely love dining at Truffles!
Apps. Drinks. Dinner. Desert and also the owner were great. What a nice guy. Very friendly and sociable. Cute place. Food outrageous
Staff is very attentive, courteous and were constantly aware of our table and needs. Everyone went above and beyond my expectations it was our first visit and most certainly won’t be our last.
Parking lot available. Sunday Brunch wonderful. Had steak and poached eggs which was a special. Waitress helpful. Only wish I remembered they took Foodie Card.
The chef is very creative with the menu. Love the variety of choices, all well made, never disappointing! My wife and I couldn’t be more different in our food choices, yet both of us thoroughly enjoy this restaurant! This is one of our favorite places and is increasingly pleasing and very consistent with fresh, well-crafted food, seasoned just right. We also enjoy the wine choices, great domestic as well as very interesting international choices. Deserts are high-quality, well-planned choices from the chef. This is one place I can’t recommend enough.
I absolutely live this restaurant. The food is exceptional and the staff is wonderful. Very cozy restaurant. Great place for a date.
Best restaurant in Long island my favorite place to have a wonderful dinner, always been treated really well we have a great time, food first class excellent ambiance, members crew very polite, special mention to Joe The chef is a extraordinary person
Perfect neighborhood restaurant with good food and service
I had sautéed scallops with kale faro that was delicious!!
Excellent restaurant! Food and service are top notch! A must try!
Delicious food and excellent, unobtrusive but attentive service. Comfortable, relaxed setting with understated classy ambiance.
Excellent eatery & service. Great time.
Fabulous! Great food and even better service
We had a very nice evening. Server friendly but food delivery was slow, but we didn’t mind since it gave us a chance to digest and catch up with friends. Nice local restaurant. Would recommend.
Went the other night for a special occasion to Truffles and had a lovely meal. The service was excellent and our waiter couldn't have been more helpful or attuned to making sure we got exactly what we wanted and were pleased. Food was very fresh and tasty.
We were underwhelmed by the food and ambiance. Our appetizer of grilled octopus was strange, cooked in a thick parsley sauce instead of just a simple squeeze of lemon. The snapper was very ordinary. There are too many local restaurants we enjoy more.
It was our first time here. The service was very good. There was no rushing, nice leisurely meal. My wife and I shared a roasted beet salad which was delicious. We were four people. Two of us had the rack of lamb and two had the duck. The rack of lamb was a real 8 bone rack. It came with asparagus and it was cooked perfect and delicious. The duck was also cooked perfect and delicious but if you order this you should order a side with it as it is not a large portion or have an appetizer prior. All was wonderful. We will be back. BTW as a side, they take the Foodie Card.