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Wild Side Bistro & Bar

4.0
63 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
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  • Gluten Free Options
  • Vegan
  • Good Vegetarian Options
REAL FOOD. For foodies and the unconventional.
Our ORGANIC menu features authentic Napoletana Wood-fired Pizza (ranked in Newsday's TOP 10 for 2016 & 2017), Grass-fed Beef, Pastured Lamb, Pasture-raised Poultry, Berkshire Pork, Wild Game, sustainably wild caught Seafood - Local Produce (when in season) - ASIAN FUSION - Appetizers, Salads, Soups & Stews, Entrees and Housemade Dessert.

Paired with Esoteric yet affordable wines, an extensive Craft Beer selection & Artisan Cocktails (made with Craft/small batch Ingredients). Come join us.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American, Vegetarian / Vegan
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Hours of operation
Monday - Closed
Tuesday - Closed
Wednesday - 12pm-9pm
Thursday - 12pm-9pm
Friday - 12pm-10pm
Saturday - 12pm-10pm
Sunday - 12pm-9pm
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Phone number
(631) 791-1800
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Pay with OpenTable, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Jay Jadeja
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Vanderbilt Blvd
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Bar Dining, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Specials

Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Treat Mom to our popular Bottomless Brunch! Enjoy 3 scrumptious courses including unlimited Bloody Marys, Mimosas, Screwdrivers and Bellinis.

Sunday, May 13, 2018

What 63 People Are Saying
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4.3
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3.8
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3.5
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69% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Cute little casual place in Oakdale. Food and drinks are so good with some nice healthier menu items. A lot of the food has an Indian feel with the spices that they use. I had a great mango tequila drink called the kissy yo mama. Superb. Kaitlin our waitress was great as well. Very knowledgeable about the menu and made some great recommendations. Can’t wait to be back

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3.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Went for dinner. Started out promising but two pizzas took more than 40 minutes to delivery, despite multiple assurances that they would "be out in a minute". That would be tolerable but we weren't offered a comp on drinks or an appetizer while sitting there waiting...and waiting... Pizzas were good once we got them.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Food and service was great

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2.0Dined on April 1, 2018

i was not told when I made the reservation for 10 -4weeks ago-that it would be a special menu and not the menu on line-the portions were small -the menu very limited-no vegetarian options for "easter menu" -our reservation was 2pm After we finished our meal we saw people ordering off on line menu which apperared to be many more options-the waitress Marissa was very helpful-will try once more for on line menu-

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Started with great drinks...artisanal cocktails...really good. Apps were next, really different flavors, very fresh...delicious.
Main courses were incredible as well...great service, nice pace...loved it!

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Another great experience. Exciting menu with lots of fresh different choices. Great place for vegans and those that like a gluten free meal

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Excellent food and service!

Enjoyed the many organic and gluten free options.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Very good. The brick oven thin pizza was amazing. Salads delicious!
Our waitress and everyone there were so friendly ....excellent!!
I took two friends there separate in one week. My first week there. Love it.

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3.0Dined on March 15, 2018

Dining for 2 adults, 2 kids age 5 and 3. Order: kids burger with fries, cheese pizza, chicken tikka masala pizza, roasted baby eggplant with potatoes and Indian spices. Waitress forgot to “fire” the chicken tikka pizza and lied about it stating some nonsense about only having one pizza oven. There were 4 tables, two of which had their food and one who just placed their order. The manager apologized and told truth as to why food took FOREVER To come out. 2 of the 4 baby eggplant were undercooked: served in a small, deep bowl made in nearly impossible to cut the eggplant. Pizzas $15, $20 for entree. Chicken tikka was beautifully seasoned, delicious. Restaurant is a bit confusing as burger was served on a silver cafeteria type tray. Little things bothered me : server station was not stocked so waitress had to go into kitchen for silverware (reservation was 5:30 pm) and the artwork is leaning against the wall like someone just moved in and weren’t done decorating. Color scheme is cool. Bathrooms clean. Due to poor service with only 4 working tables, undercooked high priced dish, weird ambiance , and confusing concept will not go back. Too expensive. Too bad because the food is good. If you aren’t picky about service and properly cooked food, give it a go.

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4.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Brick oven Pizza is worth the wait, order an appetizer and drinks and be patient

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1.0Dined on March 1, 2018

This place was overpriced and the portions small. They were out of a few items on the menu. Food was average. Will NOT be back. Rip off!

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Interesting flavor combinations. Something different. Loved all of the gluten free options on the menu. Highly recommend the cauliflower balls, chicken sandwich and rice pudding. Quiet live music.

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Great!!! Not my first visit and will definitely go back.

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Excellent service. Wonderful atmosphere and great food

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4.0Dined on February 10, 2018

Very nice dining experience. Interesting menu. Everything we had was really tasty and creative. Live music was a nice touch. Our servers were friendly and engaging. The owners stopped by the table to say “hello” and to make sure everyone was satisfied. That’s always appreciated.

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3.0Dined on January 27, 2018

The food was OK; my salmon was overcooked. In fact I ordered a different type of fish (red snapper?) and the waitress did not tell me that they were out of it, and brought me salmon, which I was quite unhappy about-- it is not what I would have ordered. To their credit, the second waitress who dealt with us was very apologetic and gave me a free cappuccino. For some reason all of the utensils were plastic-- even the coffee was served in a paper cup and the dessert was served in disposable plates-- which really cheapened the experience. Perhaps they had a good reason for this, but they did not make that known to us, and for a place that tries to give an environmentally-conscious feel, it was quite surprising to see so much disposable stuff. The fish and appetizer were even served on paper on a metal tray-- not wax paper, actual colored paper-- which I hope was food-safe, but in any case soaked up some of the sauce that I would have preferred to enjoy. It was a good value for restaurant week (they offered their full menu) but I would have been quite disappointed if I had to pay full prices and got what I did. This was our second time at this restaurant-- we tried it when it was still in Hicksivlle-- and both times we were excited about their "organic" menu and left underwhelmed. No plans to go back.

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2.0Dined on January 25, 2018

I found Wild Side on TripAdvisor. I was so excited because the menu looked awesome. There weren't too many photos of the restaurant itself online so I wasn't sure what to expect. We arrived around 12:45. The decor was...meh. Bright orange and dark redish-orange. There were maybe 15 tables of which 3 were occupied, and a bar. We decided to sit at the bar because there was a brick oven located there that seemed kinda cool. We were greeted by one of the owners who was rolling balls of dough for brick oven pizza and an awkward bartender who painted herself to look like a drag queen. The second owner was on the other side of the bar with a child, laptop and messy stack of books/papers. I hate to sound mean but both were very off-putting. The ambiance was definitely lacking but I was still very excited for the food, especially after reading on the menu that the owners are "foodies". We decided to split the potato sliders as an appetizer, and ordered the butternut squash ravioli and snapper as our entrees. It was also pretty chilly out so I ordered a specialty toddy off of the cocktail menu. YUCK. The bartender then came over and placed PAPER PLATES and DISPOSABLE UTENCILS in front of us. The appetizers came out pretty quickly. There were 2 sizable patato balls smushed between slider buns, sitting in some sort of red condiment which made them impossible to pick up and weird to eat with the plastic fork and knife. It was basically a spicy Indian samosa on a bun. It wasn't bad, it wasn't great. We then waited about 45 minutes for our entrees only to be told they were out of snapper. It was replaced by a piece of salmon that had definitely been frozen because it came out smelling quite 'fishy' and had a strange texture. My raviolis came out in a bowl of tomato sauce, all stuck together. The owner WAS quite attentive throughout and did remove the salmon from the bill. I'd still not return here or recommend it to a friend. VERY DISAPPOINTING.

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5.0Dined on January 17, 2018

One of our favorite places. It's great that they have so many gluten-free options and will happily accommodate other dietary needs as well. Jay's (lamb) Balls and Bombay Gumbo are to die for! Brought a friend there for lunch last week. She loved the Scallops appetizer and the Persian Fried Chicken Sandwich, of course had a taste of everything we ordered, and plans to return. My daughter adores the Shrimp Tempura. The Autumn and Winter salads can't be missed, so refreshing with a combination of wonderful flavors. Save room for dessert. We shared the Buttermilk Panna Cotta, which is so light and delicious, you can enjoy it even if you are stuffed. Great service, funny waiter, we all had a good time. We live in Long Beach, so don't get there as often as we'd like, but any time we are in the area or can figure out a reason to go east, Wild Side is our first choice for lunch or dinner!

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5.0Dined on December 25, 2017

Food was delicious! My family will definitely return. Very nice people and family owned business.

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5.0Dined on December 23, 2017

Love the place

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5.0Dined on December 22, 2017

Excellent food, friendly staff. Enjoyed a lovely birthday dinner.

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2.0Dined on December 13, 2017

Great concept but did not deliver on taste. The food was blah at best, they were out of many items on the menu, and everything was overpriced. The service was good though, and the place was decent.

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4.0Dined on November 29, 2017

Excellent and flavorful food!

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3.0Dined on November 5, 2017

Had brunch here and we were the only people in the restaurant for at least one hour. It was off the beaten path, drinks were good, service was good but for the amount we paid, I would expect a lot more in comparison to other brunches I’ve had for the same price being that this was very pricey for brunch ($32). I didn’t think it lived up to the hype and certainly not to my expectations.

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5.0Dined on October 26, 2017

Great food, great service. Creative menu. Be prepared to eat on a paper plates and use plastic cutlery- but detracted not at all from the experience.

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2.0Dined on October 22, 2017

We came here at the recommendation of a customer that had a good favorable impression from your Hicksville location. They and we were disappointed. The paper plates and plastic forks need to GO! The Beef Burger was good. But, the over all experience lacked. The menu was very limited, especially if you are not Vegan and maybe that is the issue, in that this should be solely marketed for Vegetarian dinning.

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5.0Dined on October 20, 2017

Went there with my husband last Friday evening because we love their wood fire pizza. They had live music and we had an amazing date. Rachel came to our time and she always does to greet the costumers. Amazing food and great service! Definitely recommend it and we’ll definitely be back!

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5.0Dined on October 14, 2017

One of my new favorites. Delicious and fresh food. Amazing every time!

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4.0Dined on October 13, 2017

Food was great ! Unfortunately service was very slow and forgetful.

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1.0Dined on October 7, 2017

Went here because it's right around from where I work. Unfortunately the first time will be my last. Service was lousy, was overcharged and charged extra for their mistake. Tried to resolve the issue with the server to no avail. Couldn't stay to speak to an owner or manager, because I had a previous engagement but did send an email, it's been over a week and no response on their part. Apparently I'm not the only one who's been overcharged. Sad that the owners don't care enough about their customers to contact them.

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5.0Dined on October 1, 2017

The food menu is small but tasty. They are welcoming and food is organic which is good. I'd definitely go again.

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5.0Dined on September 15, 2017

This was my second time here, the food was tasty and the portion was the proper size. The menu was original.

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4.0Dined on September 14, 2017

Among the corporate chains and local pizza places of Suffolk County, this is an absolute gem and should not be missed if you are anywhere in the area. The owner greeted us, servers were very attentive and informative and most importantly, the food was amazing.

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5.0Dined on September 9, 2017

Food is different and delicious

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3.0Dined on August 26, 2017

The food was delicious! However, the space was relatively noisy. They could put a bit more wine in the glass --for the price. The server was lovely and very informative.

It's a shame they can't install a dishwasher; that would save a lot of money for them. The bathroom toilet could use a little attention.

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4.0Dined on August 12, 2017

Although the owner is lovely and very kind the food options were very limited. Since it was an organic restaurant I expected a more extensive vegetarian type menu. The wood fired pizza was very good , the bean vegetarian burger was not. I think that they have a nice idea but have not developed the menu to entice a more vegetarian and organic following.

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5.0Dined on August 11, 2017

The food was excellent and the wait staff were very knowledgeable about everything on the menu.

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1.0Dined on July 8, 2017

Ostrich burger was raw. Pizza was completely BURNT, inedible. It was not wood fire, it was completely BLACK all over. Very limited menu. Plastic utensils. burger came out 10 minutes before pizza, sat there waiting. Would never go back. Ever.

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4.0Dined on July 5, 2017

Very lively atmosphere and the food was delicious! The chef and his wife visited our table to make sure we were well taken care of and we absolutely were!

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2.0Dined on June 25, 2017

I was so excited to try this place because of the vegan and vegetarian options. Everything is organic and the meats and cheeses are sourced responsibly. The restaurant itself was disappointing. Considering the beautiful stand alone space, it wasn't very pretty or inviting at all. The parking lot is in the back of the restaurant and not a very pleasant start to a dinner. The restaurant itself didn't look all that clean. We ate outside and the table wasn't even wiped down before we sat down. There was no silverware, no bread served, no napkins ~ not very welcoming considering the prices. My cocktail was good. My husband wasn't happy with the beer recommendation, so the waitress said she'd be happy to bring another ~ she was very nice and friendly ~ but then she forgot {there was only one other table dining outside and the inside was pretty empty}. The food was just ok, very fried ~ we ordered mostly veggie options. The cauliflower balls were mushy and burnt at the same time, the bean burger was also mushy and not so tasty. The shrimp tempura was good, the sauce was pretty sparse. We were really put off by the plastic silverware and paper plates. We ordered 3 appetizers and a bean burger and the bill was over $80 ~ if it was tasty and the place was clean, more welcoming, and we ate on real plates with real silverware, we would have understood that carefully sourced food costs more. But it was not a great dining experience. Cleanliness is a big thing for us when we're dining out ~ the restaurant itself, the tables, the silverware, as well as the people serving the food. I think their hearts are in the right place and we certainly need more places serving clean, whole, carefully sourced food, but this place fell short. I don't usually give unflattering reviews, but I think that if they take some of these reviews seriously it won't take too much to make this place so much better.

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