After constructing downtown Ocean Beach’s newest commercial building in 2018, the Doerings reopened Rachel’s with attractive new bakery displays and a bright, modern dining room.
Owner Michael Miller bought Le Dock in 2018 after 20 years in the demanding dining atmosphere of Ocean Beach and is gratified how many customers from his old place take the trouble to hop a water taxi to Fair Harbor to enjoy his new venue, solid testament to his dedication. Chef Gary Brown takes equal pride in ensuring each dish his kitchen turns out retains the high standards and uniform quality he insists on. Prices, often an issue for even jaded New Yorkers, are reasonable and of good value, and portions strike just the right balance between too much and too little.
Fira’s Falafel & Frites 311 Bay Walk Ocean Beach, NY 11770 Firasob.com In 2010, the Mediterranean Diet was recognized by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) as a cuisine of Intangible Cultural Heritage. It’s healthful food that … Full Story
8 Third Avenue Bay Shore, NY 11706 631-328-4948 Butera’s stands apart among Italian-American restaurants on Long Island, and there’s good reason for that. On the cusp of celebrating their 30th anniversary, the Butera family keeps their vision fresh as their … Full Story
When writing about a longtime local dining establishment, it’s not always about what is new as much as reminding the reader how good we have it. Yes, CJ’s is known as the “Home of the Rocket Fuel” and the … Full Story
179 Ocean Walk Cherry Grove, NY 11782 516-597-6766 Ordinarily when visiting Cherry Grove, I reach for one of my better summer dresses, but the heat wave had lingered for days, and every frock in my closet just looked too damn … Full Story
935 Bay Walk Ocean Beach, New York 11770 (631) 583-8016 • www.matthewsseafood.com Matthew’s Seafood House holds a lot of memories for us, for my husband John especially. Through his friend Casey he moonlighted there on weekends in the 1980s, … Full Story
When it came to what’s new with food on Fire Island, talk of Bad Boy Burritos was on everyone’s lips. There is little surprise why. The black and white Jolly Roger logo strategically placed outside The Pantry kind of beckons, … Full Story
By Lorna Luniewski Castaway Bar & Grill 310 Bay Walk (at Cottage Walk) Ocean Beach, NY 631-583-0330 castawaybarandgrill.com In between heat waves on a recent Tuesday, my husband, Tom, and I boarded the ferry from Bay Shore and headed to … Full Story
By Emma Boskovski and Danielle Lipiec The Ocean Beach Chamber of Commerce kicked off its very first Music and Seafood Festival on Tuesday, Aug. 6, with games, sales and of course, an abundance of seafood and live music. Co-sponsored by … Full Story