See in Oakdale and other Long Island restaurants to try this weekend


Summer on Long Island means lazy afternoons repelling so many small clams that you lose count. But sometimes the occasion, whether it’s a big date or a big promotion, dictates a more formal approach to seafood, which comes in successive courses and may even involve long pants. . Here are three places worthy of celebration that specialize in fish.

View (3 Consuelo Pl., Oakdale): In good weather, the large dining room opens onto an equally spacious patio by the water at the mouth of the Connetquot River, with panoramic views of the Great South Bay beyond. The restaurant could not live up to its name. Although View was first designed in 2010 as a fine dining venue, pandemic restrictions last summer persuaded General Manager Joe Scalice and Chef Bill Muzio to hijack more seafood shacks. year, they settled into a happy groove that makes all the difference. You can always get a lobster roll, shrimp popcorn, fish and chips or a steamed lobster, but also grilled local oysters, a large raw seafood platter, Montauk swordfish with artichoke hearts and capers in a broth. lemon-chardonnay or mahi mahi with grilled corn succotash, mole and salsa verde. Scalice’s extensive wine list is full of treasures, many of which can be ordered by the glass. More info: 631-589-2694,

of Noah (136 Front St., Greenport): Located on the North Fork just one block from Peconic Bay, Noah’s makes the most of local produce and seafood, be it clams and seafood. raw oysters from the bay, salad from Satur Farms, corn from Latham’s, barbecued Crescent Farm duck or seared local striped bass with mashed ratatouille and basil. Chef-owner Noah Schwartz also welcomes fish from other climates: Canadian mussels are served with a hazelnut romesco broth with candied lemons and andouille; Tasmanian red crab is found in tacos with apple, cucumber, Peruvian yellow peppers and pickled onions. Of course, the wine list leans towards North Fork, but there are plenty of interesting choices from the West Coast and Europe – and most selections are available by the glass. Take a seat in the industrial-chic dining room, the cozy bar or at a table on the wide sidewalk. More info: 631-477-6720,

The Jolly Fisherman & Steak House (25 Main St., Roslyn): Yeah, it’s old fashioned, and we’re fine with it. Who isn’t charmed by a bread basket filled with nut bread and homemade corn muffins, or a nearly extinct “relish tray” filled with celery, carrots and radishes on ice? And if old-fashioned means you can expect snapper, sole, and swordfish in addition to salmon and branzino; that you can dip in a platter of fried jumbo shrimp, Ipswich clams, and sweet scallops; that you can order a three-pound lobster or fish and chips with malt vinegar; that stone crabs, soft-shell crabs and bay scallops are only served in season; that you can also get prime steaks and orange duck from Long Island – well, we wish there were more old-fashioned seafood restaurants on Long Island. More info: 516-621-0055,

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