The chefs at Twain's Chicken & Ribs deep-fry chicken and shrimp and baste slabs of ribs in tangy barbecue sauce to populate a menu of down-home favorites. Diners quell poultry cravings with four pieces of fried chicken ($6.25) or feed a ravenous family with a meal of eight pieces of fried chicken, six fried shrimp, and two large sides, such as macaroni salad and creamed spinach ($24.99). A half-rack of ribs ($10.59) induces salivation with a zesty dry rub, and a basket of popcorn shrimp ($6.95) greatly enhances underwater film screenings.
Chefs at George Martin's Strip Steak stand guard at roiling broilers, anticipating the exact moment when each dry-aged Angus steak within has perfectly browned. Ladles of béarnaise and au poivre sauces in hand, the kitchen staff sends each order—flanked by ramekins of sautéed vegetables or hand-cut french fries—out into the cozy, candlelit dining room. Wines and signature cocktails, such as ginger cosmopolitans, pair with each entree, including the restaurant's eponymous steaks, free-range chicken, brazilian lobster tails, and veal chops. George Martin's Strip Steak also caters special events, from small gatherings in its private dining rooms to onsite celebrations for up to 100 tuxedoed mannequins.
Grillfire wields a cornucopia overflowing with grilled burgers, seafood, and other hearty American classics. Dig into brunch at the Long Beach or Merrick location with the smoked salmon benedict, which pairs flavorful lox with an English muffin, poached eggs, and Hollandaise sauce ($15). Both the Merrick and the Rockville Centre locations offer lunch menus bursting with rich burgers, healthful salad, and baroque burger sculptures made of increasingly tiny burgers. Delight carnivorous palates with the Grillfire Marinated Skirt Steak, which arrives alongside servings of crispy onions ($18). For dinner, take a walk on the wholesome side with the wonton mango salad, which intermixes baby greens, crispy noodles, cukes, and carrots with a sesame-ginger dressing ($12 Rockville Centre and Merrick, $11 Long Beach). To satisfy a need for tenderness unmet by clever greeting cards, chow down on the Long Beach location’s 8-ounce Filet Mignon ($25), the most sentimental of all steaks.
The cooks at Shogun Japanese Steakhouse cultivate a menu rich with teriyaki entrees, hibachi-grilled seafood and steak, and dozens of unique sushi rolls, rounding out with pan-Asian dishes such as thai basil beef and general tso's chicken. Amid Japanese wall murals and artifacts, diners settle into seating at tables that feature hibachi grills, where chefs artfully prepare meals on the spot.
In addition to an extensive dinner menu brimming with dry-aged beef and seafood, Mac's Steakhouse saturates Sunday mornings with its new farmers' brunch. The midday meal pairs such entree orders as eggs florentine ($18.95) with a complimentary farmers' table buffet awash with fresh bread, cheese, and salads picked in accordance with seasonal trends and lunar gardening cycles. Craft a tasty morning trifecta such as seafood risotto ($18.95) with a Bloody Mary ($3) and a slab of thick bacon from the carving table ($2).
The sophisticated eatery features an extensive menu of gourmet fare and fresh sushi daily. A sumptuous dining experience commences with the grilled asparagus with crispy hen egg and bacon-sherry vinaigrette ($15) or Kimi's pork gyoza with a curried mustard sauce ($12). Graduate to a prime dry-aged steak, such as the filet mignon charred to order and trailed by an entourage of four accompanying sauces ($36/10-oz.). If a painful book-club breakup leaves you craving emotion-mimicking raw fare, indulge in Two's fresh sushi offerings, such as the strawberry heaven roll with spicy crab, fresh strawberries, and a mango purée ($18), or the jalapeño, cilantro, yuzu soy, and garlic-gussied yellowtail sashimi ($16).