Happy Times Cafe, located at 535 Broad Hollow Road (631-270-4836), in Melville, New York, is a fabulous place for great food in a relaxed retro setting. Escape the work environment and step back into the 1950's for a unique and delicious dining experience. Or, stay in your home or office and have us deliver to you: free!
Even though there are two of them, Brandon and Rebecca Osman, make their presence at photo shoots subtle and unobtrusive. The duo adopts a photojournalistic approach as they capture indelible moments out in the natural beauty of their Long Island surroundings. They can create natural and striking images for engagement photo shoots and weddings.
Tucked in a quiet corner of the Holiday Inn, Bistro 46 serves upscale steak-house and seafood dishes in a sleek, elegant environment. At the central bar, lattice-backed chairs surround a marble countertop under several HDTVs glowing in a recess in the ceiling. Polished wood floors and silver-rimmed wall sconces fill out the dining room, and in the kitchen, Chef Ernie Herzog whips up bistro specialties such as Maryland jumbo crab cakes that once graced that state's official flag before Governor Spiro Agnew ate them all.
Though it's nestled in the lobby of a Four Points by Sheraton hotel, Super's Cafe is no ordinary hotel restaurant. Because it takes its name from the nickname of Chris Pickford, one of the first firefighters to give his life rescuing survivors when the Twin Towers were hit, the eatery has much to live up to. Pastas get a personal touch with housemade bolognese and parmesan pesto, and entrees carry international influence, as seen in dishes such as the kung pao chicken and churrasco steak. Diners also bulid their own half-pound burgers by choosing from a range of ingredients, while inventive burger creations include Super's Blazing Hot, a blackened beef patty served with hot sauce and blue cheese.
Framed in arched woodwork, scenic murals of the Italian countryside line one wall of La Piazzetta Cafe and mirrors stand guard over teal banquettes on the other. Small bouquets of vibrant-hued flowers are eternally in bloom at the center of each table, weighed down with plated Italian favorites. Shrimp, veal, chicken, meatballs, and eggplant all receive the parmigiana treatment, and pasta dishes offer more than 20 varieties, including rigatoni montonara and dried macaroni for making crafts at the table. Guests can share a specialty pie such as the buffalo-chicken pizza, or horde their own 12-inch personal pizza. Diners can feast inside where a television entertains kids, relax at a bistro table outdoors, or order catered fare for their next Golden Girls viewing party.
Chef Ayhan opened his first restaurant on Long Island more than 35 years ago, setting the stage for a fiefdom of successful Mediterranean restaurants across the region, each one serving up freshly caught seafood, succulent kebabs, and creamy hummus. The menu draws inspiration from the cuisines of Cyprus, Turkey, Greece, and Israel, entertaining taste buds with an eclectic mix of dishes, such as doner gyro kebab, spinach-and-feta pie, sesame-crusted salmon, and char-grilled calamari.