Though DEKS American Restaurant is located in the historic Hallock House—Rocky Point's oldest commercial building—its approach is distinctly contemporary, pairing artful entrees with an evolving rotation of 190 craft beers and imports. Cooks marinate and blacken porterhouse steaks, slather baby back ribs in barbecue sauce, and sauté shrimp and chicken to serve with goat cheese and sun-dried tomatoes over pasta. In addition to these mainstays, each month brings a new themed menu featuring unique and seasonal favorites, such as "Cajunfest" and Oktoberfest.
At Caruso's, Italian cuisine is the star of the show. On an outdoor patio or indoor dining room, forks can be found twirling through plates of spaghetti and linguine or spearing nubs of homemade gnocchi. In the kitchen, chefs make sure to use fresh ingredients in each of their dishes, sourcing items locally when possible. Local littleneck clams made an appearance on the menu, while Long Island's own Pellegrini chardonnay and merlot can be found amidst the wine list's Italian and Californian options. Diners may also opt to recreate the restaurant experience in their own home with a take-home pie from Caruso's attached brick-oven pizzeria and white tablecloths draped over the family dog.
Portside Bar & Grill sports a delectable menu of chicken, marine cuisine, and pasta, as well as a comfy outdoor patio and full bar furnished with craft beers. Alert the taste buds of entree insurgencies with starters like breaded, boneless chicken wings ($8). The penne a la vodka, unlike chain emails from incarcerated uncles, forwards patrons a welcome stream of tasteful morsels, its pasta cooked in tomatoes, garlic basil, vodka, and cream sauce ($12.50 with chicken or shrimp). Or bet your appetite on a scrumptious plate of clams casino ($9), which come served on the half shell and adorned with crispy bacon.
Drop in for a bite and a quaff and scan the appropriate breakfast or lunch menu. Start the day with an innovative omelette such as the Down Port (lump crab, asparagus, crisp bacon, roasted red pepper, and smoked gouda served with home fries and choice of toast; $11.95), or maintain a flavor-fueled daytrip with a wrap such as the house-made chicken salad with apple, mixed greens, and tomato ($9.95) or the half-pound gorgonzola and roasted red pepper burger, with lettuce, tomato, and red onion served with fries and a salad ($10.95). Bring a special someone for a tandem plunge into the molten goodness of cheese or chocolate fondue ($25 for a couple), or bring a crowd of friendly strangers to bond over tasty tapas ($9–$12).
Long Island's Hana Japanese Restaurant dishes out sushi, teriyaki, and other Asian cuisine beneath the glow of lantern-like hanging lamps. Within the moss-green walls of the dining room, diners feast on maki rolls and sashimi feasts; exposed wooden rafters recall the restrained aesthetics of traditional Japanese architecture. Korean dishes such as bulgogi and bibimbap round out the dinner menu, and diners can cap off meals with fried or regular ice cream in flavors such as green tea or ginger.