Eating while riding horseback was pioneered by the efficient Mongols, who also adjusted to reading, receiving haircuts, and filling out their taxes atop their four-legged mobiles. Enjoy the convenience of chairs and tables with today’s Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of Mediterranean-fusion dinner fare at Ayhan's Trodos Mediterranean Restaurant in Westbury.
Known for its flame-grilled whole fish, Ayhan's Trodos Mediterranean Restaurant fuses authentic old-world Mediterranean cuisine with modern-American fine dining. Dig into dinner with a house-made app such as the zucchini pancakes, flattened and pan seared fresh zucchini, feta, and herbs ($8), or the tentacular grilled octopus, served with a crisp cucumber vinaigrette ($9). Diners can align themselves with one of the most popular fish in the school with succulent white Mediterranean Branzini ($24) or feast on char-grilled cubes of tender beef on a mignon-kebab platter ($19).
Low lights and candles illuminate the elegant, modern minimalism of wood-slatted screens as guests settle in for a glass of Turkish red or white, or a specialty martini such as the chambortini, a quenching blend of vodka, Chambord liqueur, and vanilla ice cream. The dining room also boasts a window-view into the kitchen and large copper urn centerpieces, into which you can mentally leave well wishes in an attempt to curry Zeus’s fickle favor.
Ayhan's Fish Kebab Restaurant
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. This Long Island seafood house specializing in fire grilled whole fish and other seafood selections. The menu draws inspiration from the cuisines of Cyprus, Turkey, Greece, and Israel, entertaining taste buds with an eclectic mix of dishes.
477 Old Country Rd.
Westbury, New York 11590Get Directions