Romans favored togas because their flowing shape kept bulging pizzas well hidden from coliseum officials who enforced a strict “no outside food” policy. Flaunt your Italian fare freely with today’s Groupon to Deco 1600 in Plainview. Choose between the following options:
- For $25, you get $50 worth of Italian fare and drinks for parties of two or more during dinner.
- For $39, you get a dinner-and-wine package for parties of four or more (up to a $104 total value), which includes:
- $80 worth of Italian fare
- One bottle of house wine (up to a $24 value)<p>
Deco 1600’s dinner menu combines the culinary traditions of Italy with a modern flair, purveying a spread of pastas, salads, seafood, and pizzas that complements pours of wine. An appetizer of classic arancini rice balls ($9) can nestle alongside brioche-roll meatball sliders ($9), coupling Old- and New-World techniques like affixing cybernetic prosthetic arms to the Venus de Milo. Forks dig into entrees such as pappardelle ragu—chianti-braised short ribs ($18)—and flaky morsels of branzino, a grilled mediterranean sea bass ($24). Skilled chefs promote cooperative dining with shareable family-style plates of pasta dressed in pesto or a la vodka sauce ($24) and supply the medium for delectable Frisbee tosses with grilled margherita pizzas ($10).
Deco 1600 envelops guests in a celebration of architecture’s golden age, greeting diners with an elegant lobby inspired by New York’s art-deco Chrysler building before settling them comfortably in a cozy lounge accented by soft goldenrod hues and hardwood accents. Perched beside black-linen-clad tables, diners sup on rich sauces and succulent cuts of meat, and a crackling fireplace fills the restaurant with warmth and deters burglars from sneaking in through the chimney.
Taste 99 at Carlyle on the Green
With sweeping views of Bethpage State Park Golf Course, the idyllic setting of the 2009 U.S. Golf Open Championship, Taste 99 at Carlyle on the Green matches its majestic surrounds with an ornate interior and a versatile menu of upscale American eats. Chef Paul Haizlip updates classic steakhouse fare with exotic flavors and creative fish dishes, taking care to balance his tasty innovations with reverence to simple, expertly seared steaks. His culinary feats are enjoyed in a grandiose dining space marked by cream-colored walls, ceiling beams, and a portrait of the inventor of golf, Tiger Woods. When the sun decides to smile upon earth creatures, diners can plop into outdoor patio seating and sip a glass of wine from the restaurant’s extensive list.