Like a tongue on a flagpole in February, fusion cuisine results from curiosity and a shortage of popsicles. Rein in restless taste buds with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of international fusion fare and drinks at Retro Lounge & Grill in Freeport.
A resurrection of Al B. White’s 1939’s vaudeville landmark, the “new” Retro Lounge serves up a menu courtesy of executive chef Nilka Hendricks, best known for her work on season seven of Fox’s Hell’s Kitchen. Chef Hendricks' diverse array of palette-pleasing dinner dishes ranges from the grilled rib-eye steak rubbed with jamaican jerk seasoning ($23) to the zesty shrimp and crab enchiladas with saffron rice and a lobster bisque sour cream sauce ($14). At lunch, guests can build their own sandwiches from more than 50 different fillings culled from beasts of the land, sea, air, and soil ($4.25–$5.25), or gobble up a slew of salads ($6–$7.50) or gourmet paninis such as the Brooklyn Avenue, with veggies slathered in goat cheese, olive tapenade, and balsamic-honey ($6.75).
Guests can settle into the rustic, dimly lit dining toom and let Retro Lounge’s attentive servers suggest a cocktail or fine wine to round out any meal. Rough-hewn stone façades, dark wood paneling, and vintage carved lintels frame the roaring fireplaces, which visiting patrons can enjoy without the threat of chimney squatters.
The Freeport-Baldwin Leader and Long Island Restaurant News both favorably reviewed the Retro Lounge & Grill. Explore Long Island profiled chef and former Hell's Kitchen contestant Nilka Hendricks. More than 750 Facebookers like Retro Lounge & Grill.
- In only eight months, Chef Nilka Hendricks has experimented with blending several distinctive flavors, textures, herbs and spices to develop new tastes that tantalize the pallette while helping redefine classic dishes. – Doug Finlay, Freeport-Baldwin Leader
- not only do my daughter and I truly and thoroughly enjoy the food, both on the premises and home delivery, but we absolutely love the atmosphere. – Je'Je' W., Facebook
10 Brooklyn Ave.
Freeport, New York 11520Get Directions