Breaking bread is a bonding experience, encouraging new friendships while testing the strength of communal sledgehammers. Swing into sustenance with today's Groupon: for $25, you get $50 worth of American cuisine plus a tres leches rice pudding (an $8 value) at Soundview of Glen Cove (a $58 total value).
At Soundview of Glen Cove. diners take in stunning seaside views as a team of chefs craft creative dishes that mix American favorites and international flavors. After perusing the menu, curious appetites are baited with the shrimp cerviche's blend of tequila, watermelon, and poblano peppers ($14) before moving onto upscale entrees. Dig into a mini clambake, in which fish, mussels, clams, and lobster bake in parchment before being transplanted into a sea of chardonnay-saffron sauce ($28). Chefs allow the marinated skirt steak to steep in a whirlpool of flavors for three days before slathering it with horseradish demi and plating it with pillows of creamed corn and potato gratin ($24). Chicken breasts stuffed with spinach and feta are wrapped in a filo-dough embrace ($19), and diners can peer through the thai-basil red-coconut beef's glass noodles at baby bok choi and crispy shrimp in a sweet-and-spicy coconut broth ($19). A parting gift of tres leches rice pudding is topped with an edible whipped-cream bow and presented to palates to end meals more sweetly than a soprano solo sung by a jar of molasses.
Shady green umbrellas form a canopy over the elegant patio, shielding diners from the penetrating gaze of seagulls as they peer into stunning views of the Long Island Sound, and dining rooms are festooned with historic images of Glen Cove's most gorgeous family estates.
Soundview of Glen Cove
The team of chefs at Soundview of Glen Cove—who between themselves have garnered nearly 100 years of experience—crafts creative dishes that mix American favorites and international flavors. Diners take in stunning seaside views of the Long Island Sound from the dining room or patio, gazing at the source of much of the menu's fresh-caught sea-meat. These stunning views have earned the establishment a nomination for Long Island Press's Best of Long Island 2012 contest, in the categories of Restaurant with a Water View and Places Where Having Eyes Is Neat.
In warmer weather, shady green umbrellas form a canopy over the elegant patio, shielding diners from the penetrating gaze of seagulls, and dining rooms are festooned with historic images of Glen Cove's most gorgeous family estates. Soundview shares its grounds—donated to the city in 1972 by the Geddes Family—with an 18-hole golf course and public park, which boasts a playground for little ones and tennis and basketball courts for slightly larger ones.
111 Lattingtown Rd.
Glen Cove, New York 11542