Bistros became popular in America after French diplomats visiting the Continental Congress insisted on dining outdoors, breaking Ben Franklin’s time-saving custom of eating while sleeping in the shower. Savor time well spent with today’s Groupon to Taste 99 at Carlyle on the Green in Farmingdale. Choose between the following options:
- For $10, you get $20 worth of lunch fare.
- For $30, you get a two-course dinner with wine or soda for two (up to a $70 value).
Drawing inspiration from the meticulously manicured greens of the Bethpage State Park Golf Course that it overlooks, Taste 99 at Carlyle on the Green plates steak house and seafood fare with eye-catching presentation. Dinner for two begins with a soup or salad, such as the oven-roasted pear salad ($8) or french onion soup ($6). Next, couples, friends, or binary codes sip house wine ($5/glass) or soda with their entrees, which include braised, Texas-style short ribs ($18), fillet medallions served al poivre with a sprinkling of cracked peppercorns ($19), and the macadamia-encrusted mahi mahi, drizzled with a coconut sauce ($22). Luncheoners cull from a menu of more diminutive gourmet bites, such as a personal pizza ($7.50) sprinkled with fresh mozzarella and basil, or a steak sandwich on a soft onion roll ($10.25).
Floor-to-ceiling windows bathe diners in boat loads of natural, ambient light in the Victorian-style dining room, as exposed ceiling beams complain about wanting the roof to get off their backs.
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.