Tycoons of the 19th century traditionally did their wheeling and dealing at exclusive restaurants, cleverly concealing the fact that they still lived with their parents. Dine in similar fashion with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of sushi, steaks, and gourmet fare at Two Steak & Sushi Den in New Hyde Park on the Union Turnpike.
The sophisticated eatery features an extensive menu of gourmet fare and fresh sushi daily. Dive into a decadent dining experience with the tuna tartare (avocado, cucumber, apple, and taro chips; $15), or kabocha ravioli with mushrooms and soy butter ($14). Graduate to an entree such as any of the prime, dry-aged steaks, such as the filet mignon charred to order and trailed by an entourage of four accompanying sauces (10 oz., $34). If a painful book-club breakup leaves you craving emotion-mimicking raw fare, indulge in Two's fresh sushi offerings, such as the strawberry heaven roll with spicy crab, fresh strawberries, and a mango purée ($18), or the jalapeño, cilantro, yuzu soy, and garlic-gussied yellowtail sashimi ($16).
Two's sleek space features a sushi bar and two separate dining rooms—a formal dining den ideal for marriage proposals and hanging out with the mayor, as well as a more casual café appropriate for low-key nights out. Like kissing the hand of the librarian after renting a book, reservations are required, so call ahead to save a spot in the elegant dining room.
- We tried two steaks, a bone-in, dry-aged rib-eye and a prime, dry-aged New York strip. Both were top of the line: beautifully charred, juicy and cooked to order. – Joanne Starkey, New York Times
North New Hyde Park
1270 Union Turnpike
New Hyde Park, New York 11040Get Directions