Dining out spares people from using up the last of their paper plates or incinerating the last of their paper ovens. Reduce your disposable cookware footprint with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of American grill fare at Willy Parkers in Williston Park.
The new owners at Willy Parkers have crafted a menu of burgers, steaks, and seafood for lunch, brunch, and dinner. Chefs top Angus-beef burgers ($11), turkey burgers ($11), and vegan veggie patties ($10) with lettuce, tomato, and onion before hugging them with a seeded bun and seating them among friendly fries, cuddly coleslaw, and a solitary but propitious pickle. Baby-back ribs dress themselves in a tuxedo of honey barbecue sauce before bringing coleslaw and cornbread out on the town ($21). A choice of marinara, luciano, or sweet-curry sauce disguises batches of Prince Edward Island mussels ($17), and pastas transform into whole-wheat varietals by verbal request or telepathic proclamation ($13–$19). A three-course prix fixe menu sates mooing appetites during dinner service Monday–Thursday ($24/person).
Duotone beige walls with dark wood molding surround the dining room, and the bar houses flat-screen TVs and high-top tables. Live music high-fives the ears of customers on Friday and Saturday nights.
Within Willy Parkers, cherry-colored wood tables and chairs invite diners to sit and feast upon a menu of classic American fare that spotlights local seafood, high-end cuts of meat, and free-range chicken. In 2011, the New York Times lauded chef Eric Engvaldsen's recently revamped menu, highlighting his cooked-to-order burgers, steamed mussels, and house-crafted desserts. As diners sup on Eric's eye-catching dinner dishes or peruse the late-night bar menu, an extensive beer list calms thirsts with plentiful hops and gently whispered bedtime stories.