The Sixth Annual Long Island Restaurant Week kicks off on Sunday, Nov. 6 and continues through Sunday, Nov. 13, 2011. As ever, this fall mainstay provides an opportunity to sample the wares of participating restaurants, which offer special three-course prix fixe meals for $24.95 per person all evening long, and until 7 p.m. on Saturday.
Long Island Restaurant Week is designed to make it more attractive and easier to dine locally. For this special event, Long Islanders have a chance to experience participating restaurants’ finest cuisine at promotional prices; the restauranteurs in turn hope to gain new and repeat customers. More than our residents benefit; Long Island is a tourist destination, so visitors from all over get to partake of the area’s fine dining at reasonable prices. In any economy, LI Restaurant Week is a bargain.
For a list of particpating restaurants in Nassau and Suffolk Counties, visit the Dine section of the Long Island Restaurant Week website.
For last year’s (5th annual) LI Restaurant Week, I ended up at Butera’s of Woodbury, a trattoria-style Italian restaurant. Currently, Butera’s of Smithtown and Butera’s of Sayville are listed in the 2011 guide. It is likely that a restaurant in Suffolk County will get our business this time around – but we haven’t narrowed down what town to visit. The choices are extensive!
Read a review of my 2010 LI Restaurant Week dining experience.
The inspiration for this annual foodie’s dream was the successful Hamptons Restaurant Week. Long Island Restaurant Week is organized by WordHampton Public Relations, one of Long Island’s top hospitality PR firms.
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