Best Restaurants

Out of all the restaurants in a city, 10Best narrows the options to those places with the most appeal and the best reputations. We offer carefully vetted selections to let you explore Long Island dining on your own. If time is really tight, though, and you don't have the leisure to look through all our offerings, we present our Long Island Best Restaurants list. Here, we distill the best businesses down to a special selection of ten. These places promise a stellar experience and a taste of the city that you just can't miss.

Louis XVI

One of LI's most highly acclaimed restaurants, Louis XVI boasts a waitstaff dressed to the nines, opulent decor reminiscent of a French palace, and breathtaking views of the Great South Bay. First courses include canape of sautéed duck foie...  Read More

Tellers Chophouse

Suffolk County's southern shore boasts a number of upscale restaurants, but few can be spoken about in the same breath as this sophisticated steakhouse. The setting itself is stunning: a restored bank building with white columns and a dining...  Read More


Contrary to what you may have read in Sunday school, all is not lost in Babylon. Its saving grace, in this instance, is sushi. Inside this inventive little eatery, the chefs are not afraid to experiment. This fact becomes apparent when you...  Read More

Polo Restaurant
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Signature restaurant of one of Long Island's more respected hotels, Polo gets high marks for its contemporary American cuisine and elegant, almost regal setting. Dark wood accents, original artwork, and silk-covered walls give the main dining...  Read More

Mill River Inn

Winner of numerous accolades, including recognition from DiRo­NA and "Wine Spectator," this Oyster Bay stalwart never fails to hit its mark. Friday and Saturday night's prix fixe dinners also prove incredibly popular. Featured main courses...  Read More

East by Northeast

ENE, as regulars call it, has a status as one of Montauk's more fashionable eateries. Sleek, Eastern-influenced decor is punctuated by stained woods, earth tones, and a heavy reliance on geometric shapes, from rectangular archways and windows to...  Read More

You couldn't ask for a more tranquil setting than the one this contemporary Italian-Mediterranean eatery boasts. Overlooking the lapping waters of Fort Pond, it features large picture windows and an herb and flower garden. Sunsets as seen from...  Read More

Stone Creek Inn

Located in the former Ambassador Inn, this elegant French-Med restaurant features the cuisine of owner-chef Christian Mir, once the Executive Sous-chef at Tavern on the Green. Fresh fish and seafood highlight the menu, and each entree is paired...  Read More

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