Tired of eating the same thing every weekend? When you live in a diverse place like Long Island, there is always a new restaurant to try. Visiting an upscale, international-themed restaurant is the best way to find your new favorite cuisine. Latin-fusion, Caribbean, Mediterranean, or Indian — you'll find some of the very best food right here in your own backyard.
Our real estate agents are always trying new restaurants on the weekend, and there are several we can't stop talking about. Here is a quick list of some new International restaurants we've discovered this year:
- Blend On The Water - 45-40 Center Blvd, Queens, NY 11109
Combine excellent Latin-inspired cuisine and beautiful views of the East River at Blend On The Water. This upscale Long Island restaurant has a unique menu and a stunning atmosphere that makes for a great date night destination. Choose from small plates, seafood, or classic Latin entrees. Plus, enjoy amazing cocktails and desserts. To ensure you get the best view, make sure to make reservations!
- Akbar - 2 South St, Garden City, NY 11530
Authentic, flavorful Indian cuisine in an upscale atmosphere can be found at this Garden City restaurant. Akbar serves Northern Indian cuisine, including all your favorite dishes, curries, and clay over specialties. There is a great wine and cocktail menu, plus a dinner buffet every Sunday. One trip to Akbar, and we're sure it'll make your list of favorite local restaurants.
- Blend - 47-04 Vernon Blvd, Long Island City, NY 11101
Like its sister restaurant, Blend On The Water, Blend is also a Latin fusion restaurant with a warm, vibrant, and modern atmosphere; however, this one is located in Long Island City and has a slightly different vibe. The restaurant mixes upscale with comfortable and serves some of the most flavorful cuisine, including some of the best local paella you'll find. The drinks are delicious too! The restaurant is small and fills up quickly, so be sure to grab a reservation.
- Opus Mediterranean Steakhouse - 4 Old Jericho Turnpike, Jericho, NY 11753
This place is truly a sight to see — Opus Mediterranean Steakhouse is a restaurant with grand, over-the-top architecture with an emphasis on elegance. The interior dining room features 25-foot cathedral ceilings and panoramic glass wall vistas. Outside, you'll find patio seating surrounded by beautiful gardens. The menu features upscale cuisine with a Mediterranean twist. Plus, they serve over 500 wines!
- NK Restaurant - 2367 Hempstead Tpke, East Meadow, NY 11554
If you're in the mood for bold Caribbean flavors, head over to NK Restaurant. There are some truly unique dishes to try at this Long Island eatery. We recommend the Grilled Guava Rum Pork Chop or the Jerk Tomahawk for 2 — both are absolutely delicious. Don't forget to save room for Coconut Flan with Candied Star Fruit. After your meal, schedule a tour of one of these spectacular nearby East Meadow homes for sale.
Variety is the spice of life, which is why we're always up for trying something new. We're confident one of these Long Island eateries will become your new favorite. Contact us today for more local restaurant recommendations.