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With so many delicious options, it’s difficult selecting just one

Located on the Gold Coast of Long Island, Great Neck is known for its growing diverse population and fine dining. This marriage of culture and cuisine makes for a variety of fabulous restaurants that offer food from Asian fusion to Mediterranean—and everything in between.


Colbeh
Billed as an authentic Persian journey from the moment guests step through the doors, Colbeh is a kosher restaurant with Mediterranean cuisine and atmosphere, enhanced by Persian music and a warm, hospitable staff that treats diners like old friends. Colbeh offers cold and hot appetizers, including Moroccan Cigars made from ground potatoes or vegetables rolled in pastry dough, as well as numerous entrées served over basmati rice or fresh dill and lima bean rice, along with grilled plum tomatoes and vegetables. Main dishes include the special Colbeh King Combo, the newest combination of kebab barg (cubed prime beef), kebab joujeh (chicken) and white koobideh (ground beef), all delicately seasoned and grilled. Stews
and fish are also available. To end the meal, traditional desserts from a Persian bakery are served. Colbeh is known for hosting parties, both in its beautiful catering room or in your home. • 75 N. Station Plaza • www.colbeh.com • 516-466-8181


Union Prime Steak and Sushi
A modern steakhouse that offers both casual cocktails at the bar and an elegant fine-dining experience, Union Prime Steak and Sushi is perfect for going out with friends, having a nice family dinner or talking business over lunch. The menu not only offers 35-day prime dry-aged steaks, which include hand-selected USDA porterhouse, filet mignon, bone-in rib and sirloin, but also traditional and specialty sushi rolls, like the Union roll with spicy lobster, spicy crab, shrimp tempura, seaweed salad, eel sauce and spicy mayo, as well as sashimi, salads, chicken and seafood entrées, and a raw bar. For dessert, homemade treats like a warm cinnamon bun and butterscotch crème brûlée are available, along with cordials, ports and dessert wines. A wine director can also help you pair your meal with the perfect wine, sake or unique cocktail. The eatery offers specials, such as Surf & Turf Sundays, Wine Down Fridays, Thursday Ladies Night—with $9 infused vodka cocktails and a live DJ—and a three-course prix fixe Early Dinner for $39. Union caters private events with the option of reserving the banquet room or the whole restaurant. • 661 Northern Boulevard • www.unionprimesteak.com • 516-487-9200


Lola
With award-winning chefs and gourmet Mediterranean cuisine, Lola feels like dinner in Manhattan but much closer to home. The restaurant is open for dinner every day and brunch on Sundays. The dinner menu offers made-to-order hummus, small plates that include salads and dishes like cast-iron baked feta and charred octopus, and portions for the table that are served with warm pita and a few sides. Entrées include a mixed grill, which is a combination of duck tenderloin, spiced chicken, merguez sausage and vegetables, meant to be shared by two or more people, and each main course can have seared foie gras added to it. Desserts include a s’mores tart and halva parfait. After-dinner drinks are just as sweet with options like an espresso martini or mint chocolate chip, comprised of crème de menthe, crème de cacao, vanilla vodka and cream. For Sunday brunch, diners can choose American or Mediterranean fare. The American options include dishes like truffled eggs and duck benedict, while the Mediterranean side offers schnitzel and fattoush salad. • 113A Middle Neck Road • www.restaurantlola.com • 516-466-5666


Moonstone Modern Asian Cuisine & Bar
Devoted to providing tasty and visually stunning Asian-fusion fare, Moonstone offers an enormous variety on its menus and an extensive selection of wine, liquor and cocktails in its bar and lounge areas. Soups, salads, a raw bar, live shellfish, dim sum, hot and cold appetizers, and from the grill, land, sky, sea and garden options are available, as are entrées from the special chef’s table, like stir-fried jumbo prawn Szechuan. Dishes are identified as vegetarian, spicy and gluten free, like the Moonstone lettuce wrap appetizer with pistachios and an option of chicken, shrimp, beef or vegetarian. Desserts include fried ice cream tempura with raspberry sauce and crispy banana spring rolls. Moonstone offers a take-out menu, as well as individual and family-style menus for parties at the restaurant. Happy hour with half-price drinks and appetizer, dim sum and sushi specials are offered, too. • 14 Northern Boulevard • www.moonstoneny.com • 516-500-1000

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