Great Neck’s Best Happy Hour and Restaurant Now Open

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    Marco Polo offers a variety of cocktails.

    Diners on Long Island can make the best of the spring and summer and enjoy something fresh and new. Marco Polo’s, an Asian/Italian fusion restaurant, has opened its second location at The Inn at Great Neck.
    The new restaurant, which blends the cuisines of East and West in deliciously creative ways, is modeled on the original Marco Polo’s location, which has been delighting diners for more than 10 years at the Viana Hotel & Spa, a sister hotel in Westbury, NY.
    “We are excited to offer guests the culinary equivalent of a breath of fresh air,” says The Inn’s general manager, Nick Horn. “This is a unique dining option that really allows our culinary team to showcase their talent and let our neighbors and guests discover a new world of flavor, right here at The Inn at Great Neck.”

    Marco Polo’s offers a warm and welcoming atmosphere, where people can relax and enjoy exploring the menu, which showcases fresh, seasonal ingredients prepared with a unique Asian/Italian fusion twist.
    Choices include options like Sesame Tuna Tataki, featuring prime ahi tuna with a crispy Asian-spiced, roasted-sesame-seed crust; Steak Diane, a classic northern italian dish made with Chinese mustard; and Prosecco Ginger Salmon, featuring grilled salmon dressed with prosecco, lemon zest and just a touch of garlic and ginger, it can be hard deciding what to order.

    Steak dish. (Contributed photos)

    Guests can take their time dining indoors or al fresco on the patio while deciding and sip on organic wines or something from Marco Polo’s specialty cocktail menu, which also changes with the seasons, and enjoy one of the eatery’s signature eggrolls, which offer a fun fusion of flavors, like Philly Cheesesteak, Chicken Parmigiana, Chicken Francese, Bolognese and Mongolian-Style.
    Executive Chef Oral Wright, who began his culinary journey in Jamaica, has a passion for food that shines through in every dish and an approach to cooking that embraces innovation. The menu at Marco Polo’s allows him to combine his personal artistry with the freshest ingredients from local suppliers who share his commitment to quality. “With hard work, a devotion to excellence and a love of food,” he says, “anything is possible.”
    Marco Polo’s is open for dinner and takeout six nights a week from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. A Happy Hour menu is offered Tuesday through Thursday from 5 p.m.-7 p.m. Lunch is served Friday-Sunday. The patio is open for al fresco dining throughout the summer.
    “We look forward to celebrating special occasions with the community,” Horn adds, referring not only to private dining options, but also to new customizable banquet menus.
    For more information, visit www.marcopolosrestaurant.com or call 516-773-2000.
    —Submitted by Marco Polo’s

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