Places to go on Middle Neck Road
The heart and soul of any town lies on its ‘Main Street.’ Whether known by that name or another, this is where locals do their daily shopping and meet their friends for lunch, where small businesses thrive and visitors can get a sense of the local flavor. For Great Neck, Middle Neck Road meets the criteria and then some.
Whether you’d like to shop ’til you drop, spend the day pampering yourself or entertaining guests, you don’t have to go any further than Middle Neck Road.
If you’re in the market for something sparkly, there are several jewelry stores in town to peruse. Seek out gorgeous pieces at ML Jewels, Jewels by Irina, Jewels by Viggi and Italian Design Jewelers.
For the latest trends in clothing, head over to Red Boutiques and Lonny’s Wardrobe of Great Neck. Also stop into Inifinity Clothing, which has been a fixture of Middle Neck Road for more than 30 years. And don’t miss out on sophisticated accessories at Haus of Tova and Steven Dann.
Since shopping can be exhausting, don’t forget to recaffeinate at Rothchilds Coffee & Kitchen. Rothschilds serves up Stumptown Coffee any which way you like it.
Middle Neck Road is the perfect destination for a day of beauty, with quite a few salons and spas within a few blocks of each other. Celina Skin & Nail Care does it all—aromatherapy, body scrubs, neck rubs, facial treatments, hot stone therapy, you name it. Spa services are also available at Creative Beauty Studio and Makeup Queens, offering makeovers as well.
Salon Ruby Rubin will give you a fabulous haircut and for mani-pedis, try D&Y Nails Salon and Fierce Nail Salon.
The only way to top off a day like this is with a stop at a chocolate shop. There are two to choose from in Great Neck—Lazar’s Chocolate and Kron Chocolatier. The Lazar family has been making chocolate treats for four generations and Kron Chocolatier is best known for its signature Budapest Truffles, which can’t be found anywhere else.
Be My Guest
From blockbusters to independent films, something good is always playing at Bow Tie Squire Cinemas. It’s a great place to spend a Friday night or bring a friend from out of town.
Lola is an eclectic restaurant that serves up a sophisticated brunch on Sundays. Enjoy benedicts, chicken & biscuits, truffled eggs, shakshouka and more in an urban chic atmosphere. With a mimosa or bloody Mary in your hand, it’s a lovely way to pass an afternoon.
Muse Paintbar hosts painting sessions seven days a week. Even novices can paint complex art under the instruction of the class leader, with the bonus of being served delicious
snacks and drinks.
Finally, stroll around Village Green Park where you’ll find stunning sculptures, children playing, a rose garden and plenty of green space to enjoy.
Editor’s note: Lonny’s Wardrobe and Haus of Tova closed at the end of 2018