Newcomers Rockin' Fish and Jellyfish in Centerport are joining the line up of the second annual Northport Restaurant Week Nov. 4-11. The two foodie favorites are offering $25 prix fixe three-course menus alongside 11 other popular restaurants returning from last year.
"Northport's restaurants are one of its greatest resources," said Northport Business Development Committee Chair Tom Kehoe, who added that the event helps bring business during what is usually a slow period. The event is a win-win, he said, and comes at minimal cost to the village.
The following restaurants are participating in this year's Northport Restaurant Week. Special menus can be viewed at Dine Northport's website.
Rockin' Fish: Owned by Chrissy Costello and chef Rob Haddow, Rockin' Fish is a gastropub located Main Street in Northport. Open for lunch and dinner daily, the pub offers an eclectic menu of fresh seafood, sandwiches, wraps, burgers and more in a comfortable and refined environment featuring a 32 seat outdoor patio. Rockin' Fish features a full bar with an extensive wine list and fifteen craft beers on tap.
Jellyfish: This newly-opened restaurant features steaks, seafood, and a variety of other dishes in a high-end eclectic atmosphere. See website for more details.
Benkei: Menu choices include a full range of Japanese dishes -- sushi and sashimi, tempura and noodles, along with a number of special rolls, including cooked rolls such as the Boston roll, which features cooked shrimp, cucumber and lettuce with rice on the outside. The restaurant also uses organic chicken in several of its chicken dishes.
Maroni Cuisine: Since 1996, Maroni Cuisine's cozy setting has set an intimate backdrop for lunch and dinner. The restaurant offers no formal menu; instead the staff provides diners with a general listing of dishes, and recommends sampling the tasting menu.
Ritz Cafe: The Ritz has been serving its continental fare since 1987 and, as befits a restaurant near the harbor, offers a wide assortment of seafood choices. From a lunchtime appetizer of yellow fin tuna tartare seasoned with soy sauce, sesame oil and wasabi aioli drizzles, to steamed clams, pulled pork dumplings and oysters, to a full complement of salads and entree offerings of grilled salmon, risotto with sea scallops or a grilled pork chop, there's a diverse selection at this Zagat-rated restaurant. Dinner offers more of the same intriguing seafood dishes, with the addition of steaks, rack of lamb and pork chops.
Main Street Cafe: Located right on Main Street, Main Street Cafe is known as Northport's best spot for pub food. It serves juicy, hearty burgers and other simple pub favorites like onion soup, clam chowder and chicken sandwiches. The menu has something for everyone, and the restaurant also has a full-service bar.
Bistro 44: Located right on Main Street, Bistro 44 serves a wide variety of food. Menu items include burgers, steaks, specialty salads and more.
Pumpernickel's: The restaurant offers a delectable Jaeger schnitzel, broiled imported lobster, sumptuous soups and a variety of deserts. The wait staff wears a traditional Bavarian dirndl costume.
Intermezzo: Intermezzo welcomes all its guests with a warm, charming ambiance of the Italian Mediterranean. The spacious dining area features an extensive selection of homemade pizza, fresh pastas, breads, grilled fish and meats all baked in a wood-fired oven. It also offers an extensive collection of domestic and Italian wines.
Sweet Mama's: Sweet Mama's brings classic homestyle cooking to the heart of Northport, served up in an historic house almost 100 years old. With extensive offerings for breakfast, lunch and dinner, Sweet Mama's delivers a wide selection of dishes in a comfortable setting.
Napper Tandy's: Napper Tandy's bills itself as the "Irish pub that parties like a club," with live bands on weekends. It also has 32-inch televisions to watch sporting events -- including horse races, for which it has OTB machines as well as Quick Draw. The bar also has a a massive jukebox and offers happy hour specials, including a free buffet.
Ship's Inn: Ship's Inn has been a Northport favorite since 1997. The comfortable booths provide just the right amount of privacy, and the menu offers a wide variety of freshly-made food options at moderate prices, including seafood, veal, steak, chicken and more.
Skipper's Pub: This pub-style restaurant has been at the corner of Main Street next to the harbor for more than 20 years. Lunch options include soups, salads, sandwiches, paninis and burgers while dinner dishes ranges from salmon, mussels, chicken and sirloin steak. Desserts include apple cobbler, rice pudding and cheesecake.
An invite-only kick off party, sponsored by the Northport Business Development Committee, will be held on Monday at 7 p.m. in the Engeman Theater. There is also a raffle for free dinners around town, with winners drawn at the kick-off. See the Dine Northport website for details.