Planning a much needed date night with your spouse or loved one? We’ve picked 25 date night restaurants on Long Island that are perfect for this occasion. Have a favorite date night restaurant that is not featured on this list? Please add to this list in the comments section below.
- Alexandro’s (Miller Place) alexandrosrestaurant.com
A quaint and romantic restaurant located in Miller Place. Serves delicious and authentic Greek food.
- Besitos (Huntington, Roslyn) besitomexican.com
Spanish for “little kiss” this Mexican restaurant is perfect for a date night.
- Bliss (Setauket) www.blissli.com
Located in Setauket, Bliss restaurant has a warm and inviting ambiance perfect for a date night. The Zagat Guide describes Bliss as “Creative American Cuisine with a French Twist.”
- Blond (Miller Place) blondrestaurant.com
For delicious entrees and a sophisticated date night dinner, Blonde in Miller Place is the restaurant to dine.
- Burton and Doyle (Great Neck) burtonanddoyle.com
If a perfect steak is what’s desired, then Burton and Doyle’s in Great Neck is the place to go.
- Casa Rustica (Smithtown) casarustica.net
Dine at Casa Rustica in Smithtown for some of the finest Italian cuisine on Long Island.
- Fifth Season (Port Jefferson) thefifth-season.com
Located in Port Jefferson, this restaurant offers picturesque views and luxurious food. This is the place to come for meals made with fresh caught fish, organic produce, and farm raised meat.
- Garden Grill (Smithtown) www.thegardengrill.com
Inside a 120 year old Victorian Country Inn sits the Garden Grill. This intimate Smithtown restaurant serves typical American grill and pasta.
- Graceful Rose (Port Jefferson) gracefulroseny.com
A romantic setting and enchanting waterside views makes the Graceful Rose a perfect choice for date night. The delectable menu features seafood, steaks and chops.
- Insignia (Smithtown) www.insigniasteakhouse.com
Insignia in Smithtown is the definition of fine dining. Known for its mouth-watering steaks, seafood, and sushi, this elegant date night restaurant is sure to please.
- La Plage (Wading River) www.laplagerestaurant.net
Named the most romantic restaurant in Long Island by The New York Times, this restaurant in Wading River features French-American cuisine.
- Luigis Restaurant and Bar (New Hyde Park) www.facebook.com/LuigisNY
Situated in New Hyde Park, Luigi’s offers a casual bar and romantic restaurant atmosphere with savory Italian food.
- Louie’s Oyster Bar and Grill (Port Washington) louiesoysterbarandgrille.com
This seafood restaurant not only offers delectable cuisine but also panoramic views of the NYC Skyline and The Long Island Sound.
- Manninos (Oakdale) manninosrestaurant.com
This fabulous Italian restaurant is situated in Oakdale. Its romantic candlelit table settings make for a great date night.
- Maria’s (Nesconset) www.marias211.com
Nestled in the town of Nesconset is this #1 rated Latin restaurant. With delicious Mexican and Latin dishes, creative tapas, and the best sangria around this is the perfect place for a date night.
- Michael Anthony’s FoodBar (Wading River) www.michaelanthonysfoodbar.com
Located in Wading River this is a restaurant with a twist. An interesting aspect at this venue is that each New American meal has a specific wine companion. This is tons of fun and not the typical night out.
- Oakland’s (Hampton Bays) www.oaklandsrestaurant.net
Situated on Shinnecock Bay in the Hampton Bays, Oakland’s offers breathtaking views and live music on the weekends.
- Oceans 5 (Shoreham) oceans5seafood.com
This Shoreham restaurant has a causal feel and delicious seafood. It also offers live music on Fridays.
- Old Mill Inn (Mattituck) www.theoldmillinn.net
Old Mill Inn offers the best lobster roll around! It is positioned right on the water in Mattituck.
- Orto (Miller Place) restaurantorto.com
Bring a favorite bottle of wine to enjoy over a delicious Italian-American meal at this Miller Place favorite.
- Pentimento (Stony Brook) www.pentimentorestaurant.net
The menu at this popular Stony Brook Italian restaurant changes with the seasons.
- Piccolos (Huntington) www.piccolorestaurant.net
This Huntington location features a warm and inviting atmosphere and a mouth watering New American-Italian menu.
- Prime (Huntington) primelongisland.com
With its beautiful views of the Huntington Harbor and a romantic fireplace, this American Kitchen and Bar will please all.
- Ruvo (Greenvale) ruvorestaurant.com
This sophisticated restaurant located in Greenvale offers appetizing Italian cuisine.
- The Snapper Inn (Oakdale) www.thesnapperinn.com
This restaurant is a gem located in Oakdale. Dine indoors for a romantic ambiance or relax in Adirondack chairs and enjoy drinks on the lawn overlooking the Connetquot River while listening to live music.
By Tara Arichabala