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Best Places for a Romantic Dinner on Long Island

by Best Of Long Island on January 5, 2010

Scenic views, candlelit rooms–there are so many romantic spots to have dinner on Long Island, but these are the best.

Long Islanders Voted Palm Court at The Carltun in East Meadow Best Place for a Romantic Dinner on Long Island!

Palm Court at The Carltun
Eisenhower Park
East Meadow

Surely few places could offer so magnificent a romantic experience as Palm Court at The Carltun. The breathtaking restaurant offers an unparalleled ambiance, including their unforgettable décor, flying monkeys, a la The Wizard of Oz, painted with oils on canvas and mounted on the ceiling—coupled with near-perfect food and a wine list that has been referred to by Wine Spectator Magazine as one of the “most outstanding restaurant wine lists in the world.” Of course, Palm Court has won over critics and Zagat’s—who have called the restaurant “quiet,” “sophisticated,” “classy”  “gorgeous.” And when you’re looking for romance, what more can you ask for?

2nd Place – Lake House, 240 W. Main St., Bay Shore. 631-666-0995.

Impress your lovely lady at The Lake House. The warm, romantic atmosphere makes your night-on-the-lake perfect. The high quality food is innovative with a unique touch. No need to travel to the city for fine dining, and these prices are reasonable. The warmth and friendliness from the staff shows their dedication to making your time at the restaurant ideal.

3rd Place - Nico at the Gatsby Mansion, 712 Main St., Islip. 631-581-1900.

Nico at the Gatsby Mansion offers the classic fine dining experience for you and your tall-glass-of-water. The Italian cuisine is excellent, with a wide variety to choose from. The intimate seating for two, such as a table nestled next to the wine cellar, ensures that this place is perfect for a romantic night for two. The restaurant also offers seating for a large family hoping to enjoy a Sunday dinner. Upstairs, the venue can hold up to 180 people for any event.

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