Besito | Blackstone Steakhouse | Jewel | La Piazza | Book Revue

Try the Signature Margarita at Besito Mexican Restaurant Near Avalon Court

Besito is a Mexican restaurant that prides itself on good drinks, tasty food, and excellent service. Located on New York Avenue near Fairview Street, which isn't too far from Avalon Court, Besito is a casual spot that's good for a business lunch or a dinner with friends and family. It’s also a good date night place.

Relax and enjoy a drink at the bar. The wine list is extensive, and if you like tequila, you’ll have a lot of fun choosing from the large selection. Regulars really like the signature Besito Margarita. Complimentary chips and salsa will be brought to your table, but do yourself a favor and get the guacamole. It’s made fresh at the table by your server and is a popular favorite here. The tacos, enchiladas, and platters all get high marks, and the wait staff is always attentive.

402 New York Avenue
Huntington, NY 11743
(631) 549-0100

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Blackstone Steakhouse Near Avalon Court: Surf and Turf in an Upscale Setting

Some Yelp reviewers say that Blackstone Steakhouse stands out as one of the best restaurants on Long Island, and even those who don't give it this distinction seem to agree that its fare is well done. Located just a stone's throw away from Avalon Court on Pinelawn Road, the upscale steakhouse serves as an ideal spot for a special occasion (and a bit of a splurge).

The decadent lobster mac and cheese makes for a solid starter, and so do the oysters and the shrimp cocktail. However, if you'd like to dive right in, order one of the steaks. The kitchen team at Blackstone crafts every steak to order and seasons it carefully to ensure nearly flawless cuts of meat. If you're a bigger fan of surf than turf, opt for the grilled whole fish of the day, the live Maine lobster, or the seared sea scallops instead. They all earn equally high marks from regulars.

Blackstone Steakhouse
10 Pinelawn Road
Melville, NY 11747
(631) 271-7780

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Jewel: A Chic and Sophisticated Dining Experience, Just a Short Way From Avalon Court in Melville

You’ll want to put on your best outfit for dinner at Jewel, an upscale restaurant in Melville that wows locals with its décor and cuisine. Not far from Avalon Court, patrons advise making a reservation if you want a table here, unless you don’t mind eating at the bar. Popular dishes at Jewel include the golden beets, the Millionaire’s pizza, the lobster, and the salmon. Jewel’s daily specials are also very good, regulars say. For dessert, try the lemon budino, the shortcake, the toffee sticky pudding, or a float.

Patrons say the prices at Jewel are very reasonable considering the quality of the food, and that the level of service is what you’d expect for a restaurant of this caliber. Jewel is a popular spot for dates, holiday celebrations and business dinners. On Sundays, take advantage of Jewel’s prix fix menu—regulars recommend the swordfish. Try not to fill up on the bread, which customers say is pretty tasty.

400 Broadhollow Road
Melville, NY 11747
(631) 755-5777

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La Piazza: Mouth-Watering Italian Cuisine in an Upbeat Atmosphere, a Short Way From Avalon Court in Melville

La Piazza offers gourmet Italian cuisine in a vibrant and lively atmosphere. Just a quick trip from Avalon Court, this restaurant is the perfect spot for enjoying a fun night out with delicious food and mixed drinks. The dining room itself is elegant, modern and chic, with comfortable seating arrangements. Have a seat, and dig in.

La Piazza specializes in brick oven pizzas, pasta, and paninis. Try the prosciutto e arugula pizza, topped with bubbling fior di latte mozzarella and imported Fontina, topped with shaved reggiano and drizzled with white truffle oil. Customers also enjoy the penne pasta, bathed in a creamy vodka sauce and mixed with finely chopped parma prosciutto. Many visitors also come simply to drink at the bar. Regulars say bartenders are extremely attentive, and that their drinks — like the lemon basil martini— are unique and very refreshing. Looking for a quiet night? La Piazza also offers takeout.

La Piazza
512 Walt Whitman Road
Melville, NY 11747
(631) 425-0500

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Find Your Favorite Titles at Huntington's Book Revue Near Avalon Court

One of Long Island’s top independent bookstores is right in Huntington, at the Book Revue. Easily located on New York Avenue near Main Street, not far from Avalon Court, Book Revue is successful because of its inventory and customer service. Here, you'll see a big space filled with two floors of books. There’s plenty of room to walk around and browse. Whether you’re looking for a bestseller, that new book everybody is talking about, or a literary classic, it’s all here.

If you need some help, the friendly staff is happy to field any questions and recommend the staff book picks. There’s always something happening here, whether it’s a book club event, readings by the Long Island Writers Guild, or famous authors signing their newest title. Make sure you stop at the cafe before leaving for a cup and a nosh.

Book Revue
313 New York Avenue
Huntington, NY 11743
(631) 271-1442

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