It's been such a hit with customers and restaurants that Long Island Restaurant Week will now take place twice a year. The spring restaurant week will run April 3-10.
The eight-day promotion features a special fixed price dinner offered by all restaurant participants. From Sunday to Sunday, all participating restaurants will offer a three-course prix fixe for $24.95 all night, except Saturday night when it will be offered only until 7 p.m. Each restaurant offers its own unique menu. So far, 159 restaurants have signed on.
Participating restaurants must offer the $24.95 three-course prix fixe that includes at least three choices of each course – three appetizers, three entrées, three desserts. It is their choice to offer additional items to the special menu that are higher priced.
In Port Washington, and are participating.
Other restaurants that have signed up in the surrounding areas include Las Vinas in Manhasset; Anise, Burton and Doyle and LOLA in Great Neck; and Besito Mexican Kitchen and Agave Lounge, Bistro Citron, Poco Loco, Thyme Restaurant & Cafe Bar and Trata Estiatorio in Roslyn.
The event is sponsored by Georgi Vodka, Hernando Cortes Mission Vineyards and OpenTable. Media sponsors include Long Island Pulse, Long Island Trends, LongIslandRestaurantNews.com, Newsday, WALK 97.5 and WEHM 92.9 & 96.9. WordHampton Public Relations, the creators of Long Island Restaurant Week and Hamptons Restaurant Week, is handling publicity.
The first Long Island Restaurant Week won the SABRE Gold Award Certificate of Excellence and was recognized for its superior achievement in branding and reputation by the leading public relations industry analyst, The Holmes Group. The second annual Long Island Restaurant Week garnered the Big Apple Award in the Marketing Consumer Services, Travel and Tourism/Hospitality sector by the New York Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) for excellence in research and situation analysis, planning, execution, results and evaluation.
To view a current list of participating restaurants, visit www.longislandrestaurantweek.com.
For more information about Long Island Restaurant Week, please call (631) 329-0050, extension 108.