Long Island Fine Dining Examiner
July 1, 2012
Antonette's of east hills is reminiscent of a grand italian villa in size, earthtone color, and grandeur. After a long history of success with l'endroit (30 years), its original occupant, a number of restaurants have occupied this venue. exciting Having dined at all the prior restaurants I was quite impressed with how Antonette's has taken over the restaurant and added a subtle mediterranean charm to the interior.
Jimmy, the new owner of this location, invited us to sample his Antonette's menu. Being a perfect host, Jimmy made sure that we were seated at a comfortable table with miguel, an excellent waiter. We began our meal with a small classic caesar salad along with a number of small plate appetizers: shrimp cocktail, crab cakes, and baked clams all beautifully prepared and served on fine white china. After our appetizers miguel served us a series of absolutely outstanding entrees:
Veal Francaise - two large veal cutlets served in a lemon and wine sauce that melted into your mouth off the fork.
Filet Mignon Barolo- A thick and delectable piece of prime meat served with barolo wine and olive oil sauce on the side. Magnifique!
Fettucine Alfredo- Perfectly cooked fettucine noodles in a sauce of butter and creme,filling, loaded with calories and absolutely out of this world.
Tuna Almondine - a generous tuna steak, prepared in a white sauce topped with almonds. Although I have always favored salmon over tuna, this dish may have converted me.
Chicken Marsala- chicken filets sauteed and served in a light lemon and wine sauce
Rigatoni matricana- round tubes of pasta served in a delicious red sauce with vegetables. The perfect pasta to accompany our feast.
Along with our dishes our host sent over a bottle of fine white italian wine to accompany our meal.
Our generous meal, left us with more than enough for another meal the following day.
For dessert we were served a plate of delicious home made italian cakes and pastries along with tea and coffee.
Antonette's of east hills is the third antonette restaurant Jimmy now owns and operates. The new restaurant is charming, the food outstanding, the service excellent and the ambiance relaxed and charming. It should be here for many years to come....
Highly recommended for all ages.. Excellent parking and easy to access. Catering and party facility premises.
Kudo's to Jimmy, Miguel, and the staff. Antonette's of east hills is a winner!
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