Rarely would I trek east of Route 110, let alone the south shore of Long Island. So finding a good place to eat on the south shore is about as unfamiliar to me as finding Chinese food that doesn’t start with “General” and ends in “chicken” in Biloxi, Mississippi.
When my fellow foodie friend suggested the Lake House in Bayshore, i thought it was a joke, but out of respect for him, I acquiesced. The restaurant has no parking lot (at least to my knowledge) and street parking is about as rare as Kayne West saying something intelligent. The restaurant is relatively small, but intimate and has both indoor and outdoor seating as well as a fire pit for a cool Autumn evening. As for food…it is the pinnacle of our experience. It is one of the best on Long Island. The chef is creative and near Food Network quality.
This restaurant is not a place for the bling, so please leave the Bentleys or Corvettes (it is South Shore…j/k) at home. Most of the crowds are local and down to earth. I enjoyed the experience so much that I’ve been back three weekends in a row. They also prepare an excellent Sunday brunch.