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Smuggler Jack’s

December 7, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

 

Overlooking Long Island’s south shore, Smuggler Jack’s is a treasure trove of culinary delights. The restaurant has 14 boat slips located just steps from an outdoor patio, which is heated for those who love al fresco dining, no matter the outside temperature.

Smuggler Jack'sSeated on the patio, enjoying the ambiance, and drinking in the view, my friends and I shared different appetizers. The Blue Point oysters were served with mignonette (cocktail) sauce, horseradish, and lemon; the dish was very good. We ordered the fresh mozzarella and tomato, which was served with roasted peppers and a balsamic glaze, and the autumn salad with baby greens, orange pieces, pears, apples, sundried cranberries, and goat cheese topped with an out-of-this-world cranberry truffle vinaigrette.  Other appetizers include clams on the half shell, P.E.I mussels, calamari, pan-seared sea scallops, chicken wings, and spinach and artichoke dip accompanied by tortilla chips.

We ordered a variety of entrées that spanned land and sea. The perfectly cooked pan-seared sea scallops and shrimp, served with rice pilaf, sautéed spinach, blood orange gastrique (sweet and sour sauce) and saffron aioli was simply amazing. The bayou pasta with shrimp, chicken, andouille sausage, and (not particularly) spicy fennel cream sauce, was flavorful. My friend — who loves lobster — truly enjoyed the lobster roll.

Other dinner menu items include fish and chips, an eight-ounce filet mignon, New Zealand lamb chops, and the Smuggler’s burger of certified Angus beef, lettuce, and tomato accompanied by tasty French fries.

Desserts include New York cheesecake, sorbet, and brownie à la mode.

Smuggler Jack’s opens daily at 11:00 am; dinner service begins at 4:00 pm. A delightful feature is brunch on Sundays between 11:00 am and 3:00 pm. Salmon frittata, eggs Benedict, and French toast challah are some of the breakfast items offered, along with salads, burgers, sandwiches and entrée selections. There’s also an extensive cocktail menu, with an extended happy “hour” on weeknights.

The staff is friendly and accommodating; if you have food allergies or need to alter a dish to suit your needs, they are happy to help. If you plan on coming by boat, I’d recommend calling ahead of time.

Smuggler Jack’s

157 Forest Avenue

Massapequa

516-798-6000

http://smugglerjacks.com/

By Raven Peterson

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