Housed in an old silver-sided diner on Atlantic Avenue, The Long Island bar is Toby Cecchini’s old-fashioned love letter to Brooklyn and all its bygone beauty. Ever the boyish intellectual, Cecchini—who bartended at The Odeon in the days of Madonna, and created the Cosmopolitan—kept the restaurant and bar just the way he found it, name and all. Classic cocktails come in wide, swirling coupes and plenty of endearing attitude (all the bartenders are equal parts surly and sweet), and come football season, the back room television whirs with Packers Pride (Cecchini’s from Wisconsin).
Image: The Long Island bar
- craft cocktails
- bar food
- good wine
What to drink
The Long Island Gimlet (gin, lime cordial, ginger).
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Have a side of French fries with your Gimlet. Really though, they're blanched and then fried to a wonderful crisp.
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