Top 5 Long Island Restaurants for your Rehearsal Dinner

Before your big day, it’s customary to gather your bridal party and close family to go over any last minute details.   This might also be a good time for your parents to give a speech, or for you to give your bridal party a thank you gift.

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When planning this rehearsal dinner, you’re probably looking for an intimate restaurant, possibly with a private party room or reserved space.  You’re also probably looking for good food at an affordable price. Well here we go, five awesome restaurants located right here in Long Island, NY!

Grotta Di Fuoco
960 W Beech St
Long Beach, NY 11561
Telephone: 516.544.2400

Owner/Chef Andrew is a master of his craft, serving everything from creative appetizers to homemade pasta dishes to wood fire pizzas with high end ingredients.  Grotta is an intimate modern Italian setting located right in the heart of Long Beach NY.  They can provide pre-fixe menu and open bar packages, or your party can order a la carte.


Park Place
41 Covert Ave
Floral Park, NY 11001
Telephone: (516) 775-9004 

Owners Carlo, Sergio, Matthew and Patrick team up to bring you American gastropub favorites.  There’s something for everyone, from braised short rib nachos to tuna tartar tacos, from expertly grilled steaks and seafood to homemade mac & cheese.  Park Place has a private party room and a full bar stocked with some great scotches and craft beers on draft.  Oh, and did we mention the best fried oreos in town!?


Blue Moon
26 North Park Avenue
Rockville Centre, NY 11570
Tel: 516-763-4900
Blue Moon has been a staple of Rockville Centre for over 60 years.  They make amazing brick oven pizza, as well as all of the traditional Italian dishes we know and love.  They have a party room with it’s own private bar and bathroom, creating a truely intimate experience for your rehearsal dinner!


Novita Wine bar and Trattoria

860 Franklin Avenue

Garden City NY 11530

Telephone: 516.739.7660

When you think Novita, you probably think of it as a lively, happening lounge environment to mingle with friends or bring a date.  What you might not know is that they have a secluded private party room and some of the best cuisine Garden City has to offer.  Novita serves over 100 wines by the glass, and they have an excellent pre-fixe menu.  Novita is also probably the most convenient location on this list in terms of parking.


Honu Kitchen & Cocktails

363 New York Avenue,

Huntington NY 11743

Telephone: 631-421-6900

Honu is a contemporary American restaurant with a touch of gourmet flair.  Located in the heart of Huntington, Honu boasts a private loft that can accomodate your rehearsal dinner in style.  They offer an impressive wine and cocktail list, along with delicious options on their pre fixe menu.  Honu is probably the most upscale option on our list.


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