Roslyn, NY City Guides

1. Roslyn Claremont Hotel

City: Roslyn, NY
Category: Accommodations
Telephone: (516) 625-2700
Address: 1221 Old Northern Blvd.

Description: For someone looking for sophisticated and upscale accommodations in a traditional hotel setting, the Roslyn Claremont Hotel is an excellent choice. The guestrooms are decorated in a lavish European country style and offer comfort and luxury, plus plenty of functional living space. They feature rich imported fabrics and linens along with plenty of modern amenities, including free high-speed Internet access. Situated on Long Island’s North Shore, the hotel is close to the major New York airports. On the property you’ll find an upscale restaurant, called Cristina’s, and a lounge. The Roslyn Claremont Hotel offers the perfect weekend getaway for New Yorkers who don’t want to travel to Suffolk County but who want to enjoy what Long Island has to offer. The grand ballroom here can accommodate a wide range of private functions for up to 200 guests. Be sure to ask about the “Special Romantic Weekend Packages” offered throughout the year.

2. St. Francis Hospital

City: Roslyn, NY
Category: Health Care
Telephone: (516) 562-6000
Address: 100 Port Washington Blvd.

Description: Founded in 1922, this hospital is where you’ll find some of the nation’s top specialists in interventional cardiology, cardiothoracic surgery, and arrhythmia treatment, though it’s very much a full-service hospital. It is proud of its ongoing investment in technology and offers the most cutting-edge treatments possible for a wide range of medical problems and illnesses. For example, within the DeMatteis Center for Cardiac Research, researchers and doctors are utilizing noninvasive imaging technology, such as a 64-slice CT scanner and a three-dimensional echocardiography system, to improve currently used techniques for diagnosing and treating heart disease. Each year the hospital performs more than 1,560 open-heart surgeries and almost 8,800 cardiac catheterizations.

3. Limani

City: Roslyn, NY
Category: Restaurants
Telephone: (516) 869-8989
Address: 1043 Northern Blvd.

Description: Offering an upscale but relaxed dining environment, Limani is primarily a Greek/Mediterranean seafood restaurant that also serves steaks. The chef boasts that only the freshest and highest-quality ingredients are used to prepare each dish. In addition to the quality food, Limani puts a strong emphasis on offering superior service. The dining room serves lunch and dinner, along with brunch on Sun, and the restaurant also features a separate wine-tasting room.For dinner, there are 4 salads and almost 20 appetizers to choose from, including mussels, octopus, and scallops. Whole fresh fish, including black sea bass, fagri, pompano, yellowfin tuna, swordfish, halibut, red snapper, and Dover sole are available, as are lobster and other types of shellfish. Rounding out the dinner menu are chicken, veal, and steak entrees, including filet mignon, rib eye, and a porterhouse for two. Limani offers a perfect setting for a business lunch, and is a great place to dine with a loved one or friends.

4. Besito

City: Roslyn, NY
Category: Restaurants
Telephone: (516) 484-3001
Address: 1516 Old Northern Blvd.

Description: Located in a strip mall, from the outside Besito doesn’t look like much. However, once you step through the front door, you’re transported into an elegant and spacious dining room that is highlighted by an entire wall lined from floor to ceiling with flickering candles. This is a midpriced dining establishment that specializes in Mexican cuisine, some of which can be spicy. Open daily for lunch and dinner, the food is expertly prepared using fresh ingredients. Entrees include gourmet tacos, enchiladas, and a handful of other Mexican classic dishes. This is a wonderful and elegant, yet casual and family-friendly restaurant that caters primarily to people who enjoy good Mexican food. An additional location can be found at 402 New York Ave., Huntington (631-549-0100).

5. Thyme Restaurant & Cafe Bar

City: Roslyn, NY
Category: Restaurants
Telephone: (516) 625-2566
Address: 8 Tower Place

Description: Serving lunch and dinner daily, plus brunch on weekends, Thyme Restaurant & Cafe Bar takes what it calls a “harmonious approach” to food. This means the chef embraces wholesome ingredients, diligence, and care in preparation. Presentation of the food is also an essential element of the whole dining experience. Combined with a sophisticated dining room atmosphere and top-notch service, the experience guests have at Thyme is typically memorable. To accomplish its task of using only the finest and freshest ingredients, the restaurant works closely with local farms and purveyors, whenever seasonally possible. In addition to a traditional menu, like many upscale restaurants on Long Island, Thyme offers an affordable prix fixe dinner menu ($24.95 per person), which includes an appetizer, entree, and dessert. Some of the dinner entrees on the traditional menu include braised short ribs of beef, sesame-crusted yellowfin tuna, seafood bouillabaisse, wood-fired double-cut pork chops, pan-seared diver sea scallops, brick-roasted chicken, pan-seared fillet of salmon, and grilled swordfish. Burgers, duck, homemade cavatelli, and filet mignon also appear on the dinner menu. Reservations are strongly recommended, especially for dinner and Sun brunch.

6. Village Spa

City: Roslyn, NY
Category: Shopping
Telephone: (516) 625-0019
Address: 17 Main St.

Description: Village Spa is a midpriced, full-service day spa that can best be described as whimsical. Sure, it offers a wide range of treatments designed to pamper its clientele, but it also offers a complete couples massage menu (including massage services for two . . . or three), four-handed massages for one, and a range of more exotic spa treatments, such as the Yummy Chocolate Body Wrap and the Not Your Usual Milk & Honey Wrap. The massage suites look like luxury hotel rooms, complete with a Jacuzzi jet shower, sauna, and TV. Here you can spend the day being pampered if you sign up for one of the spa’s elaborate spa packages—designed to de-stress, deep clean, and relax you.Village Spa is conveniently located in historic Roslyn Village and is a wonderful place to enjoy a single treatment or a full day’s worth of pampering and indulgences.
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