Oyster Bay has a number of interesting new restaurants as well as some old favorites to keep you fed and watered during your visit to The Bahr Gallery. Below is your resouce guide to the hottest new eateries, plus ice cream, delis, some great coffee and the famous Bonanza Stand!

Restaurants

2 Spring

2 Spring

Located almost directly across the street from The Bahr, this is the hot new restaurant by wunderchef Jesse Schenker. This is Jesse’s third restaurant, following Gander and Recette in New York City. The Iron Chef winner was named one of the country’s best young chefs by both Forbes and Details magazines. This is without question the hottest restaurant in town, maybe on all of Long Island! Reservations a must.

 

and introducing... 4 Spring!

 

FOUR offers a uniquely immersive dining experience of 12 to 15 courses, lasting approximately 2.5 hours. Chef Jesse Schenker executes his menu from an open kitchen surrounded by a chef's counter and serves up to ten guests per seating.  Check the website for details and to book your special evening.



2 Spring Street, Oyster Bay    (516) 624-2411

Stellina Ristorante

Stellina Ristorante

One of Oyster Bay’s newest additions, Stellina Ristorante is a fine Italian restaurant that hopes to be exactly what the name implies — the “little star” in the town of Oyster Bay.

 

Stellina Ristorante, with only a 40-person occupancy, creates an atmosphere of dining in a small restaurant in Italy — sometimes in the seaside of the Amalfi Coast, other times in the hills of Tuscany. Through seasonally-inspired, authentic Italian cooking, Stellina’s mission is to bring a small piece of Italy to Oyster Bay. The specially-crafted menu will include a variety of spuntini, pasta, pizzas, and more.

 

76 South Street, Oyster Bay   (516) 757-4989

 

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Wild Honey

Wild Honey

Located in the former Bookstore Café building – used by the Republican National Party for offices while Roosevelt was in residence – Wild Honey offers classic American fare with interesting twists, nightly specials and generous drinks. Dine inside by candlelight or in the summer outside on the sidewalk.

 

Now serving lunch Monday through Friday!  [Dinner is 7 days per week]

1 East Main Street, Oyster Bay       (516) 922-4690

Teddy's Bully Bar (& Grill)

Teddy's Bully Bar (& Grill)

Head back in time – but with a modern twist – at Teddy’s Bully Bar.  Occupying the former Canterbury Ales, Teddy’s features a broad menu of bar and comfort food (wings!) (oysters!) and is open 7 days a week for lunch and dinner. “Our gastropub/American style restaurant in Oyster Bay is your top choice when it comes to great food and a good time! Our extensive and well-rounded menu makes Teddy's the perfect place for family dinner or date night. The bar seating is great for working professionals and friends gathering for post-work drinks. Good eats, specialty cocktails, local beers, wines and live music every night. Join us for happy hour daily from 4-6 PM!"

 

 

46 Audrey Avenue, Oyster Bay   (516) 408-5339

Oyster Bay Brewing Company

Oyster Bay Brewing Company

Well, they say it best themsleves, so hit it, boys:  "Oyster Bay Brewing Co. is dedicated to producing the highest quality beer while staying true to our nautical history here on the Gold Coast. We are is in the business of making great beers locally on Long Island. Since 2012, our brewery has been committed to producing unconventional ales and lagers that defy styles, categories and your imagination. Our handcrafted brews utilize only the best ingredients with a sensational rich taste. We take special care to ensure every batch is the best we can brew."

 

 

36 Audrey Ave, Oyster Bay    (516) 802-5546

Cooper Bluff

Cooper Bluff

Closed November through April

 

Cooper Bluff is a hot outdoor bar in Oyster Bay that also has a food truck serving a variety of appetizers, plus lobster rolls, hamburgers, fries and more. This is the only bar actually on the water in Oyster Bay and it's outdoors with picnic tables, adirondak chairs, firepits and umbrellas. Ofter there is live music and it's a fun but definitely informal place. You can even come and tie up by boat. Check their website for details They are open Wed-Sun and just in the summer, from around mid-May to mid-October.

 

 

Cooper Bluff at The Oyster Bay Marine Center, 5 Bay Avenue, Oyster Bay

Autentico

Autentico

A very creative, very homegrown and very artisanal new restaurant with a brand new custom menu made each day, Autentico is a true dining destination. While the menu may need some explaining, what comes out of the kitchen won’t leave you to wonder why you came.

124 South Street, Oyster Bay, 516-922-2212

Danny's Izakaya

Danny's Izakaya

Danny's Izakaya is the fifth Asian cuisine restaurant owned and operated by Barkli Management Inc. Our new restaurant draws on the culinary and social experiences of owner, David Antin, who traveled to Tokyo frequently. David fell in love with the Japanese culture and the izakaya after-work lifestyle in particular. Featuring mouth-watering small plates, Izakawa’s menu runs from wings to ramen, from yakitori to savory entrees plus specialty cocktails and Sake.

 

94 South Street, Oyster Bay     (516) 786-3400

 

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IT BGL

IT BGL

Founded in Oyster Bay in 2018, IT BGL is reinventing & upending the traditional bagel store and slice joint by replacing tired, industrialized, pre-packaged fast food with local, natural, chef-curated, everyday cuisine.  IT BGL maintains as much of the restaurant experience as possible, without adding time or extra cost.  Specialties are bagels and build-your-own-breakfasts, lunch sandwiches and pizza!

 

19 East Main Street,  Oyster Bay   (516) 628-1110

The Homestead

The Homestead

The Homestead is an Oyster Bay instituion, serving up comfort food and drinks since 1896  - did Teddy Roosevelt eat here? His "summer White House" offices were on the corner so probably so - the heck with where Washington slept! The Homestead opens up the back patio for outside events in the summer and features Open Jam night on Wednesdays and bands on most Friday and Saturday nights.

 

107 South Street, Oyster Bay,  516-922-9293

Cafe Al Dente

Cafe Al Dente

Cafe Al Dente was an Oyster Bay institution for many years in it's original location at 2 Spring Street and after a 5 years hiatus is back where the former Spinnakers and Jack Halyards were located.

 

Cafe Al Dente features many Italian specialties including meatballs with ricotta, bacon-laced rigatoni Norcina, seafood fra diavolo and my personal go-to, Penne ala Vodka with chicken. They have also kept Spinnaker's signture Burger with Gruyere cheese and so it's a guarantee you won't go hungry.

 

62 South Street, Oyster Bay   516-922-2999

Sweet Tomato

Sweet Tomato

Serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner right next door to the Bahr Gallery is Sweet Tomato, a family-owned deli famous for their large selection of delicious soups. Founded in 2004 by Tina Mazarella, Sweet Tomato is run by three generations, led by mainstay and engaging hostess Diana Trama. Grab a cup of coffee, a sandwich or salad or cup of soup at our next door neighbor today!

 

91 Audrey Ave, Oyster Bay  516-802-5353

Cardinali Bakery

Cardinali Bakery

Since 1990 and now open in Oyster Bay, Cardinali is a locally-owned Italian Bakery with an assortment of fresh pastries, cookies, cakes, and breads and even soft-serve gelato! Includes a market with the finest Italian grocery products.

 

96 South Street, Oyster Bay   516-551-2863

Southdown Coffee

Southdown Coffee

Get a great cup of single-orgin Joe at Southdown Coffee just a block away from The Bahr.  Southdown is your eco-friendly coffee supplier with a variety of choices from the farms the company buys from in Rwanda, Honduras, Brazil, Ethiopia and beyond. While the single-origin beans change, Southdown often has Rainforest Alliance certified beans, meaning they are grown on coffee farms that work to protect the environment, while also working to insure the sustainability of the coffee farmers. Pastry options are robust, as are prosciutto-laden ciabatta sandwiches and locally-made Another Mother granola.

 

49 Audrey Ave, Oyster Bay

Bonanza Stand

Bonanza Stand

A special part of Oyster Bay history. John Bonanza left Italy and came to Oyster Bay to pursue the American dream and launch his famous Italian Ices in 1897. 120 years and four generations later children and adults line up at the Bonanza for great NY hot dogs, fries, chicken fingers, and of course to choose from a wide variety of delicious Italian ices. Cool yourself off and then head down the street to The Bahr.

 

25 Shore Ave, Oyster Bay,  516-922-7796

Taby's Burger House

Taby's Burger House

A classic Greek diner serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner, Tabys does have some very tasty burgers to offer in a casual setting. If you want the diner experience, breakfast all day, or any of many Greek specialties, Taby's is your place.

 

28 Audrey Ave, Oyster Bay.   516-624-7781

Carvel Ice Cream

Carvel Ice Cream

Carvel...America's favorite soft serve ice cream since 1934 is serving up smiles in the Oyster Bay community with delicious handmade ice cream, ice cream cakes and take-home treats.  Stop by their convenient location at 2 Audrey Ave to enjoy one of their famous ice cream creations, such as a classic sundae, thick shake, Sundae Dasher, or Carvelanche. Take-home treats, including Carvel Flying Saucers, OREO Lil' Rounders, dipped cones or Chipsters, are also available to pick up. And of course there is that Whale of a Cake for that Whale of a Dad. [ah, but we date ourselves don't we?)  Listen to Tom Carvel describe it himself here. 

 

2 Audrey Ave, Oyster Bay . (516) 922-7552

Spend the day in charming Oyster Bay on the north shore of Long Island.

Here are some of the local attractions:

Attractions

Sagamore Hill
The ancestral home and summer White House residence for Teddy Roosevelt, our 26th and most dynamic President. The 23-room Shingle-style Queen Anne Victorian was built in the early 1880’s by young Roosevelt who lived there from 1885 until his death in 1919. It’s filled with artifacts, trophies, gifts from foreign dignitaries and the tours are fascinating. Sagamore Hill is located about 4 miles east of the actual hamlet of Oyster Bay.

NOTE: Visiting the grounds is free but there is admission charged for house tours and these quickly SELL OUT. Don’t be disappointed and be sure to reserve ahead.

 

20 Sagamore Hill Rd, Oyster Bay  (516) 922-4788

 

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Sagamore Hill

Billy Joel's 20th Century Cycles

Located right next door to the Bahr Gallery, 20th Century Cycles is the culmination of Billy Joel's love of motorcycles and his passion for motorcycle design. Since, in his opinion, he believes that vintage motorcycles look better and, since he also is aware that modern motorcycles tend to work better, all of the bikes in the collection have been transformed in one way or another into rideable, practical machines with a nod toward the past.

 

The shop, as it stands today, was born out of necessity: the need for space. As the collection grew it became apparent that in order to properly build, store and service the 75+ bikes in the collection a larger, more accommodating facility was needed. The perfect shop was found where we could do all of the things mentioned plus share the collection with the public.

 

20th Century Cycles does not sell or maintain bikes outside of the collection. Nor do we sell parts or accessories. We are here to simply maintain and augment the collection and share it with the motorcycling community.  

 

101 Audrey Ave, Oyster Bay  (516) 922-3300

 

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Billy Joel's Motorcycle Museum right next to the Bahr Gallery

Theodore's Books

 

Recently opened by 7-time local Congressman and Oyster Bay Cove resident Steve Israel, Theodore’s Books offers a wide inventory of new books in Oyster Bay. “Our mission is to create a warm and friendly place to browse and purchase books: from classic literature to the hottest best-sellers, from history to children's titles. We feature an attractive selection of gifts and accessories for book aficionados: greeting cards, writing journals, puzzles, and more!” 

 

17 Audrey Ave, Oyster Bay  -  516-636-5550

 

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Theodore's Books

Bluebird Chocolates

 

Owner Katya Witthuhn graduated from the Pastry & Baking Arts program at the Institute of Culinary Education in New York City at the top of her class, winning the Top Toque award. It was there that Katya found her calling in crafting fine, artisanal chocolates. A subsequent apprenticeship with a chocolatier on the Lower East Side of Manhattan reinforced that calling before Katya realized her dream of opening Bluebird Chocolates in Oyster Bay.

 

All of the products at Bluebird Chocolates are handmade using the best ingredients. Bluebird Chocolates uses chocolate exclusively from Valrhona, a premium chocolate manufacturer known for its high quality. Fillings are also made using only high-grade dairy, fruit, nuts, and vegetable ingredients. Katya crafts and decorates every chocolate of Bluebird Chocolates by hand, ensuring only the finest end product.

 

8 Audrey Ave, Oyster Bay

 

 

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Bluebird Chocolates

Hive Market & Maker’s Space 

 

Hive Market and Maker’s Space brings local artisans together in a shared workspace that also serves as a retail location. “Our vision is to create a shopping experience for our customers who appreciate one-of-a-kind products while fostering a community of like-minded makers.

 

In addition to a carefully curated shop, Hive Market is dedicated to its involvement within the local Oyster Bay community. By sharing our skills through member led workshops, hosting events for community groups, and supporting our neighboring businesses, we aim to be a place of cooperative activity, eg., a “HIVE.”  

 

100-102 Audrey Avenue, Oyster Bay   (516) 588-9400

 

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Hive Market & Maker's Space

Damm & Steuer

 

Located in the heart of downtown Oyster Bay Damm & Steuer offers a curated collection of Art & Gifts with a focus on items made locally. Custom host and hostess gifts, candles, mugs and treasures abound.

 

75 South Street, Oyster Bay – 516-922-1055

 

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Damm & Steuer
Historic Raynham Hall

The Raynham Hall Museum

Home of George Washington’s intelligence operative, Robert Townsend, Raynham Hall is a time capsule of Long Island life in the 18th and 19th centuries. Purchased by Robert’s father Samuel around 1740 and expanded from a two-over-two farmhouse into a four-over-four town house whose land extended down to the bay and for acres all around, the Townsend family homestead was named Raynham Hall by Samuel’s grandson, Solomon, when he renovated it according to the Victorian taste of his own time, in the mid-19th century. Having shed most of its surrounding property around the turn of the twentieth century, the house’s final transformation came in the 1940s with the removal of the Victorian elements from the front part of the house, which was then restored back to its original Colonial appearance, but retaining the Victorian rear addition. 

 

The mission of Raynham Hall Museum is to enable visitors to the nearly 300-year-old Townsend family home in Oyster Bay to experience what it meant to be prominent merchants and heroic patriots, and to become engaged in the worlds of espionage, domestic life and the decorative arts.

 

30 W. Main Street, Oyster Bay (516) 922-6808

 

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Oyster Bay Railroad Museum

Oyster Bay Railroad Museum

The Oyster Bay Railroad Museum is dedicated to preserving the rich legacy of Long Island's railroad history. The Museum has recently moved it's location to the historic railroad station that Teddy Roosevelt used to travel back and forth from Sagamore Hill to New York and on to Washington DC. Displays and exhibts include a large O-gauge model train layout. This is an ongoing restoration which has been actively pursed for years and eventually will include the yard, one of the last remaining turntables on Long Island, locomotives (real ones) and rolling stock.

 

On June 24, 1889, the Oyster Bay Extension Railroad, a subsidiary of the Long Island Railroad, extended the terminus of its rail line from Locust Valley to Oyster Bay and constructed this beautiful Victorian train station on land donated by Col. Robert Townsend.

 

When Roosevelt became President of the United States in 1901, a large expansion of the station was planned to accommodate the expected rise in visitors to the hamlet. Those 1902 renovations included a large fireplace and tiled hearth and on the exterior a special stucco was used that contained real oyster shells. The architect for the 1902 renovations was Bradford Lee Gilbert, who also designed the 1898 renovations to Grand Central Station.

 

Come see the period woodwork and the oyster shells embedded in the stucco!

 

1 Railroad Avenue, Oyster Bay  (516) 558-7036

 

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Planting Fields and Coe Hall

Planting Fields and Coe Hall
To quote from the Planting Fields website, “Planting Fields, the former estate of insurance magnate William Robertson Coe and Standard Oil heiress Mai Rogers Coe and is one of the few remaining Gold Coast estates on Long Island’s North Shore that retains its original 409 acres as well as its historic buildings and landscape. Rolling lawns, formal gardens, hiking trails and specimen plantings, as well as the Camellia Greenhouse and the Main Greenhouse, with its unique seasonal displays, are a treat for visitors year round.

Coe Hall contains many original pieces and furnishings once belonging to the Coe family, including the restored Louis XVI Reception Room. The mostly Elizabethan style interior of the Tudor Revival mansion is a showcase of artistry and craftsmanship in its wood and stone carvings, ironwork, 13th – 19th century stained glass windows and original commissioned murals by American artists Robert H. Chanler and Everett Shinn.”  Learn more here.

 

1395 Planting Fields Road, Oyster Bay  (516) 922-9210

 

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The Fortune of War - Expert Tatooing

Named after a historic novel about the War of 1812, and located in historic downtown Oyster Bay Village, The Fortune of War was established in 2019 by artist Luke LoPorto. The studios interior pays homage to the vintage and heyday of the late 1800’s when Teddy Roosevelt frequented the Snouder’s Hardware Store to make calls on the first telephone in the town. 

 

The Fortune of War maintains some of the highest profile expert tattoo artists in the northeast. Specializing in both large-scale work and smaller pieces, The Fortune of War’s artists typically work by appointment only, but walk-ins are welcome when available.

 

 

63 Audrey Ave,  Oyster Bay  516-628-1735

 

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The Fortune of War
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