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4160 Austin Blvd. (Trafalgar Blvd.) Send to Phone
Innovative American classics are offered at this Long Beach-area restaurant.

Lunch & Dinner daily, Brunch Sun.

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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED The Stone Turtle Restaurant Review

: Chef Gregory Baumel’s restaurant is located way off the radar for most of Long Island, but it proves itself worthy of a trip. Signs emblazoned with the chef’s name on the facade, flatscreen TVs playing the Yankees game, and a generally masculine aesthetic might be off-putting at first, but the contemporary and cohesive menu of staples-with-a-twist quells any initial doubts. Dark wood and leather set the tone for an eclectic selection of small plates: Kokonut Kalamari with a chive aïoli and a grilled mango shrimp cocktail offer bold, sweet flavors. The bar plate is a must-have for groups, boasting downscale classics such as house-made jalapeño poppers, spring Thai meatballs, chicken fingers, calamari and chips, all of which get an upscale execution. The Burger Board has five selections, but go with the classic beef for its Pat La Frieda blend. We also recommend the chipotle apricot-roasted half chicken over a cheddar waffle with its blend of heat and sweet. From the all-chocolate dessert menu, try the signature Dirty Ashtray---a molded dark chocolate “ashtray” filled with gelato and garnished with chocolate-dipped meringue. Wines by the glass are affordable and include a few Long Island favorites.


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