My wife and I met some friends for dinner at Da Noi in Islip. Here’s a rundown of what we had.
First, the octopus:
A nice large single tentacle. I’ve had better, but this definitely did the job, and overall is great for Long Island.
Next, prawn with polenta:
A nice head-on fucker. And the polenta was creamy, cheesy and delicious.
Now some pasta dishes. First, gnocchi:
These were heavy, but tasty.
This came with a pork rags that was really robust.
Then there was pappardelle with meatballs.
Meatballs are always a tough sell on me, and these veal balls did not meet my standards. But the pasta was awesome, as was the sauce.
Now for the meats: first, the porterhouse.
This was nicely grilled but came in at a 6/10 for me, which isn’t terrible for Long Island.
The bone in tenderloin was the better steak, at 8/10.
My buddy ordered his medium, so that’s why there’s less pink in this shot:
My wife’s rabbit dish was very tasty. A bit salty in parts, but over all really nicely cooked. I love seeing this on a menu.
These bison medallions were tenderloin cut, and came out as an app. Nice portion size. These were really tasty. 7/10.
I ended with a perfect creme brûlée.
This is a good restaurant, especially for LI. Go give it a shot. Ask for the bone in tenderloin and get some of those tasty pasta dishes.
301 Main St
Islip, NY 11751