Readers Write: G.N. missing the boat on restaurants

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Re:  Element Seafood in G.N. Plaza Closes 7/17.

I have lived in Great Neck Plaza over 40 years and there has not been a good diversified restaurant since Millies left.

I eat out several times a week. I don’t mind walking a few blocks and don’t actually like valet parking.

I am quoting Mr. Corn from the article when he states “The amount of restaurants we have, we can’t support….”

It is not the amount, sir, it is the type.

When I want a “diner” coffee shop I drive three miles to Louies in Manhasset on Plandome…better food, better servers and they don’t  “honey, sweetie” you….

If I want a restaurant like the former Millies I can go a few times a week to Cippolini. You can get a burger, a great salad, just soup, fish, meat, very varied menu and a lively, upscale fun crowd.  

For Italian there is Il Mulino, or even more moderate priced the new Umbertos Manhasset or even Villa Milano all in Manhasset. (Speaking of movies, I go to Manhasset or Roslyn Bow Tie, as do my friends.)  The Squire had few or no art or foreign films that me and my friends like.

For Mediterranean there is Limani. Shall I go on and on?  And I won’t now list the restaurants in Port Washington or nearby Queens.

It is the type and not the amount.  I love to walk to stores and restaurants here, but there are very few I patronize.  

Sorry. And statistics have it many and most people eat out very very frequently.

Bonnie Lyons Salkind

Great Neck Plaza

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