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A European Bistro At The Inn

Brasserie translates to “brewery” in the English language, but the English term is more commonly use for a fairly upscale high end bistro. These meanings come together inside the Inn at New Hyde Park, at a restaurant known as Brasserie 214. Serving a wide selection of European cuisine, this bistro also boasts one of the widest selections of beer lists on Long Island.

 

“Brasserie 214 came about in 2007, after extensive renovations to the Inn’s event facility,” said Restaurant General Manager Chris Anthony. “We feature many selections from Europe, including menu items from France, Northern Italy, Belgium, Germany, and Scandinavia.”

 

Brunch, lunch and dinner items include European style oven-baked pancakes, Old Amsterdam paninis and the Bavarian Alps sandwich, which features grilled bratwurst smothered in onions, Swiss cheese and honey mustard. 

 

Dinnertime features prix fixe (fixed price) menus with lobster and mussels night on Wednesday, steak night on Thursday and seafood fest on Friday. Sundays are an All Day Oktoberfest from 11 a.m. to closing time with a wide variety of Bavarian specialties on the menu.

 

“Sunday is a big day for us and we have a lot of German fare including bratwurst, weisswurst, sauerbraten and all types of schnitzels,” said Anthony. 

 

The beer selection at Brasserie 214 is extensive to say the least, with the full spectrum of craft beers on tap. There are Belgian beers, Italian beers, German beers and small batch beers like Sam Adams Indiana Pale Ale. All of these are served at the restaurant’s modified oval bar, which is still in its original state since the Inn first opened in 1938.

 

Brasserie 214 is more than just high quality cuisine and imported ale choices. The bistro also features live music acts every Friday and Saturday night with local bands playing an assortment of contemporary, rock and dance music. The music usually begins at 9 p.m. and lasts until the early morning hours.

 

All special events including anniversaries, birthday galas, Bar and Bat Mitzvahs and private parties are welcome.

 

Anthony took the position of general manager this past February, after transferring over from Runyon’s Seafood Restaurant in Seaford. He is a veteran in the restaurant business, with over 34 years under his belt.

 

“I want our customers to enjoy authentic dishes with modern gourmet twists,” said Anthony. “I want them to have a dining experience to remember.”

 

Brasserie 214 is located at 214 Jericho Tpke. in New Hyde Park. It’s open Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 12 p.m. to 9 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 12 p.m. to 11 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. The restaurant is closed on Tuesdays. For more information, go tobrasserie214.com


News

Drivers—get ready to slow down. Nassau County is currently in the process of installing school zone speed cameras in an effort to enhance safety by encouraging drivers to travel with caution, as well as support law enforcement efforts to crack down on violators and prevent accidents caused by speeding.

Nassau County officials say Sewanhaka High School will receive a camera on Covert Avenue, which spans the eastern stretch of the property. Tulip Avenue runs in front of the high school and was also considered. Cameras could begin operation in September.

The Village of New Hyde Park finished its Operation Main Street project just in time, because the town’s eligibility for federal funds is shrinking, officials announced last week.

“The qualifications revolve around money,” trustee Donald Barbieri said. “Like how much income is being earned by people in the area. I guess as seniors move on, you can’t buy an [expensive home] and it changed the demographic, shrinking our eligible area.”


Sports

New York Mets pitcher Zack Wheeler and catcher Travis d’Arnaud brightened the day for some patients at Cohen Children’s Medical Center last week in New Hyde Park, posing for pictures and handing out gifts and autographs. The players hung out with the kids in the afternoon, playing video games and answering questions.

They also found the time to make the rounds, stopping by bedsides to spread some cheer. Mr. Met also joined the tour and was a big hit with the children, who peppered him with questions about everything from his four-fingered hand to the whereabouts of the missing Mrs. Met.

The Sewanhaka Indians football team has a season of change in store.

The Indians have moved up from Conference III to Conference II, due to an increase in enrollment, and are set to face teams that they have never seen before, according to head coach George Kasimatis.

“It is hard to gauge where we will be in this conference,” he said. “There is a lot of uncertainty as where we fit in.”


Calendar

Library Board Meeting

Thursday, Aug. 28

Welcome Reception

Wednesday, Sept. 3

Herricks School Meeting

Thursday, Sept. 4



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