In a year of exciting arrivals, unexpected departures and surprising transformations, our critics have selected the class of 2015: Long Island’s 100 essential restaurants. With 10 cuisine categories including Italian, small plates, Latin and steak houses, see which eateries are near you, and which are worth a drive. Just remember to bring an appetite, come to the table – and eat here now.
Interactive Editor: Polly Higgins | Production: Alison Bernicker, Saba Ali | Design: Matthew Cassella | Development: TC McCarthy, Adelaide Chen
Reported by: Peter M. Gianotti, Erica Marcus, Joan Reminick | Editor: Marjorie Robins | Photo Editor: Rebecca Cooney | Copy Editor: Estelle Lander