The 100 best restaurants on LI: Eat here now

In a year of small plates, big brews, high risks, low prices and enough openings and closings to make so many meals out seem like yesterday’s news, we present the class of 2014: Long Island’s 100 essential restaurants. With 10 categories that cover casual to fine dining and must-trys in the middle, staffers Joan Reminick, Peter M. Gianotti and Erica Marcus have selected the places you must gobble up now.

Writers: Peter M. Gianotti, Joan Reminick, Erica Marcus
Interactive editor: Polly Higgins Designers: Matthew Cassella, Adelaide Chen Project manager: Saba Ali
Online copy editor: Martha Guevara