Vegan and Vegetarian Eats at Bistro 72!

Vegans and vegetarians, rejoice! At Bistro 72, there are plenty of delicious vegetarian and vegan options available. Read below to see all the tantalizing, veg-friendly meals Bistro 72 has to offer.

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For a limited-time only, try the Ramen Noodle Soup on our LI Winterfest prix fixe dinner menu. The chewy, yet tender noodles float gently in a vegetable broth with miso-scented lemongrass,  mushrooms, sourced locally the East End Mushroom Company, and baby spinach. The soup will be available at dinnertime for the duration of Winterfest, until March 18th. If it gets enough love from customers, it will return on our spring menu.

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Another must-try is our Vegetable Ravioli. Available during dinnertime, the Vegetable Ravioli has been a mainstay and continues to be popular with Bistro 72’s regulars. It’s stuffed with asparagus and mushrooms. The chef sources the ravioli from Lisa Marie’s Pasta in Centerport. To top it all off, the chef adds a drizzle of yellow tomato marinara sauce. Creamy, filling, and ultimately very tasty, this vegan dish will turn even the most dedicated carnivore into a veggie-lover and keep the veggie-lovers asking for more.

At lunch, go for the Local Vegetable Wrap. You’ll have your choice of a tomato basil or spinach and flour wrap stuffed with roasted local vegetables, organic greens, hummus, kale pesto, and marinated gigante white beans. It also comes with a side of our famous Bistro 72 Salad. This salad is made with organic greens, strawberries, red onion, candied walnuts and drizzled in a  champagne vinaigrette.

Call us at (631) 369 – 3325 to make a reservation and dig into these delicious vegan and vegetarian options.

Also, don’t miss the Long Island Winterfest kick off event this Friday, February 24, 2017 from 7:00 to 10:00 PM, featuring music by the East End Trio and Gail Storm, special tastings from other local restaurants, vineyards and breweries, and dozens of raffle prizes. Tickets are $50 in advance and $65 at the door. Reserve your ticket here via TicketFly. Use the coupon code WINTER50 to receive 50% off.

Best of the East End: Long Ireland Beer Company

Though Long Island’s East End is known for its abundance of wineries, it’s also home to a number of great craft breweries. Long Ireland Beer Company, which started operating in 2011, makes great beer brewed and bottled completely in Riverhead.


Greg Martin, a Long Island native and avid beer-lover, decided to start a brewery after a bone cancer diagnosis. He’d been playing ice hockey when he started experiencing a pain in his leg. He took the season off and had the pain checked out. He learned it was caused by bone cancer and he had to walk using crutches for nearly a year and a half. At 31, married with kids, and with a steady job, Greg took stock of his life and decided to follow his passion for beer.

He received a home brew kit from his mom one Christmas and began to practice making different, ales, stouts and lagers. Eventually, he moved on to experimenting with different grains, hops, and yeasts. He mentioned his home brewing experiments to his friend and coworker, Dan Burke. Intrigued, Dan asked to join him the next time he brewed. Between brewing experiments, Greg researched beer brewers in the area and befriended a brewer at New England Brewing Company. While maintaining his full-time job, he visited the brewery every other weekend to learn and perfect his craft.

After a few years, tons of practice, collaboration, and partnership, Long Ireland was born. Greg came up with the name while “shower[ing] away a horrific hangover.” Both founders are of Irish descent and they brew the beer in Long Island, hence the name Long Ireland.

The taps at Long Ireland Brewery
The taps at Long Ireland Brewery

Naturally, the first beer they ever released was inspired traditional Irish red beers. The Celtic Ale, one of their most popular brews, is essentially a maltier version of this type of beer with a lower carbonation. They said on their website “It’s become our flagship beer, and we still love it — a lot.”

An easy way to get a taste of Long Ireland Brewery and other breweries in the area is to sign up for the Long Island Winterfest Brewery Tour Experience on Saturday, March 4th. You’ll get a special, behind-the-scenes tour of Long Ireland Brewery’s facilities and a tasting of their fantastic beers. You’ll also get taste beers from Crooked Ladder Brewing Company and Greenport Brewery. The tour finishes off with dinner at Digger’s Ales N’ Eats, an Irish pub and restaurant, serving fresh, handcrafted ales and eats. This tour package includes an overnight stay for 2 and transportation all for $309 plus tax per couple. Call (631) 369-2200 ext. 0 to make your reservation or visit us online here.

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Share your sweet tooth with your sweetheart

Valentine’s Day wouldn’t be complete without decadent desserts to share with the one you love. Any of our desserts are an excellent finale to an exquisite dinner. That’s why for Valentine’s Day we decided to include three of our favorites as part of the Valentine’s Day Prix Fixe menu.

Amaretto Tiramisu
This popular Italian custard dessert is reimagined with a blend of layered Amaretto-infused mascarpone with espresso soaked lady fingers & dusted brute cocoa powder

Molten Lava Cake (pictured above)
Fall in love with this dark chocolate cake infused cake with a warm chocolate center, whipped cream and raspberries.

Caramel Apple Cobbler Ala Mode
This traditional Apple Cobbler combines granny smith apples, hard cider caramel, a butter crunch top and cinnamon ice cream. It pairs well with our Espresso Martini (shown on the left) or a cappuccino (show on the right).

We are sure you will fall in love with whichever dessert you choose as part of our Valentine’s Day Prix Fixe menu. Our special menu is available from Friday, February 10th – Tuesday, February 14th for $72 ++. For reservations call (631) 369-3325

Have a wonderful Valentine’s Day and we look forward to serving you at our tables.

Get Your Winter Brrrrew On

We are in the thick of the winter season and approaching the Super Bowl and although the start of each day is best started with a cup of coffee, it’s great to cap off the day with one of our local and not so local craft beers on tap. We offer a variety of favorites so take your pick.

Blue Point Brewery’s Winter Ale – (Peconic, New York)
The Winter Ale is a hearty, robust amber ale. They use pale, Vienna, crystal and chocolate malts to create a balanced character of malt and hops with just the right amount of spice to warm you up during the colder months. This brew is a seasonal favorite and only available from late fall – winter. Don’t miss out on the chance to try this tasty brew!

1911 Hard Cider (Lafayette, New York)
1911 Hard Cider comes from the Beak & Skiff Apple Orchards in Lafayette, New York. The award-winning cider makers stay true to their “Tree to Bottle” motto. Once the fresh-pressed cider arrives in the Cider House, the master cider maker samples and analyzes it before the fermentation process begins. They use a balanced blend of high-quality juice from select apple varieties. They have several varieties to choose from but we are serving the Original Hard Cider on tap.

Burton IPA – Southampton Publick House (Southampton, New York)
From one of the most award-winning breweries in America, we have the Burton IPA. This English Pale Ale is modeled after a style of ale that comes from the famous English brewing city of Burton-on-Trent. The brewery adds minerals to the Southampton water to make it identical to the water in Burton-on-Trent, notably a fair amount of calcium. The high mineral content has the effect of adding a dryness of flavor to the brew as well as a fullness of body. It has a light/medium malt flavor and a refreshing fruitiness (notes of “peach” and “apricot”), the hop character is also restrained compared to other traditional English styles such as IPA.
Winter Ale – Captain Lawrence Brewing Company (Elmsford, New York)
Brewed with a German ale yeast, lightly toasted malts and enhanced with a blend of winter spices, this brewery’s Winter Ale is a seasonal brew also only available, you guessed it, during the winter months. We have it. Stop in and find out for yourself why this is a crowd favorite.

Legato Stout by Twin Fork Brewing Company (Riverhead, New York)
Located right here in Riverhead, identical twins Dan and Peter Chekijian, opened the brewery in 2014. Their Legato Stout is blended with six different malts with hints of layered dark chocolate, mocha and cocoa bean leaving notes of coffee in the finish. Enjoy one and have another and you might be seeing double.

Chocolate Porter – Long Ireland Beer Company (Riverhead, New York)
The Chocolate Porter is a crowd pleaser and is Long Ireland Beer Company’s first Chocolate beer that is now a seasonal favorite. The brewery uses malted barley and cocoa nibs to give the beer its distinct taste. Try it before it’s gone!

Black Magic Stout – Empire Brewing Company (Syracuse, New York)
Established in 1994 in Empire Brewing Company has been producing award-winning ales and lagers in downtown Syracuse. We have their Black Magic Stout on tap which is a traditional Irish stout, carbonated with nitrogen and pours like a Guinness. Dry roasted flavors are prominent, with hints of chocolate and coffee in the finish.
Caramel Porter – Saranac Brewing Company (Utica, New York)
The Caramel Porter is a robust, flavorful porter reminiscent of a bygone era. True to the brewing tradition, they’ve used dark caramel malt as well as Fuggles & East Kent Goldings hops for a smooth, yet slightly bitter, roasted flavor. Look for hints of caramel used in this delicious brew.

Yes, the East End is known for it’s wine but rest assured there’s never a shortage of beer at Bistro 72. Any of these beer selections pair well with any of our appetizers or entrée on the menu. Call 631.369.3325 for reservations.