Commack’s new Limani Grille serves up seafood and elegance


Salmon, swordfish, sea bass and a giant wave of class swam into Commack last month.

Limani Grille, the fourth Mediterranean seafood-forward restaurant under the Limani name, opened in Commack in December with a luxe atmosphere. The restaurant boasts 300 seats across two stories decked out with sleek marble and modern neutral-toned seating.

The restaurant took over the the four-decades-old Bonwit Inn location at the corner of Vanderbilt Parkway and Commack Road. It is Limani’s second new location of 2021. The first was Limani Mezze, which opened a few miles away from its other Roslyn restaurant last spring.

Inside the Grille, customers can head to the bar or enjoy brunch, lunch or diner in an elegant dining area.

For $26 or $32, diners are treated to a lunch or dinner prix-fixe special. For the first course, there is the Greek salad, octopus and avgolemono and a traditional Greek chicken soup.

The main course is a choice of several land and sea entrees. The menu features branzino, chicken, lamb chops, filet mignon kebabs and astakomakaronada, and Maine lobster.

Finally, the dessert list features authentic Greek yogurt with thyme, honey and walnuts, seasonal sorbets and karidopita, a walnut sponge cake with cinnamon, cloves and honey syrup

Much of the menu from the New York City and Roslyn Limani restaurants is available at Limani Grille, including a raw bar with oysters and sashimi.

Two dishes that set the Grille apart are the sharable lobster mac n’ cheese and the Limani Grille burger topped with caramelized onions, sautéed mushrooms, bacon and white cheddar.

Limani Grille is open Monday through Wednesday, noon-10 p.m.; Thursday and Friday, noon-11 p.m.; Saturday, noon until midnight; and Sunday, 3-9 p.m.