Lifelong friends team up to open the new Honey’s Bistro in Glen Head


The goal: bring some nice, warm hospitality back to the quick-service industry.

With that in mind, lifelong friends Patrick O’Halloran and Matthew Suckle, both 38 years old, set out to open Honey’s Bistro, which swung open its doors earlier this year in Glen Head.

Located at 6 Railroad Avenue, Honey’s Bistro welcomes customers with a variety of soups, salads, bowls, and handhelds.

The gleaming-new spot is named after Suckle’s family dachshund, and you’ll find many menu items named after both men’s dogs, as well as their favorite songs, shows, friends and family.

That all helps things become instantly clear that Honey’s is a place for anyone looking for that “mom and pop shop” community feel, the owners said.

“Glen Head chose us really,” O’Halloran said. “We were in the hunt for a space, and we found this beautiful space that was available so we hopped on it!

“The neighborhood has been so welcoming and supportive, we are very lucky we are here!”

How it happened

As the Honey’s website states, “come for the food, stay for the hospitality, leave with a friend.”

After years of experience in the restaurant industry, Suckle and O’Halloran finally decided to go into business together.

The plan, visually, was to make the space — and the offerings — a reflection of who they both are as individuals.

“Everything from the food, to the beverages, to the music we play is a reflection of us and what we believe a neighborhood bistro can be,” O’Halloran said. “We have extensive experience in the restaurant industry, and wanted to open a space that was fun, inviting, and filled with positive vibes.”

“I believe that hospitality has taken a back seat, especially in the quick service space,” he continued, “and we wanted to change that.”

As the Honey’s website states, “come for the food, stay for the hospitality, leave with a friend.”

If you go

The Harissa Fried Chicken (coleslaw, pickles, tandoori sauce on a potato bun. (Credit: Honey’s Bistro on Facebook)

For those with a sweet tooth, there’s also a small bakery counter at Honey’s Bistro that offers homemade muffins, bomboloni and cinnamon buns that pair well with coffee and tea. 

Savory standout items include the “Sweet As Honey” salad, the “Chopped Cheese Please” sandwich, and the “Eat Jerk, Don’t be One” rice bowl.

The French fries are hand-cut and fried in beef tallow.

The full menu is available here.

“Honey’s is a reflection of our commitment to hospitality, food, and our families,” O’Halloran said.

Rounding out Honey’s Bistro, you’ll find “Millie’s Corner,” which is named after Patrick’s 9-month-old daughter. That’s where the retail section of the restaurant is located. Here you’ll find an array of dry good items such as greeting cards, water bottles and coffee mugs.

Top: Honey’s Bistro is located at 6 Railroad Ave. in Glen Head, N.Y. (Credit: Facebook photo)

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