New restaurant Oak & Vine opens in Glen Cove


A gathering place “where hospitality, unity, and exceptional culinary experiences converge.”

That’s the vision for Oak & Vine in Glen Cove.

So say the owners, Rehan Alam and Billy Figaro, both alumni of the Institute of Culinary Education in New York, who have collaborated on the launch. Oak & Vine is scheduled to open Thursday, May 2, at 75 Cedar Swamp Road, a freestanding building and the previous home of The Salt Grill.

To help fulfill their vision for Glen Cove, the owners have recruited executive chef Chris Arturo, formerly of Saddle River Inn and Ani Ramen House, to run the kitchen.

He’ll be joined by pastry chef Shari Alam, previously with Hav & Mar in Chelsea.

About the owners

Rehan owns several well-known New York City venues, including Red Lion, The Ellington, Tara Rose, Bosco, and Alligator Pear. Oak & Vine is his latest creation

As for Figaro, after honing his skills at culinary school and gaining valuable experience in award-winning restaurants across New York, he’s been recruited as co-owner to bring his culinary expertise and knowledge to Long Island, according to the grand opening announcement.

If you go

The menu is described as New American, paired with a casual dining vibe with an emphasis on locally sourced ingredients and an elevated selection of craft cocktails, an announcement reads.

The menu emphasis here is on steak and seafood, including signature steaks such as The Oak & Vine Ribeye and Filet Mignon.

Steaks will be served with a choice of chimichurri, au poivre, or peri peri sauce.

Other highlights, according to the owners, include The Bourbon Burger (bourbon relish, grilled romaine, gruyere, served on a brioche bun); Tuna Steak (toasted farro, cippolini, thyme emulsion); Pork Chop (sweet potato chipotle gratin, blistered shishito, candied bacon); and Berbere Roasted Cauliflower (cauliflower puree, grapes, brussels sprout leaves, caper vinaigrette).

The menu will also feature a selection of house-made pasta dishes.

And look for a separate selection of small plates at the bar.

— Oak & Vine courtesy photos

The gleaming-new and modern interior at Oak & Vine. (courtesy)


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