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Blue Honu - Huntington, LI

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Blue Honu - Huntington, LI

It's Me | Feb 15, 2002 11:47 AM

Went last night for Valentine's Day. Took wife & two kids. A new concept for culturally-deprived Long Islanders. What a refreshing place! They're obviously well-funded (the decor is breath-taking) and professionally managed. They seem to know what they're doing.

I hope they make it. The place will be a gold mine, especially if they can work out a few not-so-minor but repairable kinks. The official grand opening isn't until next week, so they're working on it.

Blue Honu ("Honu" means sea-turtle) has a Hawaii theme. Lots of Asian/Hawaiian-influenced selections, lots of seafood, but with a nod to the less adventurous who will want steak and fries and the like.

The first thing you notice is the decor. It's really striking and dramatic. Beautiful bar. Large modern fireplace with a seating area (for waiting, I guess). High ceilings with fans and large hanging lampshades.
Very open and airy.

I had the "Maui Mahi." Tasty, but the serving was on the small side. It was accompanied by a tiny serving of rice (supposed to be sticky rice), and an even tinier spoonful of a banana-puree that reminded me of Gerbers banana baby food! My wife had the filet mignon & lobster tail, which featured a disappointingly small South African lobster tail (served undercooked, then brought back fully cooked, but it had a funky, unpleasant taste). The filet was a generous size, though. Our Son had the steamed Marlin. He loved it. Served on a bed of rice w/ a ratatoille or caponata-like thing underneath. Daughter had the cheesburger (there's one in every family!)and it was suprisingly very good (I had a piece since I was still hungry!)

I wish we had tried some of the appetizers (pupus.

For dessert we had the ultra-rich chocolate volcano, and the caramel/pecan covered cheesecake. Both were good.

Service was exceptional. Very attentive and friendly, especially so on such a busy night.

Price? Dinner for four was $100. Not bad at all.

We have a winner in Huntington!!

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