I just ate at Cafe Picasso in Williston Park after reading about their early bird special in the Long Island section of the New York Times last week. They rated it as one of the three best early bird specials on the Island.
The special is available 7 days a week as long as your order is in the kitchen before 6:00 p.m. The $15.95 price includes an appetizer, main course and desert and coffee. The selection supposedly changes weekly.
I had mussels for an appetizer and was presented with a large bowl of mussels in a tomato/herb/garlic broth. Rather tasty.
I ordered the duck but it was gone by 5:45 pm when I ordered. I settled for Chicken Paillard which was a thin, flattened chicken breast liberally seasoned with herbs. It was very flavorful and moist. It was accompanied by vegatables and potatos. A dessert of strawberry mousse cake completed the evening.
The value was excellent considering all of the entrees offered on the special menu cost more ordered ala carte than the $15.95 price for the complete dinner. While the crowd was easily 15-20 years older, on average, than my 37 years, I guess this can be expected when you eat at 6:00 p.m. on a Saturday night.
The service was a tad slow. All in all, an enjoyable evening.