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Dandylion (Westbury, LI)

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Dandylion (Westbury, LI)

Richard Halpern | Mar 3, 2002 07:27 PM

Just ate at Dandylion, on Old Country Road, just west of Merrick Avenue. It got a good write up in Newsday.

We were a group of six on a Saturday night. The service was very slow (but apologetic). This is not a cheap place (entrees are $17-24). It is creative cuisine with pastas, pizzas, fish, meat, etc. I had pan-seared striped bass over rock shrimp-porcini risotto. The dishes are well presented and large.

However, there seems to be an overriding problem with all of the dishes, i.e., they are over-salted. Not only was my dish too salty (by far, and I am not a salt-phobic by any means) but so was another one in our group.

To add insult to injury, the lady next to us, was audibly berating the chef who came to the table about the food being inedible because it was too salty. She was very upset and the only thing the chef could reply was to go to Cafe Bacci (next door) next time.

Well, needless to say, I can think of a lot better things to do with $95 (for the two) than return there. It's a shame, too, because the menu is exciting and there is, under all that salt, lousy service and hostility, the makings of a possibly good restaurant.

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