We dined at Eat Mosaic in St. James last weekend and very much enjoyed our meal.
This restaurant is owned and operated by two of the former chefs at Mirabelle and is literally a stone's throw away on North Country Rd.
We started with the Banana Walnut Soup and Ceasar Salad. Keep in mind that this is not an ordinary CS. It was accompanied by poached pear slices wrapped in anchovy, chunks of bacon and shallots in addition to one long toasted crouton. It was very good. The soup was delicious as well and was accompanied by a raisin toast with camembert. I was a little weary about the soup for some reason but ended up loving it.
Our entrees were the Grilled Rib Eye and the Lamb Shank. I only tried the Rib Eye and it was cooked exactly as I had asked and was a good combo with the blue chees and garlicly twice baked potato. I'm assuming my BF enjoyed the lamb from the way he cleaned his plate.
We also tried the Coconut tapioca soup with pineapple dumplings which was pretty great as well.
The table next to us inquired about the bread and the server mentioned that they get it from a distributer in Brooklyn. Some of it was from Amy's. It was all very good.
One thing I noticed at one point was that all of the other diners were around our parents age (early-mid sixties). Is it that younger generations just have no interest in good food? Don't want to spend the money? My co-workers in Garden City always seem to be talking about chain restaurants or someplace called Caio Baby. We usually dine out in the city or Brooklyn where it's a younger or at least more diverse crowd. It was strange seeing all those gray heads.