Merrick, an upper middle class nabe between the (closer) Meadowbrook Pkwy and Wantagh Pkwy. On Merrick Road there is a new place called Starfish. The reviews seem to be Great. I see them as backhanded. I tried Wednesday nite. The place is EXTREMELY casual and the prices are EXTREMELY HIGH. Portions are ok, if you in for a nibble, and have deep pockets, for a suburban experience. Quality is ok, not great.
Service, on a quiet Wednesday, was attentive,for a Wednesday, but chain restaurant like.
The place was a Tony and Brunos for a couple of months and then changed to Mamma SBarros, the 'upscale eatery' of Sbarros mall fame(same as Tony and Brunos). That closed after a few months.
Now, after a long anticipated opening, we see this.
I say keep driving...