This blog was originally published in 2015; it has since been updated to reflect the most accurate information.

Long Island is growing and diversifying all the time, adding new restaurants, invigorating old buildings and creating more opportunities to enjoy a unique New York night out.

Planning the perfect night out on Long Island is easy—as long as you know which places to choose and how to get there.

To help you plan your night out, we’ve compiled a great list of options, plus information on the best car service to help make your evening effortless.



You’ll want to start your evening by hitting up a great restaurant. Whether you’re in the mood for steak, Italian, seafood, or some combination of all three, you can find a spot on Long Island that offers the atmosphere and level of luxury that you want.

Here are a few of our favorite Long Island eateries to start your night:

+ Bryant & Cooper Steakhouse: Located conveniently on Middle Neck Road in Roslyn, Bryant & Cooper is considered the best steakhouse on Long Island. Make a reservation if you’d like to stop in on a weekend night, and you can peruse their dinner menu here.

+ Louie’s Oyster Bar and Grille: Over in Port Washington, you can sit down to some of the best seafood in the area at Louie’s. This spot has won “Best Seafood Restaurant on Long Island” for five years in a row, and serves a variety of fresh seafood.

+ Manducati’s: Although housed in an unassuming building on Jackson Avenue, once you step inside you’ll be transported to an old-world place where traditional Italian cooking is the name of the game. Espoused by greats like Tony Bennett, Manducati’s is the absolute best place in Long Island City to get a great plate of pasta or other specialty Italian meal.



Looking for a great place to grab a drink or maybe see a show? Long Island has quite a few such places.

We’ve compiled some of our favorites to give you ideas:

+ The Standing Room: Long Island City’s most popular comedy club, the Standing Room is a great centerpiece to your night out. Check out the upcoming events page on their website to choose the night you’d like to stop in. What’s more, the Standing Room specializes in innovative cocktails to ensure that their patrons have everything they need for a great time.

+ Dutch Kills: This speakeasy-style bar is the perfect place to take a date. While it doesn’t look like much on the outside, as soon as you head indoors you’ll find yourself in a world of craft cocktails.

+ The Paramount: If live music is more your thing, head to the Paramount on any night of the week for a great Long Island experience. Check out their event calendar to choose your night out entertainment.



A night out is incomplete without reliable transportation on hand.

After all, if you’re looking forward to sampling cocktails or craft beers, you’ll need reliable transportation to have peace of mind. Safety and security demands a great option for transportation, one that incorporates not only reliable service but a trustworthy driver that you can count on.

Executive Ground Transportation has nearly 20 years of experience providing luxury transportation for all manner of occasions and events. We are dedicated to providing transportation and chauffeur service for nights on the town and special occasions, from anniversary dates to bachelor and bachelorette parties.

Executive offers a range of vehicles, from three-passenger sedans to 50-passenger motor coaches, ensuring that no matter the size of your party, you can have reliable luxury transportation throughout your evening.

Additionally, we enact strict hiring practices to ensure that your chauffeur is a consummate professional in every aspect, ensuring that you feel safe and taken care of throughout the evening.

Contact Executive Ground Transportation to make your reservation today.