Prom is an important time of year for high schoolers, as they wait for the one evening of the year when they can don their formalwear, take glamorous photos, and dance the night away with their closest friends. For teens, planning the perfect prom evening has many important elements: finding the right car service with the perfect limousine, choosing the right dress, the right date, and of course, the best restaurant for pre-prom eats are all important parts of the prom planning process.

If your prom will take place on Long Island, there are plenty of restaurants to consider for your before-prom meal. Here are a few of our favorites.


4720 Center Boulevard, Long Island City

For you sushi lovers out there on Long Island, there’s no place to get sushi like SHI, a place with the ambiance to make you feel like a celebrity while you indulge in the delicious sushi creations from the kitchen. It’s the perfect place to get your prom night started right.


5012 Vernon Boulevard, Long Island City

If you want to add a little French flair to your pre-prom meal, head to Tournesol in Long Island City, where the menu is populated with dishes like Hangar Steak, Duck Breast and Pan Seared Trout. You can also choose from pasta, other seafood and a variety of appetizers, each of which will leave you feeling fancy and fueled up for the hours of dancing ahead.


4729 Vernon Boulevard, Long Island City

If you want your pre-prom meal to be something truly unique, head to the Madera Grill for a taste of authentic Cuban foods. Madera Grill is one of the best-rated restaurants in all of Long Island City, and its easy to see why: couple the lovely décor with a dynamic menu featuring dishes like Cuban-styled grilled shrimp, and you’ve got the recipe for an amazing before-prom meal.


400 Broadhollow Road, Melville, NY

For those of you looking for a truly swanky before-prom dinner destination, the Jewel Restaurant can’t be beat. In addition to the stunning ambiance and gorgeous views, you and your friends will get a menu filled with great options like Duck Breast, Pork Chops, a variety of pizzas and pastas and more. You can enjoy the views and get ready for your prom in an atmosphere that makes you feel truly regal. Because this is such a popular spot, you’ll need to get reservations in plenty of advance to ensure that you can enjoy dinner here on your prom night.


179 Old Country Road, Carle Place, NY

Vincent’s is a charming little restaurant that’s over 100 years old and serves up some of the best Italian food and seafood in the Long Island area. If you’re in the mood for seafood, like clams, lobster or a variety of fish, or for traditional Italian dishes made specially by the Vincent’s chefs, this is the restaurant for you. An array of amazing desserts will help you close your dinner exceptionally before you head off to the prom.

You deserve a prom experience that is perfect from beginning to end. That means finding the perfect Long Island restaurant to kick your night off right. Long Island has a plethora of great places to grab a bite, but if you’re looking for elegance, style or a certain type of cuisine, a little research might help you find the truly perfect spot.

Executive Limousine hopes you have a great and safe prom this year, complete with the perfect limousine and all the dancing your heart desires!

Photo Credit: Ray Dumas