1270 Union Turnpike
New Hyde Park
CUISINE: American and Continental
HOURS: Sun.-Thurs. - noon to 10 p.m.; Fri. & Sat., noon to 11 p.m.
MENU: Lunch and dinner menu changes daily plus standards; Sunday brunch
CATERING: Two large separate rooms for parties/meetings
WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE: Yes
CREDIT CARDS: All major accepted
Harpers is a neighborhood restaurant worth leaving your
neighborhood for, combining local warmth with a continental flare.
The casual sports bar does not interfere with the elegant, intimate
atmosphere of the main dining room. The cuisine is a lively blend of straightforward
American fare and classic European dishes. "We also cater to dietary concerns,"
said Manager, Mary Bruno.
We were escorted to a tastefully dressed table with a basket of fresh
rolls and water in place. Pam, our waitress, suggested the hearty clam-filled bisque
delicious ($3.95) and the jumbo stuffed mushroom caps topped with melted mozzarella
($8.95) for starters. Tastebuds now tickled, we delighted in the light, fresh salad with
variety of greens, salad fixings and dressings. Several salad selections are available.
(average price $5.00).
The standard menu offered ample selections of pasta varieties (average
price $10.95), beef, poultry and seafood (average price $18.95). All dinners come with
fresh vegetable de jour and choice of rice or baked potato.
One choice was the North Atlantic Salmon Fillet with rice. The generous
portion of salmon was fresh, moist, and cooked to perfection, with the yellow rice fluffy
and subtly flavored.($16.50)
Our second selection was the Veal Scaloppini Piccata with baked potato.
($15.95) The attractively garnished plate was filled with tender medallions of veal
sauteed with lemon and white wine with artichoke hearts as a complement.
Fresh steamed broccoli and cauliflower accompanied each meal.
The assorted dessert menu ($3-$5) presented a challenge, but we choose
the home-made warm apple crisp with cinamon sprinkled whipped cream which left us with the
lingering memory of a most pleasant experience.