Long Island - Village Lantern
The Village Lanterne manages to be unabashedly Old World German, and yet not come off as out-of-date. The bar and lounge area, with contemporary leather armchairs and low lighting, exudes a certain urbanity.
And the dining room, furnished with comfortable booths, wooden beams, Germanic folk art and photos of the old country, merges elements of yesterday and today. So what if the Gothic print menu is a bit hard to read? A little eye strain is worth enduring for a good meal.