I need to tell you about Brian Scott’ American Restaurant in Miller Place. Now, this review will be kind of hard for me because everything that I came up with at this place was positive, and if you read my blog, you already know that I am quite opinionated and usually find flaw with most places I go, but not this place. Hey, it’s a good thing.
When I first heard that there was a new restaurant coming, well, I approached this property like you would the Amityville Horror house due to it’s history of iffy to total crap restaurants (like Casa Piccolo. Pa-lease, the owner and staff seems as if they were doing you a favor by even looking at you. ) that this beautiful historic landmark once housed, but let me tell you, the demons of the past have been exorcised and there is a new kid in town, Brian Burner.
Brian brings to you his CIA experience, Culinary Institute of America, as well as years of cooking at local and NYC restaurants, so you’re in good hands.
As soon as you walk in to the house type establishment you are greeted by a cheery smile, quite often that it Brian’s sister, Kyra. As you are brought to your table and step on the century old wood planks, you cannot help but feel relaxed, comforted and as if you stepped back in time to a when life was more relaxed, laid back and simple. As soon as you get your first whiff out of the kitchen, you are anxious to order.
As we were were perusing the menu some fragrant toasty bread came out with a flavored butter that melted juuuust right. Even though we were excited we didn’t want to jump the gun so we kept to our intentions and had drinks and appetizers.
We shared the Maryland Crab cake and the Chopped House Salad.
The Crab cake was plump, juicy, delicious and came drizzled with a delicious sauce on a bed of greens. It left me wanting more.
The Chopped Salad was crisp, chopped uniformly, seasoned perfectly not over flowing with dressing and fed two people, in my opinion.
After a few more beers from their excellent selection we took off. My wife drove of course, she drank water and coffee.
As we were walking out we decided that this was the perfect place to host our friend’s birthday party. This would be the perfect place to make a miserable prick like Ant a less miserable one, and it worked!
Fast Forward buy prescription drugs online 1 Week, 7:45 pm, table of 12 on the patio adorned with tiki torches, food and love!
After the 12 of us met at Cedar Beach for drinks and sunset we made a caravan down to N. Country Road to try to get a parking space at Brian’s. Once we were all sat, Kyra came by, introduced herself and took our drink orders. then that damn addicting bread out and into my belly.
I think we ordered everything on the menu.
For starters we had, Uncle Brian’s Seafood Chowder and Fresh Fried Mozzarella.
Uncle Brian’s Seafood Chowder was a velvety cream based concoction of local seafood (bass, flounder, calamari, shrimp), with butter, cream and simple herbs. This is the perfect comfort food.
The Fresh Friend Mozzarella was sweet, crunchy and flash fried to a perfect light brown crunch. Addicting!
Now to the Main Courses……
Whole Striped Bass in a Chardonnay Basil Beurre Blanc, Grilled Salmon Teriyaki, Braised Beef of Brisket with Potato Pancake and Gravy, Grilled Marinated Flank Steak, and a few others.
Whole Striped Bass was one of the freshest I ever had. It was surrounded by a delicious, creamy beurre blanc, which loosley translated means, “Don’t even think of asking if there is a low fat, super healthy way of making this.” Please put the diet aside and enjoy this local fish. They prepared it the way it was intended on being prepared. Damn good!
The Grilled Salmon Teriyaki was another notable favorite. Grilled to perfection with a sweet and tangy teriyaki.
I didn’t taste the others, because nobody wanted to part with their dishes, but they looked wonderful and all the plates were clean when they were finished.
Flourless Chocolate Cake with Vanilla Chantilly Cream, Baked Apple Strudel with Tahitian Vanilla Gelato and Frieda’s NY Cheesecake with Hommeade Strawberry Preserves. All of the deserts were spot on. Delicious and oh so comforting. My personal favorite was the Apple Strudel.
Do yourself a favor and get out to Brian Scott’s in Miller Place.
‘Where Dining Out is Like Coming Home.’ True, but don’t expect to eat my mom’s burnt chicken cutlets or drink dad’s Meister Brau.