Gardens of Portugal Unveils Seafood Dishes and Stylish Dining at Kings Park

Kings Park’s authentic Portuguese cuisine arrived late last year and seems to be here to stay.

“We are famous for our seafood,” said Claudio Pereira, one of the managers of Gardens of Portugal. “We have Portuguese wine so we can provide a great Portuguese experience.”

Pereira said the restaurant’s chef with more than two decades of experience cooks authentic seafood dishes, such as lobster tail with brandy-lemon prawns, fresh bronzini and lobster champagne.

Of course, there are plenty of meat, chicken and pasta dishes, including minion fillet with portobello mushrooms, peitos de galinha limoeiro (chicken in a white wine and lemon sauce) and penne alla vodka. .

The restaurant, located at 4 Main Street, also offers rodizio, an authentic Portuguese barbecue consisting of 10 meats – from leg of lamb to chicken and sausage – as well as rice, black beans, fried bananas, vinaigrette and sautéed green cabbage.

The restaurant building – more than a century old – operated as the Brooklyn Hotel in the late 1800s, before becoming Yesterday’s Pub in 1982. More recently, the structure housed the Long River Restaurant, a cuisine restaurant Chinese.

As the seasons progressed, Pereira hinted at a few changes coming to Gardens of Portugal.

This spring, the restaurant will take advantage of its permit for outdoor dining for up to 100 people and will offer live entertainment from Friday to Sunday.

The owners of the restaurant, which until recently were also partners of Lisbon cafes in Mineola and Jericho, also plan to create a 150-seat private dining room in the basement of the building.

Dino S. Williams