Monday, July 29, 2013

Birthday Time at Thyme!

Thyme Restaurant, 8 Tower Place, Roslyn, NY 11576, 516-625-2566 thymenewyork.com

Birthday Time at Thyme!
Thyme Restaurant on Long Island

A while back I found a website called dininglongisland and they have a section on waterfront restaurants.  Since then, it's been my go-to resource when choosing where to eat out there.  I love dining by the water!  We considered selecting a place on the 'nautical mile,' a stretch of waterfront in Freeport that's home to dozens of casual bars and eateries on the water.  But, ultimately an amazing menu on a lake won out over clams and beer on the ocean.  The food offerings at Thyme were too good to pass up!

Birthday Time at Thyme!
My beautiful bestie, Denise, and hubs, Craig, arrived early to scope out the perfect table and stake their claim with a bouquet of flowers and giant birthday balloons tied to the railing.  By the time Brian and I joined them, we could relax with them at the bar for a while and sip the house special White Cosmo cocktail.  I may have sipped a few too many of those over the course of the evening.  So good!


Birthday Time at Thyme!
The view from our table
Dinner on the outdoor deck overlooking the water was everything we could hope for.  After a long stretch of miserably hot and humid weather, we caught a break on Saturday evening.  It was such a perfect night to dine outdoors that I would have been absolutely miserable if I'd been inside.  More cocktails, wine, great service, excellent food and the people I love.  What more can anyone ask on their birthday!  And, as for Thyme, special celebration or not, their good cooking and relaxed elegance are definitely worth a return visit.

Birthday Time at Thyme!
Pink Ribbon and White Cosmo Cocktails

Birthday Time at Thyme!
Warm Baked Brie with Apples

Birthday Time at Thyme!
BBQ Grilled Duck Salad

Birthday Time at Thyme!
Marinated Grilled Calamari

Birthday Time at Thyme!
Heirloom Beet Salad

Birthday Time at Thyme!
Seafood Paella

Birthday Time at Thyme!
Braised Short Rib Papardelle

Birthday Time at Thyme!
Caramelized Apple Tart with Vanilla Bean Gelato

Birthday Time at Thyme!
Belgium Hot Chocolate with Warm Cookies (and a birthday candle!)

Birthday Time at Thyme!
Me and my life-long bestie

13 comments:

  1. Yayyy for bday dinners! That Belgium hot chocolate with the cookies looks AMAZINGG

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  2. Glad you had such a great birthday and celebration too. Lovely place and the food looks amazing.

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  3. Awesome! It looks like you had an amazing birthday celebration. :-)

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  4. What a cute restaurant... The food looked phenomenal!!! Hope you had a wonderful Bday celebration

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  5. That is an epically delicious dinner, Anita! So well deserved. I'm glad you had a fabulous, tasty time with the people you love!

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  6. Happy Birthday again! It never gets old. Beautiful flowers. Beautiful view. Baked brie is my favorite and I am a huge fan of hot chocolate. Glad you had a great birthday meal.

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  7. Ah! You look just beautiful! And what a wonderful dinner to celebrate a wonderful day! Thank you for sharing with us!

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  8. Looks lovely and the duck salad - Oh how I love duck! What a beautiful bouquet of birthday flowers! Happy Birthday!

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  9. Because birthdays aren't complete without martinis. Looks like you had a great time and delicious meal. OMG, the view is gorgeous. Happy birthday, Anita!

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  10. Such a beautiful view...the best martini, amazing food, and nothing like celebrating with your 'bestie'! Happy Birthday, Anita!

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  11. This is the way to celebrate birthdays! My mouth is watering just looking at the food and the view is amazing. Happy Birthday Anita!

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  12. Happy Birthday Anita!! What a way to celebrate! That restaurant has great lighting too! I always feel like I can't get good photos because of the lighting haha

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  13. Okay, I'm sold. Being Long Islanders, my husband and I will have to try Thyme. Also, thanks for the dininglongisland web site. Didn't know about that one. We are always looking for new places to dine on LI.

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