Chef Andrew Crabtree and his partner, owner Dean Philippis, opened Crabtree’s in October in the old Chesterfields space, and it’s the newest spot in what’s now a triad of local eateries that includes Piccolo’s and Centerport’s Mill Pond House, where Crabtree has served as executive chef. The name of their newest collaboration is sly: Crabtree grew up in Huntington, and many here know him, a local kid who worked on a lobster boat before attending the Culinary Institute of America and spending a decade in the San Francisco restaurant scene.
Do you ever wonder where chefs and kitchen staff go for dinner after they’ve finish preparing meals in their own restaurant kitchens? If you happen to be in Huntington, the answer is Crabtree’s New York and Main restaurant. Located in the heart of Huntington Village, this hidden jewel is located above Cactus Salon on the corner of Main Street and New York Avenue. It offers not only outstanding views, but exceptionally good, old-fashioned, home-style cooking. If it’s good enough for people in the restaurant industry, then it has to be good.
Walking up the steps of Crabtrees New York & Main, one’s eyes might just get lost in the intricate pattern of the stairs, a hint of what’s to come upon entering the establishment.
Stepping into the restaurant, a layer of old-school filament bulbs hang from the ceiling, with light globes affixed with pocket watches. Separating the bar and the dining area is a wall of pipes, valves and gauges that call to mind the spirit of industry. Meanwhile, the bar side panels are decorated with traditional flourishes punctuated with bolts around the edges…