When it’s time to eat, drink, and be merry, guests at the Inn at Fox Hollow are in luck. As a Scotto property with deep roots in the Long Island restaurant scene, the Inn’s culinary connections extend to a collection of some of the island’s most exciting, enticing, and elegant eateries.
For starters, guests of the Inn at Fox Hollow are invited to delight in a daily complimentary American breakfast buffet with all the trimmings, including scrambled eggs, chef-made omelets, waffles, pancakes, bacon, sausage, French toast, bagels, muffins, and much more. Meanwhile, the Hearth Room entices guests with gourmet coffee, tea, and homemade cookies enjoyed by a warm fireplace.
"...when the desire for true fine dining hits, guests don’t have to go very far..."
The complimentary dinner buffet is available to guests Mondays through Thursdays, with a luscious cuisine prepared by the Inn’s outstanding chefs. And when it’s time to unwind, ease into a glass of wine at Vintage 25 Bar & Lounge.
But when the desire for true fine dining hits, guests don’t have to go very far. Situated on the grounds of the Fox Hollow estate is one of Long Island’s premier Italian restaurants—Volpe Ristorante. Italian for fox, Volpe serves robust seafood and meat dishes, along with expertly presented pasta and risotto, all prepared with fresh ingredients and crisp produce.
Volpe’s menu scours the Italian countryside for classics from appetizers to salads and entrées. Among the starters, look for favorites like briny and buttery Baked Clams Oreganata, garden fresh Caprese with homemade mozzarella, tomatoes and basil, and Eggplant Siciliana, a comforting baked dish with parmigiano-reggiano, fresh basil, and tomato sauce.
Speaking of fresh, Volpe’s salads run the gamut from the simple, yet classic, Caesar, to the multifaceted Insalata Quattro Formaggi, which starts with romaine and adds the semi-soft Italian cheese Bel Paese, goat cheese, parmesan, and feta, with plum tomatoes, roasted garlic, and red wine vinegar.
What is perhaps the most intriguing section of Volpe’s menu is split into two parts: The Classics and Pasta & Risotto. Both read like random cards pulled from grandma’s recipe box, with time-tested plates like Shrimp Francese, Chicken Marsala, Linguine with White Clam Sauce, Bucatini Amatriciana, and Capellini Pescatore.
The Entrées menu completes the journey with an array of hearty dishes set to satisfy even the most voracious appetites. Meat-forward meals like Certified Black Angus Filet Mignon are prepared with Gorgonzola Cheese and a Port Wine Reduction, while the grilled Veal Chop is the picture of delicious simplicity, with sautéed mushrooms. The Colorado Rack of Lamb is a visual showstopper, complete with an herb breadcrumb crust, while Volpe goes fishing with Chilean Sea Bass, Wild Norwegian Salmon, and Branzino All’ Espresso, which features a crust of cracked pepper and ground espresso beans.
The free range bird is roasted to perfection and served with wild mushroom risotto for an earthy finish.
Then there’s the Herb Roasted Chicken, a deceptively simple dish whose proper execution is the true mark of a skilled chef. The free range bird is roasted to perfection and served with wild mushroom risotto for an earthy finish. There are vegan options too, with a stuffed portobello dish, as well as Calda Giardiniera, featuring grilled romaine, roasted cauliflower, peppers, and mushrooms.
Volpe also features a special lobster menu on Wednesdays, along with a Prime Rib menu Thursdays.
The Scotto Restaurant Connection
For any guests looking to step away from the Inn for a sumptuous meal, Fox Hollow has deep connections to the Anthony Scotto family of restaurants, including Blackstone Steakhouse, One North, Insignia, and Rare650. And those high-end eateries offer guests of the Inn at Fox Hollow a 10-percent discount during their stay, while the Inn at Fox Hollow offers complimentary shuttle service to nearby restaurants Blackstone, Rare650, and One North.
10 Pinelawn Rd., Melville
An unforgettable dining experience awaits you at Blackstone, Long Island’s premier steakhouse. Dine surrounded by posh décor like quarried stone, natural wood, and the warm glow of fireplaces. As for the food, the ever-evolving menu features exotic cuts of meat, fresh seafood flown in directly from Hawaii and Holland, along with an array of seasonal dishes.
4 Old Jericho Tpke., Jericho
With an exterior that resembles a cozy Long Island home and an interior that glows with elegance, One North incorporates the warmth and tranquility of the Mediterranean islands. The open-concept kitchen gives visitors a taste of the action, while Mediterranean-inspired cuisine and signature cocktails offer an evening like no other.
650 Jericho, Tpke., Syosset
Steak and sushi come together at Rare650 set in a dramatic dining room with floor-to-ceiling wine room and an ever-lively bar and lounge area. The glass conservatory room features ambient lighting, tropical landscaping and oversized booths and seating. The cuisine touches on high-end steaks and chops, expertly prepared sushi, and seafood preparations unseen at most restaurants.
610 Smithtown Bypass, Smithtown
The furthest east of the Anthony Scotto restaurants, Insignia features an inspired menu with prime dry-aged steaks, fresh seafood, and a dizzying array of creative sushi offerings. It’s all served in a chic, elegant atmosphere that keeps visitors talking long after the meal is over. A true feast for the eyes.