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COASTAL FLOOD ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT EST TONIGHT * WHAT...One to locally two feet of inundation above ground level expected in vulnerable north shore communities of the twin forks of LI, north shore of LI, and north facing LI barrier island communities for today's AM and possibly PM high tides near the waterfront and shoreline. * WHERE...Northwest Suffolk, Northeast Suffolk, Southwest Suffolk, Southeast Suffolk, Northern Nassau and Southern Nassau Counties. * WHEN...Until midnight EST tonight. * COASTAL IMPACTS...Minor to locally moderate flooding is expected in the most vulnerable locations near the waterfront and shoreline. Expect around 1 to locally 2 feet of inundation above ground level in low lying, vulnerable areas. A few to several roads and low lying property including parking lots, parks, lawns and homes/businesses with basements near the waterfront will experience shallow flooding. A few cars may take on water and be damaged if not moved. * SHORELINE IMPACTS...3 to 5 ft surf likely for north shore of LI and north shore of south fork shorefront with Sat AM tides, which will likely cause beach erosion and possibly minor damage to shoreline structures. Along the oceanfront, surf should build to 4 to 8 ft tonight into Sun AM, with scattered dune erosion impacts during those tidal cycles. * ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Minor to locally moderate coastal impacts are possible for the same north shore communities of the twin forks of LI, north shore of LI, and north facing LI barrier island communities for this evening's high tides as well. There is potential for more widespread minor coastal flooding along the southern and eastern bayfront communities of Long Island with the Sunday morning high tide.

Five Romantic Long Island Date Night Restaurants to Visit This Weekend

Love is in the air, check out these five romantic restaurants you should visit this weekend

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Whether you've been together for years or are cozying up to someone new, the restaurant choice can make or break a date night. From intimate ambiances to indulgent cuisine and wine, we've narrowed down some of Long Island’s best spots for a night out with your sweetie. Here are five restaurants that serve up incredible meals in a romantic setting.


Oheka Castle: Huntington

Dine Gatsby-style in a historic Gold Coast mansion on the North Shore of Long Island. Reminiscent of a French chateau, this stunning estate is the essence of romance and old world charm. The restaurant is surrounded by magnificent views of their lush formal gardens. Inside, the dining room offers comfortable seating with white table clothes and crystal chandeliers, the perfect spot for a special date night with your significant other. Some menu stars are the Mini Lobster Rolls, Pine Nut Crusted Sea Bass and their Pan Roasted Duck. Reservations recommended. 


Lakehouse: Bay Shore 

The Lakehouse serves upscale New American cuisine and delicious cocktails. The cozy yet elegant interior is surrounded by beautiful views of the Great South Bay and Marina. During the summer, couples can enjoy a post date night cocktail on the illuminated deck and enjoy conversation by the garden fire pit. Some of our menu favorites are the Crispy Suckling Pig, Caramelized Local Sea Scallops and the Grilled 21 Day Aged NY Strip Steak. Reservations recommended. 


Volpe: Woodbury 

Situated inside of the Fox Hollow Inn at the top of a beautiful staircase, Volpe features mouthwatering Italian cuisine with their very own signature twist, marrying old-world recipes with new. The space is decorated with warm, elegant accents, giving it the utmost romantic feel for date night. Luckily, guests can also enjoy the spectacular views of the estate’s stunning grounds. Start your meal off with their Caprese and Volpe Salad. Next, we suggest dinging on their Capellini Pescatore and Branzino all Espresso. Volpe also offers vegan options as well. Reservations recommended. 


One North: Jericho 

The perfect setting for date night, One North offers soulful Mediterranean in a beautiful modern setting. The decor features a dramatic dining space with curved walls, soaring architectural ceilings and an endless panorama of glass providing gorgeous views of lush landscaped grounds and outdoor terraces. When first arriving, guests can enjoy a glass of wine and some meats and cheese at the mozzarella bar. But don’t fill up on pre dinner aperitivo. Menu favorites are their phenomenal sushi and crudo, their whole fish options, and a standout dish, their Australian Wagyu Sirloin. Pro tip: Don’t pass up on the West African Salt Prawns, the perfect pairing to your steak. Reservations are recommended. 


La Plage: Wading River 

According to the NY Times, La Plage is deemed the most romantic restaurant on Long Island. With a stunning beach front location offering both indoor and outdoor seating and views of the Long Island Sound, couples will love the space offering up creative fish-centric French-American cuisine. We recommend starting with their Tart Green Apple Salad, the Apple Wood Smoked Beef Carpaccio and finishing off with any of their fresh fish dishes, you can’t go wrong. After dinner, couples can enjoy a romantic stroll on the beach. Reservations recommended.