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The Glutton’s Guide: Arlo Kitchen & Bar in Northport, NY

Arlo Kitchen & Bar

Arlo Kitchen & Bar “(s)” is a stunning ambiance that balances modern excellence with the warmth of a seasoned kitchen.   Located on the expanse of Northern Blvd between the village of Northport and the high-end homes of Fort Salonga, it beck and calls to the local community as much as the Long Islander looking to travel east or west and north for a special occasion meal.  

Arlo is nestled on a fortified hilltop, and after dining here for the second time, I decided to forego building a bomb shelter in my backyard.  Instead… if the poo hits the fan in a dystopian future… I’m grabbing just my samurai sword and heading to Arlo.

The “(s)” is merely poetic license to signify that this two-tiered establishment boasts distinct bars on each level, setting the stage for an evening of indulgence in a space that feels both intimate and grand.  And by grand – we mean a grand piano sits center stage on the upper level – while our Thursday evening business dinner included a violinist in the main flood dining room.  Just another accoutrement to the detail that The Standard Hospitality Group has delivered in the crown jewel of their suite of restaurants.

The Menu at Arlo Kitchen & Bar

The menu at Arlo is diverse enough to satisfy the palate of any foodie.   Dishes like Duck Confit Gnocchi and Beef Bourguignon Pot Pie complement a raw bar and butcher board of USDA prime cuts that include a 60-day dry aged porterhouse for two. 

Our meal started with calamari and crab cake for the table.  Arlo is another culprit known for skimping on the breadcrumbs.  The calamari was perfectly crisped yet tender.  We accompanied the apps with their Caesar salad.  The bed of romaine lay beneath a blanket of Parmesan that was so soft, it’s as if it floated above the lettuce it adorned.  

We moved on to pasta dishes that included a special the chef prepared to highlight one of Standard’s new restaurants opening in Babylon, and Arlo’s signature Lobster Pappardelle – featuring an entire Maine lobster with blistered cherry peppers, anchovy bread crumbs, and fresh basil. The dish was a lavish celebration of the sea’s bounty, brought to life with a sauce that complements rather than overwhelms the delicate sweetness of the lobster.

The steaks were perfectly cooked to order and we indulged in the bone marrow butter add-on—a luxurious touch that enriches each bite with its unctuous richness.  

But the pièce de résistance, the surprising dish that may arguably steals the show, is Arlo’s “kitchen sink” potato. This innovative take on a classic baked potato sees it diced, crisped on the exterior, and then lavishly dressed with a garlic confit aioli. It’s an explosion of textures and flavors, making it a must-try side dish that leaves diners raving. The kitchen sink potato is not just a side; it’s a statement—a bold declaration of Arlo’s ability to transform the ordinary into the extraordinary.

We closed out the meal with double espressos as the food coma began to creep over our conscious – and shared two desserts of Apple Crostada Ala Mode and Rosemary Crème Brûlée.  The caffeine counteracted what would have been a welcomed nap for any professional glutton in the 20 minute car service back to home near Huntington village.  

Conclusion

Arlo stands as a jewel in Northport’s culinary scene, offering an experience that goes beyond mere dining. It’s a place where the beauty of the setting is matched only by the splendor of the food, making every visit a memorable feast for the senses.

Whether you’re there for the incredible steaks, the sumptuous lobster pappardelle, or the transcendent kitchen sink potato, Arlo Kitchen & Bar promises—and delivers—an unforgettable culinary adventure.

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Disclosure: Mr. Madden paid for his own reviewed meal and no other compensation was received. The reviewed restaurant did not receive an advance copy of the review and receives no editorial control of the copy.

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