WELCOME!” sang the host loudly at a certain Long Island establishment the other day, greeting patrons with open arms and hyper-enthusiasm. It was as off-putting as another recent exchange with a maitre d’ whose text messaging we’d had the audacity to interrupt, and who then raced us to our table without so much as a word.
That hospitality involves being hospitable is a notion too many restaurants refuse to accept, so that when a place gets it right, you can’t help cheering.
So cheers to American Beauty, which recently opened a Massapequa Park location, its third, having previously established itself in Massapequa proper (2016) and Bellmore (2019).
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