• German Fare & Oktoberfest Beer Dinners
  • Halloween Pumpkin' Pickin' & Sippin'
  • Post Office 20th Annual 5K Run
  • Wine Tours, Tastings & Flights

Events

German Oktoberfest Celebrations & Beer Dinners

Week Long Celebrations: Wherever You Are...Cold Beer & German Food Awaits!

October 5th-11th : Oktoberfest Celebration at the Post Office Café - German a la carte Menu and Tasting Menu Available

[COULD NOT FIND EVENT ID]October 11th-17th: Oktoberfest at the Bulldog Grille, featuring Sam Adams Oktoberfest

October 14th-21st: Week Long Oktoberfest Celebration at Mirabelle Tavern with German Food & Beer Pairings.

October 18th-24th: Oktoberfest Celebration at the Library Café...Don’t Miss Our Pumpkin Ice Cream Float

October 25th-31st: Oktoberfest Celebration at Maxwell's, Sample Our German Fare

Beer Dinners: Join Us and Guest Speaker Scott MacDonnell and "TOAST" to Oktoberfest, a Little Bit of Germany in Your Own Backyard.

October 5th, Wednesday: Post Office Café 2nd Annual 5 Course German Beer Dinner Includes a Special Bavarian Ceremony $40/person, Reserve Early...Sold Out Last Year

October 13th,Thursday: Mirabelle Tavern, Award Winning Chef Guy Reuge Takes You to Germany, 3 Course Oktoberfest Beer Dinner $55/person

October 18th, Tuesday: Library Café "5 Course Tasting Dinner" with Paulaner Beer $40/person or $25 a la carte (Without Beer Flights), Begins 7pm

October 21st, Friday: Mirabelle Restaurant "German Beer & Wine Dinner", 3 Courses Paired with Wine or Beer , $68/person

October 25th, Tuesday: Maxwell's "5 Course Oktoberfest Beer Dinner," begins 7pm, $40/person, Communal Seating

Halloween: No Trick Just Not to be Missed Treats!

October 29th, Friday: Celebrate "le Jour des Morts" at Mirabelle Tavern, 9pm-12am. A not to be missed costume party...Hors d’Oeuvres, Buffet, Open Bar, & Trick or Treat Candy Bar & Fire Pit, Prizes for Top 3 Costumes, $50/person (includes tax & gratuity) Can you spot Guy?

October 28th-30th: First Annual Pumpkin' Pickin' & Sippin' at Maxwell's, $4 Pumpkin Ale Pints frm Friday-Sunday, 4 Great Long Island Breweries

5K Run: Cool Weather, Come Run for a Great Cause

[COULD NOT FIND EVENT ID]October 15th, Saturday: The 20th Annual 5K Run & 1K Fun Run at Post Office Café, benefiting Casey Lessing & in Memory of Mark Lessing, Registration Includes Party After "FREE Blue Point Beer and Limited Bar" All proceeds Benefit MPS

Wine Tours, Tastings & Flights

[COULD NOT FIND EVENT ID]Autumn Harvest Wine Tours: "3 Chapters of Wine & Dining at the Library Café" Wine Tours Include Breakfast, Transportation, Tours and Tastings at 3 Long Island Wineries, 3 Course Dinner at Library Café, $85/person

[COULD NOT FIND EVENT ID]Thursday, Tour of Italy: Visit a Different Region in Italy Every Thursday Night at View Restaurant in Oakdale, 3 Courses, 3 Wines, $40.95 plus tax & gratuity

Every Day & Night Flights:

Join us at the Post Office Café, Maxwells, Library Café, and the Bulldog Grille for Wine Flights...No Passport Required. On Wednesdays we Now Offer ½ Price Wine Flights.

Become a Fan

Facebook Visit Our Venues on Facebook
Become a fan and receive a special deal.*

Lessing's Weddings *

Library Cafe *

View Restaurant *

Restaurant Mirabelle *

Bulldog Grille

Finnegan's

Post Office Cafe

Maxwell's

Mirabelle Tavern

Keeping you up-to-date in the Craft Beer Craze...each month LBC will let you know what’s new in Our Restaurants with Beer.

Tap of the Month: Pumpkin Ale

This October stop in for a "Pumpkin Ale" rimmed in cinnamon sugar or graham cracker crust. Available at any of our Main Street Locations.

 

Lessing's Local Ale T-Shirts

Local Ale T-shirts- long and short sleeve, now on sale at our Main Street Locations:

Post Office Cafe, Library Cafe, Bulldog Grille, Maxwell's Finnegan's.

"Fresh Beer to Go"

$20 growlers filled with your favorite beer. At any of our Lessing's restaurants! $15 refills "Be Green, Save Money!" Take your party to go!

 

 

Lessing's Local Ale

Lessing's Local Ale: Specially Brewed by Blue Point Brewery "Lessing's Local" on tap! This tasty brew, German in style and toasty in flavor, represents Lessing's and Blue Point Brewery's inseparable connection to Long Island. Available at all Lessing's locations.

Lessing's Local Blonde

Lessing's Local Blonde: Light, crisp, with a hint of lemon. Our 2nd beer brewed by our friends at Blue Point. This thirst-quenching Summer Ale is best enjoyed on a hot summer day. Available May-September at all our restaurants.

October Contest

Finnegan's

Enter to Win a $100 Gift Certificate for Finnegan's, Huntington, NY.

Finnegan's, perhaps Huntington’s oldest Irish bar! A great place to spend a fall afternoon. Don’t forget to say hi to "the Kat," Finnegan’s finest host.

The contest winner will be chosen at the end of the month.

Click Here to Enter to Win!

View Website

September Contest Winner

Congratulations to Walter Colvin of Massapequa Park, NY, who won the September Contest, a Dinner for Two at the Post Office Cafe. A value of $100.00.

Steinhoisting Contest

The results of the Samuel Adams National Stein Hoisting Contest are in!

For information on the contest click here.

The Winners at Our 6 Locations (in minutes): Great Job!

1st Place: Maxwell's - Scott McCabe, 10:50 (just might be headed to Oktoberfest in Munich!)

2nd Place: Bulldog Grille - Anthony Gaglio, 6:05

3rd Place: Library Café - Doug Desmond, 4:33

4th Place: Post Office Cafe - Bryan Ranker, 4:11

5th Place: Finnegans - Pat Scanlon, 4:42

6th Place: Mirabelle Tavern - William Felitz, 4:28

"New Beer Tower"

"20" Draught Beers are now available at the Library Café in Farmingdale. For more information, click here.

Save the Date: Month of October

Join Us for one or All of our Oktoberfest Beer Dinners. For more information, click here.

Mirabelle Tavern Biergarten - Every Sunday, 5-10pm

Join Mirabelle at Three Village Outside for $5 Draughts and $7 Apps. To view beer list click here.

16 Craft Beer Draught Lines at Maxwell's in Islip, NY

Beer Selections change weekly. To view current menu, click here.

 

Wedding Venues Facebook YouTube

Montauk, New York
Brentwood, New York
Smithtown, New York
Aquebogue, New York
Woodbury, New York
Rye, New York
Oakdale, New York
Great River, New York
Huntington, New York
Stony Brook, New York
Kings Park, New York
Smithtown, New York
West Sayville, New York
Oakdale, New York

Let Lessing's help you choose the perfect location for your Wedding:

With so many great locations, Lessing's is the perfect place for you to find the dream location for your wedding. We have rooms for receptions from 100 to 400 and will work with you to create an unforgettable event. Please log onto our website and browse through our restaurants and catering halls to get a better idea of our locations and which one would work best for you.

Featured Venue

Featured Venue: Chateau at Coindre Hall

Chateau at Coindre Hall

This medieval-style mansion seemingly plucked from the South of France is the perfect venue to host the event of your dreams.

Join us on October 27th, Thursday 7pm-9pm for our Bridal Showcase

To register, click here.

View Website

Events

The Woodlands

[COULD NOT FIND EVENT ID]2012 Wedding Specials - Receive 10% Off - Learn more...

Pavilion at Sunken Meadow

Have your ceremony on the Beach - Learn more...

Bourne Mansion

Wedding Specials -

Learn more...

Chateau at Coindre Hall

Bridal Showcase, Thursday, October 27th from 7pm-9pm - Learn more...

Wedding Specials -

Learn more...

Smithtown Landing Country Club

Private Events - Learn more...

View

Special Saturday Day Wedding Rates, Some 2011 Dates Still Available - Learn more...

See us on YouTube

The Mansion at West Sayville

[COULD NOT FIND EVENT ID]Wedding Specials - Learn more...

[COULD NOT FIND EVENT ID]Children’s Birthday Parties at West Sayville - Learn more...

Sweet 16 Specials Learn more..

Mansion at Timber Point

Wedding Specials -

Learn more...

Estate at Three Village Inn

Wedding Specials - Learn more...

Getaway Packages -

Learn More

[COULD NOT FIND UNIT NAME. CHECK UNIT ABBREVIATION]

[COULD NOT FIND EVENT ID]Wedding specials for Winter 2011 & Spring 2012 - Learn more...

[COULD NOT FIND UNIT NAME. CHECK UNIT ABBREVIATION]

Lessing’s is Now in Connecticut!

  • Drink of the Month
  • Guy's Kitchen
  • Restaurant Events

Our Restaurant Venues

,
Stony Brook, New York
Cold Spring Harbor, New York
Bay Shore, New York
Oakdale, New York
 

Huntington, New York
Farmingdale, New York
Islip, New York
Stony Brook, New York
Babylon, New York

Our Main Street Restaurant Events

Too Busy to Dine Out?

Our Main Street Restaurants also have food to go. To see our menu click here.

Fresh Beer to Go!

Growlers available at all our restaurants, $15 refills "Be Green, Save Money!" Take your party to go! For more information click here.

Flights of Beer...Destination Unknown?

No matter where you are headed...we have you covered. $7 Flights Now Available at Post Office Cafe, Maxwells, Library Cafe and Bulldog Grille.

At Any of Our Main Street Locations!

"Tuesdays Tap & App Night" - $3 Taps & $5 Appetizers Every Tuesday Beginning at 5pm (Finnegan's, Library Café, Maxwell's, Mirabelle Tavern, Post Office Café)

"Wine Down Wednesday"- 1/2 Price Bottles of Wine All Day & Night (Finnegan's, Library Café, Maxwell's, Mirabelle Tavern, Post Office Café)

Introducing NEW "Mondays for the Girls" $5 Sangria & Margaritas, $20 Pitchers (Finnegan's, Maxwell's)

"Monday Night Football Specials" - Tailgate Menu & Beer Specials every Monday Night (Finnegan's)

"Thursdays Steak Night & Martini Madness" - Creative Steak Specials, 3 Sides & Dessert Plus Over 30 Specialty Martinis to Choose From. (Library Café, Post Office Café)

"Sunday Football Specials" - All specials start PRE-GAME, one hour before the game (Finnegan's, View)

Maxwell's

[COULD NOT FIND EVENT ID]Saturday Night, Late Night Happy Hour - 10pm-2am Half Price Taps & Premium Well Drinks

Library Cafe

[COULD NOT FIND EVENT ID]Wine Tours - Let Us take you to Long Island Vineyards...Breakfast, Transportation & Dinner Included

[COULD NOT FIND EVENT ID]VIP Text Program - Join Today and receive discounts.

[COULD NOT FIND EVENT ID]Friday "Midnight Madness" – Why go to bed? Featuring $4 Ketle One Drinks & $3 Bud Light Drafts from Midnight - 2am

Sunday Brunch Buffet - No need to get up, we'll come around and serve you. Sundays, 11am-3pm

Private Catering Room

For up to 100 people (Post Office Café)

 

Restaurant Events

Tavern Mirabelle at Three Village Inn:

Biergarten Sundays

[COULD NOT FIND EVENT ID]College Night

Halloween Costume Party

Oktoberfest Beer Dinner, Oct 13th

Oktoberfest Week Long Celebration

Sunday Champagne Brunch Buffet

Restaurant Mirabelle at Three Village Inn:

Uncorked Sundays

Biergarten Sundays

German Beer & Wine Dinner, October 21st

Finnegan's

Mondays - $5 Margaritas & Sangria

Tap & App Tuesdays

Wine Down Wednesdays

Football Specials

View Restaurant & Sushi

Sunday Brunch, $29.95 - Includes Sushi and Raw Bar

[COULD NOT FIND EVENT ID]Wine Down Wednesdays

[COULD NOT FIND EVENT ID]Tour of Italy Thursdays

Drink of the Month

Caramel Appletini

Available at any of our Main Street Restaurants.

Caramel Appletini

No Need to "Trick or Treat", Stop By!

You'll Need:

2 oz Finlandia Vodka (or any premium vodka)

½ oz Apple Pucker

½ oz Butterscotch Schnapps

Caramel Syrup

Fresh Apple Slice

Moisten the outer rim of a martini glass & dip in caramel syrup. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice, add the remaining ingredients and shake well. Pour contents of shaker into caramel rimmed glass, garnish with a fresh apple slice. Yum!

Recipe of the Month

Sauerkraut with Pork Knuckle, Pork Chop & Sausage

Ingredients:

2 ½ pounds uncooked sauerkraut

2 ounces lard

1 cup onions, peeled and sliced

½ cup bacon, cut into cubes

1 bay leaf

8 juniper berries

12 black peppercorns

1 apple, peeled, cored and sliced

1 bottle dry white wine

Salt and pepper to taste

Garnish:

3 smoked or fresh ham hocks (pork knuckles)

12 ounces smoked bacon in one piece

6 frankfurters

3 smoked sausages

6 bratwurst

6 smoked pork chops

12 garlic sausage

12 peeled potatoes, cooked in boiling wate

Method:

Sauerkraut: Rinse the sauerkraut 2 or 3 times in hot water and drain it. In a large pot add the lard and let it get hot. Add the onions, apple, bacon, black pepper, juniper berries, and bay leaf. Cook the mixture over moderate heat until the onions are softened but without color. Add a thin layer of sauerkraut and salt and pepper over the onion mixture. Add another thin layer of sauerkraut and salt and pepper and place the 12-ounce piece of bacon and the ham hocks in the center. Add 2 more thin layers of sauerkraut and salt and pepper. Pour the white wine over the sauerkraut, bring it to a boil, and reduce the heat to moderate. Cook the sauerkraut, covered, for 40 minutes. Remove the piece of bacon and reserve it. Continue to cook the sauerkraut for 40 minutes more. Remove the ham hocks and reserve them.

Fill a large casserole with water, add a touch of salt, and bring the water to a boil. Reduce the heat to a simmer and add all the meat garnishes to the water in order to keep the meat hot until ready to serve. Keep the potatoes hot in the boiling water.

For Serving: Transfer the sauerkraut to a large platter, drain all the meat, and arrange it over the sauerkraut. Cut the reserved bacon into 6 pieces and place it on top with the ham hocks. Drain the potatoes and arrange them around the platter. Serve the choucroute with mustard on the side.

Serves 6

Enjoy more Oktoberfest recipes with Guy at Mirabelle Restaurant’s German Wine & Beer Dinner, Friday, October 21st, or at the Tavern Oktoberfest Beer Dinner, Thursday October 13th.

For More Guy Recipes, Click Here.
  • In the News
  • Loyalty Rewards

In the News

Library Café

FARMINGDALE PATCH: SAMUEL ADAMS NATIONAL STEIN HOISTING COMPETITION AT LIBRARY CAFE TO KICK OFF OCTOBERFEST. Read more...

LI PULSE: LIBRARY CAFE/BLUE POINT BREWING COMPANY PAIRING MENU AND BEER LIST PREVIEW (9/22). Read more...

LONG ISLAND PRESS: WINGS!. Read more...

Restaurant Mirabelle

LIRN: SAVOR SEPTEMBER. Read more...

View

ABOUT.COM: RESTAURANT REVIEW - VIEW, OAKDALE, SEPTEMBER 23RD. Read more...

ABOUT.COM: TOP 10 SEAFOOD RESTAURANTS ON LONG ISLAND, SEPTEMBER 24TH. Read more...

NEWSDAY: OUR FAVORITE SOUTH SHORE RESTAURANTS. Read more...

NEWSDAY: FEED ME. Read more...

NEWSDAY: SAVORING THE SOUTH SHORE. Read more...

Lessing's Invites You

Lessing's invites you to join our loyalty program. You will receive a $20.00 credit for every $200.00 spent on food at any of the seven Lessing's restaurants.

Learn more about our Gift Cards & Loyalty Program