Farm to Table: Copperhill Opens {in Williston Park}

There’s no doubt that we have a lot of great restaurants at our fingertips here in Garden City and in close proximity, but farm to table restaurants? Not so much. I had the opportunity to dine at the newly opened Copperhill (formerly La Marmite) on Saturday night, located at 234 Hillside Ave, Williston Park and couldn’t wait to fill you in!

It was impressive to see the beautiful old Victorian building completely transformed into an upscale yet casual setting with modern farmhouse vibes. Very cool and also very welcoming. The bar has been expanded from La Marmite’s days and has a sophisticated but unpretentious feel. 

As far as Copperhill’s menu and offerings, I started off browsing a great drinks, beer and wine menu. Tough choices but I decided on a glass of Rioja. The food menu consists of modern American selections and divides into three sections: snacks, apps and entrees. More tough choices again… especially since the focus here is on fresh, seasonal food and local ingredients.

I started with the Devils on Horseback… appropriately named… which consisted of bleu cheese almond stuffed figs {to write home about} wrapped in bacon. The short rib poutine with cheddar came highly recommended and lived up to its rep. As a second course, the scallops were tender and delish and the buratta with acorn squash was a close second. 

Entrees that called my name were the black sea bass and classic burger with Velveeta {a little taste of Americana}, but I went with the homemade ricotta cavatelli served with braised lamb. Yum. My dining partner went with the bbq pork short rib with pretzel spaetzle for an entree. Quite honesty, I didn’t know what pretzel spaetzel was before dining at Copperhill but I can say that I’m a fan now! Dessert {my favorite course} was solid with a flourless chocolate cake and pumpkin tart. Everything was carefully crafted and very tasty.

Since they focus on seasonal items and locally grown food at Copperhill, the menu will change often which makes me want to head back soon! Have you been? What did you think?

PS- As you can see, my photos of the actual dishes are limited… which is simply because everything was so good that it didn’t stick around long enough to be photographed. Another reason to go back!

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