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article imageReview: R.S. Jones is a marvelous restaurant in Merrick on Long Island Special

By Markos Papadatos     May 7, 2017 in Food
Merrick - On May 7, Digital Journal was afforded the privilege to dine at R.S. Jones in Merrick on Long Island, which was voted "Best Restaurant on Long Island" in the "Best of Long Island" competition.
For starters, one needs to start with R.S. Jones' fresh biscuits and cream gravy, which were aromatic, and reminiscent of biscuits that one would find in the fine restaurants in Nashville, Tennessee. This journalist was pleased that he made this decision. This eatery had a warm and pleasant atmosphere, as songs from The Eagles played in the background, including "Tequila Sunrise" and "Lyin' Eyes."
Biscuits with Cream Gravy at R.S. Jones
Biscuits with Cream Gravy at R.S. Jones
Their Beaumont Wedge is a real treat and the perfect meal, since it is comprised of a crisp iceberg lettuce wedge, coupled with cherry tomatoes, Cajun bacon, as well as chunky blue cheese dressing. It may be served along with either chicken breast, seared tuna, sliced skirt steam or grilled shrimp. This journalist went with sliced skirt steak, and the meat was tender and delicious.
The Beaumont Wedge with Sliced Skirt Steak
The Beaumont Wedge with Sliced Skirt Steak
For dessert, a fan of gourmet sweets ought to try their savory "Three Cookie Cake," coupled with whipped cream on the side. This home-made dessert is a fine creation of Chef Carole, and it deserves more than just a passing glance.
Three Cookie Cake at R.S. Jones
Three Cookie Cake at R.S. Jones
Aside for "Best Restaurant," R.S. Jones took home "Best of Long Island" wins in such categories as "Best Soul/Southern Food," "Best in Cajun," "Best in BBQ" and "Best Wait Staff."
Speaking of their wait staff, the majority of them have been with them since the restaurant first opened in 1993. At every visit, there is something new to try, especially since their eclectic daily menu always changes.
The Verdict
Overall, R.S. Jones is very worthy of the recognition that it has received. Its waitresses were extremely friendly and pleasant; moreover, their meals were remarkable with creative presentations. This restaurant garners an A rating. Congratulations.
To learn more about R.S. Jones, check out its official website and Facebook page.
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