Bliss Restaurant

4.6
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161 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
Welcome to Bliss Restaurant!
“Very popular among the locals”
“Using fresh local ingredients whenever possible”
“Live music Thursday & Friday evenings”
“Cheers of the area”
What 161 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
Food
4.7
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.4
Value
Noise · Moderate
88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great place very good food very good drinks

JM
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely night

d
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience5

Tough to find but very cool place with a great vibe. Service was “tag team” so didn’t really get intimate with one server but all were very nice. Went the small plate route and was somewhat disappointed. Seems like the chef doesn’t like to use spices as most things were bland. Scallops had a good cook but I had a grainy taste (like it wasn’t rinsed), pecans were a huge disappointment as there was no bourbon taste at all. Would go back for a drink and the music but not for the food.

D
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and music

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food and warm friendly service. Had the pignoli crusted snapper. It was delicious. The warm bread and hummus to start is delicious.

MN
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Placed was lively and packed!!! Live Music was a nice addition however, you really couldn’t hear it because of how loud it was in the restaurant. Food was yummy- a little salty, felt the effects the next day. Waitress was super nice and attentive.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 3 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent unique menu. Every item we ordered was made to perfection. Bang Bang Shrimp, Brussel sprouts, Red Snapper, Seafood paella all amazing. Totally love the olive bowl appetizer. Fresh warm bread and delicious hummus was a perfect start. Our waiter Jarrett was attentive and charming. This was our first of many future visits.

PH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The entire staff is so professional, friendly, and accommodating. We love it there-great food too! Wish we could go more often!! Happy hour and the specials are great incentives to stop by!

SH
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

New Years Eve

GM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very nice New Years dinner. Everyone was very very welcoming and the food was excellent. Will return soon!

L
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food, drinks and service - as usual.

BF
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had a great dining experience at Bliss. The food and service were both excellent and when in Stony Brook we will certainly return. Highly recommend this restaurant.

MB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 24 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Consistently excellent food, from appetizer to dessert.

EP
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 24 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My family and I dined for Christmas Eve and it was wonderful. The service and food was amazing!

D
New York Area
44 reviews
Dined on 19 December 2019
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience3

The plastic on the menus reminds me of a diner. The noise level is extreme and you are sitting right on top of the next table. Our drinks were good and so was the service. The tomato soup was salty and we were disappointed in our salad Our dinners were good

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

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OT
New York Area
69 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Excellent specials (crab stuffed sole with mushroom risotto and salmon with roasted root vegetables). A busy early Saturday dinner and the service was a little harried, but generally attentive. Never disappointing

z
New York Area
56 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Bliss is always a delightful experience. Decor is modern and inviting. Service is impeccable. Staff is super friendly and accommodating. Prices are very reasonable. Specials each night are very appealing! Great overall experience every time!

DO
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Abiding food, amazing service, amazing price.

JS
1 review
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had 4 adults and one 9 year old. Everyone thought their food and drinks were great. The service was perfect even though it was a very busy night.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 25 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My experience at Bliss was great!

JA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall2Food4Service4Ambience1

We were really excited to go to Bliss to have a nice dinner as a couple. We were a little misled by the name “Bliss” I guess because When we got there there was a VERY Loud bar crowd and live music that was too much for the space. The restaurant was so loud we could not even have a conversation without screaming at each other. There was also a lot of people moving back-and-forth past our table constantly while we were trying to eat, which was hard to ignore & at some point quite intrusive to our personal space. That was very disappointing. The food was very good and the service was good. But the ambience made it very uncomfortable and difficult to relax. Being that it was our first time there, we are not sure if that is the usual crowd, but if so, we would suggest the easiest solution would be to just re-name the restaurant so newcomers won’t expect a serene and romantic atmosphere —equal to that feeling of “Bliss” .

JG
1 review
Dined on 11 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always magnificent dining at Bliss! How could it not be!!! Welcomed so warmly by Ron and his always friendly staff, separates Bliss as the ultimate pleasurable experience!

L
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

The food and service were perfect! Our only complaint were the gnats/ fruit flies all around us...we counted 7 on the wall behind our table and a few flying around us! Definitely a turnoff. Could be from all the potted plants around the restaurant but not very appealing as you are trying to eat.

TC
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great restaurant. Busy but efficient and great service all around. A bit tight quarters but well managed.

f
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The bacon wrapped figs appetizer is reason enough to come here. ALL of the food was delicious, reasonable and with great atmosphere. Our waitress Jessica was fantastic. Highly recommend!

JE
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

Nice folks. Very attentive. Very loud.

SV
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love the live music and the staff are so friendly. The owners make you feel like you’re welcome and at home. Great place to be.

JG
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Bartender was fantastic and very attentive during a busy and crowded time. Our waitress was nice but she was very busy so the owner and hostess helped out constantly circulating offering more water, drinks and checking on all tables. My skirt steak was ordered medium rare and it came out very rare. The waitress checked on us in a timely manner so I didn't have to wait long to tell her it was too rare. She offered some solutions to the problem and I picked another meal because I was concerned that once it went back it would come back over cooked. My meal arrived and the rest of the party was about finished eating, luckily no one was in a rush so it really didn't matter. My next meal was fantastic. The manager/owner I am not sure, offered to buy us a round of drinks. Which we all thought that was very generous since I was happy with the second meal and it wasn't necessary. It was greatly appreciated that he came over and checked himself to make sure we enjoyed our meal and hoped we would come back again. I can tell you that we all will definitely be back. We had a wonderful experience at Bliss.

OT
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience3

I was my birthday, and we were going to a show at the Staller Center at Stony Brook University. This restaurant is 3 minutes away. It has very friendly service, good food & a relaxed comfortable atmosphere.

AP
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service and food was absolutely outstanding. We will most certainly be back.

c
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This place is great. Awesome food, great service and very nice atmosphere.

g
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We love Bliss! The food is always good. Ron, the owner, is always there to greet you and check to be sure you are happy. Jessica was our attentive waitress. The entire decor was recently updated and is very attractive.

S
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As soon as our party of 4 walked in we knew we would not be disappointed!! From the min we walked till the min we left we were treated like we have been going there for years! From the wine to desert everything was great. Ron was a great host and Diana was a friendly server. The table bread warm and toasty and a good home made hummus for the bread. Our guests asked for butter too. We got the short rib tacos and calamari apps. The tacos were so tender and calamari cooked well. Dinner was the home made mushroom ravioli that were so thin, so fresh, and nicely stuffed. A perfect dish. The bacon cheddar burgers cooked as asked, melty cheese and crisp bacon. Xtra bacon on one was a ton of bacon!! Great flavor and yummy bun. The fries were battered, cooked perfect and great flavor. The seafood Padilla all cooked perfect. The rice had a great salty briny flavor over that strong saffron flavor. It was slightly different and well appreciated!!! The desert creamsicle was the best our friends have ever had, the plain bread pudding was flavorful and the whip cream and ice cream just so good. We will be back!

AC
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Bliss is consistently wonderful. Food is fantastic, the menu is diverse and enticing. Bliss staff is always great, friendly, and accommodating. The lovely Manhattan style atmosphere is warm and inviting. Owner, Ron is always on site and captions a smooth sailing, handsome ship!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 30 September 2019
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience4

I feel terrible writing this review however my husband and I were so disappointed with everything we ordered. To start we were seated by the bartender in the restaurant area and she was super sweet. The waitress then came over and was far from friendly, I felt like we were bothering her. We ordered drinks and they were made strong and perfect. For appetizers we ordered bang bang shrimp and ‘crispy Brussels sprouts’. The bang bang shrimp was mediocre at best. The fried shrimp was covered in a spicy mayo sauce with some sliced vegetables and it was literally nothing to rave about. I was excited to try the Brussel sprouts until they came out and were undercooked, gross. We shared our entree, thank god, because the seared ‘wasabi’ tuna was dry and tasteless. There was no wasabi and the small portion of soba noodles (which was the garnish) was the best part. When I tell you we were looking up where to order takeout on the way home I’m not exaggerating. I mean no disrespect but my husband and I were beyond disappointed and this was the worst meal out we’ve had in years. The waitress asked if we wanted coffee or dessert and by then it was a hard No! She asked if we were sure and we just asked for the check. Definitely disappointed in spending over $100 just to see where we could grab dinner before getting home to the babysitter.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience5

Food was terrific. Service was good. We waited a long time for the appetizers to come out. People that were seated after us were served an entrée before we received our appetizers. Other than that, a very pleasant atmosphere and experience. We did not order dessert so therefore the birthday was not acknowledged. Generous portions and delicious food. Waitress was very friendly and made sure we always had drinks.

JM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

I met a friend for dinner several weeks ago at Bliss. I had a wonderful first visit there, so I decided to bring my husband and cousin there for dinner. The food was once again excellent. I fell in love with the dates wrapped in bacon appetizer. The chopped salad was amazing as was the seafood paella.
We will definitely return to eat hear again.

JJ
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Deanna was amazing. We’d come back again for the food and Deanna!

WG
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

really nice time, was later on a Sunday. everything was great!