Chef’s Aless Brasserie, located at 5590 Merrick Road in Massapequa, opened Thursday, April 6 in the former location of McCann’s Bar and Grill.

The restaurant is the brainchild of owners Justin and Aless (chef), who both come from a family of restaurateurs and hoteliers, according to website.

Chef Aless grew up in New York City, ran her family’s restaurant until 2017, then opened a catering business that now operates out of the Brasserie.

“During the pandemic, both have relocated to Seaford and are excited to share their recipes and hospitality with the South Shore of Long Island,” the website reads.

Bistro menu Featuring a range of French-inspired lunch and dinner options, including Garlic Butter Escargots Maison and Mushroom Vol Au Vent with Puff Pastry and Creamy Mushroom Bolognese.

Diners can also choose from a variety of sandwiches, salads and ‘French entrees’ such as the Trout Almandine with pan-fried rainbow trout, toasted almonds and provincial vegetable stew, or sweet and spicy steak with chipotle sauce and truffle mashed potatoes.

There are also plenty of tempting desserts to choose from, such as lemon meringue tart, creme brulee and mango sorbet, as well as a wide selection of cocktails and wines.

Just a few weeks after opening, the restaurant has garnered many positive reviews online, including from Massapequa’s Marlene J., who is at cry Its “exemplary service from the moment we were welcomed”.

“We had the seafood tower, curried mussels, tuna tartare and snails. If I had tried it, I couldn’t find anything bad about the experience,” she continued. So glad this gem now graces our town! “

Manhattan’s Richard C. was equally impressed, describing the interior as “spacious, with just the right amount of ambience and simple elegance.”

“We keep it simple with the omelet and the Croque Madame, and they’re both great,” he says. “We had such a good experience. We will be back in a few days to explore their dinner menu.”

Chef Aless’s Brasserie is open Tuesday to Saturday 5pm to 9pm and Sunday 11am to 3pm website.

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