All are in the Manhasset/Roslyn area, which Gillis described as “the Beverly Hills of Long Island.”
The goal, Gillis said, was “to bring Manhattan sophistication and style to this affluent area of Long Island.” It is a community they stuck with in part because they grew up there, but also because their restaurants were successful. And with success comes new opportunities.
“We turned out to be multiconcept fellas, not because we were so smart and had that vision, but because all the opportunities were so close to one another, we had to come up with other concepts,” said Gillis. “And, if the space was there, it had to be somebody’s restaurant, so why not ours?”