Destination: Delicious – Insignia Steakhouse


CLASSIC – Everything about Insignia is big. Its décor embodies the classic American steakhouse with large leather booths, high ceilings and massive chandeliers, but while most high-end steakhouses resemble a men’s club, Insignia offers a more elegant décor appealing to couples too.

General Manager and Partner, Emir Radoncic, a veteran of restaurant and hospitality management with Anthony Scotto, brings many years of experience to his role.

TRADITIONAL – In the Anthony Scotto tradition, Insignia is the third steakhouse in his portfolio, which includes Blackstone and Rare 650. With his stellar reputation as a restaurateur, guests expect a very high level of service and outstanding cuisine when dining at a Scotto property.

“Insignia was built to impress,” Radoncic says of the stylish and lively atmosphere. Fireplaces glow throughout the venue creating an atmosphere to indulge and enjoy.

“This is a special place to celebrate with friends, family and associates. Though we are a local restaurant, our guests travel from far and wide to come here.”

LONG ISLAND VIBE – Infusing the restaurant’s milieu with a Long Island vibe was accomplished effortlessly by a staff that seemed to be enjoying themselves as much as their guests.

We were greeted and seated immediately in a large yet intimate booth by Lauren, our hostess.

Thick slices of rye bread accompanied by a Sun-Dried Tomato Remoulade were a delicious way to begin the Insignia dining adventure. Mike, our waiter, offered recommendations when asked and shared his genuine familiarity with the menu. The staff, overseen by Ryan the assistant manager, seemed to be everywhere at once, ensuring that every need was met with first-class service.

“My staff makes me look good,” Radoncic says. “They are sincere and knowledgeable.”

OUTSTANDING SELECTION – You just can’t go wrong with the selections on their winning menu. For prime dry-aged steaks, go big. For those non-steak moments, Insignia offers a large selection of fresh fish, sushi and sashimi created for every palate.

Indeed almost 75 percent of the menu features market-fresh seafood, including Bronzini, a Mediterranean sea-bass that is served whole and fileted tableside.

SETTING THE STANDARD – Insignia’s signature dazzling dessert display was breathtaking and the Roman candle-like sparkler that accompanied this course illuminated the diners’ smiles, whether they were celebrating a milestone or a first date.

“We’ve created a special place for guests that will remain top of mind for any celebration,” Radoncic explains.

Insignia sets the standard of fine dining excellence, a classic steakhouse that brings a New York City vibe closer to home.

“We like to see ourselves as a destination that must be experienced,” Radoncic says.

“We’ve assembled a successful team that delivers an experience that is truly memorable every time you walk through our doors.”

Insignia Steakhouse
610 Smithtown Bypass
Smithtown, NY 11787
(631) 656-8100


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