Wild Honey is located on the Main Street of the historical region of Oyster Bay. The building is quite pleasant and the entry is inviting. There is sidewalk seating in rustic wooden chairs. The interior is pleasant, but admittedly very dark. Although not very evident in the photos, I felt as though it was so dark that the atmosphere seemed rather heavy and gloomy, at least in comparison to the pleasant outdoor area. Therefore, I would recommend Wild Honey primarily for the outdoor seating. The building itself is very pleasant from a distance.
I was not entirely sure what to expect as far as food. The restaurant is considered New American fare, whatever that means in today’s world. I ordered the mussels and a soft shell crab special. Let me say — all of the food was phenomenal. If there is anything this restaurant did right, it was the food quality and presentation.
The mussels were classic and delicious — well seasoned and presented pleasantly. The calamari appetizer is unique in that it has an Asian twist with its own sauce. The soft shell crab was — by far — my favorite and most memorable dish. The presentation was noteworthy, and the actual dish was delicious. Usually, I have only had soft shell crab in a fried form, but this one was sautéed and well-seasoned. The sauce was perfect and the colors on the plate made for a very handsome dish.
On top of that, their pasta dish and scallops dish looked phenomenal. I had never seen such large, perfectly seared scallops. The pasta dish looks like a picture straight out of Instagram. Overall, I was very pleased with the quality and presentation of the food at this restaurant.
Lastly, there was a dessert we had called the Cappuccino-Heath Bar Ice Cream Pie. Truly, I had no idea what this dessert would be like and had no expectations whatsoever, so I decided to order it. As you could expect by the way this post is going, the ice cream “pie” was delicious and presentation was very pleasant. Although not quite it, the dessert strongly reminded me of Hula Pie I had in Hawaii. I am a big fan of Oreo cookie crusts, melted chocolate, and ice cream, so I mean — this whole dessert was a success. But of course, it was not revolutionary, but rather a pleasant way to end the meal.
My overall impression of the restaurant was that the decor was not extraordinary or impressive by any means. In fact, the actual appearance of the restaurant is extremely average, including the outdoor seating. Nonetheless, it is pleasant that there is outdoor seating to begin with, and the overall neighborhood is very nice to hang around in during the summer. The food was really wonderful — I have no complaints and I was very pleased with both presentation and taste. I would return for sure for the food, and I would likely gravitate towards the soft shell crab dish again.