Chris Perrotta is the chef and owner Blackbird Kitchen and Cocktails. He and his partner, Frank Ubriaco, opened the restaurant in fall 2016. Chris started in the industry working as a waiter and bartender throughout college. He spent a few years working in a corporate job, but wanted to go back to his true passion. At age 25 he purchased his first restaurant. After 8 years, he decided he wanted to develop a place of that was totally his own. His concept is a high end bistro serving seasonal small plates and eclectic craft cocktails. Blackbird has a warm environment, with a cosy dining area, and spacious bar seating. They strive to offer amazing quality and professionalism. Chrisí staff is highly trained and experienced; they make sure everything is done the right way. The name Blackbird is an homage to Chrisí father. The song Blackbird reminds Chris of his fatherís music and love of the Beatles.Blackbird gets all of their ingredients from local farms and suppliers to ensure their customers get the best quality meals. Because of this, the menu changes seasonally. Everything is made from scratch, down to the pasta and the burger buns. The burger and fries meal is a must try. Chris uses organic, pasture raised beef from a butcher, who custom blends all of his burgers. Their fries take 2 days to make; the Yukon Gold potatoes are cooked 3 times. Another must have are the tacos, which are made with hand pressed, cooked to order tortillas. Chris recommends trying any off his pasta dishes. Currently, they have a sweet and savory maple glazed butternut squash ravioli, topped with sage and brown butter. Chrisí experienced bartenders create unique and delicious specialty cocktails. Their Pumpkin Martini is perfect for fall; it contains Stoli vanilla, pumpkin liqueur, Baileys, Rumchata, and Fireball. Theyíll also serve you all your favorite classic cocktails, and make sure they are done right. Blackbird has 14 beers on tap and serves a variety of wines. Blackbird Kitchen and Cocktails is open Tuesday-Sunday. Stop by for high end cuisine and perfectly crafted cocktails!
3026 Merrick Rd
Wantagh, NY 11793