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The Wobbly Olive Gastropub Closes for Renovations

Hauppauge's gastropub will close on March 3 to get a new look and menu under the name Barringtons.

The Wobbly Olive, Hauppauge's gastropub, will be closing its doors to business on March 3, to be born a new with the luck of the Irish, or so its owner's hope. 

on Adam Avenue in the Hauppauge Industrial Park will be holding a closeout party on March 3, featuring Sound Chaser, before closing for a week of renovations to open under the name Barringtons. 

Owners Vincent Manghisi and Vinnie Montenegro have brought on Joe Maneri, as a consult and advisor to help give the gastropub a new image as a family-orientated restaurant. 

"At the bar and the downstair dining room, I will be creating an inexpensive, family-friend, all-day Happy Hour where Kids eat free Sunday to Thursday," Maneri said. "It will be an inexpensive, fast place to eat in an amazing room." 

The upper rooms of The Wobbly Olive will be transformed into the Barringtons Sapphire Club, an upscale American classic dining style with continental offerings that will continue to offer catering options. 

"We are going to be putting two concepts into one restaurant," Maneri said. 

The restaurant has plans to debut its new look as Barringtons on St. Patrick's Day, according to Maneri, which will feature live music and plenty of corned beef and cabbage. 

The Wobbly Olive , taking over the former site of Pomodorino's, an Italian restaurant that closed in April 2011. The Wobbly Olive biled itself as a gastropub, featuring a number of small dishes and unique twist on American pub classics. It served as a popular night spot and offered a . 

JP April 23, 2012 at 01:23 PM
The worst of the worst! This place has absolutely terrible service. Waited over 15 minutes for someone to greet our table without so much as a glass of water. Then after asking the hostess if anyone was going to come to our table we finally had someone show ups. People were walking out of the place the service was so bad, and to top it all off the food was horrendous. I would not recommend this place to anyone.
tara vintess April 25, 2012 at 03:54 PM
Went with a group of girls from work for a quick bite and ended up staying all night dancing.We started with a few appetizers; crab cakes were out of this world and the nachos were huge and sooooo good. Someone at the table had the tuna special for dinner and couldn't stop raving about it.I had a penne pasta that was also really good.Service was a little slow but our waitress was really friendly and doing her best as they were really busy.They need to put more staff on.We will be heading back this weekend but on Saturday night this time because after dinner on Saturdays they have a band so we will stay and dance . Tara V
Lisa April 25, 2012 at 08:27 PM
Absolutely terrible! We work in the area so we decided to go for lunch, big mistake. No one was at the door so we had to seat ourselves. Then our food took forever to come out and it wasn't even right! Service was slow and food was bad, I don't know how they can mess up so bad when they had hardly anyone in the place!! Never again!
Hemchand Sukhran May 15, 2012 at 02:06 PM
Went after it changed to Barringtons never knew it was there as Wobbly Olive. **It was great!!!** Food is excellent and the service was great too. The place seemed slow, that's probably because they stunk before. I will definitely go back several times.
swataz December 27, 2012 at 09:30 PM
Hope the newer version of this place truly is better. I agree with other posters here that the service sucked at The Wobbly Olive.

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