Staff announced on Facebook Monday night that Americana Kitchen & Bar would soon be no more.
In a heartfelt letter sent out on their Facebook page, staff said they would be closing Americana and transferring control of the property to Toast & Company.
"Like so many restaurants before us (at this location), we have failed to make the 516 Americana the rousing success we had hoped it would be," Americana staff wrote.
"We have however, succeeded in learning (by listening and observing) what our community wants, and have ceded control to a successful operator [Toast & Company in Huntington], that has allowed us to keep much of our concept intact, while enhancing it with theirs. The result will be TOAST & TAPAS."
The new restaurant will feature "creative and delicious breakfasts and lunches, an innovative tapas menu on Friday and Saturday nights…and all the comfort food" patrons have come to love, wrote the staff.
"Thank you for the privilege of serving you…The name and concept will be changed, but the spirit to bring some fun, and good food to Syosset lives on," the message concluded.
Details of the transition have not yet been released. According to the Facebook post, all bands that have been booked will be playing live as scheduled at Americana, and live music will continue when the eatery becomes Toast & Tapas.
Americana Kitchen & Bar opened in March 2012 and has been a Syosset staple for activities from nightlife to Syosset Chamber of Commerce meetings. Restaurant owners kept a similar name to the previous restaurant, 516 American Kitchen, which