At Tellers, American cuisine and local seafood dishes come together to create a truly great American Chophouse menu, served in an atmosphere that is classic and contemporary. From the spectacular dining room dominated by 30-foot ceilings and art deco friezes to the clubby bar and cocktail area, you will be transported to a time when superior service and quality were the norm.
The setting of the restaurant enhances your dining experience. A canopied walkway leads to terraces and gardens dotted with sculpture and architectural elements. Tellers is a beautiful architectural landmark with columns lining the building. The glimmering copper roof with its aged patina highlight the intricate designs along its edge.
Main Dining Room
Called “one of the most strikingly beautiful dining rooms on the Island” by the New York Times, this temple-like space is a shrine to ageless style and elegance, a fittingly dramatic setting for Tellers' incredible cuisine. The 32-foot ceilings and refurbished art deco friezes radiate a majestic air throughout the Main Dining Room, the piece de resistance of this 1927 grand stone bank.
During the day, gorgeous sunlight pours through the soaring, original steel-paned windows. By evening, stunning six-foot sepia papered sconces cast a warm sensual glow that caresses the intricate masonry above and swirls down through the corner banquettes and intimate table settings below.
The Gold Bar
A classic bar: steeped in tradition in every sense of the word. Specially selected wood-paneled walls, cut from exotic anagre trees, emanate a rich, dark warmth.
Vintage monochrome celebrity and past Bohlsen family photographs, including early generation restaurants circa the 1920s and 1930s hearken back to earlier eras as you enjoy an 18-year-old single malt scotch.
You may choose to dine at the custom copper bar, which faces a beautiful wood-trimmed mirror crowned by vintage glass wine casks from France or relax in the lounge's fine leather chairs and banquettes.
This 40-person space located on the second floor completes Tellers' trio of settings: an elegant country bistro atmosphere added to the regal beauty of the Main Dining Room and the clubby decor of the Gold Bar.
A myriad of vintage photographs capturing Long Island's past between the 1920s and 1950s spread across the walls. Family pictures collected from raids on family photo albums, donations by friends and neighbors and extensive exploring through auctions and vintage print shops exude a passion for Long Island's heritage.
The Board Room
In stark contrast to the grand scale of the Main Dining Room downstairs, The Board Room provides an intimate space accommodating up to twenty guests. The Board Room can be closed off or left open to adjoin the adjacent Gallery. From its circular window, magnificently framed mirror and double-sided fireplace, to the linen wallpaper, velour seats and anagre wood tables, The Board Room is enchanting to the senses. Most spectacular of all are the period photographs unearthed at auctions and antique print shops focusing on the landmark Islip Speedway and the Islip Airport, complete with photos of Charles Lindbergh and Amelia Earhart.