Two Full-Service Restaurants: Another Very Important
Amenity at North Shore Towers and Country Club
The Towers Restaurant
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When you live at North Shore Towers and Country Club,
you don’t have to go very far to find a great meal when you
don’t want to cook, thanks to its two first-rate restaurants.
One of them, VIP Club Restaurant, is located within
the North Shore Towers Country Club. It is beloved
by residents not only for its great food, but also for its
legendary Friday Night Happy Hours and special events
that include monthly theme parties, most recently an
indoor beach party in February.
The restaurant’s menu consists of mostly American food
for breakfast, lunch and dinner, according to Dennis Pariti,
its vice president, who operates it with Reina Lemus, its
president. The biggest sellers are burgers and flatbread
pizzas and the eatery specializes in fish and steaks, Pariti says.
“Reina and I always loved cooking,” he notes. “We
prep our own foods and cook our own foods and we
love making people happy with the product.”
The duo has been running the restaurant at North
Shore Towers for eight years.
“Before that, I always had bagel stores and Reina was
my manager at my stores,” Pariti says, noting he owned
and operated several Bagels N A Hole Lot More stores
on Long Island for many years before
selling them to focus on the VIP Club
Restaurant after the opportunity to run
that business at North Shore Towers
It was a no-brainer for them to run
the restaurant at North Shore Towers,
he points out. After all, “with my bagel
stores around the area, I knew a lot of
the people who lived here,” he says.
“So, they’ve been actually customers
of ours for 20-plus years.”
Pariti made Lemus his partner
operating the VIP Club Restaurant.
Including Pariti and Lemus, the
restaurant now has a staff of nine
people, Pariti notes.
Overlooking the North Shore Towers
and Country Club golf course, the VIP
Club Restaurant is the go-to place for
Club Members between rounds of golf
or tennis, while entertaining guests,
gathering with friends, or just for a casual
meal. During the summer, residents can
also visit the courtyard snack bar.
“The myriad of talents that VIP
demonstrates with their meals weekly
is above and beyond what you could
expect at the Waldorf Astoria – it’s
incredible,” according to Ed Phelan,
chairperson of North Shore Towers
Country Club and a resident of North
Shore Towers for nearly 10 years.
“We’re lucky to have the two of them,”
Phelan noted, calling them “excellent
chefs” and saying their talents are a “gift to us – the
But North Shore Towers residents have dining options.
In addition to the VIP Club Restaurant, which is opened
only to Country Club members and their guests, there’s
also The Towers Restaurant which is open for everyone,
offering a diverse menu all day long, including breakfast,
lunch and dinner seven days a week. It’s located at the
center of the arcade and provides the ideal location
for meeting friends and neighbors. An added benefit:
Delivery service from the Towers Restaurant is just a
phone call away.
“Having two restaurant options for our residents is
one of our many great amenities North Shore Towers
and Country Club has to offer. No matter what the
weather, our residents have a place to eat just an
elevator ride away, without having to get in their car
or being exposed to the elements” said Glen Kotowski,
North Shore Towers and Country Club general manager.
In addition, there’s also the Towers On The Green
reception, banquet and catering hall, located right on the
arcade level. It’s the site for many special events, including
ones featuring well-known personalities and nationally
recognized leaders. It is also available to host social
functions and other events of interest to our residents.
For more information or to make a reservation, please call
718-428-3812 for The VIP Club Restaurant or 718-819-8228
for either The Towers Restaurant or Towers On The Green.
Reina Lemus, president and Dennis Pariti,
vice president of VIP Club Restaurant