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From Village to Country at the Chicken Coop

New restaurant offers free-range chicken and a fresh new theme.

Little chicken decorations, loving words of wisdom and old ads line the walls of the Chicken Coop, the new restaurant in Huntington village that offers local free range chicken meals.

Alison and Eddie Nobre, a couple who also owns Fado on New Street, opened the restaurant at 44 Gerard St. only two weeks ago.

"It's something the town needed," she said. "We provide good food and a great experience."

Behind the counter is a tall vertical oven shipped from Portugal -- it's one of only a few in the United States of its kind, Nobre said. Because of the angle the chicken is cooked at, the chicken stays moist. That and there are no carcinogens.  

When the chicken is out of the oven, customers choose a sauce, and sides, like creamed spinach and potato and bacon salad. Or they can choose from sandwiches, such as the Eddie Bang Bang, which has shredded chicken with blue cheese, hot sauce, french fries, coleslaw, lettuce and tomato between country bread.

All of the utensils and boxes are planet friendly biodegradable or compostable products, too.

"Huntington village is a little apple," Eddie said, adding that with so many restaurants, people really expect to have good food in the area. "There's a level of quality and knowledge. They know what they want and what good is, so you can't just open something."

And, something the village doesn't have, Eddie said, is a variety of places open late on the weekends. The Chicken Coop plans to add to that category by staying open until 1 or 2 a.m. on weekends.

martha grill February 28, 2013 at 02:30 PM
Might be nice to say WHERE it is????? ;)
Pam Robinson (Editor) February 28, 2013 at 02:41 PM
It's on the map: 44 Gerard St.
Anne February 28, 2013 at 03:15 PM
Please include the address in the body of the article. When reading Patch on a cell phone, the maps don't display the address.
Pam Robinson (Editor) February 28, 2013 at 03:23 PM
Anne, thanks, good point.
beanzo February 28, 2013 at 04:12 PM
The address IS in the article...
Pam Robinson (Editor) February 28, 2013 at 04:16 PM
We added it after Anne said she couldn't see the map on her phone.
Erika B February 28, 2013 at 04:19 PM
Good luck Alison and Eddie - if it's half as good as Fado then you've hit a home run! :)
Jim R. February 28, 2013 at 04:51 PM
Great to see a new family restaurant in Huntington. Always need more choices for take out for a family, other than pizza or chinese.
Concerned Long Term Huntingtonian February 28, 2013 at 05:05 PM
45 years ago there was a family oriented restaurant located not far from this location called 'The Chicken Coop'. It was very popular and the kind of place that an average family could bring their gang of kids and have dinner without breaking the bank. It was very country in theme with lots of red & white checkered stuff and of course, chickens all over. If you lived in Huntington back then you probably still have fond memories. I hope this new place inspires similar good thoughts for many years to come.
Larry Kushnick February 28, 2013 at 05:50 PM
I remember the Chicken Coop! What a blast from the past. Didnt it turn into the ground round at one point? Went to this new place last night. The food was great and just what the town needed. The curry sauce was awesome.
kate February 28, 2013 at 05:55 PM
Great idea... the chicken is cooked where almost all the fat drips into a pan below which in return gives you a healthier peice of chicken, HOWEVER, the sides are very fattening to say the least. Delicious, but lots of fat. Would love to see them perhaps make half of the sides on the healthier side and the other half the macaronie and cheese, mash potatoes ,etc. This would certainly keep me coming back! Just a suggestion ! Best of luck...adorable decor !
ctabacco February 28, 2013 at 09:30 PM
We will be stopping by soon! Sounds yummy!
C.M.G-R March 01, 2013 at 06:34 PM
Anyone know where the chicken is sourced? I know a bunch of restaurants in town use Makinajian Farm for their eggs and poultry.
Donald Davis November 03, 2013 at 05:02 PM
I happened to be in the area and based on your menu concepts, "About" description section, etc. I though that one of my favorite restaurants from my hometown area in Upstate NY had opened a second location. I was thrilled, so I stopped in for a bite. It didn't take long to learn that it was not a second location but an altogether completely separate establishment. After further reviewing your menu and ideas, I was shocked to see how much of it is almost identical to that very restaurant from home. I think it's awful that you would steal ideas from a similar small business. It's hard enough to be successful in this field, but to ride the coattails of the success they have broken their backs to achieve over the past 3 or so years, is just shameful. The reputation they have is one they built and EARNED, trying to take that away from someone is pathetic. You should also know, that while you may have stolen their concepts, etc. your food isn't even in the same league and leaves much to be desired compared to theirs. I can assure you that I will not be returning and I'll be letting my local friends know why. You should be ashamed of yourselves. I won't be telling the girls as they would likely be heartbroken after all the blood, sweat and tears they've poured into the AUTHENTIC Chicken Coop, but poor business practices mixed with bad karma is bound to hinder your success, so I doubt you'll be around long anyhow.
Erika B November 19, 2013 at 02:33 PM
Are you talking about BC's in Webster? If you open both menus next to each other you'll see they're very different. Sure, they both have chicken on the menu, but that's the point, isn't it?

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