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2012 Readers’ Choice Winners

Who has the best pizza in town? How about the best customer service? Here are your picks for Readers’ Choice.

All this summer you've nominated and voted for your favorite local businesses in categories ranging from Best Burger and Best Hair Salon to Best Car Wash and Best Pizza.

We've tallied all the poll votes and now it's time to announce the winners. See below for our complete list of Readers' Choice winners:

Bagel

  • Winner: Bagelman of Garden City
  • 2nd Place: (tie) Handrolled Bagels in New Hyde Park and Bagels and BBQ in Garden City Park

Bank

  • Winner: Chase in Garden City
  • 2nd Place: No other votes

Bar / Pub

  • Winner: Leo's in Garden City
  • 2nd Place: Eleanor Rigby's in Mineola
  • 3rd Place: The Black Sheep Ale House in Mineola

Burger

  • Winner: The Burger Spot in Garden City
  • 2nd Place: Shakers in Mineola
  • 3rd Place: (tie) J.P. McGeever's Pub in Garden City South, P.S. Burgers in Mineola and The St. James in Mineola

Breakfast

Winner: (tie) Garden City Coffee Shop in Garden City, Station Plaza Coffee Shop & Diner in Mineola and Yesterday's Diner in New Hyde Park

Car Wash

  • Winner: Five Corners Car Wash in Garden City Park
  • 2nd Place: High Tech Hand Car Wash in Garden City Park
  • 3rd Place: Boy Scouts on Jericho Turnpike and Lakeville Road in New Hyde Park

Chinese Food

  • Winner: Orchid in Garden City
  • 2nd Place: (tie) Empire Garden in New Hyde Park, Asian Moon in Garden City and Taku in Garden City

Day Care

  • Winner: Harbor Child Care Center in New Hyde Park
  • 2nd Place: No other votes

Deli

  • Winner: Seventh Street Gourmet in Garden City
  • 2nd Place: Dominick's Italian-American Deli in Garden City Park
  • 3rd Place: Adelphi Delicatessen in Garden City South

Frozen Treats

  • Winner: TCBY in Garden City
  • 2nd Place: Cold Stone Creamery in Garden City
  • 3rd Place: Baskin-Robbins in New Hyde Park

Grocery Store

  • Winner: Kings in Garden City
  • 2nd Place: (3-way tie) King Kullen in Garden City Park, Mineola and Natural in Garden City

Gym

  • Winner: Twin Park Fitness in New Hyde Park
  • 2nd Place: New York Sports Clubs in Garden City
  • 3rd Place: No other votes

Hair Salon

  • Winner: Intuition Salon on 7th in Garden City
  • 2nd Place: (tie) Annastasia's Beauty Salon in Garden City and Touch of Class II in New Hyde Park

Italian Food

  • Winner: Carlino's Pizza & Ristorante in Mineola
  • 2nd Place: (tie) Mama Theresa's in Garden City Park and Umberto's in New Hyde Park

Jeweler / Boutique

  • Winner: (tie) Rose Fine Jewelry and Gifts in Mineola and Herricks Jewelers in Garden City Park

Landscaper

  • Winner: Lutz Landscaping in Garden City
  • 2nd Place: (tie) Collura Bros Landscaping in Mineola and Four Seasons Landscaping in New Hyde Park

Liquor / Wine Store

  • Winner: Garden City Wines & Spirits in Garden City
  • 2nd Place: (tie) Cordial Wines Liquors in Mineola, Lisbon Wines and Liquors in Mineola and Vin Jins Liquor in New Hyde Park

Pediatrician

  • Winner: Village Pediatrics in Garden City
  • 2nd Place: No other votes

Pet Services

  • Winner: No votes

Pizza

  • Winner: Carlino's Pizza & Ristorante in Mineola
  • 2nd Place: Umberto's in New Hyde Park
  • 3rd Place: Grimaldi's Pizza in Garden City

Preschool

  • Winner: Garden City Nursery School in Garden City
  • 2nd Place: Saint Joseph School in Garden City
  • 3rd Place: (tie) Cathedral Nursery School in Garden City, Garden Manor Nursery School in Garden City and Saint Anne's School in Garden City

Seafood

  • Winner: Uncle Bacala's in Garden City Park
  • 2nd Place: Waterzooi Belgian Bistro in Garden City
  • 3rd Place: No other votes

Steak

  • Winner: Ruth's Chris Steak House in Garden City
  • 2nd Place: No other votes

Summer Camp

  • Winner: Sugar & Spice Culinary Arts in Garden City
  • 2nd Place: Mathnasium in New Hyde Park
  • 3rd Place: No other votes

Sushi

  • Winner: Mumon Restaurant in Garden City
  • 2nd Place: Sushi Ya Japanese Restaurant in Garden City
  • 3rd Place: (tie) Kinha Sushi in Garden City and Jani in Mineola
Betsy August 23, 2012 at 12:30 PM
Congrats to Intuition: great prices, expert stylists, friendly atmosphere = happy customers and continued success!

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