By Sam Jacobs, Brooklyn Correspondent
If you find yourself in Southampton on a weekend, or any other day and you’re looking for a place to eat and have a beer that doesn’t have any of the pretentiousness of the restaurants that cater to the city folk then check out the Southampton Publick House.
The outside is unassuming save for the two signs leading the way, but inside you get everything you would hope for in a microbrewery/restaurant. Entrees include steaks, pork chops, and chicken, Sully’s Famous Baby Back Ribs, pasta, and seafood. There is also a prix fixe menu that includes an appetizer and dessert.
I visited last Friday night, and had a cup of creamy New England clam chowder followed by a barbecue chicken and ribs combo, and topped it off with a hunk of apple crisp ala mode. The table also shared a basket of crispy fried calamari. Delicious! But don’t be fooled, Southampton Publick House is still best known for their selection of beers brewed on site. The selection seems to change with the seasons. I sampled the Montauk Light, Southampton Gold, and Russian Imperial Stout. All were superb. I may make a trip back in the fall to sample their Pumpkin Ale.
Southampton Publick House
40 Bowden Square
Southampton, NY 11968