The Quiet East End Dining Scene

The Quiet East End Dining Scene

The east end is recovering from the crazy summer activity that revs up the weekend and nightlife activity. Now that it’s winter and the crowds are gone, the year-round residents can sit back and relax a bit, head out onto the open road and enjoy some of those finer restaurants that stay open throughout the slow season.

Just because the season is over doesn’t mean that visiting the area is off-limits. We’ve found that going during the winter months is a calming experience and dining at some of the area’s finest / most popular restaurants can be a completely different experience. No wait times, one on one service and no rush to get you up and out of your seat can lead to an even better night out. We’ve compiled a few restaurants out on the east end that you may want to consider visiting before the weather, and the scene, heats back up.

The End
Harvest on Fort Pond
Montauk is a great town to visit at all times of the year and one of the locals’ favorite spots to go is Harvest on Fort Pond. Located on the water, and with a scenic dock to take in the sunsets, they have both indoor and outdoor dining. In the colder months you’ll be more likely to look outside than in, but their menu; heavily reliant on seafood and served in a family-style manner will keep all of those hungry stomachs filled. The seafood bruschetta (pictured above) is not only huge in flavor, but also huge in size.


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11 South Emory Street
Montauk, NY 11954
631-668-5574


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The Newcomer
Noah’s
When Seafood Barge in Southold closed down not too long ago, its main attraction needed a place to continue his culinary prowess. Chef Noah Schwartz found his next spot in the recently vacated Frisky Oyster space on Front Street in Greenport. Such a popular space would need a great follow-up to keep the old spirit alive, and Chef Noah has done just that. The menu is heavy in small plates (there’s large plates, too), seafood such as lobster and salmon and features a raw bar. The menu changes seasonally so each time you make your way out east you can experience a different menu selection.

136 Front Street
Greenport, NY 11944
631-477-6720


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The Steady Pleaser
Jamesport Country Kitchen
A popular dining destination for those who are visiting the North Fork for their great vineyards, Jamesport Country Kitchen can claim the largest selection of LI wines availabe; at roughly 140 varieties. The decor is comfortable and charming with no pretentiousness. The menu is “from scratch” and feature ingredients that are readily available from local seafood and farm markets. The sesame encrusted tuna wrap and Long Island Duckling are constantly calling our name.


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1601 Main Rd.
Jamesport, NY 11947
631-722-3537


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The High-Powered Staple
Nick & Toni’s
High powered people from all walks of life descend on Nick & Toni’s during the high season of summer and the reservations could be hard to come by. In the off-season, that eases a bit and everyone can get a shot at a prime-time reservation time. You may be bumping elbows with some of the world’s most influential personalities and leaders, but the bar, outdoor patio and restaurant area are welcoming to all. Reminiscent of a Tuscan farmhouse, the three rooms for dining are all intimate and lovely. The dinner menu has a wonderful seafood selection (mussels, wood-oven roasted whole fish, etc.) with some local offerings as well.


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136 North Main Street
East Hampton, NY 11937
631-324-3550


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