With summer season in the Hamptons out in full swing now, Montauk is not only “The End”, but it is quickly becoming a culinary destination all of its own. Inlet Seafood Restaurant is just one of many hot spots out on the east end, and for us, it’s one of the best that we have yet encountered.
Peter’s Clam Bar is such an institution on the south shore of Long Island (and very much taken for granted that it will always be there) that like the Statue of Liberty, we always pass it, but never visit. That changed last week when we stopped by for a Friday night dinner. We arrived to live music, calm water and affordable seafood. We left satisfied and vowing to return.
Butler’s Flat, a brand new clam bar will be previewing this weekend at its brand new location, located in the Brewer Capri West Marina in Port Washington.
The Patio, which burst onto the scene last year and catered to those Long Islanders who love to eat and drink on the water, is reopening for the season this Thursday, April 12th. Located in the Freeport Inn and Marine, the restaurant and bar features an outdoor lounge area, a bar that opens its doors to the outside and a great food menu that will be sure to be even more popular this year as more people learn about it.
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 winter weather is arriving doesn’t mean that you have to leave that summertime feeling behind. Harbor Crab Co. in Patchogue is a waterfront restaurant / bar that strives to keep that season going all year long; and from what we’ve experienced, they’re succeeding.
Those nights walking down Woodcleft Avenue on Freeport’s Nautical Mile can get you in the mood for something very sweet (especially if you’ve been eating some of that salty seafood all night). We’ve got you covered with Pip’s Ice Cream, located a stone’s throw away from the waterfront views.
With the weather warming up here on Long Island, this is a perfect time to beat the summer rush and hit a few of your favorite outdoor spots. Jordan’s Lobster Farm in Island Park may not be known to you, but we’ve been relying on their fresh lobster, clams and various other seafood offerings for quite some time. It’s affordable, outdoors and waterfront (there’s indoor seating, too.)
Freeport has a great stretch of waterfront restaurants on their Nautical Mile and on a visit to this area, we were given a choice of about 12 or so restaurants to dine in. It was unfortunate that we chose Blue 42; as we walked away discouraged, unsatisfied and with a lot less money than we had walked in with.
To start the Spring off on the right foot, the Gulf Coast Kitchen by Robin Haas at Montauk Yacht Club is throwing a weekly Spring Prix Fixe for all of you lucky diners who happen to be in the Montauk area during this time of year. From 5:30pm every Friday and Saturday, $29.95 will unlock the prix fixe menu. To see what’s on tap for the three course meal, click on past the break.