The Surf Lodge
The hotel’s casual restaurant, right beside
the water, looks good – painted wood floors, oversized nautical lights,
director’s chairs in vibrant colors – and serves chef Chris Rendell’s creative
takes on seafood. Try the mussels in Thai coconut broth or blackened cod with
delicate ‘chilli water’.
This food truck, which usually parks beside
Ditch Plains Beach, has a cult following among surfers for its breakfast
burritos (stuffed with egg and ham, with a cumin-spiked hot sauce). Get there
early for a taste of true Montauk where scruffy surfers pay by pulling a couple
of dollars from expensive Goyard wallets. Otis Road parking lot.
food truck, which usually parks beside Ditch Plains Beach, has a cult following
among surfers for its breakfast burritos (stuffed with egg and ham, with a
cumin-spiked hot sauce).
This smart, nautical – themed restaurant
right on Navy Beach serves tweaked classics (fluke sashimi, buttermilk fried
chicken, lobster tagliatelle). But is equally popular come sunset for potent,
well-made cocktails by the water.
Harvest on Fort Pond
With its pretty terrace and wraparound
windows, this is the place for a quieter, more civilized meal away from the
party scene. Get a seat facing the water and order one of the classic dishes:
steamed mussels, skirt steak or grilled pizza.
Nearly everybody in Motauk seems to pass
through this little place to dine on organic flax and coconut waffles,
mixed-berry smoothies and tuna-salad sandwiches.
Duryea’s Lobster Deck
Come here to sample a classic
interpretation of a fresh lobster roll – with mayonnaise, celery and dill - on
a deck overlooking the water.
This terrific Mexican restaurant is tucked
away in a corner of the Diamond Cove Marina. Order a Margarita and fish tacos,
and listen to the local salty dogs boast about their latest catch.
The Crow’s Nest Inn & Restaurant
The open-air restaurant at the inn of the
same name is both glamorous and casual. It serves simple, excellent food
including whipped ricotta with sage and orange zest on grilled bread, and whole
fluke with smashed potatoes.
Big and vaulted like an upmarket mess hall,
the restaurant at this hotel is a see-and-be-seen place, where actors and media
types rub shoulders at oversized booths and visit each other between courses.
And those courses are very good: from smoky bluefish pate to porterhouse steak
with grilled vegetables, the focus is on letting the ingredients shine.
This roving food truck serves fantastic
fish, shrimp and steak tacos, and tasty quesadillas. It is a popular pit-stop
for beachgoers in search of sustenance.
is a popular pit-stop for beachgoers in search of sustenance.