Dining At Harvest on Fort Pond (harvestfortpond. com, 631-668-5574, Italian/Mediterranean), the Italian fare is served family-style and is inspired by fresh Montauk seafood and homegrown produce. On warmer nights, chose to dine in the vegetable and herb garden, as you watch the sunset over Fort Pond. Nestled inside of an early 20th century Victorian beach house, Inn Spot on the Bay (theinnspot.com, 631-728-1200, Eclectic/Seafood) in Hampton Bays is both elegant and cozy, and everything is made from scratch. Perfect for a romantic dinner overlooking Shinnecock Bay.
La Parmigiana (631-283-8030, Italian) in Southampton, which has been family owned and operated for almost four decades, offers large portions of authentic Italian pastas and dishes. Kids will enjoy peering over the counter in the pizza take-out room in the back for a fun lesson on how to expertly create these cheesy delights. The Living Room (themaidstone.com, 631324-5006, American) consistently offers special dining events, including frequent Yappy Hours, wine pairings and Jazzy Sunday brunches. The New American dishes pay particular homage to the Slow Food movement. Also identified by its large “Lunch” sign, The Lobster Roll (lobsterroll.com, 631-267-3740,
Seafood) in Amagansett is a popular, casual beach shack on Montauk Highway. The lobster rolls are iconic, and for good reason, but don’t shy away from the variety of other seafood platters and homemade desserts.
Matsulin (matsulin.com 631-728-8838, Asian) in Hampton Bays specializes in Pan Asian cuisine, which includes Chinese, Malaysian, Japanese, Thai and Vietnamese flavors. With its elegant fare and intimate ambience, Mirko’s (mirkosrestaurant.com, 631-726-4444, Eclectic) is a classic Water Mill destination. Expect to wait, but everyone agrees it’s worth it.
Muse in the Harbor (museintheharbor.com, 631-899-4810, New American) has become a staple of Sag Harbor’s Main Street with an expanded New American menu from Chef-owner Matthew Guiffrida. Montauk’s Navy Beach (navybeach.com, 631668-6868, French/Seafood) serves elegant seafood in a casual-chic dining room with breathtaking sunset views. Bring your drink outside to the lounge/beach area and take in the ocean air. East Hampton’s Nick & Toni’s (nickandtonis. com, 631-324-3550, Italian/Mediterranean), long
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popular with a who’s who of East Enders (and which underwent off-season renovations), serves stylish plates which rotate seasonally. Steak and lobster are the signature dishes at The Palm (thepalm.com, 631-324-0411, Seafood/Steak) in East Hampton, where patrons also rave about the service and cocktails. If French food is your desire, head to Pierre’s (pierresbridgehampton.com, 631-537-5110, French), where chef Pierre Weber creates French dishes specializing in local seafood. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, Pierre’s also has a gourmet patisserie in the front with such delectable treats as brioches, croissants and homemade ice cream. Under the deft guidance of Chef Doug Gulija, The Plaza Café (plazacafe.us, 631-283-9323, Seafood/American) in Southampton has become a go-to destination for outstanding seafood dishes. We’re awaiting a taste of what will be offered this summer. On the list of Southampton’s Italian favorites i s Ri s t o r a n t e S a n t A m b r o e u s (santambroeus.com, 631-283-1233, Italian), which opened its original location in Milan, Italy. The front
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