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pineapple May 29, 2007 07:00 AM

Hi All- I am posting for my younger brother who is taking his wife to east hampton for the weekend.

Need advice on a nice place for lunch,more upscale food,just not "stuffy"

For dinner...
a real authentic beachy,seafood restaurant,just needs to be a sit down place preferably with outdoor seating

Thank you very much!

  1. julseydesign Jun 8, 2007 08:25 AM

    For Lunch, I do recommend "lunch" or "the lobster roll" (same place, big sign above the place that says "lunch"). Its on Montauk hwy in Amagansett. Their lobster roll, as expected, is great, and their fried shrimp is the sweetest and most succulent i've tasted. A popular spot, very casual (sit at picnic tables/ plastic outdoor furnature on a deck) but good food.

    I second the recommendation of the Laundry in EH. Been there a few times, always less sceney than other places but with good food and nice atmosphere. Not outdoorsy though (Its been two years since i've been there, i didnt even know they had a new location).

    1. g
      GCGuy Jun 8, 2007 08:17 AM

      I've never been here or never met anyone who has, but this place is somewhat well known and on the water: Seems pretty old school. It is in Montauk, though.


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      1. re: GCGuy
        coll Jun 8, 2007 08:23 AM

        I'm very familiar with Gosman's, it's not terrible but it's a real tourist trap. And it will take you 30 to 45 minutes to get from Easthampton.

        1. re: GCGuy
          jfood Jun 8, 2007 08:40 AM

          OMG, stick a knife in him before making jfood eat here again.

          Positives - Location
          Negatives - the food is just awful, it's like, let's say, try to think of, a cafeteria for fish. order, waiter goes into kitchen, grabs one from the fried fish section, one from the grill section, one from the side section and place it on the table. triple barf.

          If you want to head east from EH to Montauk go about 5 miles out 27 just past "Lunch" on your right and you will find Cyrils on the left. This is a great place for fried fish and fresh fish. Cyril is a caricature, you pay EH prices to eat on the side of 27 onpaper plates.

        2. h
          harrison May 31, 2007 01:02 PM

          I've always been a fan of The Laundry in EH, although I have not been to their new location.

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          1. re: harrison
            tanno Jun 7, 2007 08:50 PM

            Does anyone here know if Town Line BBQ has opened? I've searched for a phone number or address online, with no success.

            1. re: tanno
              coll Jun 8, 2007 05:52 AM

              Not yet, they weren't scheduled to open until mid-June so hopefully before July4th. They look like they're ready to go.
              You can't miss it, on the main road just before the town of Easthampton begins, all by itself with open fields all around. (Once it opens, you can probably find it by smell anyway!)

              3593 Montauk Hwy

          2. coll May 29, 2007 03:33 PM

            For lunch, they might like Turtle Crossing, that's the first place I'm thinking of.

            For dinner you'd probably have to go up Three Mile Harbor Road to be on the water, Bostwicks and Michaels come to mind.

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            1. re: coll
              BKAL May 30, 2007 08:43 AM

              Turtle Crossing isn't "upscale" - it's an extremely casual BBQ joint. For lunch I'd say maybe outside deck at EH Point (3 mile harbor rd), maybe an outside table at cittanuova right in EH village (foods OK but setting is great). Bobby Van's in BH has a nice lunch too. A great place for lunch is Tutto il Giorno in Sag Harbor - just opened, kitchen overseen by Scott Conant of NYC L'Imperio fame. Personally, I like sandwiches from Breadzilla in Wainscott (or Villa in EH) and then eat on the beach...

              For a beachy seafood dinner - not too many recs. Try Beacon in Sag Harbor (no reservations) or maybe a drive to Montauk - Dave's Fish Grill, etc.

              1. re: BKAL
                coll May 30, 2007 09:38 AM

                Turtle Crossing makes an upscale version of BBQ food , I read that they were looking for the food itself to be upscale but the restaurant to be casual? I don't know if I would call it "extremely casual" though.

                1. re: coll
                  BKAL May 30, 2007 11:17 AM

                  The prices may be somewhat upscale, but the place really isn't - nor is the food. T-shirts, flip flops, parents chasing after their kids with margaritas in hand, loud music, share houses, etc. I go there occasionally (until Town Line BBQ opens next month...) - place isn't bad (although once in a while the ribs have a distinct sterno flavor) - the corn w/ cheese is outsanding though.

              2. re: coll
                johnk Jun 8, 2007 05:48 AM

                Here's my annual post about Bostwick's on Three Mile Harbor Rd. in Springs.
                Great seafood and view.
                They also have a nice bar area filled with locals, fisherman, and hungry people waiting for tables.

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