Good eats on Eastern Long Island
Can anyone give good recommendations for food on either the North or South Fork of Long Island? Two day getaway to the Long Island vineyard region - looking for some outstanding food to match. All suggestions gratefully accepted. Thanks in advance!
Legend's is a nice place for lunch or dinner. You can sit on the more casual bar side or the for formal dining room side for either, and you can get anything from good burgers to some surprising fare (like elk) at dinner. www.legends-restaurant.com/ There's also Love Lane Kitchen, which is a great little find in Mattituck for lunch or dinner. Sort of an upscale diner atmosphere. Limited wine and beer menu. Also on Love Lane, try the Village Cheese Shop. You can do a tasting of cheeses, cured meats, olives, etc, and you can also do fondue...
My go-to for dinners on the north fork are North Fork Table and Inn and The Bayview Inn. The former by far more special and cuisine more refined, but both great in their own ways. For lunch on the north fork you might try Jedediah Hawkins Inn. They have a lovey patio and delicious lobster roll. Lunch will be pricey here, but nice setting. For a more down-home lunch try the Modern Snack Bar..famous for their turnips, lobster bisque and pies! You will feel like you are eating in a timewarp, but it is a must-do when on the north fork.
As for the south fork, not sure where you are staying but these are my favorites, of recent the 1770 House in Easthampton was the result of a memorable meal. A standout being the best duck we have tried in as long while! Another favorite spot is Stone Creek Inn in East Quogue. French food but not heavy. Lastly if you'd like a nice meal on the ocean or bay, drive to Dune Road to Dockers...best sunset, live music, average food, but the viewsd make up for it. Or - Saltwater Grill on Dune Road in Westhampton...ocean front...gorgeous setting, live music, simple menu, best RI Fried Calmari around..love those hot peppers. Very reasonable prices and Saltwater. Spotty service.
Enjoy your stay!