Fire Island 2010
The Blue Whale in the Pines is now run by the people from Almond of Manhattan and Bridgehampton. I have not tried it but reports I've gotten are that the food is good, but nothing spectacular, the menu is limited, and the service is (surprisingly) very good. Canteen is also new, replacing the Bay Bar, and is supposed to be pretty good. Pines Bistro is still considered reliable.