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North fork restaurant, please help me track down.

suetibu Oct 3, 2010 09:34 PM

Hi, I know this sounds crazy but I am going to try anyway.

My husband and I remember a restaurant when we visited a town in North fork of LI. The town had a main st (by the water). As we drove out of town along the main road,not far from the main st, going uphill, we saw a beautiful restaurant on the right side (single story, flowers outside, old fashioned).

If this sounds familiar to anybody please help me. I am trying to do something special for my husband.


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    mangiamama May 4, 2011 07:13 AM

    Were you on Shelter Island? Sounds like the Chequit Inn?

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    1. re: mangiamama
      coll May 7, 2011 01:58 AM

      Chequit Inn is two stories tall....

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      Tara N Oct 4, 2010 06:51 PM

      You must have been in Greenport if you could see water from Main Street. There was a crepe restaurant in an old house on the right heading out of town but it is now closed. A little further out of town was the Shady Lady inn/restaurant (originally called Porky's); it is now called the Portly Grape. I haven't eaten there...... yet. Hope this helps

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        roxlet Oct 4, 2010 07:28 PM

        The Portly Grape was what I was trying to think of. I think that may be it, depending on when they saw it.

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          suetibu Oct 4, 2010 10:18 PM

          Hi, It was not the Portly grape... much smaller.. I am pretty sure the town was Sag harbor ( i spent some time looking at maps. google last night)..

          So does that help?

          Heading out of town from the main area, drive is a bit uphill, restaurant on the right.. candlelit, flowers, very cozy and upscale, small..

          1. re: suetibu
            coll Oct 5, 2010 02:24 AM

            Estia's Little Kitchen?

            Here's a picture

            1. re: suetibu
              roxlet Oct 5, 2010 04:22 AM

              If it's Sag Harbor, then it is not the North Fork! I was waiting for coll to weigh in on this...

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                coll Oct 5, 2010 04:33 AM

                And I was waiting for it to move to the South Fork! LOL the description sounds like half the places out here, north and south.

                The biggest hill I can think of is where 114 turns up towards Easthampton. If you don't turn, just past there is Tutto il Giorno, across from the water with great view of the yachts, I guess it's on the outskirts of town, although really still in it. And it's a cute little house with flowers and grapevines, serving overly upscale Italian (think $30 for a plate of pasta).... that could be it.

                I found a picture

                Going up the hill there is nothing like described, just a few very casual places. Like a bar and a Mexican shop.

                1. re: coll
                  suetibu Oct 5, 2010 09:21 AM


                  According to NY times, it opened in May 2007 so this puts it within our timeline.. Thank you.. We'll drive out this weekend to find out..


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                    coll Oct 5, 2010 10:38 AM

                    Hope that's it, it's the only upscale place outside of Main St that I can think of, which is one story etc. I love solving a good mystery!

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                      roxlet Oct 5, 2010 01:53 PM

                      Please report back and let us know if it's the place. coll is usually right!

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                        suetibu Oct 5, 2010 09:51 PM

                        I will. Thank you for taking the time.

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                          coll Oct 6, 2010 02:04 PM

                          Thanks for the kind words. I will relay them to my husband ;-)

                          That burrata looks mighty good to me.

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                            roxlet Oct 7, 2010 09:35 AM

                            Yeah, that's right! Tell him I said so!

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              MKS Oct 4, 2010 03:43 PM

              Legends Restaurant in New Suffolk?

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              1. re: MKS
                roxlet Oct 4, 2010 04:16 PM

                Legends is pretty far from the main street...

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                mangiamama Oct 4, 2010 08:48 AM

                Were you on Shelter Island?

                1. roxlet Oct 4, 2010 04:39 AM

                  There are only two towns on the North Fork that have Main Streets by the water and those would be Greenport and Orient . However, it would be extremely doubtful that it would be Orient since there are few places to eat. Most likely it was Greenport, but that's as far as I can narrow it down. Restaurants change fairly frequently on the North Fork, so it would be helpful to know how long ago this might have been.

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                    suetibu Oct 3, 2010 09:49 PM

                    it might be in Sag harbor..the restaurant looked like a house..

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