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It's that time of year...East End Long Island first reports

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Finally, time to start nosing around. We went out to Montauk yesterday and decided to try something that is not only old, but new too.....Westlake Clam and Chowder has moved down the street to the old Salivar's building and it is a total knockout! The décor, the food, the outside area, it has it all. They were hopping yesterday, everyone in town must have been there; I sort of hate to think of it mid summer, but I still want to share anyway if you're ever headed out. It's that good!

Westlake always was known for their fresher than fresh fish, but the wait for a table used to be quite long and the interior design was very old school. Not that that's bad! But now, it's tripled the seating, it's open and airy and the waitresses are right on their game. I was really sorry we only planned to stop for some sushi plus some kind of tuna appetizer before reservations for dinner in Easthampton. I'm a nut for Montauk tuna! After we settled in, I would have happily spent the whole night there.

A picture's worth a thousand words, so let me just post a couple. Blackened tuna tidbits, and a tuna and a scallop sushi roll. We will be going back out to Montauk soon, just to go there again.

 
 
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  1. Nice report and great pics! It's been a long time since I've actually been in Montauk, other than a drive to, and a walk around the Light. I guess I shouldn't be, but I was a bit shocked to read "the old Salivar's building".

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    1. re: MacTAC

      They did keep the old neon sign at least, it's a landmark! Salivar's closed about three years ago, the sale and renovation took this long to finally happen.

       
      1. re: coll

        The sign is definitely a consolation. We used to golf out at Montauk Downs and evenings might find us in Salivar's Bar and if we stayed long enough, we would just stroll through the door into Salivar's Diner.

        One of those nights/mornings was capped with a hilarious experience in the diner part that I really need to write about soon...

        1. re: MacTAC

          Salivars was one of the last old timey places out there. I'm not pleased with the upscaling of the town lately myself. Luckily there are still a few good hangouts left....looking forward to your story. If it's a Montauk story, I know it will be a good one!