UPDATE 2015: Nichols Restaurant is closed..Updates coming soon!
Top 10 Restaurants in the Hamptons who make the Best Burgers in the Hamptons..no particular order
- Southampton Publick House: Southampton
- Rowdy Hall: East Hampton
- East Hampton Grill: East Hampton
- 1770 House: East Hampton
- Corner Bar: Sag Harbor
- Big Bity Burger: WestHampton Beach
|Photo courtesy of Kurt Leggard|
Greetings Hamptons MouthPiece Readers…..Saturday, April 14th a beautiful day in the Hamptons, the temperature read 63 degrees, a perfect day for a drive to Montauk. Kurt, Allura and I drove to Montauk and once we got there we decided to have dinner at the FishBar because it was given excellent reviews on Yelp; however when we called a recording answered and said they were only open for Dinner. Since we were given no information on what time dinner started, we went with our back-up plan and decided to go to Inlet Seafood instead.
My daughter Allura and I are Foodies and probably the biggest food critics; we love good food and even more we love good service. Friends, the Inlet Seafood was the best find, and I highly recommend this restaurant. We thoroughly enjoyed it. The restaurant has the best oceanview from almost every seat in the place. You can even take a walk on the beach while waiting for your table, you can wait in the downstairs area or on the deck over-looking the ocean.
We got there somewhat early for dinner, lunch had just ended and dinner did not start until 4pm. We waited at the Bar and Kurt had a drink and I had a Cosmopolitan. It was delicious and I say that honestly. Not everyone makes a good Cosmo but our bartender did and I was pleased, so much so I had 2…good thing I was not driving.
We were seated for dinner and we could not wait to order because the food smelled so good. Our waitress brought out fresh homemade bread and even though I am not eating bread these days, I could not resist, it was just so good. I ordered the Mussels, Allura ordered the Rhode Island Clam Chowder and Kurt ordered Fried Calamari. Wow…..the mussels were so delicious and the broth was heavenly, I found myself dipping my garlic toast in the broth and savoring every single bite. Allura was kind of skeptical about her soup since she really loves the New England clam chowder, but I do think this Rhode Island Chowder made the top of the list, it was divine. The calamari was very light and not chewy, almost melted in your mouth. We were now salivating at the excitement of our entree, because truth be told, if a restaurant passes the appetizer test then the Entree will be great. I am pleased to say they did not disappoint…Allura and I ordered the Pan Seared Scallops over Risotto with Mushroom and Kurt ordered the Lobster. The scallops were savory and the Risotto was cooked to perfection and it was hot, which was a plus. Kurt took his time savoring every bite of his Lobster and sharing with his darling daughter who gave the puppy dog eyes when she wanted some.
We were so full I just wanted to lie down and go to sleep. I could not even consider making any room for dessert but Allura does not consider her restaurant experience completed unless she has dessert. I was slighly disappointed that there were not many choices for dessert but the one Allura chose was not bad at all…rather over the top, she was impressed…Warm Brownie with chocolate ice cream, whipped cream topped with sprinkles…
Wine:Look at the Legs
Greetings Hamptons MouthPiece Readers….Yesterday, March 10th I had the pleasure to do something that I have never done before and WHOW was it a wonderful experience. My friend Sharon and I took the Ferry from Shelter Island yesterday over to the North Fork and visited Water’s Crest in Cutchogue, NY. When we arrived we were greeted and asked if we would like to have a wine tasting while we waited for everyone to arrive for our Wine Blending event. The answer to that was an absolute YES….since I was the designated driver for the day, my tastings were limited but Sharon was free to enjoy herself. We started with the 2009 Reserve Chardonnay, I am not a fan of Chardonnay but I did like this wine, it was light and fruity and one that I would enjoy drinking. Our 2nd tasting was the New Release “2010 Campania Bianco another Chardonnay, Sharon loved this one, I however preferred the 1st one, it felt a little heavy for me and I like wines that are very light. Our last tasting with the White Wines was the 2010 Dry Riesling…this was my favorite of the 3 and I loved it. It was perfect for me and I am told that it is a perfect pairing with spicy food…
It was then time for the event and so we were walked to the back where we each were seated next to our partners and we worked in groups. We were given 3 reds that we would be blending.
- 2008 Merlot
- 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon Grand Vin(cs)
- 2007 Cabernet Franc Grand Vin(cf)
There is one weeked left for the LI Wine Fest, might be worth a drive From NYC, The Hamptons or Western LI and even NJ…..For more information about Water’s Crest…click here and for more information and the schedule for the Jazz on the Vine www.liwinterfest.com..Well that was my experience and as always, Hamptons MouthPiece keeping you in the know!
|Dining out in the Hamptons can be Affordable…..Greetings Hamptons Mouthpiece readers, when many people think of the Hamptons, they think it is only a summer resort area where the rich and famous hangout for the summer..They come to go to the beach, dine out at the hundreds of restaurants, party and attend over-priced events… I had several people ask me this summer “people actually live here year-round”, I looked at them puzzled..why would you think people don’t live here year-round. Even before I moved to Sag Harbor, I have always loved the Hamptons in the Fall, for many reasons.
I decided to bring you information in one place that you may not be aware of…this article will focus on Restaurant specials during the off-season…Special Thanks to Word Hampton
Fresno**8 Fresno Place, 631 324-8700
Prix Fixe:Appetizer & Entree $28**Appetizer, entree & dessert $30 Sunday- Thursday all night
Grill on Pantigo,
203 Pantigo Road, 631 329-2600
$24 Food & Wine**Appetizer, entree & a glass of wine*5:30-6:30 Monday-Thursday
Michaels’ at Maidstone**28 Maidstone Park Rd, 631 324-0725
ThreeCourse Prix Fixe $30
Available Sunday through Thursday, all evening. Friday 5 p.m.- 6:30 p.m.
Early Bird Special $21.95**Call for specials. Varies daily.
Available everyday from 5 p.m.- 6:30 p.m.
Nick & Toni’s**136 N Main St, 631 324-3550
PIZZA, FILM & FOOD, & 3-COURSE PRIX FIXE
Nick & Toni’s offers specialty woodburning oven pizzas, film & food package, and a three-course prix fixe for the fall season. The famous woodburning oven pizzas are returning for the fall season. The pizza menu is available all night Wednesday, Thursday, and Sunday. A sample menu is as follows:
Pizza Menu $16
Film and Food is offered every Wednesday, Thursday, and Sunday. A two-course dinner will be available with a United Artist/Lowes movie voucher for $30 per person. The menu will include a choice of soup, mixed greens or Caesar salad and any pizza or pasta.
The three-course prix fixe for $30 is offered every Wednesday, Thursday, and Sunday all night. Choose an antipasti or primi, secondi and dolci. Pizzas are not available for the prix fixe and there is a supplemental charge for the whole fish, strip steak and veal chop.
For further information or reservations, call Nick & Toni’s at (631) 324-3550 www.nickandtonis.com
Stone Creek Inn
405 Montauk Hwy, 631 653-6770
Three Course $30 Prix Fixe Menu**Until 6:30
Agave’s Blue Cactus*122 E. Montauk Highway, 631 728-0000
Prix Fixe Special $12.95
Your choice of –Starters, Cup of soup of the day, Garden salad
-Entrees: Cheese quesadilla*Grilled chicken quesadilla*Bean & cheese burrito
Grilled vegetable burrito*Chicken enchilada*Los carbos taco salad with seasoned ground beef
-Dessert*Homemade tres leche cake*On premise only. No take out.
6 W Montauk Hwy, 631 728-4100
Recession Special 3 Course Prix Fixe only $16.99
Estia’s Little Kitchen
1615 Bridgehampton-Sag Harbor Tpke, 631 725-1045
Prix Fixe Dinner**Three course dinner for $27.00 from 5:30-6:30 pm.
5:30pm to 6:30pm
Barrister’s Restaurant**36 Main St, 631 283-6206
$5 Bailout Burgers Wednesday**All Day. All Nite. Any Way.
New Paradise Cafe**Sag Habor, Main Street**Fall Special
Pomme Cafe**Sag Harbor, Main Street**Fall special
Phao Restaurant, Sag Harbor, Main Street*631-725-0101
Clamman Caterer*235A North Sea Rd, 631 283-3354
PRIX FIXE MENU**Each evening please help yourself to our fabulous extensive Salad and Side Bar.
75 Jobs Lane, 631 283-8581**Prix Fixe from $24.95
Red Bar brasserie 210 Hampton Rd, 631 283-0704
Prix Fixe**2 Courses $26, 3 Courses $29
Offered all night Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday. Friday from 6- 6:45. Excluding holidays and weekends.
Shippy’s Pumpernickels Restaurant
36 Windmill Ln, 631 283-0007
Dinner Special $15.95.Includes soup, salad, potato and vegetable.**except holidays
Sunday Special Complete Prime Rib Dinner $18.95**except holidays
Southampton Publick House 40 Bowden Square, 631 283-2800
Muse Restaurant & Aquatic Lounge760 Montauk Hwy, 631 726-2606
$24.95 3-course Prix Fixe from the regular Dinner Menu ALL NIGHT!
Thursday – Sunday starting at 5PM. Call 726-2606 for reservations or just come in.
Casa Basso*59 Montauk Hwy., 631 288-1841
3 Course Prix Fixe Menu **$25 per person. See menu at CasaBasso.net
Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday- All Night
I am sure that there are many other restaurants that are having a prix fixe for the off season, I would suggest if the restaurant you want to go to is not on this list, you call them and ask them if they are offering fall specials or ww.