Lulu Kitchen & Bar, located on Sag Harbor‘s Main Street in the Village, has quickly become a top-choice for dining out. This very friendly restaurant establishment, which has two sister restaurants: Duryea’s and Arbor (both in Montauk), will be a year-round convivial bistro. The menu and open kitchen are centered around a wood-burning grill and oven and offers casual lounge-like dining in the front with a view of the bustling main street through its French doors in addition to outdoor season during the warmer months. The centerpiece of the restaurant is the open kitchen anchored by the wood burning grill & oven.
Executive Chef Philippe Corbet, a French-trained chef with several years of experience in Michelin-star rated restaurants as well as top tables throughout Long Island, has created a unique wood-burning cuisine. This cuisine fulfills a lifelong culinary dream to execute an entire menu from the flavor producing cooking style. The restaurant offers lunch, dinner and a late night menu, with a focus on local products. The menu features weekly specials each day of the week such as: Monday’s Bouillabaisse ($31), Tuesday’s all you can eat Mussels ($28), Wednesday’s Paella ($85 for 2), Saturday’s Cowboy Rib Eye ($76 for 2), and more.
Isola, Shelter Island‘s newest restaurant, opened its doors over July 4th weekend. Located in the Historic Heights District nd within walking distance to the North Ferry, owner Brad Kitkowski has completely revamped the former home to Sweet Tomatoes with plenty of outdoor seating and a spacious rustic-meets-modern wine and cocktail bar.
Isola, or island in Italian, offers a menu of New Italian cuisine, strongly influenced by seasonal ingredients with an emphasis on showcasing the abundance of local delicacies such as clams, sea bass, and tomatoes. Isola works closely with several local farms and fisheries including Shelter Island’s Sylvester Manor, Sang Lee Farms, Koppert Cress, Southold Fish Market, and North Fork Smoked Fish Company. At the helm of the kitchen is Executive Chef Seth Nathan, who brings 17 years of cooking experience to the restaurant. He hails from Santa Barbara Wine Country in California where he was Executive Chef at Mad & Vin at The Landsby hotel, and the Santa Ynez Inn.
The Springs Tavern opened their doors in East Hampton this spring and has already drawn in excellent reviews. As soon as we stepped inside, we were greeted by genuine, upbeat waitstaff who went above and beyond to accommodate us and made our dining experience comfortable and enjoyable. The seating area is very open and airy, and the oak bar is a spacious spot to sit and watch sports. High-top tables are just in front of the bar for additional seating space. Just around the bar, you will discover a dart board, which gets very popular during the late evenings. We were able to play a few rounds during our dinner.
We recognized several people we knew from Springs. They expressed how much they enjoy coming here and how it is so close to home. “The hours are very reliable, we always know we can count on Springs Tavern for a late night dinner. We are easily able to walk here, it’s so fantastic!” says a customer. There is live entertainment on select nights and Country Night is every Tuesday beginning at 8pm. On this night, guests may participate in a complimentary line dancing class at 8pm, and the Spaghetti Westerners will play live music at 9pm. A light bar menu is available for guests and includes: $4 Jack Daniels shots, $4 Sweet Action Beers, $5 hot dogs, pizza slices and more.
LT Burger is a must-visit for families and people of all ages. Serving up incredible burgers, sandwiches, milkshakes and more all day long, this friendly neighborhood spot offers indoor and outdoor seating including a spacious dining area, bar and cozy corner booth-style tables. The restaurant is owned and operated by Chef Laurent Tourondel, a native of France who has worked under such notable chefs as: Bruno Tison at Restaurant Beau Geste in Manhattan, Jacques Maximin at Restaurant Ledoyen in France, and Chef de Partie at Restaurant Mercury at the Hotel InterContinental in Moscow. He now also owns several award-winning restaurants in New York, Miami, San Juan, Hong Kong, and one in Kazakhstan, and has authored three cookbooks including New American Cooking and Fresh from the Market.
We visited LT Burger, located in the Village of Sag Harbor, on an early Tuesday evening. My family and I have been coming to dine here since the restaurant opened in 2010 and have always been pleased with the consistently friendly and attentive service, as well as their unbeatable milkshakes and burgers that are far too good to split. View Post
Located at At Knowhere (aka Breakers MTK) at 769 Old Montauk Highway, Seamore’s opened their flagship outpost in Montauk in early July. A stunning ocean view just across the highway awaits visitors to this hip, laid-back dining spot. The dining room is on the upstairs deck and offers outdoor and indoor seating. We chose to sit inside as we preferred a quieter dining experience. It was already getting busy at just before 6pm on a Wednesday with most guests choosing to sit on the deck. There’s also a covered bar below the restaurant overlooking the pool. On the opposite side of the property, there is a spacious lawn for playing outdoor games and for a piece of relaxation.
To drink, my husband had the Montauk ‘Wave Chaser’ on draft ($10) and I had the Cucumber Mint Fresca ($6). The also have a Watermelon Aguas Frescas. I loved that the Fresca was not sweetened and was very thirst quenching. A wedge of lime added the perfect citrus touch. There’s also a curated cocktail menu and wine list.