CowFish is located just on your way to or from the center of Hampton Bays right on the water situated just behind Out of the Blue Seafood. Upon arrival, valet promptly took care of parking our vehicle and we head up the stairs with the restaurant with Sarah, who was excited to see a wooden ship play area and instantly ran toward it. We let her play for about five minutes before we went in to dine. What a fabulous idea for little ones to let loose and play before settling in to dinnertime.
Afterward, we realized we walked all the way up to the top floor bar and seating area, which boasts superior views of the bay. The restaurant was just downstairs. There was ample seating upon arrival just after 5pm on a Saturday, though to our surprise, the restaurant filled to capacity within the next half hour. As we were leaving at just before 6:30pm, we overheard there was already a forty-five to an hour wait-time. The wait staff was very kind and went out of their way to serve us.
Our first time visit for Long Island Restaurant Week to CowFish was topped off with an exceptional meal. For restaurant week, you choose one appetizer, entrée, and dessert from their specialized restaurant week menu for a starting price of $27.95. Just three or so items off the menu had a small surcharge. Every detail was top quality, from the fresh spinach salad and rum punch over ice, to the last bite of cheesecake for dessert. To start, we both drank a Rum Punch which was exceptionally refreshing.
For starters, my husband had the Lobster Mac & Cheese: fresh lobster, fontina and smoked gouda cheese sauce, lump crab crust (+$2); and I had the Spinach and Goat Cheese Salad: strawberries, toasted pecans, lemon mustard vinaigrette. The salad was light and refreshing with fresh pieces of strawberries, and the mac and cheese was a substantial, hearty portion with standout chunks of lobster.
For dinner, my husband had the Rotisserie Chicken: Spanish rice and pan drippings; and I chose the Seared Ahi Tuna: pineapple coconut fried rice, orange ponzu glaze (+$3). The chicken was moist and tender and was a very satisfying portion. I really liked the fried rice; it reminded me of my times in Antigua, and the orange glaze was light and added a gentle touch of citrus to each taste.
Dessert was a White Chocolate Cheesecake: Oreo crust, Belgium hot fudge, raspberries, and fresh whipped cream; and Sarah had a taste of the Hot Fudge Sundae: sugared pecans, Belgium hot fudge, fresh whipped cream. Our daughter loved her sundae and the cheesecake was so soft and creamy, pairing marvelously with the Oreo crust.
Take a look at the photo above that reads: 5 Ways to Support Your Favorite Local Restaurant. Get “social” on Facebook and Twitter by posting about your CowFish dining experience and receive 5% off your bill. There is no doubt we will return soon.
CowFish is open daily for lunch and dinner Monday-Friday beginning at 12pm, and Saturday and Sunday at 11:30am. Happy Hour is from 4-6pm.
http://www.cowfishrestaurant.com // 631-594-3868