Harbor Bistro is the restaurant everyone should be dining at this summer. Why? Their eclectic seafood-focused menu with an Asian, South American and Mediterranean influence has a plate in mind for everyone, the service is top notch, your dining experience is paired with an unforgettable of the marina and sunset, and their 3-course prix fixe for $29 is very reasonable for the Hamptons. You can easily bike ride here from the Village, as the location is three miles north of the Village’s North Main Street.
My husband and I frequent their sister restaurant, Harbor Grill, on a regular basis all year round. Our favorite dish their is the calamari appetizer, that is also available to order at Harbor Bistro. I also highly recommend Harbor Bistro for its spectacular al fresco dining, happy hour, and raw bar.
To start off our meal, our waitress brought over three types of freshly baked bread to dip in olive oil. My favorite was the raisin bread.
For appetizers, my husband and I chose to split the Surf and Turf Oysters: crispy local oysters, wrapped with beef carpaccio, celeriac puree pickled shiitake mushrooms, black truffle aioli, chevril ($21); and the Charred Tuna Tostados: sushi rice, guacamole, ginger, spicy mustard, ripe papaya-mango salsa, kabayaki ($18). Each bite was so fresh and explosive with flavor. The Surf and Turf Oysters were very unique, a must try! These menu items are new for the season.
For our entrees, my husband had the Hibachi-Style Salmon: sesame soba noodles, napa cabbage, lemon cucumbers, chili pepper, ponzu sauce, tobiko ($27) and I had the Fresh local Fluke tacos: crispy fried in seasoned flour of coriander, ground fennel seed and cumin spice topped with a jalapeño-papaya-watermelon salsa with baby arugula and a sweet chili-lime sauce (special). The sesame noddles are really what make the salmon dish so memorable. The salmon was cooked perfectly with a hint of spice from the chili pepper. My fluke tacos were sensational with the salsa and chili-lime sauce. Layer upon layer of flavor was building with each bite.
Don’t miss their new ‘Sunset Happy Hour’ menu, that features $6 cocktails and $8 share bites, to enjoy on the lawn. The restaurant is currently open Thursday thru Sunday and will then be open seven days a week starting June 21st to kick off the summer.
http://harborbistro.net // 631-324-7300