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.
We started with Lulu’s Grilled Heirloom Cauliflower (2pp) from ‘The Farmstand’: spicy LI grapes, toasted sesame, tahini, white balsamic vinaigrette, EVOO ($22). The cauliflower is beautifully presented and is a must-have when dining at Lulu. It is cut and served table side and could even easily be split between three or even four people, depending upon how much you are ordering. We noticed three tables nearby ordered the cauliflower as well.
Next, the three of us split the Burrata: blistered cherry tomatoes, fava beans, crispy capers, basil pesto, fig balsamic micro ($17); and the House Meatballs: wood-fired roasted tomato sauce and goat cheese risotto ($15). Both are customer favorites and we could instantly see why. The goat cheese risotto was so creamy and the meatballs were so flavorful, bursting with the essence of freshly roasted tomatoes. The Burrata was exceptional; we loved the blend of textures, especially the fresh basil pesto with the capers.
For our main courses, we chose the Trufata Wood Fired Pizza: Stracciatella cheese, wild mushrooms, arugula, truffle oil ($23); and the 10oz Skirt Steak: house fries, chimichurri sauce ($36). Both choices were excellent, the wood fired Trufata pizza is a must, with its finely shaved aromatic mushrooms. I was so thrilled to enjoy my leftovers for lunch the next day. I can’t stop thinking about my personal pizza!
Read their full dinner menu here.
For dessert, (quite a tough decision to choose) we split the Chocolate Caramel Molten Cake: chocolate dirt & salted caramel ice cream ($12). We were also treated to White Peach macarons with sugar-coated guava jellies. Their desserts are phenomenal and should not be missed. Additional, notable desserts include the Tropical Sundae and Crème Brûlée.
Lulu Kitchen & Bar is currently open 7 days a week. Lunch and dinner is served Monday, Wednesday-Saturday 12-11:30pm. Dinner begins at 5pm on Tuesdays (no lunch is served on Tuesdays). Brunch begins on Sunday at 11:30am. The bar is open 5pm-12am daily.
*Header photo credit: Eric Striffler