This week, I had the opportunity to try some of the new menu items at Rowdy Hall in East Hampton. My family, friends, and I have frequented Rowdy Hall for many years, and we always love coming back because of their reliable hours, and their ever-changing and eclectic tavern-style menu that includes a twist on comfort classics with a sprinkle of healthy dishes. I especially love their dessert menu, which will alternate with the season, but classics such as their Chocolate Mousse, always stay the same. Recently for Valentine’s Day, they had Red Velvet Brownie with white chocolate-cream cheese mousse and red velvet gelato created by their Pastry Chef, Rachel Flatley that sounded so cool, creamy and luscious.
Below is a taste of their recently debut additions to the menu.
For lunch, I tried their Beet Salad with watercress, pistachio, and orange-herb vinaigrette ($13.50), Short Rib Grilled Cheese crafted with Gouda cheese, port wine onions on toasted pan de mie served with pickled vegetables ($16), and Dock to Dish Fish Burger: toasted brioche roll, sriracha aioli, and kimchi slaw served with gaufrette potatoes ($19). The short rib grilled cheese was very filling and I liked the pickled vegetables which paired very well. The beet salad was very fresh and the beets were thick-cut, which I prefer. Their new fish burger was very unique with the kimchi slaw, and I believe it will top their list for favorite burgers served at Rowdy Hall.
New dinner menu items include Grilled Leg of Lamb with butternut ravioli, braised Swiss chard ($27); and Red Wine Braised Beef Short Rib with spaghetti squash, pomegranate gremolata ($28).
New snack menu items are Salmon Mousse with mascarpone, crispy capers, sesame flatbread ($7), Pear & Ricotta Tartines with local honey ($7), Tzatziki Dip with warm flatbread ($6), Blue Cheese Scotch Olives ($6), Jalapeno Poppers served with horseradish dipping sauce ($8). The poppers had a touch of heat and the Scotch olives were very unique, and I absolutely loved the pear & ricotta tartines; I am running back for those, the ricotta was almost whipped but was still very creamy. I kept thinking how perfect they would be for an outdoor party.
For dessert, I tried the Banana Trifle with Banana Pudding with Coffee Cake, Whipped Cream & a Graham Pecan Crumble ($9.50) that I would highly recommend. Their desserts can’t be beat! During the majority of my visits, I always order dessert. They used to have these mini dessert cake “shots” that I miss; I hope they consider bringing them back.
Rowdy Hall is open seven days a week serving lunch from 12-3:30pm; mid day menu from 3-5pm; dinner Sunday-Thursday from 5-10pm, and Friday and Saturday from 5 pm-11 pm
http://www.rowdyhall.com // 631-324-8555