Set in the heart of Bridgehampton on Ocean Road and within walking distance to the Hampton Jitney stop and many local businesses is Almond Restaurant & Bar. The restaurant is a longtime favorite of locals and visitors alike for many reasons. With a focus on a farm-to-table menu, a strong wine list, a genuinely friendly and knowledgeable staff, and lively conversations all evening long make for an excellent evening out.
Almond’s New American menu with a distinctive French influence showcases a colorful array of land and sea fare with notables including the famous Le Grande Macaroni and Cheese that is so creamy and aromatic (perfect for sharing amongst the table).
We started with two wines by the glass: Houchart, Rosé de Provence, France 2017 ($14); and Channing Daughters, Pétillant-Naturel, Bianco, Scuttlehole Rd, 2018 ($16). Very refreshing and perfect for the transition into warmer weather.
Our appetizer choices were Escargot with pernod (an anise-flavored liqueur classically used in bouillabaisse), garlic, and fennel croutons ($16.25); and English Pea Soup: Brendan’s pea shoots, and smoked bay leaf crostino ($16.25). Two exceptional choices, one a traditional French classic and the second a serious upgrade to your typical pea soup. The Soup is one I recommend any having, especially if it is your first time dining at Almond.
Entrees of choice were Pan Roasted Fluke: Ian’s carrots & tarragon, golden raisin/pine nut relish, and L&W curry oil ($33.95); and from the Steak Frites menu, Grass Fed Flatiron Bordeaise ($32). We asked our waitress which entrees she recommended, and she named her three favorites in order, with her top choice being the Fluke. She was spot on. It was the perfect portion: satisfying and the flavors were earthy and complex. You could instantly taste the freshness. Those around us also ordered the with and shared their compliments aloud.
For my next visit, I would love to try the Ricotta & Nettle Ravioli with Harry’s Pork Bolognese, and Alex’s Warm Carrot Salad to start.
Not-to-miss side dishes include their Kimchi Rice & Egg, Cheesy Grits, Crushed Potatoes with Roasted Garlic, in addition to six different preparations of French fries.
Don’t miss their Pork & Wine Dinner on Thursday, May 16th for $79 per person with Channing Daughters and Fairview Farms at Almond Restaurant. The dinner will feature seven succulent pork preparations paired with seven epic wines. Menu items will include such dishes as a Warm Ham & Sweet Potato Cured Bacon paired with a CDW 2018 Roscato di Refosco, and a 28 Day Rib Roast Adobo with two featured wine pairings. A Raw Milk Ricotta Cheese Cake with a pork fat graham cracker crust and rhubarb compote will be the dessert headliner.
Also, don’t miss Meatless Mondays and ‘plats du jour’ throughout the week including Soft Shell Crab on Thursday and Surf & Turf on Tuesday. Meatless Monday includes an appetizer, entrée, and any dessert for $32.50. For dessert, Sticky Toffee Date Cake a la mode, and the Banana Ice Cream Sundae with Kat’s Peanut Butter Cups are a must!
A three course prix fixe menu is available Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday until 7pm as well as Wednesday all night long for $32.50. The Pan Roasted Fluke is on the Prix Fixe menu.
Their Flatiron location is located at 12 East 22nd Street, and is open for lunch and dinner as well as brunch on the weekends. Almond in Bridgehampton is open seven days a week for dinner beginning at 5pm. Reservations are highly recommended during the summer season.
Don’t miss an exclusive gift card giveaway on Instagram in mid-late June.
http://almondrestaurant.com // 631-537-5665