I have been coming to Gosman’s Dock for lunch and early dinner for as long as I can remember. My family and I would sit inside and spend our afternoon in a laid back, family-friendly atmosphere watching the fishing boats and yachts coming past in and out of the harbor. There are some impressive boats that pass by on a regular basis. If you come to Montauk, you come to Gosman’s for their reliable, right off the boat fresh seafood that was most likely caught that same day.
This particular visit was on a Monday and the restaurant was reasonably busy, with almost all of the patrons choosing to sit outside. My cocktail of choice was the Blueberry Basil Lemonade: Diplomatico Blanco, Lemon Juice, and Soda ($11). For appetizers, my husband and I split the Tuna Tartare Cones: Spicy Tuna, Avocado, Watermelon ($12) and a half dozen order of Long Island Oysters ($18). The blueberry basil was a spot on, refreshing flavor combination that I don’t see very often.
The tuna tartare cones were crispy and savory topped with smooth, pureed avocado. The raw oysters were large, succulent and and as fresh as if they hopped right out of the sea and onto your plate.
For our entrées, I ordered the Local “Day Boat” Scallops: Red Quinoa, Wild Mushrooms, Orange-Basil Vinaigrette ($32), and my husband ordered the Organic Atlantic Salmon: Crispy Potato Scallion Cake, Asparagus, Whole Grain Mustard Sauce ($28). The scallops were very large, succulent and one of the best scallop dishes I have enjoyed this summer. You can’t go wrong with wild mushrooms and the red quinoa had a lovely nutty, rich taste. The scallops and quinoa were very much in sync and the orange-basil vinaigrette (a melody of green and yellow dressings) was creamy and simply out of this world. The organic salmon was tangy and the mustard sauce had a nice tang to it. The crispy potato scallion cake was a hit as well.
View their full lunch menu here. Additional lunch menu items that sounded appealing and saw people around us ordering were the Montauk Lobster Roll ($22), Seafood Stuffed Jumbo Shrimp ($32), and Lobster Bisque ($8). If we still had room, I would love loved to have tried their desserts which include a Flourless Chocolate Cake and the Warm Brioche Banana Bread Pudding.
Read my review of Gosman’s Clam Bar here.
http://www.gosmans.com // 631-668-5330