Editor’s note: this restaurant has closed
Meet House restaurant in the Amagansett Square is located just behind Jack’s Coffee and has a chic, coastal atmosphere inside. At the bar, you will notice industrial-sized light fixtures hanging above, eye-catching abstract paintings throughout, and an over-sized clock on the wall just as your turning toward the outdoor seating. If you choose to sit outside, it is quite peaceful scenery outside, almost like you are in someone’s private backyard.
This was our first time dining at Meeting House. There were three of us and we chose to sit inside opposite the bar area. When we first arrived for brunch, most of the tables were filled beside us, but those parties left soon after we arrived and for most of our meal, we had the whole front area of the restaurant to ourselves. All of the other dinner guests chose to dine outside in the back.
For drinks we ordered some whiskey cocktails and were impressed with the fact that the glasses were large and that the glasses were not filled to the brim with ice. For lunch, we ordered the following: Hash with Corned Beef ($15); Cuban Panini: ham, pork, Swiss, pickles, dijonaise and fries ($18); and the Kale Salad: strawberries, goat cheese, sliced almonds, white balsamic vinaigrette ($13). Each meal was beautifully presented. The Hash was perfectly cooked, the eggs perfectly done atop homemade hash and potatoes. The kale salad was very light, crunchy, and summery. The Cuban panini was very distinctive and full of lip-smacking flavor. The meat was piled on and the side of french fries were marvelous.
Their pastries looked really scrumptious and included banana bread, zucchini bread, walnut & raisin rolls, and a scone for $6 each.
After dinner, we were all still a little hungry so we ordered a half dozen oysters. They were good overall, but not the best I’ve had. Some were fresher than others.
Dessert choices for that day included a homemade cookie or brownie sundae, homemade vanilla, chocolate, strawberry ice cream, and pineapple sorbet.
It took some time for the check but our waitress was polite and we had a terrific experience all in all. I would consider Meeting House for dinner, perhaps after Labor Day in mid to late September when it is still comfortable to eat outside.
Meeting House is open Monday-Thursday from 5-10pm, Friday and Saturday from 5-11pm. Sunday brunch is served from 11:30am-3pm and dinner from 5-10pm. The bar is open late nightly. Only parties of four or more can reserve a table. For more information, please visit http://meetinghouseamagansett.com