One of the most popular dining destinations in Montauk during the summer season is Navy Beach, and for so many reasons. It is not only a family-friendly oasis for a delicious and memorable meal, it is also a popular beachfront wedding and event space. Upcoming events include the Navy SEAL Foundation cocktail party on Saturday, June 22nd from 3-5pm. The cocktail party will be the kick-off to a seventh season of fundraising efforts at the restaurant.
Established in 2010, Navy Beach serves New American fare with a focus on seafood and locally sourced ingredients. Both their small and large plates encompass hearty selections for everyone’s palate, with that perfect touch of a unique twist you won’t find anywhere else in Montauk. Examples include their Maryland Crab Cake with a spiced cucumber kimchee, their Navy Burger with bacon-onion marmalade, and Buttemilk Fried Chicken with Cheddar-Jalapeño Cornbread (a personal favorite of mine).
Last Sunday, we came in to Navy Beach for an early afternoon lunch. For cocktails, we chose the Mojito and Sangria ($15, each). You could easily sit outside on the beach and sip these languorously all afternoon. They are so summery and refreshing. Guests have the option of sitting inside or outside at picnic tables where kids could run around by the shore and play games while the adults enjoy their cocktails and meals.
We ordered the following plates:
- Grilled Avocado: Chilled Shrimp, Tomatillo, Calabrian Chile Oil, Tortilla Crisps, Ricotta Salata ($16)
- Maryland Crab Cake: Cucumber Kimchee, Smoked Yogurt ($18)
- Kale Grain Salad: Wheat Berries Red Quinoa, Crouton, Egg-Less Caesar Dressing ($16)
- Local Swordfish: Tatsoi-Edamame Salad, Peanut Dressing, Charred Scallion, Soy-Lemon Brown Butter ($36)
- Special of the Day, Fish Tacos: Grilled Mahi Mahi with corn salsa. Served with house made slaw and fries ($26)
- Children’s Pasta Marinara ($20)
The portions of each were very substantial, easily allowing us to bring home some leftovers to enjoy later that evening. My favorite was the Kale Grain Salad with its very finely grated cheese that almost resembled snow on top of the trees in wintertime, and the egg-less Caesar dressing really hit the spot. I am glad we ordered the special of the day, as the fish was very fresh, the salad crunchy, and the fries perfectly salted.
For dessert, we all split a piece of their Salted Caramel Cheesecake ($12) paired with coffee and cappuccinos.
View their lunch, dinner and prix-fixe menus here.
From May 3rd to Labor Day, a $1 donation will be added to each dining check in support of the Navy SEAL Foundation. $150,000 has been raised since 2013.
Navy Beach is open for lunch and dinner. Click here for their exact openings as some dates are booked for private parties and weddings.
https://www.navybeach.com // 631-668-6868