Located on Sag Harbor‘s Main Street, Wölffer Kitchen, which also has a sister restaurant in Amagansett, is a well-loved establishment by both locals and visitors to the region. If you have not yet visited, it is about time you do. My family and I dined in for the first time during Long Island’s Restaurant Week last week on Sunday. The ambiance was energetic and upbeat, and the service was spot on. The timing of the dishes brought to us, water refills, and check ins were all efficient.
We started our dinner with Green Goddess Kale: apple, avocado cranberries, almonds ($16); and Mixed Lettuces: cucumber, crispy parsnip shaved fennel, carrot purée ($15). I would order the Kale again in a heartbeat. The earthy flavors were harmonious; a true taste of ‘healthy autumn’.
From their wine list, we chose Wölffer Estate, Cabernet Franc, 2015 ($12); and Wölffer Estate, Table Rosé, 2017 ($12). Specialty cocktails they offer include Roth 75: Wölffer Pink Gin, Fresh Lemon, Sparkling Rosé; and Sagaponack Sangria: Finca Rosé, Cognac, Berries, Mint, Cucumber ($17, each).
Our entree choices were both the same. We had the Chicken Kebabs: couscous, carrot ginger purée ($32). This dish, in our opinion, is very child friendly as both our daughter and son loved it; in fact, they ate most of it and gave it high accolades. The chicken was perfectly grilled and the carrot ginger purée gave it a refreshing finish.
For dessert, we finished our dining experience with Banana and Vanilla Gelato. Other desserts featured on their seasonal menu are a Flourless Chocolate Cake, Chocolate Nutella Tart, Warm Walnut Pumpkin Bread, and Butterscotch Budino ($12, each).
Additional, notable dishes, we would love to try on our next visit include: Stracciatella: honeycomb, grilled bread marcona almonds ($20); Warm Brussels Sprouts: orange, Calabrian chilies walnuts, bacon ($17); Pumpkin Burrata: Long Island cheese pumpkin maple, fried sage ($20); and House-made Campanelle: fennel sausage, broccoli rabe, chili flakes, black olives ($32).
Dine in Sunday-Thursday all night long for a Prix-Fixe menu: three courses courses for $35. Sunday-Friday from 5-7pm is Happy Hour featuring $5 tap wine, draft beers, and $12 specialty cocktails.
Brunch is served Saturday and Sunday. Currently closed on Monday (check their website for current hours).
Close by in Sagaponack is Wölffer Estate Vineyard, which is open seven days a week. Visit their tasting room and reserve a tasting, and tour of the vineyard. There are events that happen all year long, and it is a very popular destination during the summer months.
http://sagharbor.wolfferkitchen.com // 631-725-0101