370 Manor Lane
Jamesport, NY 11947
The Jamesport Manor Inn arose from the ashes of its destruction and once again opened its doors to our community in May 2007. The meticulously reconstructed manor house is an exact replica of the 1820's Dimon Mansion which burned to the ground in the early morning of October 20, 2005. The Jamesport Manor "reborn" is graced with architectural details throughout including the original mansion's fish-scale Mansard roof, dormered windows, center hall staircase, prayer seats and the three dining room fireplaces. It is evident from the restaurant reviews, including a Very Good Rating from the NY Times, that at least as much attention is paid to detail in the kitchen as the renovation. Executive Chef Michael Mandleur continually delivers inventive New American Cuisine exemplifying his dedication to sustainable, fresh and local food sources. The menu is complemented by an extensive and carefully selected wine list. Lunch and Dinner are served daily. Private dining rooms are available and the skills of owner Matt Kar of famed Christopher Michael Caterers are brought to bear for private parties and business events. Visit the Rosalie Dimon Gallery, on the 2nd Floor, displaying the work of local artists provided by the East End Arts Council. Visit the website for more information on the history of the Jamesport Manor and for menus and special events.
Shelter Island, NY
631-749-0476 or 800-273-2497
Whenever I find myself in need of a mini vacation, Shelter Island tops the list as a destination choice. Though a five minute ferry ride from Greenport, I am transported to another world and one of my favorite things is enjoying lunch or dinner at The Pridwin Hotel. Lunch on the deck overlooking Crescent Beach might be a chilled soup, salad, and fresh fruit. Dinner in the dining room is a gourmet event offering the freshest seafood, imaginative cuisine and a wonderful selection of Long Island wines. Their website presents menus, but you have to go there to experience the taste and the romance.
57185 North Road (Route 48)
Greenport, NY 11944
The Sound View is a North Fork icon, hosting celebrations large and small for generations. This Greenport landmark certainly has staying power, keeping current with the latest trends in cuisine, but never abandoning the favorites that keep customers coming back. For any size event, from a rehearsal dinner, bridal shower, or just a romantic dinner for two, the Soundview offers waterside dining at its best. Enjoy breathtaking sunsets from any seat in the house while Rachel and her staff serve you delicious American cuisine made of the freshest ingredients, beautifully presented against the backdrop of Long Island Sound. Although seafood is a popular choice, carnivores also will find many satisfying menu selections. Our mouths water just thinking about the roast duck, rack of lamb and twin porkchops selections.
Be sure to include a stop at the Red Bar in your visit. Whether it's a pre-dinner cocktail or a nightcap, the Soundview's Red Bar retro feel will conjure visions of the Rat Pack while you enjoy music from the piano bar, or check a score on the big screen.
So whether your tastes run to the traditional fare of the ever popular stuffed flounder and prime rib, or the New American specialties that are imaginative and delicious, a visit to the Soundview Restaurant for your next intimate celebration will leave you and your guests very satisfied indeed.