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At one time most locals could have recited the menus of our restaurants by memory. No more! The growing popularity of the North Fork has caused a tremendous increase not only in the number of dining establishments, but also to the variety of their offerings. We can now boast that within our boundaries you can find the oldest restaurant with continued family ownership in the US and also a new trendy spot with European and cosmopolitan flare.

Some of our restaurants can host weddings of small to medium size. (Those establishments capable of hosting large weddings are also listed on the Venue/Catering Page.) Others are ideal choices for small intimate gatherings.

CJ's American Grill

10095 Main Road (Mattituck Plaza)
Mattituck, New York, 11952

 CJ's American Grill brings delightful farm to fork relaxed dining to Mattituck, offering a menu that will appeal to the carnivore, seafoodie and vegetarian supported with a full selection of local Long Island wines ready for any pairing. Centrally located on the courtyard in the Mattituck Plaza, every guest to this contemporary and welcoming dining room receives the royal, like-family treatment from Chef Chris and the friendly CJ's team.

CJ's has taken a few familiar favorites and added their own signature. French Onion Soup with Gruyere, Maryland Crabcakes with Chipotle Aioli, French Dip on Garlic Ciabatta, Vineyard Salad, steaks, duck, lamb, and more are prepared in the American Grill's style that will leave you completely satisfied yet wanting more.

But a restaurant with great food is nothing without great service, and there is no doubt that you will receive both when you visit CJ's American Grill for lunch or dinner. The intimate dining room is sized just right for an intimate gathering as you celebrate any occasion. Eloping to North Fork's Wine Country? CJ's is just right for a romantic and relaxed dinner for two or a few. Bringing a few of your nearest and dearest to the East End for a weekend escape? Stop at CJ's when it's time for a bite to eat. Need to recharge after some wine tasting? Sample of few tantalizing appetizers and even continue the tastings with local wine pairings. Did we mention live music on Thursdays and some weekends?

We should note that CJ's also provides offsite catering, specializing in vineyard and winery events. So, a stop here is a great way to sample some of the menu offerings available for your wedding, or other party. Learn more about this part of their service at East End Events Catering.

When you are ready for fabulous food and great service in a relaxed setting, be sure to plan a visit to CJ's American Grill in the Mattituck Plaza. We bet it will be the first of many.

Jamesport Manor Inn

370 Manor Lane
Jamesport, NY 11947
(631) 722-0500

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.

The Pridwin Hotel

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.

The Soundview Restaurant

57185 North Road (Route 48)
Greenport, NY 11944
(631) 477-0666

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.