62300 Main Road
Southold, NY 11971
-->The allure of aLure Chowder House and Osteria is the magical combination of delicious seafood served at the water’s edge. Every seat has a panoramic view of the sparkling Peconic Bay, and the menu in any season is a seafood lover’s delight. Savor local favorites, from lobster to clams and mussels, crabcakes and the catch of day. Carnivores will enjoy a well-prepared steak or burger.
Lunch is served on weekends, and dinner is offered year-round so your cravings for your favorite seafood can be satisfied anytime. Besides, there are so many scrumptious choices, you will have to return to be sure to try them all. This is contemporary, creative cuisine, from Executive Chef Tom Schaudel, and you will love every bite.
Plan to leave room for aLure’s tempting desserts. Lemon curd to die for, and chocoholics will swoon when the chocolate bag arrives at the table. Pair your indulgence with a local dessert wine to finish off your North Fork Experience in style.
Also visit aLure for happy hour, and check their events calendar for live music. Dine at aLure any time the sea is calling. Reservations recommended but not required.
A Mano Restaurant
13550 Main Road
Mattituck, NY, 11952
A Mano Restaurant is where Tuscany meets the North Fork, serving up wood-fired pizzas, pastas, and other Italian inspired specialties, created with ingredients fresh from local East End farms and bays. Conveniently located in Mattituck, this is the go to place for lunch, dinner, and even weekend brunch.
A Mano is a local year-round favorite for its menu, winelist and the casually elegant vibe. Like the menu, the extensive winelist of more than 100 labels blends local varietals with old world Italian favorites to complement any dish you choose. If your adult beverage preferences do not include wine or brew, consider a signature cocktail from the versatile repertoire their friendly mixologists. Happy hour begins at 4pm.
There is something for everyone at A Mano, but the pastas and gourmet pizzas are the stars in this osteria’s cuisine. Reservations are not always required, but are recommended.
56125 Main Road
Southold, NY 11971
Authentic and delicious Italian Cuisine meets the Long Island Wine Country at Caci North Fork Restaurant. Wood fired specialties served with housemade pasta and bread will transport you to Italy, if only for dinner.
This is Italian cuisine the way it’s done in Italy—with the freshest ingredients prepared to enhance their finest qualities. And, like a local restaurant in Italy, all ingredients that can be obtained locally are harvested for use at their peak of freshness and flavor from East End fish markets and farms. Truly, dinner at Caci North Fork is an Italian delight.
Caci North Fork takes advantage of the seasons, with menus adjusted to make the most out the seasonally available harvests. So, you may find heirloom tomatoes served with buffalo mozzarella in August and butternut squash puree in November. It’s a wonderful reason to return regularly to enjoy the new specialties that Chef Marco Pellegrini has created, and no matter when you visit, he will assure that your dinner will be prepared to mouthwatering perfection. By the way, save room for the housemade gelato—a true foodie delight!
Caci North Fork also hosts rehearsal dinners and other private gatherings in their separate dining space, so after you check them out for dinner, be sure to call on them for your next private celebration.
Whether you are visiting the North Fork or call yourself a local, be sure to enjoy dinner with the friendly and attentive staff at Caci North Fork in Southold. You will soon be a regular customer.
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.
9677 Reeves Avenue
Riverhead, New York, 11901
Stonewalls Restaurant overlooks Cherry Creek Golf Course, offering a lovely view at every turn. There are stunning gardens ready for the photo shoot, and perhaps even the ceremony. A large covered patio to enjoy cocktails and appetizers in the open air—in season, of course. The restaurant/banquet room itself boasts floor to ceiling windows to allow everyone a pretty vista, while enjoying delicious, inventive gourmet fare from Stonewalls’ kitchens.
You will fall in love with Stonewalls first for the view, then you will be delighted how the attentive, professional and friendly staff assures that every need is answered.
Make plans to visit Stonewalls for lunch or dinner. Their menu ranges from fine dining specialties to burger and beer pub favorites, so they are ready to serve no matter what your mood or style.
Once you discover this hidden gem, you will feel like you struck gold.
28350 Main Road
Cutchogue, NY 11935
Touch of Venice is a favorite North Fork Italian restaurant that manages to be relaxed and local without forgetting its world class manners. Visit this Cutchogue eatery any time of the year to enjoy farm fresh local cuisine prepared with Italian soul, and count on attentive, friendly service.
The menu has lunch and dinner offerings which nicely blend elegant vintage European style with the best of the North Fork. Their wine list has Long Island Wine Country favorites alongside popular Italian varietals. Their chefs use the freshest locally sourced ingredients, from produce to seafood, to create dishes that celebrate the East End while paying homage to their Venetian roots.
Touch of Venice is elegant without pretension. This is a family -friendly place that can host a private party for 80, a gathering of the whole family, or a romantic date night. Singles, couples and Small groups may enjoy sidling up to the bar for specialty drinks and a tasty nosh.
Reservations are helpful, but walk-ins are welcome. The next time you are ready to dine out, make it Touch of Venice.