The North Fork should start paying me

When we decided to plan a little getaway to the East End for our anniversary, I thought, “Perfect! A trip that’s close to home and economical!” Well, it was close to home…

My love for restaurants is a problem. When I get to a place with great local restaurants, I can’t NOT eat there. I always start off with, “Sure, we’ll just grab lunch at a deli or something.” Fast forward a few hours and I’m eating tuna tartare.

We dined out three times and I would highly recommend all three places.

Dinner Night #1 – The Frisky Oyster, 27 Front Street, Greenport

The FO’s website is under construction but it has a copy of a sample menu. Like most restaurants in the area, the menu depends on what’s seasonal and available so it changes regularly.

From the moment we walked in the door, I had a good feeling because we were out celebrating our anniversary and our WEDDING SONG WAS PLAYING! Crazy, right?? (By the way, it’s Jack Johnson’s “Better Together.”) We started with delicious tuna spring rolls. Matt ordered tasty duck and I enjoyed a pasta dish with lobster in a goat cheese cream sauce. For dessert, strawberry shortcake. Oh, and I had a lemon mojito. Why are all my pants tight? I can’t begin to imagine!

Lunch Day #2 – Noah’s, 136 Front Street, Greenport

Noah’s was just reviewed by the New York Times and rated a Don’t Miss restaurant. I have to agree. Nautical but chic, cool artwork, friendly service, incredibly fresh, delicious food, and a kickass cucumber margarita. What’s not to love?

Image: http://www.chefnoahschwartz.com

My lunch, after I took a bite.

The artwork is supplied by a local artist who makes fish prints from the fish her husband catches. Really amazing.

image: http://www.eastendfishprints.com
image: http://www.eastendfishprints.com

Dinner Day #2 – The North Fork Table, 57225 Main Road, Southold

The North Fork Table is like The River Cafe of the East End. A prix fixe menu, creative local food, fantastic service – it’s really an experience.

image: http://northforktableandinn.com

I had roasted beets with goat cheese and pistachios, crispy duck breast and the best damn peach cobbler I’ve ever had in my life. Matt had good stuff too. Even when you’re ordering wine by the glass, they have you taste it first, just to make sure you like it. Smart! We’ll definitely be back. Maybe before the end of the summer…

Tomorrow: beaches, B&Bs and wine!

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