Montauk Restaurants

90 Second House Road, Montauk, NY 11954
631-668-9739
Seven days, 8 a.m.-10 p.m.

Backyard gets its name because it is behind Solé East on Second House Road. The restaurant and lounge are surrounded by nicely landscaped grounds and gardens. There are two open patios where you can hang out and listen to a D.J., and you can dine by the pool. Inside, you'll see a large dining room and bar. The menu has market-fresh dishes. The wine list has inexpensive selections. Don't expect mellow, old-school Montauk; this place really hops on summer weekends with the oh-so-hip, apres-Ditch crowd.
 

32 Star Island Road at the Montauk Yacht Club, Montauk, NY 11954
631-668-3100
Seven days, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., until 11 p.m. on weekends

The bar and lounge offer signature drinks and “Barracuda Bites,” such as steamed mussels, the prime rib-eye steak burger, local fish tacos and more. Prices range from $7 to $16. The pentagonal bar has water views and the Turtle Lounge is in the yacht club’s replica of the Montauk Lighthouse. The Yacht Club has two restaurants as well — the Gulf Coast Kitchen and Hurricane Alley.

47 South Elmwood Avenue, Montauk, NY 11954
631-668-5833
Seven days 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Seasonal, May-October.

Pancakes of all varieties, French toast, all kinds of egg dishes, including Benedict, and fancy omelettes. Hamburgers and frittatas, too. Children's portions available.

732 Montauk Highway, Montauk, NY 11954
631-668-8206
Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner. Seven days, 7 a.m.-10 p.m.

Serving paninis and wraps, grilled and deli sandwiches, hamburgers, burritos and tacos, fresh salads, hot soups, breakfast, and a large dinner menu. Coffee, fresh juices and smoothies, beer and wine are served from the bar. There's a breakfast bar overlooking Main Street, tables for inside dining, and picnic tables on an outdoor patio. Live music.

43 South Euclid Avenue, Montauk, NY 11954, 125 Main Street, Sag Harbor, NY 11963
631-668-8393 (Montauk), 631-808-3888 (Sag Harbor)
Breakfast-late night, seven days, 9 a.m.-10 p.m., 11 p.m. weekends.

Twelve self-serve yogurt flavors changing daily with 60 toppings and bases. There are tasty ready-to-go sandwiches, smoothies, Belgian waffles, and snacks for the beach. The coffee is specially roasted by the Hampton Coffee Co. 

470 Westlake Drive, Montauk, NY 11954
631-668-6252
Lunch and Dinner, noon-10 p.m. Breakfast in season

The crew that ran the popular restaurant in the Westlake Marina just up the road moved this spring to the iconic Salivar's space amid Montauk's charter and day-boat fleet. They are prepaing much the same fare as before with a new view. There are inside and outside bars and dining rooms and a roof deck with a great perspective of the harbor.  Diners will find plenty of interesting sushi options to choose from. Some of the other items on the menu recently include fluke with vegetable curry, soft-shelled crab with spicy Asian slaw, seared scallops with bacon, seared yellowfin tuna with black rice, roasted peppers, and tomatillo relish, and swordfish with beet purée, Israeli cous cous, and charred cauliflower.

41 South Euclid Avenue, Montauk, NY 11954
631-668-3212
Dinner, Wednesday-Sunday from 4:30 p.m. Open Monday end of June.

Japanese-influenced cooking, especially among the appetizers, is the first thing you notice about the menu. Entrees include surf and turf, beer-braised short ribs, and pan-roasted fluke with black sticky rice. There are sashimi, sushi, and a selection of rolls. The Coast is tucked just off the highway in downtown Montauk and has a menu for the kids. $25 prix fixe on Wednesday, 4:30-6:15 p.m.

4 Old West Lake Drive, Montauk, NY 11954
631-668-2077
Seasonal. Dinner, Thursday-Sunday in June, seven nights July and August, from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m., 11 p.m on weekends.

Sean MacPherson, a well-known impresario of restaurants, hotels, and night spots, turned the Crow's Nest Inn into a high-style destination that attracts a late-night crowd. To the east of downtown Montauk at the south end of Lake Montauk there'a a view from the patio and pleasant seating inside. Prices have crept up since it opened, with local fluke at $42 and $32 for a dozen oysters. Dishes for the health conscious might include kale or artichoke salads, a vegetable tagine, and barley risotto. The chicken kebabs with Sardinaia cous cous, harissa, and mint yogurt is a winner.

468 West Lake Drive, Montauk, NY 11954
631-668-9190
Seasonal from May to October. Dinner from 5:30 p.m. Closed Wednesday.

Dave's Grill deserves its reputation as one of the best restaurants around. Its waterfront setting affords views of Montauk Harbor with the coming and going of the Viking Fleet and charter boats. Reservations are same-day, phone-only from 4:15 p.m. The inventive menu includes Dave's signature cioppino, and popular dishes include onion and potato-crusted flounder and butter poached lobster on a warm brioche. Local fish specials change daily. Appetizers might be clams casino, chopped salad, honey hoisin Chinese spare ribs or smoked tuna spread with warm pita triangles and crudite. The Chocolate Bag, filled with vanilla ice cream and raspberry compote, is hard to resist. There's a full bar and eclectic wine list, and indoor or al fresco dining.

1 Town Road, off West Lake Drive, Montauk, NY 11954
631-668-9778
Seasonal, April 1-mid-November. Lunch and dinner, seven days, noon-9:30 p.m. July and August, noon to 11 p.m. No reservations.

The Dock has an irreverent saloon style, appropriate to its spot at the edge of one of Montauk's commercial fishing piers. By day it is bright and airy; at night the dim lighting and decor tend to the macabre. It is possible to eat on the cheap from a menu that includes fresh fish sandwiches, steamed clams and mussels, nachos, burgers, steak, and chops. There are housemade desserts and bread from the Tom Cat bakery. A few tables have a view of the fishing draggers.

65 Tuthill Road, Montauk, NY 11954
631-668-2410
Seasonal, seven days. Lunch and dinner 8 a.m.-8 p.m.

On the water between Fort Pond Bay and Tuthill Pond, this is the kind of simple place people try to keep to themselves - like Ina Garten. You order your lobster roll, fish and chips, steamed clams, mussels, or other light fare at a window, pick up a buzzer, collect your food when it sounds, and choose your table. There's an excellent sunset view, too. Takeout available. The Duryea family has sold the business to someone who is keeping it as is, at least this year. B.Y.O.B.

51 South Edgemere Street, Montauk, NY 11954
631-668-2872
Seven days. Monday-Friday, 5-10 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, 5-11 p.m.

East by Northeast, a sister of the Harvest restaurant, has undergone a total renovation. As its name implies, the kitchen specializes in East Asian cooking. It has natural stone walls, a spacious bar and lounge, a glassed-in wine cellar, a view of Fort Pond and the setting sun, and a festive atmosphere. It showcases fresh Montauk seafood and shellfish, East End-grown produce, serious steaks, and dishes like seared codfish with champagne butter vinaigrette and seared tuna steaks. Year-rounders are still trying to figure out how it managed to offer such a low-priced prix fixe during the off-season.

10 South Etna Avenue, Montauk, NY 11954
631-668-8383
Monday-Saturday, 9 a.m.-10 p.m., Sunday, 11 a.m.-10 p.m.

This friendly hole-in-the-wall on a Montauk backstreet is walking distance from the beach and lists both authentic Mexican dishes such as pozole, enchiladas Michoacanas, chilies rellenos, or tacos al pastor on the daily specials board and has a menu with the standard Tex-Mex burritos, fajitas, and quesadillas. The reasonably priced, family-run place is takeout only. There is a small selection of Mexican pre-packaged sweets and sodas, and a few house-made deserts, such as a chocolate flan.

467 East Lake Drive, Montauk, NY 11954
631-668-6600
Seasonal, seven days. Dinner, 5-10 p.m, lunch, Saturday and Sunday starting at 12 p.m.

Fishbar is tucked on the harbor side of Gone Fishing Marina, a good haul down East Lake Drive toward Gin Beach. The sunsets alone are worth the drive. Jennifer Meadows, the chef, isn't afraid of innovation. Scallops and Razor clams with crispy chorizo, baby rainbow potatoes and house-dried tomatoes, or as an appetizer, Fishbar salad with grilled scallops and fresh figs. There are burgers, fish tacos, tile fish buerre blanc, plus much more. See-through window screens allow guests an outdoor, dockside feeling without the chill. Private pilots can fly into the Montauk Airport and hoof it across the street. Just because it's at a marina, don't expect low prices. The Fishbar for two goes for $98. Early bird specials between 5 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. are a good deal.