Montauk Restaurants

90 Second House Road, Montauk, NY 11954
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.

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

French toast, a variety of pancakes, fancy omelettes and Eggs Benedict. Frittatas and hamburgers, too.  Children's portions available.

732 Montauk Highway, Montauk, NY 11954
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. 

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 roasted by the Hampton Coffee Co. 

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

You can eat in or out at the Chowder House and take in  the view of the harbor from its top deck. There's an outdoor bar but sports fans may prefer the flat screen TV's inside. The sushi/sashimi bar is always busy,  fried local calamari is a favorite as are the oysters casino, daily specials may include a fresh fig and arugula salad, local broiled and panko crusted fish and scallops, and homemade desserts. 

4 Old West Lake Drive, Montauk, NY 11954
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 striped bass $32 and prime dry aged ribeye $58. Dishes for the health conscious might include kale or local squid salads, curried vegetables or summer spaghetti. The chicken kebabs with Sardinaia cous cous, harissa, and mint yogurt is a winner.

467 East Lake Drive, Montauk, NY 11954
Seasonal from May to October.

Dave's Grill 

1 Town Road, off West Lake Drive, Montauk, NY 11954
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.

A saloon with a sense of humor appropriate to its spot on the still gritty commercial town dock. This is a refreshingly non-fancy place to eat good, fresh, local seafood  from a menu that includes clams casino and steamed mussels, veggie and fish sandwiches, burgers and daily specials. Homemade desserts too. A few tables have a view of the fishing boats. By day it is bright and airy; at night the dim lighting and decor make it more cozy and rock 'n roll in mood. The house rules are stiff- "No checks. No cell phones. No public restrooms. No strollers. No screaming kids. No requests. No dirt bags...."-but it's a really friendly place. Just don't try to use your cellphone, seriously. 

65 Tuthill Road, Montauk, NY 11954
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 . 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. 

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

Asia meets Montauk at this popular waterfront restaurant on Fort Pond that offers great sunset views. The menu by Jeremy Blutstein, is locally focused with the seafood right from the Montauk docks, plus a sushi bar and outside dining. Main dish choices on the fairly broad menu have included local tilefish, organic Korean fried chicken and seared scallops. The starters are interesting, house made lobster egg rolls, steamed brisket on a bun, whipped feta salad and salt and pepper octopus. 

500 West Lake Drive, Montauk, NY 11954
Seasonal, May to October. Lunch and Dinner, noon-10 p.m. Reservations for large parties only.

Gosman's has become almost synonymous with Montauk. There's no other restaurant quite like this big, bustling place, perched on pilings at the channel where Montauk Harbor meets the bay. You can always get clams, oysters, shrimp, scallops, steamers, all sorts of fish just off the boats, bisques, and chowders - not to mention lobsters. The three smaller sidekick restaurants have their own menus, but you can count on lobsters and seafood. Each is open in season from noon to 10 p.m. There's also a fish market in Gosman's complex. Open from 10 a.m.-6:30 p.m., 10 a.m.-7  p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. 
Gosman's Clam Bar - You can order raw seafood, fried clams, and burgers, and eat at picnic tables.
Gosman's Inlet Cafe - Indoor and outdoor dining with lobsters and lots of other seafood dishes. This is the only Gosman's restaurant that serves sushi. And it is kid friendly.
Gosman's Topside - With the best view of the harbor, the Topside is the upper deck version of Gosman's Inlet. Guests 16 and older can enjoy frozen drinks, cocktails, and seafood under umbrellas on the second-floor patio. Topside shares Inlet's menu, but is closed on rainy days.

805 Montauk Highway, Montauk, NY 11954
Seven days, 11 a.m.-9 p.m., July and August, 8 a.m.-9 p.m.

Burritos, tacos, bowls, or taco salads. It's on the east end of Main Street, two blocks from the beach. Dine in or grab it on your way to the beach. Indoor and outdoor seating. Serving breakfast and coffee. Also beer, wine, and sangria.

290 Old Montauk Highway, Montauk, NY 11954

Gurney's has been revitalized by new owners and is now boasting three restaurants, one of which offers dining on the beach. Gurney's has also opened a retail spot called the Market, for quick pick-me-ups like smoothies and fruit as well as goodies from its very own bakery. The executive chef of the whole shebang is Seth Levine, who was a contestant on the Fox TV reality show "Hell's Kitchen" before becoming head chef at Georgica, the Wainscott restaurant, in 2009. He is also credited with Hotel Chantelle, Penthouse 808, and the Stand. This summer, Jennifer Oz LeRoy, of the famed LeRoy family who operated the Tavern on the Green and the Russian Tea Room, has joined the staff as food and beverage director and is helping create the new ambience.
The Seawater Grille (formerly Sea Grille) is the flagship restaurant. The dining room has a new look, panoramic ocean views, an outdoor dining deck, and oversized lounge chairs in an adjacent bar. The raw bar not only serves clams and Montauk Pearl oysters but towers of seafood for two to three people at $85, or four or six at $160. Appetizers range from flatbreads to oyster Rockefeller fritters and foie gras with waffles. Entrees can be straightforward, like burgers or eggplant Parmesan stuffed tomato, while red snapper and branzino bring a touch of foreign seas. Truffle mac 'n' cheese is one of the sides.
Dinner from 5 p.m.; Sunday Buffet Brunch, from 10 a.m.
The Ocean Cafe is the all-day restaurant at Gurney's with everything from traditional breakfast fare to exotic French toast made with pecan crusted brioche stuffed with ricotta and mascarpone. Lots of salads, lobster roll and lobster BLT, fish and chips, a sushi bar, and chilled poached salmon are on the casual dining menu.
Breakfast, 7 a.m.-10 a.m.; Lunch/Dinner from 11 a.m.; Sushi Bar, 11 am. to closing.
The Beach Club is the only "on-beach full-service restaurant in Montauk," with food served from 11:30 a.m. It offers private cabana service with cocktails and beverages called Cabana Samplers. 

440 West Lake Drive, Montauk, NY 11954
Dinner, seven days, from 5 p.m., lunch, Saturday and Sunday, 12-4 p.m. After June 23rd, lunch every day.

Harbor Raw Bar and Lounge's focus is on small plates and drinks. Pierre Rougey, formerly of Barrique Wine Bar in Babylon, runs the kitchen. The menu features local selections, such as East Coast oysters and Montauk fluke. For late night munchies, comfort foods with a twist will be served, like lobster grilled cheese and short rib sliders. Live music and a D.J. will be provided on weekend nights.