With Easter right around the corner (April 20), East Hampton restaurants are busy preparing holiday specials.
Harbor Bistro (631-324-7300) is serving a three-course prix fixe for $45 including items such as shellfish bisque with mussels, clams, crab and lobster with a chive garnish; slow-roasted leg of lamb with Israeli couscous, truffle-grilled asparagus, garlic confit and lamb jus; and lemon mascarpone cake.
Nick & Toni’s (631-324-3550) is serving a la carte specials including house-cured salmon on a crispy potato cake with pea shoots and poached egg; lamb chops with roasted baby vegetables and salsa verde; and ricotta cheesecake, made with vanilla-rhubarb compote, pistachio crumble and rhubarb sorbet.
Harbor Grill (631-604-5290) will be serving specials including an avocado and shrimp martini with fresh tomato, lime, cilantro and horseradish; slow-roasted prime rib of beef with whipped potatoes, vegetables, au jus and horseradish cream; and lump crab-crusted swordfish with vegetable rice, sautéed spinach and a lemon-white wine butter sauce.
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Fresh Hamptons in Bridgehampton is now open daily for lunch noon to 4 p.m. with a special brunch menu available on Saturday and Sunday. Dinner is served Sunday through Thursday 5 to 9 p.m. and on Friday and Saturday from 5 to 10 p.m. The menu features items such as creamy, oven-roasted lobster plum tomato bisque; raw local organic kale with hemp seed hearts, tomatoes, peppers, radishes and fines herbes with lemongrass vinaigrette; and wasabi-dusted local skate with sautéed ginger and kaffir lime beurre blanc, available in a quarter-pound serving, half-pound and whole-pound. 631-537-4700. freshhamptons.com.
Front Street Station in Greenport is open Sunday through Thursday noon to 10 p.m. and Friday and Saturday noon to 11 p.m. Appetizers include fresh local clams on the half-shell; stuffed potato skins with diced onions and peppers topped with cheddar jack cheese and bacon; and mini crab cakes, house-made with lump crab meat, seasoned and lightly fried. Entrées include stuffed shrimp scampi with jumbo shrimp and seasoned stuffing, broiled with scampi butter; the fried fisherman’s platter with shrimp, scallops and filet of fish, lightly breaded and fried; and the granny burger with Monterey jack cheese, green peppers and onions served with French fries, coleslaw and a pickle.
Pizzetteria Brunetti in Westhampton Beach is open Thursday through Sunday noon to 9 p.m.; serving specialty pizzas including the vongole with freshly shucked and chopped local Long Island clams on top of a garlic and herb butter sauce with a fresh parsley finish; the San Gennaro with sweet Italian sausage on top of caramelized onions and roasted red and yellow peppers with sheep’s ricotta and San Marzano tomatoes; and the verde misto, wood-fired dough topped with a fig purée, mixed greens, cherry tomatoes, crumbled gorgonzola and red onion, finished with a balsamic reduction.