Hamptons Restaurant Buzz: Stonewalls

Situated on two public 18-hole golf courses, Stonewalls in Riverhead, at the Woods at Cherry Creek Golf Club, serves the kind of fare that has come to be expected at prestigious country clubs, but the ambience is anything but stuffy.

“The best part about owning a restaurant out here is the people,” says manager Jeff Abinette. Stonewalls, which serves French American food, is both friendly and elegant, with an emphasis on attentive customer service.

Open for lunch, dinner and Sunday brunch, Stonewalls has a multitude of menus that are sure to tantalize the taste buds.

“All the vegetables and produce are local,” says Abinette. “We also have our own garden where we grow our own tomatoes, garlic and herbs.”

In the summer, the menu expands, but a prixe fixe will be offered every night. A new addition to the selections will be a burger bar, which includeds a Wagyyu beef burger, lamb, turkey and the Stonewalls Burger- a 10 ounce creation that is not for the faint of heart. The fish dishes are also popular, and be sure to try the tuna tartare appetizer, which is served on a plate of salad with fresh cucumbers.

Summer specials include a Friday night Happy Hour from 5-7 p.m. and frequent use of Stonewalls outdoor space for dancing, barbecues and drinking wine around the fire pit. Golfers should inquire about Stonewall‘s partnership with the courses, as package deals for a round of golf and post-game dishes are available.

The extensive wine list includes a selection of bottles from around the world as well as such local favorites as Paumanok, Sparkling Pointe, Jamesport Vineyards and Wolffer Estate Vineyards.

967 Reeves Avenue, Riverhead. 631-506-0777 Ext 2, www.stonewalls-restaurant.com

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