Hamptons Dining Dish: Treats to Beat the Heat!

Striped bass at The Plaza Cafe.
Striped bass at The Plaza Cafe.

Here’s what’s hot in Hamptons dining:

North Fork Table and Inn in Southold serves dinner Monday through Thursday from 5 to 9 p.m., Thursday from 5 to 8 p.m., and Friday and Saturday from 5 to 10 p.m. Lunch is available on Saturday and Sunday from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Select dishes include: pan-roasted local striped bass on a ragù of leeks, fingerling potatoes and house smoked bacon with sweet pea purée and hen of the wood mushroom confit; sautéed Atlantic Halibut on a Barigoule with fava beans, artichokes, spring peas, heirloom beans and Meyer lemon confit; and harpooned local swordfish ala plancha with braised lobster mushrooms, seared eggplant, saffron aioli and roasted tomato sauce. 631-765-0179. northforktableandinn.com.

The Backyard Restaurant at Solé East in Montauk offers weeknight dinner specials Monday through Thursday. The specials are as follows: Monday: a la carte Mexican themed dishes; Tuesday: two for one pasta dishes; Wednesday: discounted bottles of wine; Thursday: reggae night with Red Stripe specials and live music from Winston Irie. 631-668-2105. soleeast.com/restaurant.

John Scott’s Surf Shack in Westhampton serves lunch and dinner Monday through Thursday and Sunday from noon to 10 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from noon to 11 p.m. Appetizers include: Cajun fried calamari served with marinara; and chicken tenders served with honey mustard. Select platters include: Maine lobster stuffed with crabmeat; coconut shrimp with Thai chili marmalade; and crab cakes served on a bed of greens with rice, corn salad and Cajun remoulade. Sandwiches feature: lobster roll on a toasted bun; surf shack chicken topped with melted mozzarella and marinara; and Cajun chicken, grilled and topped with lettuce, tomato and Cajun remoulade. The signature dessert is a Rice Krispie treat pie made of mint chocolate chip cream in a Rice Krispie crust with chocolate sauce. 631-288-5810. facebook.com/JohnScottsSurfShack.

The Plaza Café in Southampton serves dinner daily beginning at 5:30 p.m. Select dishes include: hand-cut fresh pasta with prosciutto, peas, asparagus and sun dried tomatoes in a lobster sauce; herb crusted rack of lamb with grilled baby asparagus, roast garlic flan and morsel sauce; and grilled white tuna over a medley of spring vegetables, watercress purée, Meyer lemon confit and lemon olive oil.
631-283-9323. plazacafe.com.

Saltwater Grill in Westhampton serves lunch beginning at noon and dinner at 5 p.m. daily. Select starters feature: lobster quesadilla with chipotle-lime crema and tropical salsa; New England chowder; and crispy lump crab cakes served with pineapple, mango, chili and Tamarind Ketchup dipping sauce. Entrées include: fish tacos; lemony chicken served over an herb sauce with wilted spinach leaf and mixed Orzo Pilaf; and grilled Atlantic salmon served with roasted peppers, herb salad and mustard seed vinaigrette. Desserts feature: Marc’s famous cheesecake with fudge glaze and pretzel crust; chocolate chip mint pie, mint chip ice cream in a chocolate crust topped with hot fudge and whipped cream; and snowball in hell, toasted coconut rolled vanilla gelato drizzled with hot fudge and whipped cream. 631-288-1485. saltwatergrillwhb.com.

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