Everyone’s been raving about the Peconic Bay scallops everywhere they’re served, and rightly so. But when the season is over there are still a number of delish reasons to dine at Race Lane in East Hampton. Chief among them in Hamptons Epicure columnist Stacy Dermont’s considered opinion is the Portobello Antipasto with local favorite Good Water Farm’s micro basil, shaved Parmesan and balsamic vinegar. She describes the dish as “so fabulously velvety and savory.” Race Lane, 31 Race Lane, East Hampton, 631-324-5022, racelanerestaurant.com
La Fondita in Amagansett is open for lunch and dinner Sunday, Wednesday and Thursday 11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Daily specials include, Wednesday: chile rubbed chicken tacos with refried beans, rice and ranchero salsa; Thursday: chipotle chicken tacos with refried beans, rice, lettuce queso fresco and crème; Friday: roasted poblano peppers stuffed with cheese in salsa roja, served with rice, refried beans, salad and hand-made torillas; and Saturday: roasted marinated pork tacos served with avocado salsa and pineapple. 631-267-8800. lafondita.net
Indian Wells Tavern in Amagansett is open for lunch and dinner every day from 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Lunch highlights include: quesadillas stuffed with a blend of cheeses with a choice of chicken, spinach, chicken and grilled onions or steak and grilled onions; and steamed mussels in a white wine sauce with fries. Dinner menu highlights include: ravioli stuffed with mushrooms, ricotta cheese, herbs and tossed in a brown butter sauce; 8-ounce filet mignon topped with Gorgonzola cheese and served with mashed potatoes and vegetables; and seafood pasta with lobster meat, shrimp and scallops tossed with penne in a sun dried tomato cream sauce. 631-267-0400. indianwellstavern.com
The Patio at 54 Main in Westhampton Beach is open for dinner Tuesday through Thursday from 4 to 9 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 4 to 10 p.m. and Sunday and Monday from 4 to 8:30 p.m. Select menu highlights include: grilled chicken breast with Balsamic onions, pan-fried potatoes and demi glaze; roasted Long Island duck with Brussels sprouts and blackberry reduction; and pork chop with white bean mash and maple glaze. 631-288-0100. thepatiowhb.com
La Volpe in Center Moriches serves lunch and dinner Tuesday through Sunday from noon to 9:30 p.m. Lunch highlights include: shrimp scampi sautéed in butter, garlic and white wine scampi sauce; chicken breast sautéed with mushrooms, onions and marsala sauce; and grilled salmon on a bed of sautéed spinach and lobster cream sauce. Dinner highlights include: breaded chicken breast filled with ham, provolone and mozzarella, with creamy Dijon sauce; filet mignon au poivre, grilled 8-ounce steak with brandy cream sauce, fresh peppercorns, white mushrooms and mashed potatoes; and potato gnocchi, crumbled sausage, red and yellow peppers in a plum tomato sauce.