New restaurants and eateries abound on the North Fork! After a day roaming around the bucolic farms and sampling local pours at the wineries, grab a bite to eat at one of the new locales below:
Two Brothers Take and Bake Pizza is located at 49 East Main Street in Riverhead. Serving up the newest trend in pizza, 2 Brothers will create a custom pizza based on your specifications; you choose the crust and toppings, then take the pizza home, pop it in the oven, and serve. twobrotherstakeandbake.com 631-740-9394.
Uncle Joe’s has opened a new pizzeria and restaurant location at 12 West Main Street in Riverhead, in addition to its locations in Hampton Bays and Mattituck. The Riverhead location offers “crispy-crusted” pizza, as well as manicotti, baked ziti, lasagna, and fisherman’s platters. 631- 727-4828. Catering deliveries now available.
Sonoma Grill East is now open in Riverhead, with family brunch, lunch and dinner options. The restaurant offers a variety of pastas, brick oven pizzas, wraps, build-your-own burgers, salads and a wide selection of beer on tap. Stop in for brunch and try their fried chicken and waffles, or the Birthday Stack: buttermilk pancakes with vanilla icing and sprinkles. Save room for dessert and order a Kitchen Sink Sundae, 10 scoops of ice cream toppings, lollipops and sparklers. Call 631-591-3877.
Ammirati’s of Love Lane is a new Mattituck deli. Try “The Chew,” with two eggs, kielbasa and cheese. Other specialties include cinnamon raisin French toast, seared sesame ahi tuna wrap, and the chicken paradise with breaded chicken cutlet, melted American cheese, bacon, lettuce and tomato with Thousand Island dressing on a roll. ammiratisoflovelane.com, 631-298-7812
The Birchwood of Polish Town, 512 Pulaski Street, Riverhead, has a new owner, Danielle Sessa, but the same chef, Laurie Siebert. The traditional Polish specialties, such as pierogis and kielbasa, and pub fare are now complemented by a number of Italian dishes, including chicken francese and frutti de mare. The number of beers on tap has grown to 15 and the dining room has been updated. thebirchwoodofpolishtown.com, 631-727-4449.
The owners of the Moriches favorite Greek Bites Grill & Cafe have opened a Mattituck location at the 10095 Main Road shopping center. The 16-seat restaurant focuses on counter service and take-out for lunch, including gyros, spanakopita, spinach pies, tzatziki, kebobs and fried goat cheese. greekbitesgrill.com, 631-315-5353
Goodfood is a new take-out cafe, bakery and market at 535A Pike Street in Mattituck. The storefront is a joint venture between Ali Katz of Small Batch Baking and Luchi Masliah of Gula Gula Empanadas. All food is freshly made on premises using local ingredients. Masliah’s empanadas are contemporary takes on the traditional, much-loved Latin-stuffed pastry. firstname.lastname@example.org
The Jamesport Country Kitchen, Christopher Michael Catering and Twin Forks Catering have moved to Jamesport Manor Inn, 370 Manor Lane, Jamesport, where the Kar family continues to serve farm-to-table food and local wine and beer. jamesportmanorinn.com, 631-722-0500
North Fork Roasting Co. at 55795 Main Road, Southold serves its own brand of small-batch coffee, and the café serves specialty teas from SerendipiTea in Manhasset and pastries baked on-site. 631-876-5450, noforoastingco.com
PeraBell Food Bar, from Patchogue, has opened a second location at 65 East Main Street, Riverhead, where Cody’s BBQ & Grill used to be. Serving brick oven pizza, a farm-to-table menu and so much more. perabellfoodbar.com.
Formerly La Maison Blanche, the new Shelter Island House has an on-site restaurant called The Tavern, which offers a full bar and dining room indoors, as well as patio dining near the gardens. Seasonally driven menus and ambiance range from al fresco to fireside. The cuisine is American style with Mediterranean flair. Open Wednesday through Sunday in the off-season. shelterislandhouse.com, 631-749-1633