240 Fort Pond Rd., Montauk
Open for its second season, Arbor serves a mix of Mediterranean-inspired dishes and seafood, pizzas, small plates, and the usual go-tos (raw bar, cheeseburger, mussels, and fries). The space is romantic but contemporary and clean, dressed in hanging exposed lights, with a long, generously stocked bar. The wine list here is good, as is the beer lineup, which includes some local IPAs and ales. And new this summer: The Garret at the Arbor, a breezy new patio and outdoor bar with a curated drink menu.
Dave’s Gone Fishing
467 E. Lake Dr., Montauk
Dave’s Grill, one of Montauk's most beloved spots, moved to the other side of Lake Montauk. Now called Dave’s Gone Fishing, this iteration of the old classic leans heavier on small, shareable plates. Note: While Dave’s Grill formerly took day-of reservations, Dave’s Gone Fishing is fully first-come, first-serve.
Dave’s Grill (Closed)
468 West Lake Dr., Montauk
This is one of the best spots in Montauk. Lobster, fries, and an epic brownie sundae round out the fresh seafood menu. Call after 4pm for a table the same night.
466 West Lake Dr., Montauk
Father-and-son duo Eric and Adam Miller just opened this eatery in Montauk–and we’re already hearing good things. Eric (chef) sources local seafood and meats to create his dishes, which he whips into small plates and crudo, with a few larger selections, while Adam mixes specialty cocktails.
440 W. Lake Dr., Montauk
This New England-inspired bar and restaurant—with locations in New York, on Nantucket, and in Aspen—now has a spot in Montauk. The lobster roll is a Grey Lady favorite, as is the Dark 'n' Stormy. Don't overlook the local seafood dishes, though, like monkfish served with asparagus and fava beans.
South Etna Plaza, Montauk
A must-stop for Montauk's surfers, Joni Brosnan's shop serves up healthy sandwiches, salads, smoothies, the popular protein-rich breakfast wraps, and more. Click here for some of our go-to recipes.
16 Navy Rd., Montauk
Since this is right on the beach, it's perfect for families: The kids can run free while you put down a beer and some fish tacos.
161 Second House Rd., Montauk
The laid-back, camp style vibe of Ruschmeyer's makes it a draw for New Yorkers looking to unplug over the weekend. Always packed, its family friendly weekdays offer celebrity comedy acts, bingo, outdoor movies, and campfire s'mores. As for the menu, it's always solid: This summer, executive Chef Savannah Jordan returns with her creative twists on classic American dishes.
The Crow’s Nest Restaurant
4 Old W. Lake Dr., Montauk
Go to the Crow's Nest's restaurant for the same reason you'd stay at the hotel—the incredible atmosphere created by Sean McPherson's incredible eye. Indoors, the vibe is an eclectic mix of design pieces that still feels thoroughly Hamptons—whiteboard walls are decorated with earthy mud cloths and pirate flags, and Mediterranean mezze platters and hearty salads are served on warm wooden boards. If possible, book a table on their outdoor patio or—better yet—on the lawn, where four-tops are situated under elegant wooden cabanas.
The Harbor (Closed)
440 West Lake Dr., Montauk
With an all-day raw bar and a menu made for sharing, this is the perfect place to go with a big group post-beach. With weekly live shows and DJ sets, it's a nightlife fixture for sure, but if you get there before the lights dim, you’re in for some delicious food, from Farro Risotto to Drunken Lobster.
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