Cooler temps mean it’s time to head out east and explore all the little things that make fall so beautiful. After a long day of apples, pumpkins, wine and craft beer, make sure you snag yourself a table at one of these popular dining destinations and feast on some seasonal cuisine.
North Fork Table & Inn, Southold
When you want to celebrate a special occasion or just treat yourself to some upscale dining, North Fork Table & Inn is a wonderful choice. For those who need an extra day out East (understandable!), the Inn upstairs presents the perfect opportunity to extend a stay. Reservations encouraged. Recommended plates: Peconic Bay Fluke Crudo, Pomegranate Glazed Long Island Duck Breast, Fresh Perigord Black Winter Truffle Risotto and Chocolate Caramel Tart. Eat here.
Locavores love the forward-thinking, seasonal menu at this quaint little gem. The informal bistro atmosphere is great for groups, but quiet enough for date night too. This eatery has a romantic ambiance with tall ceilings and just the right amount of light no matter what time of day you dine there. Recommended plates: Moroccan Spiced Chickpea Hummus, Satur Farm’s Wild Arugula, Filet Mignon Sliders, Tasmanian Red Crab Tacos. Eat here.
American Beech, Greenport
This “beachy” little restaurant is very cozy, but the bright white interior keeps it feeling nice and airy. A modern American restaurant, American Beech offers a diverse menu full of farm-to-table dishes and delicious cocktails. The tree-shaded outdoor patio fills up fast—reservations are encouraged. The restaurant also has five spacious suites for guests to stay in, allowing guests to turn a day trip into a weekend escape. Recommended plates: Spaghetti Squash Latkes, Crescent Farm Duck Wings, Crispy Brussel Sprouts and Buttermilk Fried Chicken. Eat here.
This modern, funky, baja-style taqueria and bar is the place to go for traditional Mexican cuisine. The extensive menu and lively atmosphere encourage diners to have a good time while they enjoy their meal. The custom built bar will no doubt be the coolest thing you have ever rested your beer on. Situated right in the heart of town, it gets packed quickly. Be prepared to wait for a table, but know you won’t regret it after a bite of Shrimprito. Recommended plates: The Chip Dip Trio, El Santo Nachos, Chicken and Chorizo Taco and Shrimprito. Eat here.
The North Fork Shack, Southold
When you want to grab a quick bite to eat, look no further than “The Shack.” This restaurant is a favorite among locals for its laid-back atmosphere and fresh, unique takes on classic favorites. Their “palette-friendly” menu has something for everyone making it a delicious choice for an easy, yet memorable meal. Recommended plates: Vegetable Spring Rolls, Local Fish Sandwich, Shallot Dusted Fries and the S’mores Cookies. Eat here.
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