Don’t let April showers fool you. Summer is coming and The End is where it all begins. Favorite Montauk beachfront restaurant Navy Beach will reopen for its eighth season Friday at 5pm. The restaurant will serve lunch and dinner on Saturday and Sunday.
The gorgeous views haven’t changed, but diners will notice some new items on the menu, including crab cake with pickled veggies and ice cream from Montauk’s John’s Drive In.
“We take our kids [to John’s Drive In] often for cones and scoops, so when [owner Maureen Rutkowski] told us they were selling wholesale, we jumped at the opportunity to incorporate a truly old-school flavor into our dessert menu,” said partner Leyla Marchetto.
No trip to the South Fork would be complete without rosé. Guests can toast to Long Island’s high season with glasses or bottles of the still-trending vino from local and international vineyards, including Long Island’s Paumanok, New Zealand and Champagne.
Groups in the mood for a cocktail instead can order from the “Pitcher Perfect” menu. New options include Pomelo with silver tequila, grapefruit soda and lime and Lemon Cooler with vodka, lemon ice and thyme. The restaurant’s popular Torpedo service, which allows boaters to have food delivered to them by sea, will also be back this season. But for many, the real draw is dining by land.
“It’s one of the only places on the East End that you can really dine on the beach while you’ve got your toes in the sand.”