Greenport’s dining scene is getting a serious boost. While Long Islanders are anxiously awaiting the openings of several new sure-to-be hotspots, there are delicious mainstays that can be enjoyed all summer long. From daily brunches to seafood everything, these seven local establishments in Greenport’s center will leave your heart and belly full.
Coastal American cuisine meets sophisticated yet casual dining at the center of Greenport’s Stirling Square. Dining in or outside, guests will enjoy an eclectic menu featuring locally sourced ingredients while sipping on regional wines and Instagram-worthy cocktails in a cool, airy setting. Ditch the diet for the buttermilk fried chicken with spiced honey or the BeechBurger with gruyere cheese on a pretzel bun. They do have some pretty great salads too, just in case. Phone: 631-477-5939 | Address: 300 Main St Click to taste.
Bruce & Son
Brunch and lunch only? We’ll take it. Bruce & Son, the quaint restaurant that recently got a modern makeover, is one of those rare places that serves breakfast all day–which is perfect for those mornings when it’s a little harder to get out of bed. The new look brought a new menu with things like pork jowl biscuits and Montauk cod pastrami for breakfast. Whether visitors order eggs and or a pressed panini, the brown sugar bacon is something they just cannot pass up. Just add a mimosa or sake Bloody Mary, and you’re good to go. Phone: 631-477-0023 | Address: 208 Main St Click to taste.
The oldest family-owned restaurant in the United States is a must-visit for a reason, if not for its rich history alone. Housed in a National Historic Registered Building in a once significant whaling port, complete with a Victorian bar salvaged from the old New York Bowery hotel in 1885, the Claudio family serves up classic seafood dishes like baked clams, steamers, lobster rolls, alongside traditional steakhouse favorites. For a more casual setting, visit their neighboring wharf establishments within steps from the main restaurant. Phone: 631-477-0627 | Address: 111 Main St Click to taste.
For the perfect date night, Frisky Oyster is teeming with romantic vibes and an intimate atmosphere worth dressing up for. Chef Robby Beaver’s established Greenport hotspot is known for its easy-to-sip craft cocktails, consistently delicious food and impeccable service. Go big with the 40-ounce prime tomahawk ribeye or the frites for two. Phone: 631-477-4265 | Address: 27 Front St Click to taste.
It’s not often one finds a restaurant with food as colorful as its décor. The funky, cool Mexican restaurant offers a long menu of tacos, nachos and burritos, plus a fun assortment of margaritas thanks to all of the different brands of tequila available. Barbecue duck nachos are a must, and seasonal seafood tacos in Greenport are a no brainer. Diners can add guacamole to pretty much everything, and they should. Phone: 631-477-6666 | Address: 119 Main St Click to taste.
Farm-to-table has been a long-standing practice of chef Noah Schwartz. The menu at his namesake Front Street restaurant focuses on the bounty of local farms, fisheries and vineyards, changing seasonally as does the harvest. There’s a number of great small plates (which really aren’t that small in size) that are perfect for sharing. Mainstays like Tasmanian red crab tacos, Crescent Farm duck barbecue and local calamari frito misto are among the favorites. Phone: 631-477-6720 | Address: 136 Front St Click to taste.
Caught, fileted and wrapped into your favorite rolls, the sushi at Stirling Sake is unbelievably fresh. The quaint and authentic Japanese restaurant is first and foremost a sake tasting bar with nearly 20 cold and warm choices of regional rice wines. Pair them with your favorite small dishes for an enjoyable dining experience without feeling like you’ve over done it. Phone: 631-477-6782 | Address: 477 Main St Click to taste.