By Rachel Feinblatt By Rachel Feinblatt | August 7, 2022 | Food & Drink Food & Drink Feature Food & Drink
Just a ferry ride or drive away, here are the hottest places to dine and wine on the North Fork.
Duryea’s Orient Point has elevated every day with its new and improved beach club setup.
As the second successful culinary endeavor of its kind, Duryea’s Orient Point maintains a stronger lobster game than ever. New to the location’s menu is the Beach Club, offering a Greek-inspired setting on the North Fork. While enjoying Mediterranean eats crafted by chef Philippe Corbet, diners can expect live DJ beats and a vibrant daytime scene. 40200 Main Road, Orient, duryeas.com
Claudio’s deck is both seaside and sceney
Pull up in your boat or arrive by car or train and take a seat at Claudio’s—the ultimate dockside destination of Greenport. This East End seafood staple has been serving the community since 1870 (yes, you read that right) with its stunning waterside views and delicious eats. Whether interested in casual eats from Claudio’s Waterfront, Crabby’s famous lobster bash from Crabby Jerry’s or elevated New England cuisine from Claudio’s on Main, this restaurant trifecta specializes in all things fish-related. 111 Main St., Greenport, claudios.com
Southold Social’s chef, François Payard.
New to the North Fork scene but experienced in the art of cooking, Southold Social curates a fresh selection of locally sourced plates. As the brainchild of third-generation, James Beard Award-winning chef François Payard and North Fork restaurateur Adam Lovett, menu highlights include housemade crisp half Marrakech chicken, Montauk black sea bass and summer truffle polenta. Payard and Lovett suggest washing down the flavorful dishes with the restaurant’s vast selection of local North Fork and Old World wines. 56125 Main Road, Southold, southoldsocial.com
Bruce & Son specializes in all things brunch
When hunger strikes, Bruce & Son has an expansive all-day, locally inspired menu with something for everyone in the family. With a decor aesthetic as clean as its ingredients, owners Kassata and Scott Bollman curate seasonal dishes at Greenport’s finest comfort food spot. Sip on mimosas and house bloody marys while indulging in unique dishes like the egg sandwich, pastrami burger and dandelion kim-cheese (grilled cheese). 208 Main St., Greenport, bruceandsongreenport.com
Steak dishes are difficult to resist at Noah’s
With over a decade of experience in farm-to-table—or, as they say, farm-to-fork—cuisine, chef Noah and Sunita Schwartz have secured stellar relationships with local farms including Latham’s, Satur Farms, Orient Organics and Catapano Dairy. The menu is stacked with fresh, flavorful fare like the seared yellowfin tuna tartare and Atlantic cod fish and chips. Save room for dessert—cinnamon sugar beignets are the ultimate way to top off a meal at Noah’s. 136 Front St., Greenport, chefnoahs.com
As the ultimate pizza party on the North Fork, Grana Trattoria Antica & Enoteca whips up authentic Italian dishes that are oh so delizioso. This Jamesport gem specializes in quality-sourced, organic ingredients—it is difficult to go wrong with any of the daily handmade pasta dishes or wood-fired pizza pies. For meat-lovers, Italian beef, Piedmontese bisteca and fresh fish mentally transport Grana diners to Sicily. 1556 Main Road, Jamesport, granajamesport. wordpress.com
When wine cravings intensify, a trip to RGNY’s vineyard is undeniably necessary. This female-led winery has been fueled by a passion for maintaining the Rivero González winemaking legacy. While maintaining its Mexican heritage while developing products with sustainable practices, RGNY has achieved high standards with every pour since opening its North Fork winery in 2019. 6025 Sound Ave., Riverhead, rgnywine.com
Macari Vineyards’ new Meadowlark wine bar; clink with wine from RGNY
Keep calm and pour on at Macari Vineyards, whether at its Mattituck tasting room or brand-new Meadowlark North Fork property. At Meadowlark, The Wine Bar is where visitors fall in love with the Macari family, allowing guests to sample exclusive bottles, unwind and enjoy the beautiful setting in the heart of the North Fork. Open year-round, guests can further explore the Macari family's influence on the North Fork with limited-production bottles, available by the glass, including The Meadow Sauvignon Blanc and a 2020 malbec, sold exclusively at The Meadowlark North Fork. 24385 Main Road, Cutchogue; 150 Bergen Ave., Mattituck, macariwines.com; meadowlarknorthfork.com
With a marriage as strong as their love for vino, founders and North Fork residents Tom and Cynthia Rosicki present an unmatched wine experience at Sparkling Pointe. This 40-acre vineyard features stunning Southold views and sustainably handtended wine processes, overseen by Steve Mudd, the preeminent vineyard developer and manager. For an elevated buzz, indulge in sparkling wines like the 2019 Topaz Impérial Brut Rosé or the 2016 blanc de noirs. 39750 County Road 48, Southold, sparklingpointe.com
Photography by: DURYEA’S PHOTO BY CARL TIMPONE; BACKGROUND PHOTO BY ENGIN AKYURT/UNSPLASH; CLAUDIO’S DECK PHOTO BY CAM BURTON; BRUCE & SON PHOTO COURTESY OF ISOBEL MEDIA; NOAH’S PHOTO BY RACHEL HERBST; SOUTHOLD SOCIAL PHOTO BY FELIPE CORONADO; MACARI VINEYARDS PHOTO BY CARL TIMPONE