Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Day 807 : North Fork Recap Part Four : Dining : The North Fork Table and Inn / Jedediah Hawkins / Love Lane Kitchen

Moving right along in our North Fork tour and updates, I thought I would combine our three main dining experiences into one blog post with a quick summary of each.

The North Fork Table and Inn was the restaurant that everyone who I mentioned I was going to the North Fork told me I had to go to. One of the best restaurants in the region with a focus on local, sustainable, and seasonal American cuisine, it was calling my name. However for the more casual folk, you could stop into their lunch truck open from 11:30am to 3:30pm Thursday to Monday with "simply good food, from a truck." So stop in we did! I had their local grilled cheese topped with local greens on multi grain bread which was out of this world - simple yet flavorful, warming and comforting -- it hit the spot! Also recommended are their lobster roll which was packed full of fresh lobster meat and delish and their North Fork Berkshire style pulled pork roll. They hit it out of the park with each sandwich! If you are looking for something quick and easy on the go, then there is no better place to stop.

But if you are looking for something a little more gussied up, why not go to the Jedediah Hawkins Inn's subterranean speakeasy for a meal? Sexy and dimly lit, this cavernous like space was an excellent throwback to a different era and to boot, this past weekend was North Fork restaurant week so you could enjoy a three course pre-fixe for $25. Local, artisanal cuisine executed well in a fantastic surroundings. Even if you aren't eating there, it is worth going for a drink in their speakeasy, I guarantee you won't be disappointed!

Where to go for breakfast the next morning?
Well Love Lane Kitchen in Mattituck of course!

The local neighborhoody kitchen with excellent breakfast and lunch selections -- go for the fabulous omelets and oatmeal or perhaps some lemon ricotta pancakes. Simple straightforward homecooked cuisine in a comfortable and friendly environment.

There are plenty of other North Fork dining destinations to frequent but we were all pretty pleased with the ones we had the opportunity to visit!

North Fork Table and Inn - 57225 Main Road, Southold, NY
Jedediah Hawkins Inn / Luce and Hawkins restaurant - 400 South Jamesport Avenue, Jamesport, NY 
Love Lane Kitchen - 240 Love Lane, Mattituck, NY

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