This April will mark the 2nd anniversary of the East End Restaurant Week promotion. Restaurant week will run from Monday, April 8 through Monday, April 15. Participating restaurants will offer a three-course, prix fixe menu for $28.95 on every evening of the promotion, with the exception of Saturday, April 13, when the promotion will be offered until 7 p.m. There are 19 restaurants included in the spring 2018 promotion.
On the North Fork, A Lure, aMano, Legends, noah’s, The Halyard, Pure North Fork Craft & Bistro, and the Cooperage Inn will be participating. On the South Fork, Cowfish Restaurant, Fresno, La Plage Restaurant, Lulu Kitchen and Bar, Nick & Toni’s, RUMBA Island Inspired Cuisine & Rum Bar, Shippy’s Pumpernickels, the Stone Creek Inn, Sunday’s on the Bay, The 1770 House, The Bell & Anchor, and Union Cantina will contribute.
Not all of the 19 restaurants have yet released their Restaurant Week menus, but here is an idea of what you can expect from some of them.
At A Lure, diners can choose between eight appetizers, including a Manhattan clam chowder, grilled calamari, and a classic Caesar salad. Entrées include shrimp penne with tasso ham, grilled Scottish salmon with an olive tapenade, and a flat iron steak with a rosemary demi-glace. A warm cranberry blondie served with caramel and whipped cream will satisfy the sweetest of teeth, but if that’s not up your alley, a chocolate brownie with fresh whipped cream should do the trick.
In Hampton Bays, Cowfish patrons will have their choice of five appetizers—marinated tuna, crispy Brussels sprouts with caramelized onion, jumbo Buffalo shrimp, New England clam chowder, and avocado deviled eggs—five entrées, and three desserts. Diners can also add a salad to their meal (there are five salad options, too) for an upcharge. For dessert, Cowfish is offering a banana cream pie with a graham cracker and pecan crust; an iron skillet cookie doused in caramel; and a flourless chocolate cake.
Shippy’s Pumpernickels, which specializes in German cuisine, will offer an astoundingly good deal this restaurant week. Appetizers include chopped chicken liver, clams on the half shell, baked clams, raw oysters, soup, and salad. Entrées are gut-busters—in the best possible definition of the word. Stuffed flounder, crispy roast duck, lamb chops, a fresh market catch, pork chops, a bratwurst-knockwurst-weisswurst combination, shrimp scampi, wiener schnitzel, calves’ liver, New York strip, and beef roulade are all choices, and all come with a choice of potato and one vegetable. German obsessives will go straight for the black forest cake (though who can pass up a Bavarian chocolate cream pie?).
For those craving Italian, Mattituck’s aMano will serve enough pasta to satiate. There are eight appetizers to choose from: Caesar salad with radicchio; roasted Satur Farm beets; green salad; steamed Prince Edward Island mussels; wild mushroom arancini; meatballs; and charred octopus. Pasta fanatics will happily spy Carbonara with duck breast, orecchiette with veal sausage, and penne with roasted cauliflower and pignoli on the menu. Meat eaters can enjoy chicken Milanese with roasted tomatoes, braised short ribs, and a grilled New York strip. For dessert, the restaurant will offer a ricotta cheesecake and a flourless chocolate cake with coffee gelato. Nine pizzas will also be available a la carte (prices range from $14 to $17), and a cheese and salumi plate can also be added to the meal for $19.
RUMBA Island Inspired Cuisine & Rum Bar will offer a choice of five appetizers (mussels, a short rib taco, Dominican ribs, a grilled artichoke, and duck empanadas), as well as eight entrées and three desserts. Available entrées will include a jerk chicken platter, a jumbo lump crab cake with avocado, mango, and papaya, an Ahi tuna salad, and a grilled ribeye. Don’t skip the coconut cream pie with the pistachio crust for dessert. For $6 extra, diners can add either a Caesar or organic mixed green salad to their meals.
In addition to the dining promotion, three East End hotels will offer discounted stays during East End Restaurant Week. In Montauk, Daunt’s Albatross Motel will be discounting rooms by 15 percent. The Montauk Manor will offer 20 percent off one night or a third night free. In East Hampton, The Baker House 1650 will take 10 percent off all room rates for the week.