The signature blue umbrellas are open, the rosé bottles primed for uncorking and the sand waiting for you to step on (cocktail in hand, of course). That’s right Navy Beach is back for the 2019 season, a sure sign that summer is coming.
The local favorite, known for dishing up sustainable seafood, local produce and some of the best sunsets on the Eastern Seaboard has a new menu, new retail and much, much more planned for its 10th season. Here’s your guide to eating, drinking and savoring the sunsets along the 200-foot private Montauk beach.
What to Eat at Navy Beach
You can never go wrong with one of Navy Beach’s crab cakes. This year, those Maryland crab cakes will come with cucumber kimchi and a smoked yogurt dressing. Also on offer will be a dry-aged NY Strip with crispy smashed potatoes, garlic butter and—in a nostalgic nod to childhood—Wonder bread. Fancy something a bit lighter? Try the new Kale Grain Salad with wheat berries, red quinoa, croutons and tossed with an eggless Caesar dressing.
Of course, you’ll also find old favorites such as the restaurant’s signature burger with bacon-onion marmalade, cheddar, pickles and fries on the menu. Speaking of fries, the Parm Fries with garlic, parsley and a reggiano ailoi are a go-to Happy Hour dish to share with a signature a cocktail. Plus, we hear that throughout the 2019 season, Navy Beach will highlight past season favorites such as the Lobster Tagliatelle and Red Curry Coconut Tilefish.
And don’t forgot Navy beach has special prix fix menus for larger groups which, of course, include lobster rolls.
What to Drink at Navy Beach
There are more reasons than ever to say, ‘yes, way rosé’ at Navy Beach. The restaurant’s rosé list expands this season to include more than 25 selections from all over the world, Here are a few of sommelier Bob Pruett recommendations:
Clos Cibonne, from Cotes de Provence, France: It is from one of eighteen of the cru class estates of Provence, made with Tibouren grapes.
Chateau Pibarnon: A classic Bandol, “to a t.” It is a great rosé for red wine drinkers.
Prieler Rosé Vom Stein, from Austria: Made from Blaufrankesh grapes, this one is for the adventurous, off-the-beaten-path rosé drinker.
New to the cocktail list this season is the Act of Grace, Navy Beach’s twist on an espresso martini, made with vodka, Left Hand espresso and coffee liqueur. And of course your favorite craft cocktail go-tos, like the aperol spritz, dark + stormy, mojito and more will be back on the menu.
Order Delivery From Your Boat
Boaters anchored in Fort Pond Bay will once again be able to order delivery from the restaurant or use the restaurant’s popular “Torpedo” service, which brings people from their yachts to the restaurant by launch boat.
You Can Now Shop Navy Beach
This year Navy Beach is collaborating with local artist Alison Seiffer and Brooklyn-based JOYA Studio to offer signature prints and limited edition candles that will let you savor summer long after the season’s ended. Look for them on the restaurant’s website shop, launching in June.
The Navy Beach Events You Don’t Want to Miss
While open with limited hours as of April 26, the restaurant officially kicks off the season with its annual fundraiser on June 22. From 3 to 5 p.m., enjoy a cocktail party with proceeds going to the Navy SEAL Foundation, which provides support to the Naval Special Warfare community and its families. The restaurant has raised more than $150,000 for the foundation, since 2013. Get Tickets.
Then in late July travel to France without leaving the Island at the Riviera-themed Anniversary Weekend. Details to come.
Cheers to summer.