Harvest on Fort Pond Offers a Taste of Montauk Summer—To Go

Photos courtesy of Harvest on Fort Pond

If you have found yourself at Montauk’s Harvest on Fort Pond in the thick of summer, then you already know about its bespoke outdoor garden, its boundless view of the water, and, of course, its family-sized portions. What you might not have considered is how perfect Harvest is during this particular moment in time. Large portions of delicious food, prepared to go? Count us in.

In Rhode Island, grilled pizza is all the rage. You can get this regional slice of brilliance at Harvest. Several options are available, including some true winners, like the oven-roasted tomato and mozzarella; the artichoke, spinach, shallot, mushroom, and mozzarella; the bacon, onion, jalapeño, tomato, and mozzarella; and the sausage, gorgonzola, tomato, and broccoli.

If you’ve ever found yourself staring at a bowl of linguine and clams that seems just a little too small, this problem is nonexistent at Harvest, where a $46 portion of the dish can feed an army (or, alternately, one very hungry clam enthusiast). The farfalle, which comes with Italian sausage, peas, and Parmesan, is another crowd-pleaser; $38 gets you a family’s worth.

Harvest’s $90 porterhouse—all 42 ounces of it—will stop you in your tracks.

The restaurant’s meat dishes, also large-format and served sliced for a crowd, are some of the best bargains in town. A pork tenderloin, served with an apricot/apple chutney and over a watercress salad, is a picture-perfect stand-in for the roast you planned to make at home. And a piccata-style swordfish, with sautéed spinach, capers, olives, and tomatoes, will make you wonder why this fish is not more frequently the star of the show. But the $90 porterhouse—all 42 ounces of it—will stop you in your tracks. Served sliced from the bone, it comes with a green peppercorn sauce, shallots and garlic, and is worth every penny.

Fist-sized cream puffs, for dessert, are legendary, as is the tiramisu. And if these portions seem like too much to endure, even in a pandemic, some options on the menu are available in half-portions (but let’s be honest: a full-sized order of the lamb ribs appetizer, at $38, is an incredible deal, and also, there’s no reason not to eat the whole lot of them).

In any case, no matter if you’re in the mood for a feast or just a small respite from dinner at home, Harvest has you covered every day of the week (except Mondays, when the restaurant is closed). And the great part about grabbing food from Harvest now? No summer wait.