Rowdy to the East
After closing its doors at the East Hampton Village location it called home for 26 years, Rowdy Hall has moved down the road and to the east in an Amagansett location that was most recently Main Street Tavern.
The same stained glass bar back and familiar brewery taps will be back in a larger space with significant outdoor dining in the summer. Expect familiar menu items like the Rowdy burger, French onion soup, fish and chips, pan-roasted chicken, and steak frites. They will be joined by a roasted cod brandade with beurre blanc and wilted greens, duck and smoked pork cassoulet, cider-brined Berkshire pork chop, and Moroccan cauliflower with couscous.
An entire section of the menu is now devoted to meats, pate, and cheeses to form a perfect charcuterie board with grilled bread, cornichons, and olives. And a raw bar menu has the usual rotating seasonal selection of oysters, et al.
Daily specials consist of prime rib on Sundays, meatloaf Mondays, butternut squash lasagna on Tuesdays, seafood stew on Wednesdays, and fried chicken on Thursdays.
Bread pudding, chocolate mousse, and chocolate fudge cake return, bolstered by Halsey Farm apple strudel and profiteroles for dessert.
At the bar, beer selections from around the area and around the world have made the move, including those from breweries such as Captain Lawrence, Springs Brewery, Radiant Pig, Brooklyn Brewery, and the perpetual Guinness stout. Wines are represented with a significant by-the-glass selection of red, white, and rose, plus sparklers. Both wine and beer flights will be available. Cocktails will migrate in from other properties in the Honest Man Hospitality group with some new concoctions to be enjoyed, such as a Root of All Evil blend of absinthe, root beer, and star anise.
Rowdy will be open all week for cocktails and dinner and for lunching and brunching from Friday through Sunday.
Down at Dopo
The two Dopo locations to the west, Dopo il Ponte in Bridgehampton and Dopo Argento in Southampton have brought back their winter special menus this year. A $39 prix fixe menu offers two courses during the week, which is a sizable bargain given their entrees tend to cost more than that alone. There are also $10 glasses of house wine available at both locations. Dopo il Ponte has select bottles for $40 and a happy hour at the bar with $5 beer, $9 house wines, $12 signature cocktails, and a bar menu. Both are open seven days for dinner and weekends for lunch. Reservations are recommended.
A Wine Social
Southold Social is partnering with Bedell Cellars in Cutchogue for a four-course wine dinner next Thursday. Francois Payard, the restaurant's chef, will design each course to be paired with one of Bedell's wines chosen by its winemaker, Rich Olsen-Harbich. The dinner will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. and costs $110, plus tax and gratuity. Reservations are required and can be made on Resy.