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Dialing for Dinner: Eateries Transition to Takeout, Delivery

Mon, 03/16/2020 - 21:35
Bel Mare of Springs has joined restaurants across the state in the transition to takeout or delivery.
Laura Donnelly

Restaurants were ordered to shut down their dining rooms, effective Monday evening, but many had already hastened to transition to takeout and delivery services in order to comply with social distancing recommendations. Here is a list of South Fork establishments that are eager to serve in this time of upheaval. It will be updated as additional information becomes available. 

The American locavore bistro at 1 Ocean Road will be offer delivery to Sag Harbor, Bridgehampton, Sagaponack, and Wainscott. The regular menu is still available — both for the delivery service and for curbside pickup ("no need to leave your car," the owners said in an email). The staff will give you a pickup time, depending on the order and how busy the kitchen is at a given moment. 631-537-5665 

Next door, the partner food shop, L&W Market, has extended its hours. Shelves and fridge cases were reported to be full of specialty groceries, pastries, prepared foods, sandwiches, meats, cheeses, and pickles. "If there's something you're looking that you don't see, just ask," said the owners, "we probably have it. After all, we have a whole restaurant next door. We are working on delivery from the store. Stay tuned for that."

The Art of Eating
The Art of Eating of Bridgehampton (264 Butter Lane) is offering special breakfast, lunch, and dinner menus for meals at home. A breakfast strudel made with scrambled eggs, Gruyere, and spinach in phyllo dough is $25 and serves three. For lunch and dinner, the main dishes include whole roasted chicken with lemon and herbs and roasted root vegetables, which costs $72 and serves three to six; lentil and sweet potato shepherd's pie for $39 for a serving that feeds three to four, and $59 for one that feeds 6 to 10; and roasted salmon with cracked pepper, lime, and red onion marmalade for $21 per portion with a minimum order of four. Orders can be placed on the company's website, which is where full menus are also available. 631-267-2411

Always a destination for healthful meals — that "clean" cooking so many East Enders crave — Babette's, a pioneer of the let's-get-beyond-meat movement, at 66 Newtown Lane in East Hampton, will be taking orders for curbside pickup takeaway, seven days a week. In addition to a juice-and-smoothie bar, with creative combinations (from watermelon and lime to dates whirred up with almond butter, almond milk, vanilla bean, and cardamom) for $12.95 a cup, offerings for breakfast and lunch include vegan and gluten-free soups; crispy goat cheese dumplings ($19.95); all manner of salads and dishes centering on tofu and tempeh, and, of course, their well-beloved omelets. For dinners, available on Friday and Saturday nights only, look for fresh seafood, free-range chicken enchiladas ($34) and various tempting Asian-inspired sautés and sides. Full menus are viewable on the website, 631-329-5377

The Bell and Anchor
"We have put together a great menu with some of our best dishes at reduced prices," the management announced on Monday. The new takeout service — which also includes bottled beer and wine — will be pick-up only, Tuesdays to Sundays. Orders can be placed with a credit card over the phone from 3:30 to 7 pm., for pickup at 3253 Noyac Road in Noyac between 5 and 7:30. (Those who'd like to order before 3:30 p.m. can also shoot them an email at [email protected], making sure to include a mobile-phone number in the email so they can reach you to confirm and collect payment details) Staff will bring everything to your car. 631-725-3400

Bel Mare Ristorante
Bel Mare, which offers Italian comfort food near Maidstone Park in Springs (28 Maidstone Park Road), will serve dinner for takeout or delivery from Thursdays through Sundays, from 5 p.m. Orders can be placed online, at 631-658-9500. The chef offers classics such as chicken piccata ($23), spaghetti ala carbonara ($19), and linguini with meatballs ($18), as well as taking special care of those with food allergies and gluten sensitivities — offering such rarities as a pizza with Impossible "meat" ($22) and a vegan Margherita ($18). Don't forget the brownie, to top it off. 

Bennett Shellfish
Supply lines to the major grocery chains are a little wonky right now, but the bay and ocean still provide. Kimberley and Clint Bennett are offering hard clams, bay scallops, and oysters, as well as occasional down-home dishes made from them. They are taking care that the shellfish never touches a human hand, going from rake to pail or gloves-only kitchen preparation. "The Bennett family is thirteenth-generation baymen who go into the water every day, no matter the weather, to bring the public fresh shellfish," Ms. Bennett said. Phone for address and details of pickup. 631-668-2195

The Blend
"To follow Gov. Cuomo's order," the Springs restaurant's managers announced on Monday, "we are open and ready to accept your to-go orders." The Blend — at 367 Three Mile Harbor Road — offers a very creative range of tastes and cuisines, including a corned-beef dinner for St. Patrick's Day, slow-roasted baby back ribs, baked local clams, and Faro Island salmon, spicy Thai soups, fish and chips. Full menus can be viewed at 631-527-7753

Carissa's the Bakery
The runaway-hit lunch spot and bakery is offering a robust menu for takeaway, including their signature all-day items — including sourdough and honey-oat loaves, pastries, sandwiches, and meringue pies. There are also complete dinners to go: a whole roasted chicken with roasted potatoes, charred broccolini, and haricots verts with tahini dressing; a rib dinner for four served with scallion relish, kohlrabi slaw, and cornbread; and a family-style vegetarian lasagna. Orders can be placed for the all-day menu by phone. Take-home dinners can be preordered on the website,, by 2 p.m. for pickup between 4 and 6 p.m. Pick-ups are at the 221 Pantigo Road location. Customers are asked to call or text before they arrive curbside Delivery is also available within a four-mile radius, for an additional $20. 631-604-5911 

Pasta is a good stress reliever for many of us — and there will still be pasta aplenty available for pickup from the perennial hot spot at 29 Newtown Lane in East Hampton. Citta is maintaining extensive menus for both lunch and dinner, including nightly specials from Monday through Thursday night. Patrons are asked to phone ahead so everything is ready to go by the time they pull up. 631-324-6300

Coche Comedor
Fresh and innovative Mexican dishes from this popular cantina on the western end of Amagansett (74A Montauk Highway) will be available for takeout and curbside pickup by midweek, from 4 to 9 p.m. daily. Patrons are asked to phone ahead, and pay by credit card or gift card only. Menus will be posted on the website, 631-267-5709 

Dreesen's Catering
Dreesen's is offering a special menu for takeout and curbside pickup, as well as home delivery with a minimum order of $200 plus a delivery fee. The menu features items such as chicken pot pie for $20, 20 pieces of fried chicken for $30, and baby back ribs for $30 a rack. Half and full trays of entrees such as lasagna ($40, $80), grilled salmon with lemon, herbs, and dill sauce ($60, $120), and chicken Parmesan ($45, $90) are also available. Orders must be placed 72 hours in advance, and pre-paid with a Visa or Mastercard. The full menu can be viewed on company's Facebook page. Orders can be placed via email ([email protected]) or over the phone (631-324-0465). 

Espresso da Asporto
Already expert at excellent Italian takeaway, Espresso (2 Main Street, Sag Harbor) has hit high gear in the present emergency. Dial them up for huge portions of pastas (we'd murder for their linguine with hard clams!), all manner of focaccia sandwiches, specialty pizzas (gorgonzola and caramelized onion, broccoli rabe with roasted garlic, etc.), and on and on . . . the menu is huge. Takeaway is being offered Thursdays through Tuesdays, from 11 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. 631-725-5668

Fierro's Pizza
Hankering for a good, old-fashioned slice? The good crew at the East Hampton Village family hangout (104 Park Place, by the Reutershan Parking Lot) have kept the ovens fired up and ready to go. 631-324-5751

Fresno Restaurant
This charming hideaway is offering a special takeout menu of hearty and heartwarming fare — from paté with bacon-onion jam to grilled DuRoc pork, and complete with beer, bottled wine, and small-batch cocktails — from Thursdays through Sundays, from 3:30 to 7 p.m. (If the line is busy, you're advised to leave a message and they will get right back to you.) Email orders can be placed via [email protected] by 3 p.m. for same-day service. 631-324-8700

Harbor Market & Kitchen
It's comforting to know that some things haven't changed. Harbor Market (184 Division Street, Sag Harbor) is still there for the community, serving take-away from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. every day. If you haven't been before, expect a healthy, high end range of wholesomeness — grain salads, vegan soups and vegetarian chili, grilled salmon, lentils and wild mushrooms, tahini brownies and slab-slices of iced cakes, individual pizzas from the brick oven, and daily specials. 631-725-4433

Harvest on the Pond
You won't be able to settle onto the deck to enjoy the fabulous sunsets over Fort Pond, but  family style Tuscan cuisine — featuring Montauk seafood (swordfish, say, or catch of the day) and local produce (including a notable watercress salad) — is still on offer for takeout, beginning Wednesday at 4 p.m. Don't forget the grilled pizzas! A limited selection of beer and wine by the bottle will also be  on offer. Harvest, at 11 South Emery Street in Montauk, is closed Tuesdays. Customers have been asked to call ahead. 631 668-5574

Highway Restaurant
Word comes over the transom that, Thursdays through Mondays, Highway (at 290 Montauk Highway as you leave East Hampton Village and enter Wainscott) will be offering its full dinner menu for takeaway.  We will update you on the situation for Sunday brunch as soon as we learn more. This is classic modern-American fare, elevated to a higher degree — from a fine Caesar ($16) and rigatoni bolognese ($30), to cheeseburgers, crab salads, and fennel meatballs. 631-527-5372

Inlet Seafood
Over the weekend, Inlet Seafood at 541 East Lake Drive in Montauk began offering a special takeout menu with, naturally, a focus on fabulously fresh fish. Recent dishes included fluke piccata ($30), crispy fish and chips ($20), and ravioli stuffed with chopped lobster and cheese ($26). There are also plenty of tempting turf choices to go with all that surf: Over the weekend, these ranged from Long Island duck ($30) to New York prime sirloin ($30). There's also a kids' menu for $10 a pop. Updates will appear on Inlet's website,, but currently the service is available on Fridays from 3 to 7 p.m., Saturdays from noon to 7 p.m, and Sundays from noon to 5 p.m. Payment is by credit card, over the phone, when your order is placed, but "if you wish to pay by cash, we will accept upon pick up of your order, and your credit card payment will be cancelled." The managers ask that you phone once you arrive for pickup, and someone will bring your delicious dinner to the car. 631-668-4272.

K Pasa
The "American taqueria" at 2 Main Street in Sag Harbor is serving up its modern Mexican — as well as healthy twists on it, like a cauliflower taco or an Aztec bowl with red quinoa with avocado crema  — via both curbside service and free delivery (for orders over $60), from 1 to 7:30 p.m. daily. Hint, hint: They are also delivering beer and wine. 631-800-8226 or

Lulu Kitchen & Bar 
Some customers simply cannot get through a weekend without the warm embrace of this bustling, cozy restaurant at 126 Main Street in Sag Harbor. If you're among the Lulu faithful, you will be relieved to hear they are offering takeout from Wednesday through Saturday from 3 to 8 p.m. Smoked gouda mac and cheese? A soup of clams and chorizo? Sign us up! Ordering is by phone or email, [email protected]. 631-725-0900

The Montauk Shellfish Company 
Now this is good news for gourmets . . . and romantics: Montauk Pearl Oysters are being delivered to individual customers from Sag Harbor to Montauk. The cost is $1 per oyster. Delivery is the same day the oysters are pulled from the water. 631-902-7829

Nick and Toni's
The longtime favorite Italian spot at 136 North Main Street in East Hampton will offer takeout and curbside pickup beginning on Thursday, from 4 to 9 p.m. daily. Patrons are asked to phone ahead, and pay by credit card or gift card only. Menus will be posted on the website, 631-324-3550

One-Stop Market
Hankering for an old-fashioned Bonac bacon-egg-and-cheese sandwich, fried chicken, or that tasty ziti salad with dill? You'll be relieved to hear that One Stop (299 Springs-Fireplace Road, East Hampton) is offering its tried-and-true deli sandwiches, groceries, and butcher's meats via curbside service as well as delivery. 631-324-6055.

Pepperoni's, Ryder's Wings & Things, Rancheros Best Mexican
Pepperoni's, Ryder's, and Rancheros of East Hampton (281-283 Springs-Fireplace Road) have kept their sense of humor. On Tuesday, they announced that — strictly on a first-come, first-served basis and only if you ask when you call in your order, while supplies last — they will give you a free roll of toilet paper with any delivery order over $50. They describe their delivery service as "knock and drop (ding dong ditch)," and will also have a take-out window in operation. For pizza: 631-329-1800. For wings or Mexican; 631-329-2500

Round Swamp Farm
The Round Swamp family has pitched in for the community with inspiring spirit, cooking up some 800 quarts of soup as an outreach to residents in need of nourishment, as well as putting together mountains of "care packages" of produce, milk, eggs, and pantry staples for those who need a hand and cannot get out. Meanwhile, a selection of baked goodies and granola is available via the website,, for delivery to customers who need a little heartwarming taste of sunnier days. "No winter lasts forever," the owners said in an emailed message. 

Rowdy Hall
Burgers will no doubt be on the new takeout menu at Rowdy (as its legions of regulars refer to it). Curbside pickup — from near the mews at 10 Main Street in East Hampton — will also be on offer from 4 to 9 p.m. Further details will be available shortly on the website, Customers have been asked to phone ahead and pay by card. 631-324-8555

Sag Pizza
Wood-fired pizza — bubbly and with that thin crust you crave — can be found at 103 Main Street in Sag Harbor.  Pickup options include a choice of 12- and 18-inch pizzas, from Tuesdays through Sundays, noon to 8:30 p.m. Pre-orders only; no walk-in orders allowed. 631-725-3167

The "home of the lobster burger," at 448 West Lake Drive in Montauk, will be open from Friday through Sunday for takeout. Craving a shrimp po' boy, stuffed flounder, grilled fresh fish — perhaps with a kids' meal of chicken fingers or a hamburger on the side? Dial this casual and family-friendly spot. 631-238-5707.

The 1770 House Restaurant & Inn
A brand-new takeout menu has been created by the chef, Michael Rozzi, featuring comforts aplenty (a Tavern Burger or Tavern Meatloaf each for $17.70) as well as a few somethings truly special (braised Berkshire pork cheeks, $30). The wine director, Michael Cohen, has curated a special wine list, too, with 25 percent off all bottles with beers also available to go. The menu will change periodically, and can be viewed at Pickup is at 143 Main Street, East Hampton. 631-324-1770

Shagwong Tavern
Everything feels alright with the world when you gather the family around for pasta bolognese, does it not? The longtime favorite Montauk hangout at 774 Montauk Highway is doing something a bit different, with family-style takeaway, dished up in amounts for that will satisfy up to four people. It's all about comfort food: Caesar salad, pasta, fish and chips, skirt steak, etc. Did we mention dessert is included? Depending on your choice, the family meal will set you back $49 or $65, plus tax. 631-668-3050

Simply Sublime
This unassuming roadside spot at 85 Springs-Fireplace Road in East Hampton has for years been a beloved, tucked-away mecca for those seeking whole-food, vegan, and generally healthful takeaway, and it's continuing that tradition by bringing its bowls, salads, and wholesome grab-and-g- specials straight to your car. Regular customers are invited to keep their credit card information on file, if they so choose. 631-604-1566

Smokin' Wolf BBQ
The smoker is fired up once again and fingers are once again getting sticky with sauce. Smokin' Wolf has re-opened, offering nearly their entire regular menu via a brand-new takeout window that they've set up at their storefront at 119 Pantigo Road in East Hampton. They will deliver in Amagansett, Springs, and East Hampton for free on orders over $45, and will range beyond that for an additional fee. Hours are Tuesdays through Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 7 pm. Payment is by credit card over the phone. 631-604-6470

The Springs General Store 
From soup to nuts — with every conceivable sandwich in between — the historic community gathering place is offering curbside pickup for takeout orders, and as of Monday was exploring the possibility of making home deliveries in the neighborhood. Those interested in the latter are asked to call the market for more information. 631-329-5065

Tapovana Ashtanga Healing Center
No, this isn't a restaurant — but plenty of people are already devoted to the incredible vegetarian Indian lunches from Tapovana a sanctuary for yoga and meditation at 977 Bridgehampton–Sag Harbor Turnpike in Bridgehampton) Available six days from noon to 1:30 p.m., the lunches are offered in exchange for a donation of $16 to $20, with homemade chai available for $5. 631-678-3905

Wölffer Kitchen
As of Monday, the Wolffer Kitchen restaurants in Amagansett (631-267-2764) and Sag Harbor (631-725-0101) were offering their full menu for takeout and curbside pickup. Bottles of Wolffer Estate wines are also available for curbside pickup at the estate's boutique and tasting room. New York strip steak with merlot bordelaise and Netflix, anyone?

. . . and stay tuned to this space for forthcoming details and news from more restaurants weathering the transition to takeout-only, including:

John Papas Café: 18 Park Place, on the Reutershan Parking Lot, East Hampton, 631-324-5400

Muse at the End: 41 South Euclid Avenue, Montauk; 631-238-5937 


Beverage Service

The Hampton Coffee Company has closed its stores in Montauk, East Hampton, and Southampton until further notice, but is offering free shipping on all merchandise ordered through its website, The Starbucks locations in East Hampton Village, Bridgehampton, and Southampton are maintaining their regular hours of operation, but is only serving food and drinks to go. 

Park Place Wines and Liquors in East Hampton has doubled its delivery capacity and is offering curbside pickup. Customers can shop through its app or its website. Those picking up curbside can park in the 30-minute zone in front of the store and an employee will deliver to their cars. 631-324-2622 

Oenophiles have access to the fine selection at Domaine Franey Wines & Spirits (459 Pantigo Road, East Hampton). While onsite shopping and delivery are available, the preferred method is curbside pickup, which can be arranged at the wine shop's website, 631-324-0906

With Reporting by Jamie Bufalino


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