Montauk has always attracted surfers, sailors, and fishermen with great white shark-size ambitions. Now, a crew of hoteliers and chefs are riding a recent wave and creating many more reasons to push past Amagansett.
As soon as you step inside, the pace slows and the Mediterranean-style garden takes over. Hidden by the pool, the Backyard Restaurant makes its mark with local scallops, smoked duck tacos and an elegant tuna tartare.
Navy Beach and its delicious fare served on the beach are worth hunting for, and it is refreshing to find a lunch menu that features ceviche, small plates and salads such as grilled watermelon with pork belly.