Weekend in Montauk and the Hamptons.

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Duryea's Lobster Deck (Montauk, NY)Debbie called one morning…

“I have four vip tickets to the Mercedes Benz Bridgehampton Polo Challenge.”
“Ooo, fancy!”
“You, me, my sister, and Bhaveneet. A weekend in the Hamptons?”
“YES!”

Montauk, NYThat was easy. We packed our bags for a quick getaway, a long overdue weekend with ex-coworkers turned close friends.

Tate's Bake Shop (Southampton, NY)The fun began with a stop at Tate’s Bake Shop in Southampton.
Tate's Bake Shop (Southampton, NY)Filled our hotel room with bags of cookies, brownies and cakes. Love their whole wheat chocolate chip cookies, the chipless wonders, and chocolate bread pudding (Sugar Rush’ed here), and health cookies.
Tate's Bake Shop (Southampton, NY)I buy Tate’s cookies frequently in the city, so it was exciting to see the actual bakery where everything is created!

Navy Beach (Montauk, NY)There was beach time, hotel time, and finally dinner at Navy Beach. Burger, rare with onion bacon marmalade, Cabot cheddar. Hand-cut fries, house pickles on the side. Delicious and the best of what we ordered that evening.
Navy Beach (Montauk, NY)Buttermilk fried chicken and the biggest wedge (practically a loaf!) of cheddar jalapeƱo cornbread. Extra butter would have been nice, but we did fine without. The chicken was covered in a sweet glaze that made it more ‘wet’ than expected, not ideal but sure satisfied that massive fried chicken craving we had.

Duryea's Lobster Deck (Montauk, NY)And then there were lobster rolls at Duryea’s Lobster Deck
Duryea's Lobster Deck (Montauk, NY)$21 for the lobster roll, potato salad (or chips) and cole slaw. I wolfed the whole thing down, and let me tell you…definitely not bikini friendly if you plan to go to the beach an hour later ;)

Appearances don’t lie, it was good, well-seasoned, large chunks of fresh lobster, but excessively laden with mayo (luckily I love mayo). Complete opposite from the squeaky clean deliver of Luke’s Lobster. Pearl’s Oyster Bar, however, remains my personal favourite for lobster rolls.
Duryea's Lobster Deck (Montauk, NY)…take a peek at the menu.
Lobster Roll Restaurant (Montauk, NY)We also visited Lobster Roll
Lobster Roll Restaurant (Montauk, NY)…which I wouldn’t recommend. Too much stuff going on here…lobster bits were super tiny.

Coffee Tauk (Montauk, NY)Morning stops at Coffee Tauk (in Montauk, get it? hahah)…was so happy to find that they did iced New Orleans-style there!

Montauk  Bake Shoppe (Montauk, NY)Breakfast at Montauk Bake Shoppe
Montauk  Bake Shoppe (Montauk, NY)…Jelly Croissants anyone?
Montauk  Bake Shoppe (Montauk, NY)Sugar-sprinkled top. The only evidence of a “croissant” element was in the shape. The taste was doughnut…
Montauk  Bake Shoppe (Montauk, NY)alllll the way.

Mercedes Benz Bridgehampton Polo ChallengeOh yes, and there was the polo match itself, the main purpose of the trip!
Mercedes Benz Bridgehampton Polo ChallengeHere’s Bhaveneet and I – it was INSANELY hot that day (I have no idea how the guys didn’t sweat right through their shirts!) but we managed to have fun ;)

Left on a Friday, returned on a Sunday afternoon…a sweet break from my “normal” weekends. Am getting ready to visit Boston for ten days at the end of August. My sister is starting at Boston College! The family is going to help her move, hehe, and I’m joining in! Any restaurant/day trip/food-in-general recommendations for Boston? I visited Boston last year though plan to try different places on this visit.

Have a great weekend!

Tate’s Bake Shop
43 North Sea Road
Southampton, NY 11968
(631) 283-9830

Navy Beach
16 Navy Road
Montauk, NY 11954
(631) 668-6868

Duryea’s Lobster Deck
65 Tuthill Road
Montauk, NY 11954
(631) 668-2410

Lobster Roll
1980 Montauk Hwy
Amagansett, NY 11930
(631) 267-3740

Coffee Tauk
83 South Elmwood Avenue
Montauk, NY 11954
(631) 668-7007

Montauk Bake Shoppe
29 The Plaza
Montauk, NY 11954
(631) 668-2439

10 Comments
  • Denise
    November 30, -0001

    Toscaninis and Christinas in cambridge for awesome ice cream!

  • K and S
    August 14, 2010

    fun fun fun!

  • kelly
    August 14, 2010

    Oo looks like fun!

  • anonymous
    August 14, 2010

    Indian pudding at touristy Durgan Park and fried clams at No Name Restarant.

  • anonymous
    August 16, 2010

    Sounds like a great time, but how can you say Pearl's lobster roll has a clean deliver? Hopefully you're referring more to Luke's on that.As far as mayo goes though, Pearl probably serves up the most mayo-laden lobster roll I've ever had! And yes, I've been to Duryea's.

  • Kathy YL Chan
    August 16, 2010

    Hi Kat!Yes, yes, yes! :)Hi Kelly!It was! :)Hi Anon!Thanks for the tip!Hi Denise!Ooo yes, thanks! That has been on my "to try" list for awhile!Hi Bobby!Ack, thanks for catching that error – just fixed it! The one I had at Duryea's was insanely heavy on the mayo, completely white…couple that with the mayo-laced potato salad and cole slaw, I was STUFFED. :)

  • thelaygastronomer
    August 16, 2010

    Hi! RE: suggestions for Boston — Dave's Pasta in Davis Square for ginormous, delicious sandwiches, Toro for tapas, somewhere on Newbury Street for an outdoor people-watching brunch, cannoli at Modern or Mike's, offbeat ice cream flavors at Christina's in Inman Square. One must: a meal at Craigie on Main. The burger is off the charts.Have fun!Hannah

  • anonymous
    August 16, 2010

    Boston! Neptune Oyster's lobster roll and clam chowder…and oyters of course. Sit and enjoy it all with a bottle of prosecco! In North End.Grotto for thr 35 $ 3 course prix-fixe. Have the gnocchi with short rib and gorgonzola.Ten Tables in Cambridge. It literally has ten tables, so reservations are a must.

  • Robin
    August 17, 2010

    Oh that all looks so good. Just fantastic. I'm totally jealous.

  • Jon
    August 18, 2010

    Someone already said it but if you want a lobster roll the ONLY place to go is Neptune's Oyster in Boston North End!!! You won't be disappointed!

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