New Additions to the North Fork Dining Scene for Summer 2015

Love Lane, Mattituck.
Love Lane, Mattituck. Photo credit: Jarno Huttunen

New restaurants and eateries abound on the North Fork! After a day roaming around the bucolic farms and sampling local pours at the wineries, grab a bite to eat at one of the new locales below:

Ammirati’s of Love Lane is a new Mattituck deli. Try “The Chew,” with two eggs, kielbasa and cheese. Other specialties include cinnamon raisin French toast; seared sesame ahi tuna wrap; and the chicken paradise with breaded chicken cutlet, melted American cheese, bacon, lettuce and tomato with Thousand Island dressing on a roll., 631-298-7812
Dennis McDermott, formerly the proprietor of The Riverhead Project and The Frisky Oyster, is back on the North Fork with American Beech, 300 Main Street, Greenport, a restaurant and inn. The hotel is beach-inspired and the restaurant is casual New American.,917-568-2744

The Birchwood of Polish Town, 512 Pulaski Street, Riverhead, has a new owner, Danielle Sessa, but the same chef, Laurie Siebert. The traditional Polish specialties, such as pierogis and kielbasa, and pub fare are now complemented by a number of Italian dishes, including chicken francese and frutti de mare. The number of beers on tap has grown to 15 and the dining room has been updated., 631-727-4449

The East End Mushroom Company has opened its own shop at 22355 County Road 48 in Cutchogue. Their mushrooms have been featured at East End restaurants including Almond, The Frisky Oyster, Grana, Love Lane Kitchen, Nick & Toni’s, noah’s, North Fork Table & Inn, Rowdy Hall, Topping Rose House, Touch of Venice and the Vine Street Café for several years. Now you can keep your home stocked at any time., 631-876-5401

The owners of the Moriches favorite Greek Bites Grill & Cafe opened a Mattituck location at the 10095 Main Road shopping center in January. The 16-seat restaurant focuses on counter service and take-out for lunch, including gyros, spanakopita, spinach pies, tzatziki, kebobs and fried goat cheese., 631-315-5353

Goodfood is a new take-out cafe, bakery and market at 535A Pike Street in Mattituck. It is a joint venture between Ali Katz of Small Batch Baking and Luchi Masliah of Gula Gula Empanadas. All food is freshly made on premises using local ingredients. Masliah’s empanadas are contemporary takes on the traditional Latin-stuffed pastry. [email protected]

The long-awaited Hampton Coffee Company is opening in July at the former Go Solar site on Main Road in Aquebogue. Hampton Coffee Company has cafes in Southampton, Water Mill and Westhampton Beach and sells its locally roasted coffee far and wide.

The Jamesport Country Kitchen, Christopher Michael Catering and Twin Forks Catering have all moved to Jamesport Manor Inn, 370 Manor Lane, Jamesport, where the Kar family continues to serve farm-to-table food and local wine and beer., 631-722-0500

Lombardi’s Love Lane Market, 170 Lane Lane, Mattituck, is part of the Long Island-based Lombardi’s group of Italian restaurants, markets and sauce makers. The market offers a variety of sandwiches and Panini, plus wood-fired pizza with seasonal ingredients. Catering is also available., 631-298-9500

North Fork Chocolate Company, a small business that got its start at Stony Brook University’s Calverton Business Incubator, opened this year in Aquebogue at 740 Main Road, formerly home to Esprit de France. Co-owner Ann Corley, who started North Fork Chocolate Company with chef Steven Amaral, says they choose the location, in part, because of its proximity to the vineyards. “Chocolate and wine go great,” she says., 631-599-4944

North Fork Roasting Co., a new venture by Jennilee Morris and Jessica Dunne, opened on Valentine’s Day at 55795 Main Road, Southold. In addition to serving its own brand of small-batch coffee, the café serves specialty teas from SerendipiTea in Manhasset and pastries baked on-site. Located next door to Country Corner Café, North Fork Roasting Co. occupies a quaint, old house which most recently served as a doctor’s office but had been vacant for about 10 years., 631-876-5450

ParaBell Food Bar, from Patchogue, has opened a second location at 65 East Main Street, Riverhead, where Cody’s BBQ & Grill used to be. Owners John Peragine and Scotti Campbell hope to duplicate the success of the original ParaBell, a neighborhood-style restaurant with globally inspired food.

Two Brothers Take & Bake Pizza, 49 East Main Street, Riverhead, is a new venture with a different concept than other pizzerias: Patrons bake the pizza in their home ovens. New York pizza dough is topped with fresh ingredients—cheese, meat and vegetables—and all that’s left to do is bake it for lunch or dinner whenever your want., 631-740-9394