August 31, 2011
For the first time this summer my husband and I got to go out on a date, by ourselves. It’s been probably the most hectic summer of our lives with guests visiting, my LMP biz getting started and the stock market taking a nose dive into the dirt. So going out to dinner alone was a real treat for us.
Since coming out east for the past 5 years we’ve been dying to try Stone Creek Inn. Stationed in an old B&B looking type house this romantic restaurant is the perfect place for a night out with a loved one. The setting is very cozy and rustic feeling almost like you’re dining in a ski lodge which is a trip during the summer. The service was decent though it felt like it was rookie night where the waiters lacked the experience you would expect from a fine dining establishment like this one. The food on the other hand was superb. I started with the yellow fin tuna tartare which was tossed with ginger, soy sauce, chives and topped with a wasabi caviar. I could have eaten 10 plates of this.
My hubby got the smoked salmon platter which was buttery and beyond delicious. We started off on a high note.
We shared a bottle of Cakebread chardonnay which was a lovely compliment to the appies and for dinner had a glass of red Malbec which went perfectly with the insanely succulent baby lamb chops that I indulged in.
There was a $30 prix fixed meal which was surprising given the upscale vibe to this restaurant but much appreciated considering the current state of the world. From this my hubby ordered a pork chop as his main entree and was decently satisfied. Unfortunately I’m not sure we’ll ever eat a better piece of pork since dining at The Patio in Westhampton. Their pork chop is flash seared and then finished in the oven with a maple mustard sauce. Beyond to die for. Not sure why we ever bother ordering pork anywhere but! However he still enjoyed and better yet got a decadent chocolate trio dessert to round off the steal of an order he placed from the PF menu.
We had a fantastic night out and I’d highly recommend this joint for a nice dining experience out east.
Stone Creek Inn
405 Montauk Highway
East Quogue, NY 11942