While we’ll miss the long-standing B. Smith’s, it’s hard not to jump for joy at the thought of pulling up a chair at Harlow East, which has just taken over the Sag Harbor waterside restaurant space.
Helmed by Nobu’s Richie Notar, the eatery is located right on the marina and has an appropriately fabulous St. Tropez vibe. (Expect to see lots of linen and floppy white hats.)
Fittingly, the menu is seafood-focused, and while fans of the Manhattan Harlow will spot some of the most popular dishes--like the lamb meatballs and tartines--there are plenty of new items here that make use of seasonal East End ingredients. (Think: boquerones marinated with Meyer lemons and piquillo peppers, and octopus salad dressed with jalapeño vinaigrette.) Diners can also expect a raw bar offering up Island Creek oysters, Long Island shellfish and in-season seafood from Gosman’s in Montauk.
We anticipate that the nautical-themed newbie will be packed day to night, rain or shine--so play it safe and reserve now.
1 Long Wharf, Sag Harbor; 631-725-5858 or sagharbor.harlownyc.com