Favorite Restaurants. Stone Creek Inn.
Stone Creek Inn
Last week we had two birthdays to celebrate, and both of our honorees requested the Stone Creek Inn. And, after dining there again, we all confirmed, “Yes, this is probably our favorite restaurant on the East End.” Located in East Quogue, just west of Hampton Bays, we acknowledge that it is not on the North Fork. However, its proximity—only 30 minutes from Cutchogue, and its lack of pretense makes us count it among our local favorites.
Opened in 1996, and owned and operated by culinary couple Christian Mir and Elaine DiGiacomo, dining at Stone Creek is a top shelf experience. From the ambiance including a traditional style bar—big, heavy and friendly with top notch bar tending, to the table service—my favorite room is still the one on the east side with the fireplace, however, the newer room on the west side with the view of the Creek is lovely too. And, the food is delicious, innovative and beautiful and the wait staff is friendly and professional. Seasonal local ingredients are featured.
During the winter, Stone Creek has a prix fixe menu on Thursday and Sunday. We all ordered off this menu this time. Usually, however, we order from the al a carte menu. Prices are moderate to expensive, but well worth the price. The prix fixe is a wonderful value. Favorite dishes include Long Island Duck Meatballs, Crispy Calamari Salad, Bouillabaisse, Scottish Salmon, Roasted Duck Breast, Veal Osso Buco Ragu—pretty much everything! Desserts also are wonderful.
I highly recommend Stone Creek Inn for a fine dining experience that is consistent, warm, and unique. I know we will be going there again soon.