The Montauk

by MIke Hunter

The-Montauk-2Inspired by the town of Montauk at the tip of Long Island, this open and airy eatery is already a favored hot spot for lunch. The beach-y look and the coastal-inspired menu make this a unique addition to the weekday lunch scene.

Sandwiches, salads and light traditional dishes will make any diner feel like he or she is having a quick lunch seaside. Start with the Clam Chowder made fresh with thyme and cream, or the Tuna Tartare Guacamole made with cava orange, cilantro and Serrano chile. The Grilled Lobster Wedge is a real treat with egg, bleu cheese, bacon, beets, tomato and crispy shallots dowsed with blue cheese dressing. Another popular salad is the Avocado and Pink Grapefruit Salad with jalapeno, feta cheese, pumpkin seeds and cilantro tossed in a jalapeno vinaigrette. Delicious and made with top ingredients are the sandwiches. The Italian Turkey Pastrami is layered with a confit of peppers, havarti cheese and house pickles. A refreshing alternative to the original is the Montauk’s version of Chicken Reuben, which is made with caramelized cabbage, Thousand Island dressing and Swiss cheese on rye. For a main dish, the New York Strip takes a unique twist on the traditional with its pineapple-miso glaze accompanied by oyster mushrooms, edamame and whipped potatoes.

In the old location on Scottsdale Road of Bungalow in Old Town, this “hideaway” is surrounded by patios and is bright and very open. The décor, like the menu, is very coastal, with woods and nautical patterns that give it a very appealing atmosphere. The service is quick and very professional. It does get busy at lunch, so allow for some time if going with a larger party.

The Montauk
4360 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale
(480) 994-1888

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