There never really needs to be a reason to enjoy a well-prepared, delicious meal.
Relaxation, indulgence, spontaneity, pleasure – lack of wanting to cook – all make for solid excuses to splurge on a restaurant-made dinner that will leave you feeling satisfied.
But as the cold weather months set in, there are a few less options for places to indulge.
Here are six menu items we’d recommend at year-round restaurants across the North Fork this winter.
Goat Cheese Pizza
Made with olive and roasted Garlic, mushrooms, marinated tomato, and rosemary, $18/
13550 Main Rd, amonorestaurant.com
Frisky Oyster, Greenport
Widow’s Hole Oysters Friskafella
with garlic spinach, chipotle, parmigiano aioli, $21
27 Front St., thefriskyoyster.com
The Halyard, Greenport
Ricotta Cavatelli Bolognese
Made with housemade cavatelli pasta, grassfed beef bolognese and parmigiano-reggiano, $31.
58775 County Rd 48, thehalyardgreenport.com
Legends, New Suffolk
Cacciucco – Tuscan Seafood Stew
Made with tuna, shrimp, clams, salmon, mussels, and full bodied broth garlic crostini, $36. You can also add a (five to six oz.) Canadian lobster tail, $25.
835 1st St., legends-resturant.com
Preston House, Riverhead
NY State Duck Breast
Made with NY state duck breast, sour sherry emulsion, king trumpet mushroom, and glazed pumpkin, $40/
428 E Main St., theprestonhouseandhotel.com
Currently served with fregola, Brussels sprouts and crispy shallots, $38.
2255 Wickham Ave, winderamerenofo.com