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The historic Jedediah Hawkins Inn in Jamesport. (Credit: Kelly Franké)

Think of it as edible self-care. If you’re looking for a night to unwind with your partner and get a great bite to eat, here’s your guide to eight unique restaurants on the North Fork illustrated by Kelly Franké.


American Beech

Get acquainted with the local lifestyle at this chic farm-to-table restaurant. Formerly a 19th-century stable, this modern eatery offers elevated twists on American classics.  

The Frisky Oyster

This cozy bistro with a romantic atmosphere offers unique and creative dishes for the adventurous. The imaginative cuisine showcases exceptional and locally-sourced ingredients and, with a menu that changes daily, you’ll always have something new to try. 

Little Creek Oysters

Little Creek Oysters is a casual experience with simple yet delicious food. In this snug, harbor-side cottage, enjoy the experience of shucking your own oysters while sipping on a local beer or grab something from the market to go.

Stirling Sake

This charming restaurant serves a wide variety of sushi and Japanese staples like ramen and rice bowls. Try a tasting flight of sake while warming in one of their outdoor dining igloos. 

Brix & Rye

Spend your date night at this swanky neighborhood bar. Brix & Rye specializes in classic cocktails with modern flare, serving top notch drinks in a low-key setting. Plus, split a delicious pizza while listening to live music.


Southold Social

A new addition to the North Fork dining scene run by the culinary dream team of François Payard and Adam Lovett. Serving an eclectic menu of pasta, steak and seafood, Southold Social will make your date feel high-end.

North Fork Table & Inn

Spend your date night with a three-course prix fixe menu in a historic countryside inn. Make your night extra special by pairing your dinner with specially selected wines from vineyards across the North Fork. 


Jedediah Hawkins Inn

Turn your date night into a weekend getaway. Set in a luxurious boutique hotel, this upscale restaurant serves New American cuisine just steps away from your room. Enjoy fresh and unique dishes that feature familiar and unusual ingredients.