A Cozy Dinner at Montauk’s The Coast
July 05, 2012 | East End Eats
A new local favorite, Montauk’s The Coast is serving up chef and co-owner Tony Berkhofer’s signature cuisine in the space formerly home to Luigi’s. Located across the street from the Montauk Hampton Jitney stop, the intimate two-room venue features an antique oak bar and several casual outdoor tables.
Born and raised in Montauk, chef Berkhofer worked under Michael Mina at San Francisco’s famed Aqua restaurant before returning home to work at Westlake Clam & Chowder House, where he spent the last decade as executive chef.
The menu at The Coast echoes back to Berkhofer’s tenure at Chowder House (as it’s locally referred to), in that it offers a wide range of selections, including clams and oysters on the half shell, various savory appetizers and salads, sushi and sashimi, pizza and pasta, and hearty entrées. There are kid-friendly selections, too. The menu changes daily, with specials driven strongly by the local catch of the day. The Coast is now serving dinner nightly beginning at 5 PM. 41 South Euclid Ave., 668-3212, Montauk