Thanks to the roster of Hamptons mainstays and some exciting new restaurants out East, seafood dishes are more delicious now than ever before. Below are five fresh-caught meals that you must try this season.
Seafood lovers will rejoice over the shrimp- and herbed-stuffed lobster tail. Pieces of Gulf white shrimp mix with succulent lobster meat, over which a buttery herb-infused crème fraîche and garlic confit is drizzled. The ingredients are fresh and the combination delicious. 31 W. Water St., Sag Harbor, 844-227-6672
When Miami-bred Momi Ramen establishes its second outpost in East Hampton this month, the noodle spot isn't just bringing its chic environment and beloved dishes along, but also revamping its menu to accommodate Hamptonites’ love for seafood. Of all the items available, the crab and ikura ramen dish is a special treat. The noodles are made fresh multiple times a day with a press imported from Japan. Crispy nori flakes and scallions complement the rich flavors of the snow crab and salmon roe in the broth. 221 Pantiago Road, East Hampton, 324-1678
While swordfish can be a notoriously tough sea creature to serve right, the expert culinary team at this Montauk restaurant steps up to the challenge and delivers with this dish. The generous portion of the New England-sourced fish is swimming in a light green curry, and also includes charred balsam farm eggplant and cipollini onion. 51 Edgemere St., Montauk, 668-2872
This season, executive chefs Max and Eli Sussman have reinvigorated Ruschmeyer's with fine-dining fare. The fluke ceviche may be a small plate, but its flavors pack a huge punch: the ceviche is so fresh and thinly sliced that it melts in your mouth, while the accompanying ingredients—gooseberries, avocado, and puffed amaranth—provide a surprising and scrumptious mix of sweetness. 161 Second House Road, Montauk, 668-2877
You know the catch is fresh at this waterfront spot, where you can literally see your food come to shore. This can certainly be said of the restaurant’s Tuna Two Ways, which is perfect for guests who can’t decide if they like their tuna as tartare or sashimi; this dish offers both, and the juicy fish is complemented by crunchy cucumber and simple wakame salad. 94 Dune Rd., East Quogue, 653-0653