Peter Davis, The Surf Lodge’s first social ambassador, shares his favorite local bites.
The Crow’s Nest Inn & Restaurant
“Dinner at The Crow’s Nest on Sunday nights is a weekly tradition for me. The food is healthy, locally sourced, and so tasty—and sitting around the fire pit for coffee or booze after dinner is beyond mellow. You see the chicest people there.” 4 Old West Lake Dr., Montauk, 668-2077
Outside tables at The Crow’s Nest.
Duryea’s Lobster Deck
“Sitting on the outdoor deck at sunset overlooking the sea makes you happy you are not in the city. There’s also a seafood market to grab oysters, clams, and mussels for a weekend clambake.” 65 Tuthill Road, Montauk, 668-2410
“The homemade tortillas and guacamole are an ideal post-Ditch Plains beach-day snack. The lobster taco is perfection, too, and you can wash it all down with fresh juices or potent cocktails. The space looks like a 1950s diner, which makes it even more fun.” 752 Montauk Hwy., Montauk, 668-8338
A lobster taco at La Brisa.
Montauk Juice Factory
“After surfing or a hike, this new spot is ideal to fuel up and keep that health kick going. The Beach Break has watermelon, mint, and hibiscus extract—so hydrating and yummy. And if I had one too many the night before at Liar’s Saloon, I grab The Ditch, a detoxifying green juice with celery and dandelion root (among other hangover-busting nutrients).” 12 South Etna Ave., Montauk, 335-3507
“One of my favorite New York restaurants, The Smile, is responsible for the food at this hip joint, and all the guests look like sexy actors. I like eating outside under the white paper lanterns at a picnic table in the restaurant’s ‘Magic Garden.’” 161 Second House Road, Montauk, 668-2877
The Surf Lodge
The restaurant has the cutest, coolest kids at every table. It’s like a casting call for a Bruce Weber surf story in Italian Vogue.” 183 Edgemere St., Montauk, 483-5037
Tartinery at The Surf Lodge
“This summer pop-up at The Surf Lodge is my go-to lunch spot. I like the Eli’s Bread multigrain with salmon or ricotta cheese. And the French tartines are addictive.” 183 Edgemere St., Montauk, 483-5037