Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Tripnotes: Montauk, New York - Sept, 2010

The weekend after Labor Day we headed up to Montauk for a little late season R&R. After navigating through NYC traffic, we made it to The Montauk Yacht Club. Apparently, it’s recently undergone a multi-million dollar renovation. I couldn’t see where the money had gone to be honest, though our room was tidy and comfortable.

Luckily the weather was warm enough to enjoy the Yacht Club’s pool during the day and enjoy it we did. After a harrowing night of noisy neighbors (re: thin walls – where have the millions gone, people??), it was nice to chillax poolside and get ma nap on.

The restaurant was closed that evening for a wedding, but we were more than happy to venture off-site for dinner.

Go fish.

We settled on Fishbar – a popular locals hangout and we were not disappointed. The food was delicious and the location, settled on a marina was authentic. Lobster for two was certainly in order.

After dinner, it was time for some insane Hotel Arcade action. Now I know where the millions went – Dual Crusin’ USA games. Dually noted. We spent an embarrassing amount of money here.

Just crusin'.

The next morning we headed into town for breakfast. There was a steady stream of comings and going at Montauk Bake Shoppe, so it seemed a promising option.

It twas. Delicious fresh pastries and such (but no Iced Tea – wtf?). They have something called a Cruffin. Don’t know what it is. Didn’t try it. Was too upset about the whole Iced Tea thang.

Except iced tea.

Then, despite some pretty gnarly looking clouds, we headed to The Montauk Point Light House. Not to be missed. Unless you hate lighthouses.

As far as light houses go, this is a pretty nice one. It’s right on the tip of New York, so it’s got that going for it which is nice.

For the record, we did hit up Ditch Plains, the well-known surf spot, but since the weather was kind of crap, all we found for this lonely flag, flying proudly in the wind. So, til next time Montauk. I’ll be back and next time, I want tacos!!


The Girlie Blog said...

What a lovely place! That lobster looked delicious!

The Girlie Blog said...

What a lovely place! That lobster looked delicious!

dulci said...

It was and that lobster didn't last long :)

dulci said...

It was and that lobster didn't last long :)

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Fern and Feather said...

oh we are dying to go there... we have a friend with a groovy hotel there... one day!!

dulci said...

That's awesome Alexis - What's the hotel called?

Stephanie said...

looks like someone had a fabulous time! :) i yearn for the time to embark on a vacation and get away from the hustle and bustle of the city life. anyway, that lobster looks absolutely delicious! darn, do i want to feast on a seafood meal now!

Jen said...

What a blast! And Fishbar? That looks like my kind of restaurant! I love anything and everything seafood :-)

dulci said...

Yes! Fishbar was definitely a highlight - totally yummy and down to earth :)