Fisherman fish for bass in Shinnecock Inlet off Shinnecock Inlet...

Fisherman fish for bass in Shinnecock Inlet off Shinnecock Inlet County Park East in the Town of Southampton. (Oct. 3, 2005) Credit: Joseph D. Sullivan

1 North Steakhouse opened in Hampton Bays last July, under the late-summer sun and under the radar.

It's a spare, unpretentious spot, situated along the Shinnecock Canal, just north of Route 27. The steaks are good, the service is friendly, and  the eatery is becoming a local hangout. Worth a visit from you, too.

You can stick with the beef theme at the outset, with a trio of sliders, mini-burgers with different toppings; or a more eclectic group of sliders, one beef; one, tuna; one, portobello mushroom. Or sample the plump sea scallops wrapped with bacon and finished with an apricot glaze and corn-and-avocado salsa.

1 North Steakhouse is open six days for dinner, Saturday and Sunday for lunch. Closed on Monday. Address: 1 North Rd., Hampton Bays. Phone: 631-594-3419.

Shinnecock Inlet. Photo / Joseph D. Sullivan

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