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Montauk restaurant Tillie's features lobster rolls and an ocean view

A warm lobster roll is served at Tillie's,

A warm lobster roll is served at Tillie's, a restaurant at Gurney's Montauk Resort and Seawater Spa. May 2015 Credit: Newsday/ Peter M. Gianotti

The transformation of the former Gurney's Inn in Montauk continues. Now, the restaurants are changing once more, in time for the summer.

This is the second overhaul of the dining areas at the venerable resort, under new ownership since 2013. Last year's group of eateries is being replaced with just as much fanfare as that which accompanied the introduction of the 2014 spots.

One of the new ones this season at Gurney's Montauk Resort & Seawater Spa is the very East End, American eatery called Tillie's. With its ocean view and clean lines, it is immediately appealing.

And sure to be an attraction at either lunch or dinner is a very tasty lobster roll. It's a warm one, buttery and rich, served on a brioche roll, with the essential potato chips on the side. This is a meaty, generous number, free of extras and focused on the tender shellfish. And on a sunny afternoon, the whole thing seems even better. Cost: $22.

Tillie's is situated next to Gurney's forthcoming Italian-inspired spot, Scarpetta Beach, which, when it opens later this season, will be the fourth outpost of the Manhattan restaurant Scarpetta.

Gurney's Montauk Resort & Seawater Spa, 290 Old Montauk Hwy., Montauk; 631-668-2345.




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