As the days heat up, so does the yen for an outdoor table. Preferably one with a water view. Here are three breezy choices:
VIEW, Oakdale: Fully renovated after the ravages of superstorm Sandy, this chic waterside spot offers dining on the deck and sweeping nautical views of the Great South Bay from indoors. Culinary choices include wood-roasted local oysters, blue claw crab and corn chowder, fricassee of shellfish and filet mignon.
3 Consuelo Place, 631-589-2694, viewoakdale.com
WALL'S WHARF, Bayville: A romantic beachfront spot where you can get a table on one of the decks or even in the sand. Summery dishes from chef Dale Michishima include a chilled seafood platter, three varieties of fresh oysters and tuna tartare. Plus, there's always steak and lobster. And you can sip drinks on the new cocktail deck.
18 Greenwich Ave.; 516-628-9696, wallswharf.com
TURKUAZ GRILL, Riverhead: From the porch or patio of this authentic Turkish restaurant, soak up the sun by day and, in the evening, count the stars over the Peconic River. Nibble on a vibrant shepherd's salad, an assortment of meze, or small plates, of house-made gyro and juicy kebabs. Creamy sutlac (rice pudding) makes for an optimal conclusion.
40 McDermott Ave.; 631-591-1757