After the wettest week of the summer, you need some sunshine. Here are three restaurants that serve it.
There are a few outdoor tables at Jordan Lobster Farms in Island Park. It's a very casual eatery, where you may pick up your order at the counter before going alfresco. Of course, you already know what your main course will be. Jordan Lobster Farms, 1 Pettit Pl., Island Park; 516-889-3314; jordanlobsterfarms.com
One of the top openings of the Hamptons' season is The Grill on Pantigo, a New American restaurant from the owners of The 1770 House in East Hampton. The Grill's best includes crisp pork belly; thickly cut swordfish; roasted local fluke; and, yes, linguine with white clam sauce. Stylish indoor dining room, breezy alfresco. The Grill on Pantigo, 203 Pantigo Rd., East Hampton; 631-329-2600; thegrillonpantigo.com
The Cooperage Inn offers a $34 lobster-clambake production, available through Labor Day. The special includes a one-and-one-quarter pound lobster, shrimp, scallops, mussels, potatoes, corn on the cob, new potatoes. It's part of the inn's appeal, along with outdoor dining when the weather allows. The Cooperage Inn, 2218 Sound Ave., Baiting Hollow; 631-727-8994; cooperageinn.com
The pickup window at Jordan Lobster Farms in Island Park, where outdoor tables also await diners (July 2009)