Lunch Menu

First Course

Cauliflower and Spring Onion Soup
Stinging Nettles, Toasted Pine Nuts


Warm House-Made Silken Tofu*
Spring Vegetables, Morels, Yuzu, Tamari


Organic Field Greens*
Red Verjus Vinaigrette


Butter Lettuce, Tardivo, and Castelfranco Salad*
Avocado, Grapefruit Vinaigrette, Smoked Marcona Almonds


Montauk Fluke Crudo
Blood Orange, Fennel, Sea Salt, Olive Oil


Grilled Mediterranean Octopus
Green Almonds, Young Strawberries, Green Romesco, Almond Red Sauce


Tuscan Kale and Sunflower Tahini Salad
Red Grapes, Rye Croutons, Sesame Seeds, Yogurt


Main Course

Gruyère Soufflé
Bitter Greens, Speck Ham


Cauliflower Steak*
Roasted Baby Carrots, Farro, Bergamot-Green Peppercorn Vinaigrette


Maine Lobster Salad
Roasted Beets, Red Watercress, Kumquat Vinaigrette


Alaskan Dayboat Halibut
Spring Peas, Carrots, Pearl Onions, Meyer Lemon


MDR Cheeseburger with Creekstone Farms Beef
Housemade Pickles, Spiced Ketchup, New York Adirondack Cheddar Cheese, Heirloom Tomato, Butter Lettuce, Steak Fries


Chicken Confit
Farro Risotto, Spring Allium, Fava Beans, Aged Balsamico


Atlantic Blue Crab Cakes
Field Greens Salad, Stone-Ground Mustard Sauce


MDR Farmers Market Salad (Without Chicken* $20)
Green Circle Chicken, Local Market Vegetables, Wild Rice Puffs, Lemon Vinaigrette


Housemade Pasta

Ricotta Cavatelli
Guanciale, Early Peas, Yellow Tomato, Castelmagno, Crushed Pepper


Buffalo Mozzarella, Heirloom Tomatoes, Basil


Plancha Specials

The plancha is a highly polished, mirror-like griddle heated to a precise temperature for searing fish and shellfish. Using the smallest amount of olive oil, this method for cooking seafood locks in flavor, freshness, and moisture, making it the perfect healthy-cooking technique.

Served with a selection of the chef's signature creations: Piperade, Sauce Verte, and Saikyo Yuzu-Miso. Each plancha special is served with your choice of side (sides also available à la carte).

Arctic Char


Nantucket Light House, MA


Wild Striped Bass
Montauk, NY




Toasted Barley Risotto with Spring Vegetables
Pommes Frites with Nori Sea Salt*
Roasted Cauliflower with Toasted Pinenuts and Curry
Vegetable Ratatouille with Fines Herbes*
Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Hazelnuts*


Artisanal Sodas


These sodas are light, refreshing, and made to order without sweetener.

Strawberry-Basil Crush
Mango-Passion Fruit Fizz with Mint
Pomegranate Frizzante with Lime

Wines by the Glass

Veuve Ambal, Blanc de Blanc Brut, France, NV
Caposaldo, Prosecco, DOC Veneto, Italy


Alois Lageder, Pinot Bianco, Alto Adige, Italy, 2012
Château Les Reuilles, Sauvignon Blanc, Bordeaux, 2013
Stock & Stein, Riesling, Trocken, Germany, 2012
Walter Glatzer, Grüner Veltliner, Carnuntum, Austria, 2013
Laetitia Estate, Chardonnay, Arroyo Grande Valley California, 2012/


Dante Reserve, Pinot Noir, Oakville, California, 2012
Tortoise Creek, Syrah "Le Charmel," Rhône Valley, 2011
Niel Santofimia, Garnacha, Almansa, Spain, 2012
Alta Vista Classic, Malbec, Mendoza, Argentina, 2013
Sean Minor, Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley, California, 2010


*Suitable for Vegans

Please note that menu items are subject to change.

Executive Chef Fred Sabo

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