With its starched white linen tablecloths and exposed wooden ceiling beams, The Coast Grill’s dining room echoes the sails and ship hulls dotting the harbor just outside. The Coast Grill pays further tribute to its waterfront locale with Chef Brian Cheewing’s menu of seafood and local produce, which has earned praise from Dan’s Hamptons and Newsday. Chef Cheewing adorns succulent cuts of seafood and free-range meats with Italian-inspired flourishes such as Tuscan kale, basil-infused olive oil, and polenta. Dining companions can devour dishes tableside or at the sunlit bar where porthole windows furnish views of passing sailboats and hopelessly lost Spanish frigates.
The towering windows that line the walls of Senix Creek Inn provide breathtaking views of the Senix Marina waterfront—but the scenery isn't the main attraction. The casual restaurant's seafood-centric menu blends global culinary influences: staples such as clam chowder, stuffed fish, and lump crab cakes are served alongside more exotic dishes such as kung-pao-style calamari. Marinated steaks and hearty pastas round out the offerings. To complete the restaurant's seaside aesthetic, the dining room features soft lighting, rustic bare-wood floors, and exposed rafters.
Located next to the bobbing boats of a marina, Kingston's Clam Bar serves up fresh air alongside its fresh seafood. Red umbrellas shade a row of tables outside along the dock, and French doors admit sea breezes into the dining room. There, servers crisscross the red brick floor with morsels on casual, plastic plates, such as a lobster roll stuffed with lemon-mayo dressing and tender chilled meat.
Elm City Seafood & Grill Restaurant is known for fried seafood with a light, crisp coating. Diners can dig into platters of fried bone-in whiting, seasoned shrimp, and other seaside favorites, or take them in boxes to go. The eatery’s cooks also prepare lobster rolls, charbroiled burgers, and hot dogs.