Welcome back to this week’s installment of boy eats lobster rolls from this year’s opening of MTK Lobster House in Sag Harbor. The name may be a bit confusing as this is Sag Harbor and not Montauk (although there is one in Montauk too), but do not fret! You can’t miss this restaurant in a prime Sag Harbor spot a minute’s walk away from the water, directly across the street from famous Hamptons surf shop Flying Point, and only steps from Grindstone Donuts (one of my favorite dessert spots out here – get the maple donut).
Walking up to the building they have a nice outdoor patio, perfect for some people watching and a cold drink during the summer months. The restaurant looks sea-chic on the inside, with a fantastically lit wine wall in the back, a lengthy bar along the left wall, antique mirrors dressing the building supports and a dark wooden floor. The décor would suggest it is a great spot for a date night or good drink, but I couldn’t test out either as I was with my boss during work hours. Not the best look to drink on the job at noon, and while my boss is super nice, so is her wife (mazel tov).
Ok, enough with the building descriptors, let’s get to what you came here for. The lobster roll was fantastic. It has the perfect amount of lobster meat in every bite, the bread doesn’t get soggy, and the salad had a couple pieces of lettuce in it so I felt extra healthy. The lobster came in huge chunks with a good amount of claw pieces, so if you’re a fan of claw meat then this is the roll to try. The salad was nicely dressed but the lobster was clearly the star of the show, and the crust on the bread was a bit dry but I really appreciated a non-soggy bun.
The fries here are the best I’ve had so far. The outside is very light yet still very crispy, lightly salted, and pillowy on the inside. I also tried the lobster truffle mac and cheese, which is a bit of a mouthful to say and to eat, as it was delicious. The same sized chunks from the lobster roll but on top of a bed of bowtie pasta smothered in a creamy truffle-cheese sauce. I am usually overwhelmed by truffle with it being thrown into everything nowadays, but the truffle flavor is a nice complement instead of overpowering. As usual, going to mention the price although it doesn’t affect the score, and this roll does come in at $35.
My experience here was great and I would highly recommend coming here; I give this a well-deserved 4/5.