After over a year of eager anticipation, Mavericks is finally opening in Montauk. Serving surf-and-turf with sunsets on the side, Maverick’s makes imaginative and fresh fare inspired by a truly stunning natural stage. Mavericks’ DNA is that of a steakhouse in a fishing village, and the masterful mix of land and sea shows a commanding statement and expert execution of the restaurant’s concept.
Evidence of the team’s hard work is all around, making Mavericks one of the most impressive new restaurants to open in the Hamptons. I had the pleasure of being invited to last weekend’s Friends and Family soft launch in preparation for the full opening this weekend. Trust me; they are ready to deliver—from service to atmosphere to food—Marvericks’ restaurant has carefully curated an unforgettable dining experience in Montauk.
When you arrive, you’re greeted by a 700-pound shark sculpture designed by RISK— a renowned street artist—perfectly punctuating Mavericks’ distinct mix of elegance, creativity, and maritime influence. Overlooking Fort Pond to the west, the restaurant is designed to highlight the stunning water views, making Mavericks the brightest steakhouse I know of. Walls of windows expand the already large dining area and bar while the open-concept layout is bright and unobstructed, accented by light wood details.
Inside, a slightly raised bar area anchors the dining room and acts as the beating heart of the restaurant—both aesthetically beautiful and functional. On the front side, a comfortable and casual seating area hosted a mix of guests eating, chatting, and having cocktails. Past the bar, the main dining area feels more private and intimate.
Executive Chef Jeremy Blutstein’s menu is as refined as it is robust, bucking the trend to only offer a few entrees and appetizers. We ordered all our food for sharing, which was recommended for our table of five. Beyond the delicious and exciting food, the little things go a long way—portion sizes, course timing, presentation—proving that luxury is a service that Mavericks intimately understands.
Mavericks’ steakhouse-sensibility showed throughout the meal, with each dish relying on bold, classic flavors rather than deconstructions or reinventions—resulting in a refreshing and iconic experience. Standouts were the perfectly cooked swordfish, steak, and lobster cocktail. Unsurprisingly, the hulking 48 oz porterhouse steak was delicious (don’t be daunted!), but I was surprised by how much I loved the Kimchi Fried Rice!
Appetizers/Starters: Amagansett Gem Cesar • Rillette • Jonah Crab Legs • Crudo • Lobster Cocktail • Oysters (Dressed)
Sides: Local Mushrooms • Creamy Spinach • Kimchi Fried Rice
Entrees: Porterhouse Steak • Whole Fish Fluke • Swordfish Steak • Lobster Radiattore
Everyone, from host to service to managers, worked as a highly attentive team and ensured everything about our experience was excellent. Our server Cornelia was a genuine gem and a hospitality veteran whose vast menu knowledge showed how much effort and energy the Mavericks’ team has invested into preparation. Thanks to the launch manager David for the recommendations – we promise to get the baked potato next time!
The beverage program impressed me with its focus on crafting classic cocktails elevated by premium spirits, inventive ingredients, and stunning delivery (I LOVE the “M” branded ice!). With consultation from Jarhn Blutstien, The Maverick’s Martini—extra dirty with blue cheese olives—was delightful, and I had more than 1! Managing Partner and Wine Specialist Vanessa Price hand-picked their amazing wine selection, and I loved seeing Springs Brewery’s Lazy Lightning, my absolute favorite local beer.
Mavericks is just what the Hamptons’ dining scene needs: an elevated experience with a unique atmosphere, fantastic food, and a uniquely Montauk mentality. Once you’ve been, you’ll know.
Located at 51 South Edgemere in Montauk.
For reservations, email [email protected] or call (631) 668-8506.