All I can say is wow. JUST WOW!
The 1770 House is the real deal. It’s some of the best fine dining that the Hamptons has to offer. Executive Chef Michael Rozzi has put together a menu that is hard to beat and the restaurant is run by long-time manager, Carol Covell. I want to get to the food because that’s the real star of the show, but the people that work here are also.
Everyone is so fabulously service-oriented here and take their professions very seriously. The setting of the restaurant is extraordinarily romantic, with gas two gas fireplaces roaring as you dine. Combine this with the romantic history of the building and an unbelievable menu, you have yourself a winner.
Michael Rozzi really has outdone himself. There is a $60 per person prixe fixe menu that will transport you instantly into the world of fine dining without being rough on your wallet.
The appetizers we ordered included a foie gras, a Hudson cheese plate, North Fork Oysters, a stunningly good Montauk Fluke Tartare, and an incredible beet salad. The standout was the foie gras which was incredible, richer than I thought was imaginable.
The entrees were unforgettable. That’s the only word I have for it. Very rarely is a meal presented to me and I think to myself, “How were they able to do this?” But that’s what happened to me at the 1770 House. We had that California rabbit braised in carrot and parmesan broth with hand-cut fettuccine, garlic chive, pesto, mustard greens and hazelnuts. I mean…did you read that last sentence? Is that not the most wonderful combination you’ve ever heard of? It was sensational.
We also had the Berkshire pork chop “Tonkatsu” with shiitake mushrooms, pak choi, soy, sesame, and chiles as well as the seared Montauk Sea Scallops.
The freshness, the quality, the delicate balance of flavors and spices, and the uniqueness of each dish, put things on a whole other level at the 1770 House. It’s a total win.