A family-owned and operated restaurant, the newly opened Harbor Grill has brought back a family-friendly atmosphere to the former Fiddler's Cove bar and restaurant. Serving up a classic American menu that's affordable, Harbor Grill is already become a favorite spot for locals.
It helps that the family has some experience. Patrick and Ann Glennon run Harbor Grill with their daughter, Nicole O'Donnell and her husband Damien O'Donnell, the executive chef. They already run the successful Harbor Bistro further up on Three Mile Harbor Road.
"Its old-school East Hampton, simple food at simple prices with a menu that locals have been asking for" says Damien O'Donnell. They believe in giving locals the kind of food they want at the prices they can afford, year-round. "That's the plan and spirit of Harbor Grill, we're locals accommodating locals."
O'Donnell serves up American favorites. Appetizers like Papi's "punch out" chicken wings, named after Patrick Glennon who is "Papi" to his grandchildren, crispy corn fritters, baked-stuffed cherrystone clams, gravy cheese fries, mozzarella sticks and steamed mussels. There are soups, including French onion, salads, and, of course, a variety of different burgers and sandwiches such as the classic club or open-faced sandwich with a choice of oven roasted turkey, fresh pork or roast beef served with a mushroom pan sauce.
Entrées include shrimp scampi, beef stroganoff, bolognese, blackened salmon, chicken milanese, and roasted prime rib or beef served with horseradish sour cream and au jus. All entrees are served with a choice of soup or house salad and daily vegetable. On the kid's menu there is pasta, chicken nuggets, mini deep dish pizza, fish & chips, and grilled chicken. The selection of side dishes includes beer battered onion rings, coleslaw, and sautéed mushrooms.
For dessert, there are root beer or birch beer floats, thick shakes, daily cake and pie specials as well as cheesecake and a chocolate chip cookie sundae.
O'Donnell has reported a warm welcome from the local community.Many are already taking advantage of the new private room, booking parties, and packing in the main dining room for dinners. "Everyone knows each other here, customers get to come in and see their friends, its really nice," said Maureen Hannibal, an employee at Harbor Grill.
The restaurant is open seven days a week, for dinner Monday through Friday, and lunch and dinner on Saturdays, and breakfast, lunch, and dinner on Sundays.
The breakfast menu on Sundays consists of eggs any style with home fries and toast, cheese omelet's, classic French toast, and buttermilk pancakes, with bacon, sausage, ham, and corned beef hash sides.