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Old Fields

February 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

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Old Fields has created a buzz in the short time it has been open (especially as compared with its Greenlawn location, which has been around since 1956). It’s appealing to boaters enjoying scenic Port Jefferson and is a delicious destination any time of the year.

The restaurant is cozy and rustic. It has several seating areas including a patio for warm-weather dining. We sat in the main dining area in the front of the restaurant — the blazing fireplace was wonderful on a cold winter’s night. The bar is separate from the main dining areas, so you can pop in for a quick drink or dessert.

old fields 2Starters include P.E.I. mussels, shrimp and grits, and a tarte flambée of gruyere, bacon, and shallots on grilled flat bread. I enjoyed the crab cakes with the perfectly seasoned, spicy aioli sauce and my companion began with the raspberry mixed greens salad with walnuts. Smoked Gouda made the other salad ingredients pop.

Entrées at Old Fields range from diver sea scallops, chicken potpie, and burgers. I chose the braised beef short ribs with the goat cheese risotto and my friend, hankering for steak, went with our server’s recommendation of the marinated hanger steak with whipped mashed potatoes — both dishes were mouthwatering-ly good! For dessert I savored the brownie sundae with vanilla ice cream, whipped cream, and a cherry. My friend enjoyed the cheesecake with berry compote. Other dessert delights were mini ice cream floats and warm bread pudding.

Our server was really great and the food was excellent. There’s an extensive drink menu, including wines, beers, a pickletini, and the intriguing ghost mint julep. While the restaurant’s menu largely appeals to the meat and potatoes crowd, there are several dishes that are vegetarian friendly, including a vegetarian burger. Some salads or pasta dishes can be tweaked to make them vegan.

As of press time, lunch is served noon to 3:00 pm Thursday through Sunday and dinner is served every day from 5:00 pm. In season, Old Fields is a short walk from the water; docking is available at Danfords, the Setauket Yacht Club, and the town marina.

Review and photo by Raven Peterson

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