No matter what your day is like before you turn into Page, it’s going to get better. Located a short walk from nearby marinas in one of Long Island’s most charming harbor villages, Page is writing the book on what I seek while dining out.
I enjoy restaurants with interesting features, and Page has an exposed brick décor, dramatic lighting, aquariums, greenery, and a “Wall of Heroes” lauding the firefighters who battled a blaze in the village late last year. I’m keen on restaurants where the wait staff is attentive but not overpowering, and Page steps up (and then back) here as well. I applaud restaurants that embrace community-sourced, organic foods when possible, and Page’s greens are as local as you can get — they are grown on the premises via four aquaponic systems.
Most of all, I’m partial to restaurants where the food is consistently delectable, and Page shines brightest here. We visited for Sunday brunch, served 11:00 am until 3:00 pm. Brioche French toast and eggs (a tempting variety of omelets and Benedicts) are available for brunch purists, but we were thinking more lunch than breakfast. My spouse considered the lobster BLT and the chicken paillard, but opted for the Angus burger with fries. He savored every mouthful of the tasty brioche bun and burger while raving about the crispy and well-seasoned fries. I ordered the soup special — a creamy but dairy-free butternut squash bowl of deliciousness. My savory entrée was a bountiful vermicelli rice noodle bowl featuring greenery, apples, and squash.
Desserts include a triple layer coconut cake, dark chocolate pot de crème (with maple-spiced walnuts), sorbets, gelatos, specialty coffees, teas, cognac, brandy, grappa, and dessert wines.
Wednesdays feature a burger bash with patties from land, sea, and garden. Vegetarians, vegans, and gluten-free diners have choices day and night, and there’s a kids’ menu, too. The attractive bar offers craft cocktails, beer, and wine, and a flavorful bar menu.
Page’s menu is seasonal, so brunch, lunch, and dinner offerings may change between visits, and you may turn to sitting outside when the weather is right. However, whenever you have the chance to eat at Page, don’t skip it. The food and atmosphere speak volumes about fine dining.
63 Main Street