JENNIFER GUSTAVSON PHOTO | Chef David Distenfeld, co-owner of a new seafood restaurant in Mattituck called Crazy Fork, serves-up a fresh cold poached salmon salad with vegetable Israeli couscous tossed with Taziki sauce.
Mattituck resident Danielle Grzegorczyk closed her Antique Catering & Deli, located on Main Road in Mattituck, at the end of February and reopened this month as Crazy Fork, a new lunch and dinner seafood restaurant.
Ms. Grzegorczyk has said she decided to get out of the deli business after nearly seven years because of the amount of competition in the area.
Chef David Distenfeld, Ms. Grzegorczyk’s business partner, said the new seafood restaurant fills a void in Mattituck.
“People can come in and get a seafood meal made from scratch without having to go to Riverhead or Greenport,” Mr. Distenfeld said. “There are some twists on the menu, but we have all of the basic seafood dishes.”
The family-friendly casual restaurant features many seafood favorites, such as fish tacos, crab cakes and oysters or clams on the half shell.
There are several different seafood entrees, including grilled BBQ salmon with jalapeno honey polenta, stuffed flounder, steamed lobster and linguini with clams.
Crazy Fork also offers several different sandwiches, such as lobster or shrimp rolls, a tuna salad wrap and a slow-roasted roast beef sandwich, which includes Swiss cheese, sauteed onions, vegetables and horseradish sauce served on a pretzel bun.
Mr. Distenfeld said everything on the menu, including soups, dressings, desserts and even the mozzarella cheese, is made from scratch. The breads and fish are delivered daily to the restaurant, he added.
The old countertop has been converted into a wooden bar and Mr. Distenfeld said Crazy Fork will soon serve local beer and wine, too.
“We’ve gotten a lot of positive feedback,” Mr. Distenfeld said. “People that live here finally have a seafood place of their own [in Mattituck] where they can get an affordable, fresh meal.”
Crazy Fork is located at 10560 Main Road across the street from the Walbaum’s shopping center. The restaurant is open Tuesday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Friday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Crazy Fork is closed on Mondays.
For more information, call (631) 298-1100.