Dining Guide: Blackwells

BARBARAELLEN KOCH PHOTO Maitre d' Daniel Bonomini (left), general manager Brian Curtin (center) and chef Chris Gerdes in the dining room.

Owner: Partnership, Brian Curtin, general manager

Year established: 2001

Location: 141 Fairway Drive, Wading River

Phone: 631-929-1800

Attire: business casual

Wheelchair accessible: yes

Hours: Winter: from Nov. 1, Tuesday-Sunday 11 a.m.-10 p.m.; from Jan. 1, Wednesday-Sunday 11 a.m.-10 p.m.


Located at Great Rock Golf Club in Riverhead, this Zagat-rated restaurant has garnered citations for its décor as well as its menu. Open to the public, Blackwells offers a private country-club atmosphere — with affordable prices — that is perfect for an after-golf dinner. It also caters special events for 30 to 100 people.

Blackwells serves USDA Prime dry-aged steaks and fresh-caught seafood with local produce, all prepared in a kitchen where, says general manager Brian Curtin, everything is prepared “from scratch — from dressings to desserts.” The extensive wine list features many North Fork wines as well as international selections.

On Sunday and Tuesday through Thursday, a three-course prix fixe dinner is available for $19.95 before 5:30 p.m. or $24.95 after 5:30 p.m. Prix fixe dinners on Friday and Saturday are $29.95.

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