Dining Guide: Red Rooster Bistro

BILL PETERS PHOTO | Bartender serves customers at the Red Rooster Restaurant in Cutchogue.

Owner(s): Nick and Pepi Nikolov

Year established: 2010

Location: 4805 Depot Lane, Cutchogue

Phone: 631-734-8267

Attire: Casual

Wheelchair accessible: Yes

Hours: Open 7 days for dinner at 4 p.m.; lunch Saturday and Sunday at noon; Happy hour Monday-Friday 4-6 p.m.


Surrounded by fields, this red-painted restaurant is conveniently located close to the North Road (Route 48) in Cutchogue. The building has been renovated since it was acquired by Nick and Pepi Nikolov (who also own Pepi’s in Southold) in 2010 and decorated “with roosters everywhere,” according to Pepi.

An international bistro, the Red Rooster offers traditional Bulgarian recipes, such as shopska salad and rulo stefani (meatloaf made with pork and beef and a hard-boiled egg in the center with a rich brown sauce). Other old-world entrées include pot roast, Wiener schnitzel, kebabche, stuffed peppers and roast duck. Also on the menu are Alaskan salmon and grouper, some special burgers, including a double-stacked vegetarian burger, and more.

Private parties are welcome for all occasions.

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