“Yes, on-tap rosé makes this place pretty much automatically swoon-worthy…”
Enter Moby’s: the Hamptons spot where you order rosé, Aperol Spritz and Dark & Stormies on tap. The food is farm-to-table with a Mediterranean flare: wood oven pizza, spaghettini and rock shrimp sourced right off the docks of Montauk, where Moby’s first pop-up restaurant—Moby Dick’s—used to be.
Owners Lincoln and Nick are two Aussies with a dedication to locally sourced food and a shared vision for a community focused restaurant. I can understand why so many Aussies set up shop in the East End (think of Aussie chef Chris Rendell at the Surf Lodge‘s Byron restaurant). Part of the reason why I keep coming back to Montauk, is specifically because it gives me a taste of my days spent in small laid-back Australian surf towns.
Chef Gary King is dedicated to painstakingly simple food and quality ingredients. “The quality is the part that’s most important, after that nothing matters”. The décor, just like the food, is unfussy and focused on quality (rather than quantity). Located in an 1800s farmhouse, Moby’s feels like you’re hanging out at someone’s home (someone with great taste and superior cooking skills that is).
Who wants to meet me at Moby’s for a late brunch? They had me at rosé-on-tap.
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Photography Sarah Elliott for Eye Swoon.