They say, “Age before Beauty.”
Mirko’s need not choose in that it offers both as being one of the long standing échelon elite within the Hamptons dining scene. Since Mirko’s restaurant opened its doors in 1984, it has enjoyed a consistently popular reputation in haute circles in the region, and rightfully so. The dining room is polished and pleasing to the eye with European lace curtains, tasteful prints about, cream colored walls and a grand fireplace to take the occasional chill out of the air.
Chef Mirko Zagar together with his wife Eileen take pay keen attention to detail in creating unique variations on European classic dishes, inventive culinary combinations of flavors and textures, and a bounty of interesting choices. The menu is a blend of Mediterranean, continental, and contemporary American dishes, and offers two fixed-price menus along with an ever present a la carte choice, all three stocked with palate satisfying dishes, such as their ever popular rack of lamb in a fresh herb crust with a potato caraway roll, mustard and mint vinaigrette. The Herb & Panko Crusted Halibut Haricot Vert with Wild Mushrooms, Truffle Oil Vinaigrette and Carrot Juice is a surprising burst of flavors combined and the Spice-Rubbed -Roasted Long Island Duck Breast Wild Rice with a Griddle Cake, Bing Cherry Compote and Orange-Honey Pomegranate Sauce is sweet and succulent without being over the top. For a simpler treat, the Risotto with Shrimp Pancetta and red wine is a perfect choice. Cappuccino Ice Cream with Dark chocolate sauce is an ideal ending masterpiece and together with perhaps a shot of espresso, deliciously lingers on your palate.
A well thought out wine list with a selection of French, Italian, and American wine, complements the menu beautifully.
You can dine inside by the fireplace or out on the terrace.
The restaurant currently shares top honors from The New York Times as “Best in The Hamptons “.