By Chef Chris Rendell
My favorite time of day in Montauk is 12am. We have just finished service and it has been quite hectic. I sit out on the deck of the Surf Lodge and relax for half an hour or so before we have to start planning for the next day. There is just a little time where you can relax. Although there is so much going on around you, it is sort of as if you are in your own little bubble.
I then disappear off to Liar’s Saloon. It's a local fishermen's bar right on the docks. It's taken awhile for them to warm up to me, but once you do it's a great bar to come late night for a beer. It's the kind of place where you don't come in with guns blazing. You keep your head down, play Foosball... and let them win.
401 W Lake Drive, Montauk, NY 11954
Chef Chris Rendell is bringing flavors of his Melbourne Australia home to both his Flinder's Lane restaurant in NYC's East Village as well as the Surf Lodge in Montauk during the summer months.
THE SURF LODGE
183 Edgemere Street, Montauk, NY 11954
T: 631.483.5037 | thesurflodge.com
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