A new Armonk Square establishment is earning this designation–delivering a beachy, chic vibe–its walls adorned with local art. Serving now: New American food with a twist that is local, farm-fresh and fresh caught. Creative cocktails and outdoor dining are all part of the fun. This publisher stopped in during a festive Cinco de Mayo celebration to sample a few specials. At the friendly bar, I sipped on a tart, refreshing Blood Orange Margarita and savored a most satisfying salmon chowder, perfectly spiced with just the right touch of crème and teeming with fish. To reserve, call: 914-730-1144 — Grace Bennett
Additional background about Tauk:
Tauk offers an inspired menu of New-American cuisine, emphasizing locally caught Montauk seafood, reputably sourced meats, local produce, craft cocktails and beers. The restaurant’s chef, Sean Fitzgerald, who hails from previous stints at Purdy’s Farmer & the Fish and Xaviers X20, combines his classic technique with a passion for street fare and a modern twist.
The eclectic menu offers something for everyone, with options ranging from salads and sandwiches, to off-the-boat seafood, to hand-blended burgers, to steaks. Lobster rolls, wings three ways and mini tacos, along with ever-changing offerings, are always fresh, with a unique flair. The emphasis is on local, healthy, sustainable and seasonal ingredients, along with gluten-free, vegan and allergy-sensitive options, all at a reasonable price.
In addition to the restaurant’s great food, the bar at Tauk, operated by General Manager Sue Vitello (previously from Armonk’s Moderne Barn) offers inventive and exotic cocktails, a selection of local craft beers and selectively chosen wines. Creative pairing with the chef’s selections and ingredients adds another level of gastronomic pleasure.
With influences from his childhood vacations in Montauk, Leone envisioned and designed this restaurant to combine the best of land and sea. Its beachy interior and casual-chic flair create a relaxed, coastal-American theme. Says Leone, “I wanted to bring my own expression of Montauk’s vibe to Armonk for everyone to enjoy.”
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Food can be enjoyed surrounded by the driftwood finishings and local art, or if you prefer to dine at home, you can order to go or have it delivered. In the warmer months, outdoor seating in beautiful Armonk Square will be available.
Tauk kitchen + bar
402 Main St., Armonk NY 10504