Farm Country Kitchen

For this month’s offering, we need to go on an adventure.  Take Route 51 north to the end, bear left and cross the Peconic River at the bridge opposite the Court/Jail complex.  Turn left on West Main Street and after approximately 250 yards on the left side, if you look quickly, you may be lucky to see a small blackboard that says “Serving Lunch.”  If you do, park your car in either the small (4 space) lot right there, or the lot past the next house and enter the stone path next to the white building with barn doors.  If you see a sign that announces the Farm Country Kitchen, you will know that you are in the right place.  Follow the path to the 4 stone steps that lead down to a small white house.  You’ve arrived!

The Farm Country Kitchen resides in a tiny house that dates from the late 1800’s.  There are two dining areas; one in a quaint room with a fireplace that you pass through before coming to the main dining area on a charming deck overlooking a picturesque section of the Peconic River.  The menu changes daily, depending on what is fresh in the market that day.  On a recent visit we sampled a grilled vegetable sandwich with fresh mozzarella served on fresh crusty Italian bread, and a steak panini with fried onions, melted provolone, tomato and horseradish sauce on a sour dough roll.  Both were served with a side of pasta salad.  All of the kitchen offerings are fresh and home made, and the combinations are tasty and innovative.  (Be advised, however, that because of space limitations, all service items are disposable.)

The Farm Country Kitchen is open for lunch every day but Sunday.  Additionally, they are open for dinner Wednesday through Saturday until 9:00 PM (wine is BYO).  Their daily changing menu may be previewed on their website (   While half the fun is getting there, the cuisine is fresh, very creative and most delightful. But this is, after all, just One Man’s Opinion.

Farm Country Kitchen, 513 West Main St; Riverhead NY; (631)369-6311

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