When you're coming in on the new Cannonball train to East Hampton and want to catch dinner somewhere close to the station when you arrive
David Loewenberg, one of the Hamptons top restaurateurs, co-owns Fresno with Michael Nolan, who once owned Miracle Grill, where Bobby Flay got his start. It’s just a walk from the train station, and whether you sit on a banquette in the dining room or in the picturesque pergola-topped garden with its fountain, you can appreciate Gretchen Menser’s creations. Check out grilled shrimp with sticky rice cake, charred spring onions and spicy miso butter; arugula salad with duck prosciutto, black mission figs, spiced Marcona almonds and white balsamic; slow-braised pork Osso Buco with Mascarpone polenta and tart cherry-pistachio gremolata; or roasted local cod with gigante beans, pancetta, cremini mushrooms, roasted tomatoes and fennel pollen. Leave room for Fresno’s version of warm Vahlrona cake, which has a surprise Nutella-fluff center and gets a hit of hazelnut gelato. If you stop in on a Thursday, there is a great bossa nova band along with caipirinhas.
8 Fresno Pl., East Hampton; 631-324-8700