You Can Take A Lunch Or Dinner Daycation On This Local Island & It Sounds Delightful
Don’t know if you’ve checked the weather app on your phone today, but mine is showing three solid days of nothing but sunshine!
If you can’t swing a proper getaway for this stretch of glorious ☀️, why not a daycation to Goat Island?
You might even spy some actual goats (For the record, Gurney’s not only revamped and elevated what in its previous life was a Hyatt Regency, they’ve gone so far as bringing back the goats - two named Cornelius and William, after the titans of the famous Vanderbilt fam and owners of summer cottages The Breakers and Marble House.), but what you’ll really want to do is go for lunch or dinner at Scarpetta, the all-the-rage Italian restaurant at the resort.
Their other location in Montauk at the Gurney’s there is pretty much THE place to see and be seen in that neck of the woods this time of year.
Spoiler alert: it's freakin' fabulous. (Ok, I co-opted that last part from the title of a style book by Clinton Kelly. Remember him from TLC's What Not To Wear? This was pre The Chew on ABC, and also featured style guru Stacey London. Never missed an episode!)
Yes, you'll want to find a reason to go (dinner, drinks, or add in a full on staycation night or two at the resort even…I hear the spa has tubs with salt water on tap and how marvelous does that sound?) and get the t-shirt, the ones in the lobby gift shop are top shelf and I want one of each in my wardrobe.
Whatever the season (been there during the winter for meals too btw), our dinners at Scarpetta have been superb - from the bread basket (reminiscent of how Gracie's in Providence does it, with multiple mouth watering options, one tastier than the next...and who among us doesn't adore CARBS?) to the mains (fresh, tasty, and exquisitely presented), and last but certainly not least, the coffee which to be honest, my friend S. continues to rave about almost every single time I've seen her since.
Eats aside for a second, there are also Insta Worthy (Search Instagram and you’ll find so many great snaps.) views of the water and boats, sunsets, and the Pell Bridge from the outside deck seating.
For sure you’ll want to add it to your there’s still plenty of summer left to-do’s because it is al fresco dining in the OS at its finest.
Photo Credits: Photos of Goat Island lighthouse and Newport Bridge used with licensing and permission of Getty Images
***This post has been updated and revised from one that has appeared on the site previously.