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Turtle Crossing, East Hampton

221 Pantigo Road
East Hampton , New York
Tel: 631 324 7166's insider take:

Although it arguably still serves up the best house-smoked meats in the Hamptons, Turtle Crossing isn't the humble barbecue joint it used to be. The restaurant's expanded concept trades cowboy kitsch for burgundy banquettes and antique bronze ceiling fans, quesadillas for grilled quail and wild mushroom orzo. There's still a solid range of Southwestern specialties on the menu, though, especially on weekends: Try the barbecue duck, the brisket, or the charred pulled-chicken sandwich, which comes on a brioche with sweet, smoky barbecue sauce and crisp pickles. The attitude-free staff delivers a glass of Cabernet as readily as they do a fresh, massive margarita.—Updated by Darrell Hartman

Open Mondays through Thursdays 5 to 10 pm, Fridays 5 to 11 pm, and Saturdays and Sundays noon to 10 pm, May through November.

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