Water Mill , New York
Tel: 631 726 4444
Concierge.com's insider take:
It takes a little work to find Mirko's, located behind an enclave of shops and through a small parking lot. Ferraris and Jaguars mark the spot—they belong to the restaurant's rich, sometimes famous, and intensely devoted clientele. The dining room's crisp white linens are complemented in summer by a private patio and in winter by a crackling fireplace. For nearly three decades, chef Mirko Zagar has worked his magic here: An artfully presented vegetable risotto is dotted with crisp slices of asparagus and snap peas, a grilled shrimp curls around a chive flower and a sprig of oregano, and the rigatoni bolognese inspires serious cravings. On the otherwise descriptive dessert menu, one item is listed simply as "The Pear." This house specialty is poached, dipped in rich dark chocolate, and served whole over vanilla ice cream—delicious beyond words.—Updated by Darrell Hartman
Open Tuesdays through Sundays 5:30 to 10:30 pm.