Montauk Yacht Club- not just a boater’s paradise…

Montauk Yacht Club- not just a boater’s paradise…

A part of the Montauk community for over 80 years, The Montauk Yacht Club was built in 1928 by Carl Fisher when he dreamed his dream of Montauk becoming a seaside resort for the rich and famous. A few of the original members included the Astors, Whitneys and Vanderbuilts. Lindenburgh visited via his sea plane, and the Villas were once part of an estate owned by Ziegfield. Today the property includes: 106 Guest Rooms including 23 Villas and 2 Suites, as well as an Award Winning Marina, two restaurants and lounges, meeting and event Facilities,  a Spa and fitness center, Tennis Courts, a heated indoor and two outdoor pools, Sail Montauk Sailing School, Charter Fishing, Surf and Paddleboard instruction as well as other watersports and games courts, a children’s Playground and game room, and complimentary bicycles or a shuttle to explore Montauk.

Need a little pampering? The full-service Montauk spa pampers guests with soothing massages and facials as well as body wraps and nail services. Ease tired muscles after a sailing excursion or a day on the beach with a deep tissue massage or treat yourself to a mani/pedi before a night on the town. Spa packages and gift cards are available, in addition to hosting private spa events and outcalls. To reserve an appointment at Spa MYC call 631.483.5555.

If you’re the adventurous type book a full or half day fishing trip on one of the many charter boats available at the Marina. Head out with the experienced, knowledgeable captain and try your skill at catching fluke, sea bass, striped bass…

Is sailing your pleasure, or have you always wanted to try it? Sail Montauk is also located at the MYC Marina offering a variety of sailing opportunities. Their sailing trips are hands on, allowing you to do as much or as little as you please. Take the tiller or sit back and relax with a cool beverage in hand. Enjoy a romantic sunset sail for two, or register for a private lesson and learn how to handle a Catalina 22. Festive Flotilla Boat Parties ideal for large families, corporate events and even bachelorette parties are also available.  Or call for Private sailing lessons for every level, along with Basic Keelboat Sailing and ASA certification courses. Sail Montauk is located at slip 412 in the Montauk Yacht Club Marina. For more information about sailing in Montauk, call us at 631.522.5183 or visit

Obviously a visit to the Yacht Club has something for everyone. In addition to the lovely grounds and amenities their dining areas offer delicious choices for breakfast, lunch and dinner, or even a drink and a snack out at the bar, by the pool overlooking the marina.

The Coast Kitchen is a nautical Hampton casual style indoor dining area with a spectacular view of the grounds and marina. New Executive Chef Paul O’Shea has designed a southern influenced menu with farm to table, local seafood and organic themes. Working from his own fresh herb garden the dishes are bursting with fresh herbal flavors bringing forth the individual tastes of the fish, pasta, or beef creations.

On the evening of our visit, we shared a number of dishes that had a unique, creative spin utilizing local produce and seafood. The Jalapeno Ice Cream that accompanies the Lump Crab Cake with Fig and Sriracha Aioli is spicy yet a perfect accent for the crab. Spiced Tuna with MTK Beer glaze, pickled ginger onion, and sea lettuce was tender and perfectly seared. The Adobo Beef Carpaccio looks as delectable as it tastes and was the final starter we enjoyed; Seared Angus Tenderloin layered with avocado, red onion, chives and Citrus White Truffle Aioli made for a delicate dish.

Offering four different and creative local produce salads, we chose the Organic Roasted Beets served atop a bed of goat cheese and drizzled with aged balsamic. The freshness of the sweet beets made this salad delicious.

As we enjoyed the starters and the lovely view of the Harbor at night through the glass doors of the dining room we sipped on a few of their Specialty Cocktail creations. The Ginger Gimlet, Elderflower Sprits, The Guppie, and the Boaters Boulvadier each combines a variety of ingredients resulting in tasty flavorful drinks.  In addition to the specialty cocktails, they offer a complete list of wines by the glass and/or bottle, and beer.

For dinner we tried to hit a variety of fare to get a true sampling of the menu. The Pappardelle with an added sautéed Softshell Crab was our pasta choice and it did not disappoint. With braised Portabella and Shitake mushrooms, spinach, roast pepper, chive and tossed with a slightly thick yet not heavy garlic cream sauce this dish was amazing.

Charred New York Strip Steak cooked perfectly to order in a Cabernet Demi and Chimichurri drizzle, and surrounded by a lovely array of roasted Brussel Sprouts, Heirloom Carrots and chunky White Truffle Cheddar Mashed Potatoes is a steak lovers treat. For the seafood enthusiast, the menu offers five choices each sounding absolutely delicious. After some debate, we decided on the Tilefish Pomodoro and the Yacht Club Shark– what great choices they were.  Herb seared, light, flaky and perched on Risotto with garlic tomato basil sauce and a side of asparagus, the Tilefish Pomodoro is spectacular. As is the Mako which is seasoned and gently charred and served with pineapple ginger curry over leafy greens and soba noodles; an excellent combination of flavors.

The entire staff including our waiter Fatlind and the restaurant manager James were accommodating and friendly, while their new Executive Chef Paul O’Shea certainly created us a lovely meal.  O’Shea was born in Dublin, Ireland and also attended culinary school there. He has years of experience including restaurants in London, as a private chef in Beverly Hills, and all over the USA working many convention centers and opening numerous restaurants. He is thrilled to be in Montauk and working with a great team of chefs here at the Montauk Yacht Club.

In addition to the Coast Kitchen the outdoor dining area The Alley and the Deck offers a bit more casual cuisine and setting. Looking for a hearty breakfast before setting out for your day’s adventure or an afternoon snack or lunch this laid-back indoor/outdoor location is perfect. The friendly MTK restaurant specializes in home-style cooking for breakfast, all-day lunch, and dinner.

The coastal elegance of this property makes it ideal for Conferences and Special Events, as well as for a picture-perfect Wedding.  For more information visit: