Zagat Dubs North Fork Table Top Restaurant on LI

Southold restaurant rated for best food, best service, and best hotel dining out of over 900 restaurants.

earned top honors from Zagat in its annual survey, released on Wednesday. 

The Southold restaurant was rated as having the best food, best service, and best hotel dining experience on Long Island, the number one restaurant for new American cuisine, and ranked in the top 10 most popular restaurants.

Zagat surveys over 900 restaurants on Long Island with the help of a network of over 6,000 surveyors.

North Fork Table received a "rare" 29 on Zagats' 30-point food scale, which co-owner Mike Mraz attributed to husband and wife Gerry Hayden and Claudia Fleming in the back of the house.

"Gerry is really diligent about sourcing the best stuff he can find from as close as possible, as seasonal as possible," said Mraz, who co-owns the restaurant with his wife Mary along with Hayden and Fleming.

Speaking on the rest of the honors, Mraz said, "it's really about an experience on the whole. We don't want one thing to be better than another. From the first time somebody calls to the time they drive ouf of the parking lot. Everything is about that experience. That's what we try to do."

Along with North Fork Table, Greenport's topped all Long Island eateries for places to eat alone, and snuck in the top five for eclectic food.

Shelter Island's Vine Street Cafe was ranked in the top five for traditional American cuisine. 

For more information, check out Zagat Long Island lists page.

Mary Morgan May 20, 2011 at 06:48 PM
Congratulations Mike, Mary, Claudia and Gerry! Well deserved!
paula didonato May 20, 2011 at 08:53 PM
So proud of my dear friends... making reservation as I type! xo


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