Harbor Mist Restaurant
105 Harbor Rd
Cold Spring Harbor, NY 11724
Categories: Seafood, Italian
Oh Foodies... Brimstone here to tell you all about this awesome spot in Cold Spring Harbor, New York; the Harbor Mist Restaurant! Located directly across from Billy Joel Park (Yes, THE Billy Joel) and the Harbor itself; the structure stands two stories tall and is chock full of history! Considering it's one of the oldest buildings in the town, it also has a lot of stories to tell. For instance; the place was originally a very popular brothel and for all you ghost hunters out there... it is haunted!
**Note: We witnessed no paranormal activity while dining at Harbor Mist! LoL...
So... the restaurant is EPIC! Beautiful in every manor; the bar is in a separate room - elegant and old fashioned; great spot for a business drink or to meet up with friends. There are two separate Dining Rooms downstairs and upstairs. We opted to dine upstairs only because the view of the Harbor was such a serene background for our experience. Wide open space, great for a romantic dinner or a small wedding (which they apparently have there on a regular basis). On to the FOOD...
We started off with an array of appetizers. The Jumbo Lump Crabcake was HUGE - truly lived up to its name. It was packed with flavor including citrus marinated cucumbers and this slick chipotle aioli which offered a nice bite. Not fishy at all and served with a small brick of a corn and black bean light salsa that blended well with the crab (which in turn made this Lush's App WIN). Luscious and I felt adventurous and tried the Mussels Provencal (this was a first for us both) which was a VERY large portion, doused with a delightful mix of garlic butter, white wine and herbs. Etan's App WIN was the Long Island Little Necks - a lot of power packed in those little shells; perfect ratio of clam to breading... NICE! My App WIN was the homemade Lobster Ravioli which was chock full o' fresh lobster and goodies in a light pink lobster cream sauce - LOVED it!
For Entrees, we had a lot of different dishes to choose from. We had the Mist Lobster Roll which was superb. Fresh Lobster NOT frozen (we met it before we ate it) chopped up with celery, tomato and that BOSS of a Lobster sauce! It came with these fries that were out of this world delish; freshly cut daily and fried in a Truffle Oil. The owner himself is very attentive and personally checks on every table, a testament to the family environment and his love for his customers. He brought us some Pinot Noir and Sauvignon Blanc to go with our meals, A+ for the personal touch! My WIN was the Sesame Crusted Yellowfin Tuna - you could have fooled us that it was fish! Unreal; bursting with flavor from the Marsala, Shiitake Salsa and Ginger Soy. Sweet, tender and fantastic! The house favorite Pecan Crusted Tilapia was ginormous and tasty. Lush named the Chicken Parm his WIN (it was DELICIOUS) and the Marinated Skirt Steak was a very close second for me... cooked me a PERFECT well-done skirtee and the chimichurri sauce was on point! The chef surprised us with these Filet Mignon Skewers to die for... meat was soft, tender and the sauce was BOSS; sweet, tangy and bursting with flavor. Peppers and onions were well-cooked not burnt and the sweet boldness of the peppers really made the flavor pop!
DESSERT! We opted to eat on their outdoor patio for the grand finale... GREAT choice! Everything is homemade here... EVERYTHING! The Canoli was soft, creamy with a flaky shell (YUM). They have RUM CAKE - a poundcake like texture with a ton of Rum (Double YUM). Cheesecake was Italian style, textured and made with Ricotta - very good... but the WIN was the Tiramisu!!! The bomb diggity in my book... moist, unbelievable and PERFECT! Luscious and I enjoyed flavorful Cappuccinos and Etan had an Espresso with our delectable delights. Very pleased all around. The ambiance of the place was dynamite, the food was incredible and the Food Hounds can promise you that we'll be back! Highly recommended if you are looking for a spot for a special occasion or just to bring the family for a delicious meal. Check 'em out and let them know the Food Hounds sent you!
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