Restaurant of the Week: The Montauk

A trip to the beach isn’t far away with Old Town Scottsdale’s The Montauk on your radar. The dining destination serves American-style fare, where East Coast flavors meet staples from the West in an airy, buzzing atmosphere. 

A part of the long line of restaurants from local hospitality group Jocque Concepts and neighbor to the staple Mexican eatery, Diego Pops, The Montauk is located in the heart of Old Town Scottsdale. The dining destination offers a trip to the Hamptons without stepping outside of the desert with East Coast-inspired decor featuring a variety of blues and whites, soft wood accents and oceanic art pieces. 

The Montauk’s menu boasts various eats spanning from brunch to dinner. For a hearty brunch, indulge in the short rib huevos rancheros prepared with over-easy eggs, braised short rib, black beans, red onion, queso fresco, cashew salsa, sour cream, cilantro and a tortilla, or the Weekender Sandwich with bacon, sunny side up eggs, smashed avocado, Swiss cheese and a brioche bun. For a lighter plate, opt for the avocado toast with smashed avocado, soft boiled egg, cilantro chimichurri, radish, tomato, grilled bread and a side of potatoes.

Come dinnertime, The Montauk warm lobster roll is a fan-favorite must-try, with brown butter aioli, celery, romaine and chive-potato chip dust, while the spicy-and-sweet honey-jalapeño chicken sandwich is served with your choice of grilled or fried chicken, shredded romaine, Havarti and a house-made honey-jalapeño sauce. 

To complement each plate is a lineup of specialty cocktails, bubbles, wine or beer. Some of our favorite handcrafted cocktails include the Arcadia Greyhound with Effen Vodka and freshly squeezed grapefruit; the rosé sangria with rosé wine, elderflower liqueur, guava and freshly squeezed grapefruit; and the La Polo with Altos Plata Tequila, lavender, chamomile, lemon and grapefruit soda.

If you are looking for a bevvy to sip with your brunch, we highly recommend the Spark Plug with vanilla vodka, cream liqueur, fresh cold brew and a coffee ice cub; the espresso martini with Patron XO tequila, Caffe Borghetti Italian liquor, Irish cream and cold brew; or, a brunch staple, a mimosa with bubbles and your choice of fresh orange, grapefruit, pineapple, guava or mango juice. 

A lineup of sweet treats is also available, with an option of the chocolate torte, prepared with a mixed berry compote and fresh whipped cream, or the beachy key lime pie jar with key lime zest, graham cracker and fresh whipped cream. 

The Montauk is open daily from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. for brunch, with lunch and dinner served from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. All-day happy hour is available on Monday, Tuesday and Friday with live music. 

To learn more about The Montauk, visit themontaukaz.com

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