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“We believe it is important for people to know where their food comes from. We love to get small batches of fresh produce from nearby farmers, highlighting foods with small harvests with short growing times. It’s our job to surprise, educate and showcase what’s local in the height of its season.”-Chef/Owner Erik Orlowski

In The Glass

Spring in a glass!

For years Rosé was synonymous with Spring.  However, you don't have to wait to enjoy your first picnic of the season to uncork these pretty pink bottles. Guests are ordering rosé year round.  Most dry

On The Plate

Welcome Spring!

Asparagus for chefs is like budbreak for winemakers on Long Island. It denotes the beginning of a bountiful harvest of fresh, mouthwatering produce that feels long overdue after New York’s seemingly everlasting winters. The

Farm & Sea

Spotlight: Crescent Farm

Pan Seared Crescent Farm Duck Breast, Wild Rice Pilaf, Roasted Winter Squash, Vermont Maple Gastrique   Winter 2017 Crescent Duck Farm, located in nearby Aquebogue, was started in 1908 by Henry Corwin who

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405, 2017

Spring in a glass!

For years Rosé was synonymous with Spring.  However, you don't have to wait to enjoy your first picnic of the season to uncork these pretty pink bottles. Guests are ordering rosé year round.  Most dry

2203, 2017

Welcome Spring!

Asparagus for chefs is like budbreak for winemakers on Long Island. It denotes the beginning of a bountiful harvest of fresh, mouthwatering produce that feels long overdue after New York’s seemingly everlasting winters. The

1701, 2017

Winter 2017 Cocktails

Introducing our 2017 winter cocktails.  Some fan favorites, the ruby red grapefruit martini, savory martini and apple & clove martini, have returned.  While new additions include a bourbon sidecar and a blood orange and ginger

1301, 2017

Spotlight: Crescent Farm

Pan Seared Crescent Farm Duck Breast, Wild Rice Pilaf, Roasted Winter Squash, Vermont Maple Gastrique   Winter 2017 Crescent Duck Farm, located in nearby Aquebogue, was started in 1908 by Henry Corwin who

1301, 2017

Introducing our Winter Menus

Winter is here! As the kids prepare for fun filled snow days ahead, our kitchen team has been busy constructing an array of dishes to comfort you in the cold days ahead. They have been

610, 2016

Autumn Wine Tasting

Autumn is my favorite time to visit Long Island's vineyards. The winemakers and vineyard managers are busy with the harvest and the tasting rooms are buzzing with the promise of the latest vintage.  All summer

610, 2016

Check out our Autumn Menus

Pumpkins, pumpkins, pumpkins...Fall is finally here! We are enjoying this hallmark of fall around the restaurant and we hope you join us for a few of our favorites this season. Try a Pumpkin Martini made

3003, 2016

Culinary Cooperative

Long Island Pulse Magazine-April 2016 In the rare hours when Fifth Season is not bustling, chefs Erik Orlowski and John Urbinati hunker down in a quiet corner to brainstorm. The co-owners meet at the start

2203, 2016

Spring 2016 Cocktails

Introducing our handcrafted Spring Cocktails... strawberry-rhubarb martini strawberry infused vodka, housemade strawberry puree & rhubarb simple syrup, fresh squeezed lemon lemon-basil collins bombay gin, fresh squeezed lemon, muddled basil, housemade simple syrup apricot margarita cuervo

2201, 2016

Winter 2016 Cocktails

The holidays have passed us by and after all of the excitement as the end of one year brings us into the next is gone…we are left exhausted and COLD!  Every Winter I concoct many

901, 2016

Introducing our 2016 Winter Menus

We are pleased to present our winter menus beginning Tuesday, January 5th-Sunday, March 20th.  Enjoy one of our exciting new cocktails or dine with a winter warmer and a table by the fire.  Bundle up

1710, 2015

Join us at A Taste of Port Jefferson

Join us Saturday, October 24th 12-4pm at The 8th Annual Taste of Port Jefferson This year we will be featuring: A Taste of Sugar Pumpkin Sugar Pumpkin Martini Stoli Vanilla, Captain Morgans, Rum Chata, Fresh

1110, 2015

Charcuterie

Charcuterie by definition is "cold cooked meats collectively, " which is the essence of what I love about these platters.  Food is meant to be enjoyed shared, an interactive experience among friends or family.  These

1110, 2015

Fall Cocktails

On my way into work today, driving under the intense colored leaves that this season provides, I was reminded of my favorite Autumn flavors with each passing tree. The dark ruby reds brought to mind

1010, 2015

Chef’s Farmer’s Market Dinner

Andrew's Family Farm Tuesday, October 13th 7pm Chef John Urbinati will focus on locally farmed foods that are not typically abundant for entire seasons. The 4 Course Dinner Chef’s Farmer’s Market Dinner will highlight hyper-seasonal

1408, 2015

Chef Farmer’s Market Dinner

Chef’s Farmer’s Market Dinner Tuesday, September 1st 7pm Chef John Urbinati will focus on locally farmed foods that are not typically abundant for entire seasons. The 4 Course Dinner Chef's Farmer's Market Dinner will highlight

1604, 2015

Elderflower Martini

Elderflower Martini Spring 2015 It is officially Spring and The Elderflower Martini is back! Sweet & succulent aromas are complimented with a hint of floral and an ever so delicate touch of lemon.   Add a

2701, 2015

Winter Cocktails

Winter Cocktails Taste of the Tropics Blood Orange & Ginger Margarita Winter has just begun and already we are dreaming of warmer temperatures and sunny days.  Some of us have the opportunity to

2310, 2014

Butternut Squash

Butternut squash to me spells fall.  This fall vegetable has many different outlets. It can be roasted, steamed, fried, and even sauteed.  This week we are part of the Taste of Port Jefferson, an annual

2310, 2014

Pumpkin Martini

Welcome back Autumn with all of it’s rich harvests and splendor of colors!  My favorite time of year by far; Autumn has so many flavors and spices to offer!  Our seasonal favorites are well remembered

407, 2014

Lobster Roll

maine lobster salad roll You know its summertime when you see lobster rolls on most menus or special boards.  To me there is nothing better than a buttered crunchy brioche roll, with fresh

407, 2014

Banana Cilantro Martini

 Banana Cilantro Martini Summer Herbs With warmer temperatures, our pools and patios are dusted off and opened, the lawns and gardens are green and lush and Long Island’s very own farm-stands are teaming

1601, 2014

Salted Caramel Coffee Hot Drink Recipe

Salted Caramel Coffee When the holidays hit us, our instincts scream “winter” and our taste buds prepare for Cranberry and Sweet Potato with Marshmallow and Spice. So…what happens when the lights come down,

1501, 2014

Not your Mama’s Bacon and Egg

'Bacon and Egg' Bacon and Egg Winter is here again and with it cold weather, snow and that overwhelming feeling to hibernate.  Warm drinks and heartier meals become our go to comforts.  The

1010, 2013

Apples and Pumpkins

Apples and Pumpkins This time of year is by far most people's favorite time of year on Long Island. The cool nights, changing leaves, pumpkin patches that pop up literally overnight, and amazing apple orchards. When my

1612, 2012

Memories of Smoke

All Natural Smoked Kielbasa, Housemade Potato and Gruyere Pierogies, Honey Crisp Apple & Caramelized Onion Chutney Smoked Kielbasa and Housemade Potato and Gruyere Pierogies with Honey Crisp Apple  & Caramelized Onion Chutney This

910, 2012

Apple Pie Sundae

Apple Pie Sundae Some of my fondest childhood memories are of my family piling into our blue station wagon heading upstate to pick apples. The seemingly long trip squeezed in between my older

310, 2012

Welcome Fall!

pomegranate anise martini When I think of Autumn Cocktails, I think of orchard fruits like apples and pears, scented spices like ginger, clove and anise, and best of all, the opportunity to concoct