"A job well done... Red Rooster Bistro is What’s for Lunch"
Some of the better meals we’ve had on the North Fork are off the beaten path.
With a lot of popular restaurants on the North and Main roads and the well-traveled Love Lane and Front Street, sometimes you forget about the many gems on our side roads. One of those under-the-radar spots is the Red Booster Bistro on Depot Lane in Cutchogue.
Even on the North Fork where quaint establishments have become commonplace, this restaurant stands out. They have an eclectic entrée menu, an attractively priced brunch and a full-service bar.
We stopped in recently for lunch and enjoyed the BLT wrap ($15) on the “lighter fare” menu. You know what you’re going to get when you order a BLT, but a nice touch at the Red Rooster is that they grill the wrap and serve it with perfectly seasoned fries.
It’s comparable in flavor and price to a menu item you might find at two of our favorite lunch spots, Love Lane Kitchen and Farm Country Kitchen, but with less of a wait at this tucked away location.
Sit down and count all the rooster-themed antiques on the wall — we gave up at 238 — and have Gregory fix you a drink. We won’t tell the boss.
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Owner(s): Nick and Pepi Nikolov
Year established: 2008
Location: 4805 Depot Lane, Cutchogue
Wheelchair accessible: Yes
Hours: Open Tuesday-Sunday@ 12 noon.
Surrounded by fields, this red-painted restaurant is conveniently located close to the North Road (Route 48) in Cutchogue. The building has been renovated since it was acquired by Nick and Pepi Nikolov (who also own Pepi’s in Southold) in 2010 and decorated “with roosters everywhere,” according to Pepi.
An international bistro, the Red Rooster offers traditional French - American Ans some Bulgarian recipes.
Chef - owner Nick Nikolov ensures that all food is made to the highest standards.
Private parties are welcome for all occasions.
"Red Rooster Bistro...a hidden gem"