Just Outside New York City

Provence on Long Island

Christian Mir, who grew up in a small village near Toulouse, brings his very particular and intime élan to the Country French menu of The Stone Creek Inn. This three-story Victorian now houses a smart and stylish restaurant about an hour from Manhattan. It's perfect for those en route to the Hamptons or looking for an easy escape from the city. Our favorite dishes include risotto with duck confit and artichokes, rabbit fricasee, and the tarte Tatin. Dinner, $100. At 405 Montauk Highway, East Quogue, New York; 631-653-6770.

Restaurant prices reflect a three-course dinner for two, excluding beverages and gratuity.