Jul 28 | TRAVEL BEYOND
Hamptons Dining Guide
[endimages]As someone who spends a lot of time traveling between Los Angeles and New York, I have a huge appreciation for the Hamptons – especially in the summertime! From casual to-go food to ultra-gourmet cuisine, there are a variety of fabulous places to dine during your beach trip. Here’s a roundup of my favorite Hamptons restaurants of the summer.
A natural health food market and organic cafe with a bit of everything in Sag Harbor, Provisions serves breakfast and lunch, juices and a special kid’s menu. The cafe has plenty of vegan and vegetarian options on their menu, as well as organic cheeses and antibiotic-free meats.
For a casual seaside breakfast or lunch spot in East Hampton, try Mary’s Marvelous. Eclectic and delicious, the neighborhood eatery serves fresh and healthy options, including inventive breakfast patires and must-try cookies.
Pierre’s in Bridgehampton is a chic yet casual French bistro specializing in seafood and baked goods. The Zagat rated spot serves breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner year-round and provides a great ambiance, patio seating and personal table side greeting by Pierre himself.
A highly-rated local East Hampton eatery, Babette’s prepares health-minded meals for breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner. The restaurant uses locally sourced ingredients, offers plenty of vegetarian and vegan options and is a favorite of both Hugh Jackman and Derek Jeter.
Sourced from local farms, Moby’s is a nautically themed restaurant with a summery market driven menu in East Hampton. It’s described as an upscale version of a surf lodge, making it a great place for happy hour, dinner or a night cap where you can rub shoulders with an array of interesting people.
Montauk’s Crow’s Nest is a New American, rustic eatery with plenty of outdoor seating, cabanas, beach access and nightly fire pits – great for drinks or dinner. It’s a popular seasonal spot, so reservations are a must if you want to enjoy your dinner with a sunset view.
It may be a star-studded restaurant on the beach, but Navy Beach in Montauk is also great for families. The owner’s vision for the restaurant was to create a place “where the kids can throw rocks and the adults can have cocktails.” Particularly great for special events, the restaurant caters to large groups with a family-style prix-fixe “party menu” just for the occasion.
A Zagat rated bar and raw bar in Montauk, South Edison is the perfect destination for creative cocktails, snacks or a romantic dinner that emanates all things summer. It’s a low key and classy favorite with locally sourced seafood and produce. Plus, the Executive Chef reminds guests to save room for desserts that complement dinner and pair perfectly with the wine selection.
Surf Lodge consists of a Montauk inspired menu created with sustainable and local fare. Executive Chef Chris Rendell’s dishes have been featured in Bon Appetit, Vouge, Glamour and Conde Nast Traveller. Tip: be sure to make a reservation in advance!
A bar and tapas restaurant in Montauk featuring New American small plate dishes, Swallow East‘s philosophy is “great food, great service, great prices.” For a fun nightlife option, they offer live music and the entire space can be rented out for events.
Sen is a celeb favorite upscale sushi bar in Sag Harbor – Kelly Ripa, Alec Baldwin, Sir Paul McCartney and Calvin Klein are just a few of the restaurant’s regulars. They offer both a lunch and dinner menu with traditional and nouvelle rolls, as well as a full Japanese libation menu.
As one of the best Italian restaurants in Sag Harbor, Tutto Il Giorno is packed for lunch and dinner. The interior is designed each season by Donna and Gabby Karan and has a very upscale rustic vibe, including both an indoor and outdoor garden seating.
Last but not least, this 40+ year old “one-stop-shop” fish market and kitchen is a must-visit in Wainscott. With the freshest and finest local seafood offerings, The Seafood Shop serves up a true fish-to-table menu for guests to enjoy in their outdoor seating area. Tip: you must try their chowders!
Share Your Thoughts with the Author
- I am Beautiful.
- I Belong.
- I am Kind.
- I am Me.
- I Live my Life Beyond.