Your Hamptons Weekend Getaway Guide

Where to eat this summer

Whether you have the luxury of getting away for a weekend or an entire week, this summer you’re taking some much needed “ME” time.

There’s something about summer in New York City that differs from any other US city. Let’s call it “a hint of European”, where we feel the need to take a little breather, work less and vacation more. If you’re on board with this old world mentality and planning weekend or week-long trips then you need to follow this guide for where to go, what to do and most importantly where to eat and drink in the Hamptons and its neighboring towns.


Southampton

Brooklyn Chop House Southampton

Cuisine: Asian
What you need to know: Phillipe Chow brings his Asian flavors to Southhampton at the Capri Hotel. Open for the season we recommend you come along with a big group and share the pastrami dumplings, french onion soup dumplings, pork soup dumplings, Peking duck tacos, short rib bao buns, and the chicken satay.


TBar Southampton

 

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Cuisine: Steakhouse
What you need to know: Tony Fortuna brings his Upper East Side to Southhampton at Jue Lan Club. You’ll want to happy hour here and indulge in their surf and turf lobster roll.


Union Burger Bar

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Cuisine: Burgers and shakes
What you need to know: Nothing fancy here, just what you need for your burger and shake fix. This counter service spot is now open for lunch daily from 11:30 am – 4:00 pm and dinner from 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm, however, the bar does remain open from 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm.  Start off with a round of crispy fried pickles.


Water Mill

The Garden

 

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Our cocktails are made with fresh, local and seasonal ingredients, perfect for summer. Photo by @dollyandoatmeal

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Cuisine: American
What you need to know: Want to sit outdoors with a big group? This is your spot. This group is going to want to drink so order one of their larger format cocktail offerings. If you’re looking for a Lobster Bake family style dinner, The Garden is offering a pot with lobster, clams, mussels, shrimp, corn, potatoes, and homemade bread to soak up the broth. A gluten-free option is also available. Pricing is $500 for groups of 8 or less and $750 for groups of 12 or less.


East Hampton

Bostwick’s Chowder House

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Cuisine: Seafood
What you need to know: Indoor and outdoor dining are available at this laidback eatery from Thursday – Monday, starting at 11:30 am for lunch and dinner. Local seafood fare is at the top of the game at Bostwick’s Chowder House. Wear your flip flops and order a lobster roll, fried clams, fish tacos, and some sautéed crab cakes. The kids will want a root beer float and maybe even a soft served ice cream.


Carissa’s The Bakery

Cuisine: American Bakery
What you need to know: Baker and owner Carissa Waechter has opened a second location in East Hampton. This cafe/bakery has indoor and garden seating with an all-day menu with plans to include a full bar. All your baked favorites will be covered as well as a takeout menu that includes rotisserie chicken with side options. Lobster rolls are also available on hand-rolled brioche potato buns from Thursday – Monday.


Paola’s East

 

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House made pasta every day – fatto a mano!

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Cuisine: Italian
What you need to know: Paola’s restaurant is taking over the former spot of Eleven Madison’s Parker’s summer residency from 2018. This Italian restaurant will bring to life seafood flavors with local ingredients and an extensive raw bar. If you like outdoor jazz, stop by for a clam linguini and some live tunes. Paola’s East is serving dinner from 5:00 pm – 11:00 pm with an outdoor patio lounge up until 2:00 am.


Amagansett

Coche Comedor

Cuisine: Mexican
What you need to know: Coche Comedor is now open to take care of your Mexican cravings. The menu includes frozen margaritas, tableside guacamole and chicken adobo. If it’s hot out, you’re going to want to order their sea scallop ceviche, ceviche verde with clams and snapper and their bass ceviche with hibiscus, grapefruit, and pickled onions. Grilling is their thing here and we’re eyeing the pork barbacoa and the roasted fish of the day divorciados.


Morty’s Oyster Stand

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Cuisine: Seafood
What you need to know: New England is coming to the Hamptons this season. Charles Seich of Ferris in New York City has teamed up with Jeremy Morton, Jack Luber, and former Surf Lodge Chef Sam Talbot to bring sustainable seafood, East Coast oysters for lunch and dinner daily. You can expect uni, lobster rolls, and more.


Sag Harbor 

Ed’s Lobster Bar

 

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Cuisine: Seafood
What you need to know: From Soho to  Sag Harbor. Ed McFarland’s will be serving his lobster rolls, chowders, fried scallops, lobster meatballs, and a new lobster pizza and fish sandwiches. Live music and soft serve ice cream are included in this summer experience.


Montauk

Sel Rrose Montauk

 

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Cuisine: Seafood
What you need to know: Opening on June 8th, the popular Lower East Side restaurant will be the spot for spritz and oysters. Other menus include steak tartare, truffle fries, poached calamari and more.


Showfish at Gurney’s Star Island Resort and Marina

Cuisine: Seafood
What you need to know: In the former Montauk Yacht club, now Gurney’s Star Island Resort and Marina, Chef Jeremy Blutstein has created a seafood menu with locally sourced ingredients. Try their Roasted tilefish with vinegar-braised leeks, chive blossom, and crab toast; and seared scallops with duck prosciutto.


Greenport

Anker

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Cuisine: Seafood
What you need to know: Chef Wolfgang Ban will be serving elevated seafood. Count on grilled or steamed whole fish catches of the day.


Ellen’s on Front

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Cuisine: American with Asian & Latin American influences
What you need to know: If you’re into fried chicken you’ll need to stop by Ellen’s on Front. Chef Jennie Werts will be opening her doors in late June. It’s friendly to the family and you’ll also be able to try fried Crescent Duck wings.