Weekend dinner reservations are notoriously hard to get in the Hamptons, but an exciting roster of new restaurants at least gives diners more options! Check out these new eateries coming to the South Fork scene for summer 2015.
Baron’s Cove Inn, the new hotel at 31 West Water Street, Sag Harbor, welcomes chef Matty Boudreau to open a new restaurant. Boudreau formerly worked at Vine Street Cafe on Shelter Island. baronscove.com, 844-227-6672
A new restaurant moves into Southampton’s Capri Hotel at 281 County Road 39A. Beautique, the Manhattan Modern American restaurant, opens a Hamptons outlet there for the season. Attorney Mark Geragos bought the Capri earlier this year for $4.7 million. caprisouthampton.com, 631-504-6575
New to the scene in July 2014, Brewology, 295 County Road 80, Speonk, is a gastropub with a focus on craft beer. The bar has a dozen taps and flights are available both at the bar itself and for table service. Chef Chris Zullo serves up contemporary casual cuisine. brewologypub.com, 631-801-6221
Replacing Delmonico’s at 268 Elm Street, Southampton, is the Tuscan-inspired Circo, by the family behind Le Cirque. lecirque.com
Gurney’s Montauk, the resort and seawater spa, has several new dining options for 2015. LDV Hospitality and Gurney’s present Scarpetta Beach, a sister restaurant to the Italian eatery in the Meatpacking District. Bartender Julio Cabrera leads The Regent Cocktail Club, with classic cocktails and weekend DJs. Tillie’s, a casual dining spot, will serve breakfast, lunch and dinner, plus brunch on Sundays. An Italian-style coffee bar, Corso Coffee, is open in the Gurney’s lobby. The Beach Club at Gurney’s, right on the resort’s private beach, will serve appetizers, sandwiches and salads. scarpettarestaurants.com, gurneysmontauk.com, 631-668-2345
Harbor Market & Grill took over 184 Division Street, Sag Harbor, which was most recently home to Espresso Italian Market & Grill. Owners Paul and Susana Del Favero present a European café with farm-to-table ingredients and rustic cuisine.
Richie Notar’s Harlow East, which made its debut on the Long Wharf in Sag Harbor in 2014, has introduced Harlow East Back BAR.The more casual menu includes pulled brisket sliders, streetcar corn on the cob, brisket tacos, New England lobster roll and speciality drinks. backbarsgh.com, 631-725-5858
The location formerly known as Highway Diner & Bar, 290 Montauk Hwy, East Hampton, is now Highway Restaurant & Bar, newly renovated and with new ownership. The head chefs at the 100-plus-seat restaurant are Justin Finney and Seth Seligman. The menu is American. The proprietors state, “Our philosophy is simple; we cook the food we’d like to eat and we do it with integrity, honesty and love.” highwayrestaurant.com, 631-527-5372
Juice Press, a Manhattan-based chain that serves organic cold-pressed juice, smoothies and meals, opened its first Hamptons location in 2013 in Southampton. The East Hampton location, which opened in 2014, will not be returning. For 2015, Juice Press introduces a Bridgehampton storefront, 2486 Montauk Highway, opening by Memorial Day Weekend. juicepress.com
Thierry Gelormini’s French bistro Le Charlot Bistronomie, 36 Main Street, Southampton, opened over the winter in the spot that was formerly Barrister’s. Le Charlot in Southampton is the East End outpost of the flagship restaurant on the Upper East Side. 631-353-3222
Newly opened in East Hampton, Lisa’s Lovely Organics, 27 Race Lane, serves freshly squeezed organic juices, smoothies, salads and acai bowls. Perfect for fueling your active Hamptons day!
Moby’s moved last summer to a new location at 341 Pantigo Road, Amagansett. The bar and restaurant serves seafood, wood-fired pizza, flat iron steak and more. mobysny.com 631-527-5388
Formerly the site of Turtle Crossing, 221 Pantigo Road, East Hampton, welcomes Momi Ramen, an outpost of the Miami restaurant. momihamptons.com
Chef Matthew Guiffrida’s New American restaurant in Sag Harbor, Muse in the Harbor, welcomes a sister restaurant, Muse in Montauk, 41 South Euclid Avenue, replacing The Coast Bar & Grill. museintheharbor.com
O’Murphy’s Pub & Restaurant will move into 432 West Lake Drive, where Manucci’s closed in December, at the Tipperary Inn. O’Murphy’s serves burgers, sandwiches and wraps for lunch and dinner and steaks, chops, seafood and more for dinner. omurphyspub.com, 631-668-5005
La Parmigiana Italian Restaurant, 44-48 Hampton Road, Southampton, has undergone a renovation that includes the addition of an osteria with a vast wine selection and a Hampton Chocolate Factory Outpost. laparmigianali.com, 631-259-6618
Sienna Restaurant & Ultralounge will not return this season to 44 Three Mile Harbor Road, East Hampton. Taking its place is Philippe, a Chinese cuisine restaurant by Philippe Chow and the CLUB AT PHILIPPE, an exclusive nightclub. philippechow.com, 631-324-3332
Sabrosa Mexican Grill joined the Water Mill dining scene last year, located at 1152 Montauk Highway, offering burritos, burrito bowls, tacos and salads. Sabrosa will open a Riverhead location soon at 1767 Old Country Road. sabrosamexicangrill.com, 631-726-6565
Saltbox, 99 Edgemere Road, Montauk, replaces O’Murphy’s Pub & Restaurant. Saltbox will serve burgers and tequila and host live music. The same restaurateurs also purchased Shagwong Restaurant, 774 Montauk Highway, Montauk, but no significant changes are expected there this season. shagwong.com, 631-668-3050
Whole food market and juice bar Simply Sublime, 85 Springs Fireplace Road. East Hampton, reopened in March, newly renovated. simplysublimehamptons.com, 631-604-1566
A new Starbucks has opened in Southampton Village at 29 Hampton Road. The café has 16 seats and will serve Starbucks signature drinks as well as light fare. Other Starbucks in the area are located in Bridgehampton, Hampton Bays, East Hampton and Mattituck. starbucks.com
Taps, 1271 North Sea Road, Southampton, reopened in April after undergoing a renovation. Drop in for a pint—the selection is wide and diverse—or for pub fare and a game of pool. facebook.com/TapsSouthampton, 631-259-2998
Wölffer Estate Vineyard, 139 Sagg Road, Sagaponack, introduces Sunday brunch. “Sundays on the Terrace,” from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., features Blue Duck Bakery pastries, rosé mimosas, rosé cider cocktails, French-press coffee and more local fare. Also in Wölffer news, Wölffer Kitchen will be takes over the former space of The Cuddy, 29 Main Street in Sag Harbor. wolffer.com, 631-537-5106