Weekend dinner reservations in the Hamptons can be hard to get in the heat of summer, but an exciting roster of new restaurants expands diners’ options in the truly cool season! Check out these eateries new to the South Fork scene this fall.
Circo has taken over the former Delmonico’s space at 268 Elm Street in Southampton.
Momi Ramen has taken over the former Turtle Crossing on Pantigo Road in East Hampton.
Via Del Mare Ristorante took over the former Mirko’s in Water Mill earlier this year. Via Del Mare is dedicated to providing flavorful, authentic Italian cuisine paired with exceptional service. The menu, designed by Chef Wilson Medei, pays respect to the Italian tradition with a variety of delicious plates. 670 Montauk Highway, Water Mill. viadelmareristorante.com, 631-726-4444
Baron’s Cove Inn, the brand new hotel at 31 West Water Street, Sag Harbor, features the creations of Chef Matty Boudreau in its restaurant. Boudreau previously worked at Vine Street Cafe on Shelter Island. baronscove.com, 631-725-2101
Gurney’s Montauk, the resort and seawater spa, has several new dining optionsLDV Hospitality and Gurney’s present Scarpetta Beach, a sister restaurant to the Italian eatery in the Meatpacking District. 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. 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. 631-725-4433
The location formerly known as Highway Diner & Bar, 290 Montauk Hwy, East Hampton, is now Highway Restaurant & Bar, newly renovated and under new ownership. The head chefs at the 100-plus-seat restaurant are Justin Finney and Seth Seligman. The menu is American. highwayrestaurant.com, 631-527-5372
Marders landscape services and garden shop has opened a lunch spot called Honey Bee Café. Offering light fare and wine and beer in the garden, Honey Bee Café is open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily until November. 120 Snake Hollow Road, Bridgehampton. 631-537-3700
Thierry Gelormini’s French bistro Le Charlot Bistronomie, 36 Main Street, Southampton, opened 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—but with more outdoor dining perfect for warm fall days. 631-353-3222
Chef Matthew Guiffrida’s New American restaurant in Sag Harbor, Muse in the Harbor, welcomes a sister restaurant, Muse at the Montauk, 41 South Euclid Avenue, replacing The Coast Bar & Grill. museintheharbor.com 631-899-4810
Wölffer Kitchen is located at 29 Main Street (former home of The Cuddy) in Sag Harbor and serves modern American eats with a Mediterranean influence and a focus on local, fresh, seasonal and—of course—wine-friendly food. wolffer.com, 631-537-5106