Summer Social Essentials

New For ’19 – Places To Go

Union Burger Front Exterior

Union Burger. The instant-hit, no-reservation restaurant Union Burger Bar adjacent to Union Cantina with a range of quality burgers and delectable milkshakes from Ian Duke and Chef Scott Kampf is going to be one of this summer’s go-tos for those who are still mourning the loss of Red Bar and Bay Burger.

Morty’s Oyster Stand is open at the site of the former Cyril’s Fish House on the Napeague stretch — and will serve the iconic BBC cocktail. Jeremy Morton and Jack Luber partnered with Charles Seich of Ferris in New York to create a casual, cool, and refined restaurant and bar inspired by sustainable seafood, East Coast Oysters, and coastal cuisine put together by Chef Sam Talbot.

Bostwick’s on the Harbor is the new, second location of the famous local eatery, opening on the water at the location the former Bay Kitchen Bar and before that, Bostwick’s Seafood Grill, spent 15 years. Kevin Boles and Chris Eggert have a seafood centric menu in a casual, yet refined setting at Bostwick’s on the Harbor. Bostwick’s Chowder House is also open and will remain on Pantigo Road in East Hampton.

Independent/T-Bar Porterhouse
T-Bar Porterhouse

Tony Fortuna and Derek Axelrod are busy putting the finishing touches to T-Bar Southampton, which opens this summer across from the Southampton LIRR station in the former Jue Lan space. While you’re waiting for this anticipated opening, you can sample the cuisine at Tony’s New York neighborhood gem.

Not To Miss People

Zach Erdem. Independent/Zach Erdem

75 Main, owned by Zach Erdem and with new chef Mark Militello, has sidewalk seating, which combines dining with people-watching in Southampton, and is ready for the summer with his other establishments including night club AM Southampton, the new restaurant Blu Mar, and hotel The Harpoon House.

Maria & Kenneth Fishel. Independent/©MOGOLLAN EMPIRE

Power couple Ken and Maria Fishel know how to combine giving to causes and hosting memorable events at their Bridgehampton estate. This summer, expect to hear more about the Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation’s “A Hamptons Happening,” Hamptons Polo, and the Ferrari-Maserati Brunch.

Dede Gotthelf. Independent/Southampton Inn

Dede Gotthelf is not only the owner of the 90-room Southampton Inn, but is also an avid supporter of the diverse cultural and community-based programs on the East End. Catch her at the Memorial Day barbeque at the Inn to celebrate the start of the season and a chance for poolside guests to experience the cuisine prepared by Claude’s restaurant.

Ann Liguori. Independent/Ann Liguori

Ann Liguori is not just an expert golf commentator and philanthropist, but has made her fashion debut with a range of jewelry in collaboration with Holly Daniels Christensen known as the “Hamptons Rope Collection.” Her charity foundation’s 21st annual golf tournament is June 20.

There’s An App For That

Bagel Groomit. Independent/Groomit

Groomit. Time stretched in the Hamptons with a full social calendar and your best pet friend needs some TLC to look appropriately chic? Groomit will come to your rescue at the touch of an app.


Pampita Meat Shop. Want the best organic grass-fed Argentinian steaks for your barbeque AND have them delivered to your home. It can only be Pampita Meat Shop owned by Claudia Walters offering home delivery this summer in the Hamptons. After 18 years of being banned, the Argentine Meat in USA, Pampita Meat Shop, was one of the first to offer grass fed meat (no hormones or antibiotics).

Blade Helicopter

Blade. Let’s skip the “traditional” sedately drive down the LIE, and fly point-to-point from NYC to Southampton, East Hampton, Westhampton, and Montauk in around 30 minutes and wave at the traffic.


Get that summer white linen look with British boutique The White Company, with a summer pop-up in the former Christopher Fisher Cashmere space in Southampton. Offering bed linens and range of clothing will make the summer more bearable.

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