Bridgehampton Restaurants

2044 Montauk Highway (Bridgehampton Commons), Bridgehampton, NY 11932
631-613-6177
Sunday-Thursday, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Weekends until 10 p.m.

Traditional savory Italian-American pizza and pasta for lunch or dinner is dished from this Commons storefront, which also serves a variety of soups, salads, sandwiches, entrees, and gelato. Patrons can create their own pastas from a variety of sauces and shapes or choose from a menu of Italian dishes. There are a number of specialty pizzas such as vegetarian, grilled chicken broccoli, calamari, and stuffed, as well as calzones and pizza rolls. Delivery available.

2393 Montauk Highway, Bridgehampton, NY 11932
631-537-0590
Seven days. Monday-Friday, 11:30 a.m.-10:30 p.m. Saturday, 11:30 a.m.-11 p.m. Sunday, until 10 p.m.

The well-known writers who used to hang out at Bobby Van's, Truman Capote, James Jones, and Willie Morris, for example, are long gone, as is the pianist and bon vivant who gave the place its name, but the institution has thrived as a steakhouse chain, with five locations in New York City, two in Washington, D.C., and one at J.F.K. The dining room is light and airy and the facade folds open in summer for people-watching (and vice versa). If you aren't in the mood for one of BV's steaks or a burger with fries and onion rings, you'll find fish and seafood entrees and even lobster mac and cheese on the extensive menu. French toast and pancakes are served on Saturday and Sunday.

2266 Main Street, Bridgehampton NY 11932
631-537-3660
Dinner 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m., in season. Breakfast 8-10 a.m.

The Bridgehampton Inn Restaurant, operated by the Loaves and Fishes cookshop and market folks, boasts a lovely farmhouse setting with space for 50 indoors and an enclosed private dining space that seats 40 and patio seating outside. The menu changes every two weeks, offering, the restaurant points out, as many as 800 different dishes over the course of a year. A recent menu included such starters as Kobe beef sliders with bacon bourbon marmalade and burrata with grilled apricots. Entres when we checked last included grilled lamb chops in a smoked chili glaze and blackened scallops with ramp puree over a latke. Sunday brunch is from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Main and School Streets, Bridgehampton, NY 11932
631-537-9885
Seven days, 7 a.m.-9:30 p.m. in season

The Candy Kitchen is popular for its old-fashioned style and ice cream parlor counter. In addition to house-made ice cream and frozen treats, it serves everything you would expect at a luncheonette, and the chef offers daily specials. Second-home owners like to gather for breakfast and customers find its down-to-earth ambience refreshing. Newspapers available.

2 Pantigo Road, East Hampton, 2209 Montauk Hghway, Bridgehampton, 20 Hampton Road, Southampton
212-874-0383, 631-537-5990, 631-283-6600
All open 7 days. East Hampton, 9 a.m.-7:30 p.m., Bridgehampton 6 a.m.-8 p.m., Southampton 6 a.m.-9 p.m.

The Citarella cafes offer fresh and fully stocked salad bars, a hot-food counter, where you can get nice burgers and wraps, as well as freshly prepared salads, fried chicken, steak, and sushi, too. They are convenient places for patrons to appease their appetites or pack a picnic. In East Hampton there are tables with a view of the sidewalk and, outside, concrete tables with umbrellas that allow customers to enjoy meals in the fresh air. The Bridgehampton branch has pizza, but no outdoor seating. The Southampton branch has some inside tables. 

95 School Street, Bridgehampton, NY 11932
631-613-6469
Opening in mid-June
1615 Bridgehampton-Sag Harbor Turnpike, Sag Harbor, NY 11963
631-725-1045
Breakfast and lunch, Wednesday-Monday, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Dinner, Thursday-Sunday, 5:30-9 p.m. Closed Tuesdays.

The menu has typical American dishes, but Mexican influences are strong. A number of breakfast dishes are based on flour tortillas. Dinner might start with turtle rolls or chili chicken nachos, and the entree might be shredded pork burritos or potato crusted flounder. There are burgers, too, and a fun paella that features local fish and Little Neck clams. A $30 prix fixe is offered before 6:15 p.m. This unpretentious place is very small and popular, so reservations will help you get a table.

2426 Montauk Highway, Bridgehampton, NY 11932, 34 Newtown Lane, East Hampton, 11937, 111 Main Street, Southampton, 11968, 93 Main Street, Sag Harbor, 11963
631-537-1100, 329-1600, 283-8900, 725-2270
Breakfast and lunch, seven days, 6:30 a.m. until dusk.

This daytime cafe is a year-round favorite, having added branches over the years. All menu items are available for eat in or take out. The eateries pride themselves on their coffees, gourmet breakfasts, and catering. You could say the Golden Pear is tried and true.

100 Pantigo Road (Rt. 27), East Hampton; 10 South Etna Avenue, Montauk; 2101 Montauk Hwy., Amagansett, 2123 Montauk Hwy., Bridgehampton, 358 Montauk Hwy., Wainscott, Southampton, 801 County Rd. 39.
631-329-8300, 631-238-5976, 631-267-7873
Seven days, Monday-Saturday, 6 a.m.-4 p.m. (till 3 p.m. in Southampton), Sundays, 6 a.m.-3 p.m.

Goldberg's Famous is a formidable Jewish deli. Its mainstays are bagels and flagels baked daily. It's also a great source for Jewish rye, kasha varnishkas, stuffed cabbage, and chopped liver, among other mouth-watering staples of the cuisine. There's a veggie tuna salad if you're watching your weight. 
East Hampton:631-329-8300
Southampton: 631-204-1046
Amagansett: 631-267-5552
Montauk: 631-238-5977
Bridgehampton: 631-537-7865

112 Maple Lane, Bridgehampton, NY 11932
631-725-0500
Seven days, 7 a.m.-6 p.m.

Java Nation is a small-batch coffee roastery whose owners take their beans very, very seriously but without any pretension. Both the roasting operation and the small cafe occupy a low-frills space in a semi-industrial row of buildings near the Bridgehampton train station. A selection of pastries is always on offer along with the cappuccionos and cortados, but the big deal here is the beans, with devotees willing to drive miles to stock up. 

55 Main Street, East Hampton, 2486 Montauk Hwy., Bridgehampton, 93 Main Street, Southampton
212-777-0034
All locations, Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Friday-Sunday, 8 a.m.-7 p.m.

100% USDA organic cold pressed juices, smoothies, cleanses, cold brewed coffee, raw oatmeal, matcha green tea, dried fruit and nuts, vegan ice cream and take-home salads and dressings and more. 

1970 Montauk Highway, Bridgehampton, NY 11932
631-237-1334
Seven days in season. Lunch and dinner, Sunday, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 11:30 a.m.-10 p.m. Friday, 11:30-1 a.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Lunch ends at 3 p.m. Brunch on weekends.

Mercado is a grill and bar with 75 tequilas on hand and 20 beers on tap. Marcel Link, the owner/chef, created an authentic menu, with dishes picked up among his travels from Mexico City, Puebla, and Oaxaca, as well as coastal Mexican seafood. The vibrant flavors of Mexico are served in a warm, rustic atmosphere. Happy hour every day from 4:30-6:30 p.m

2044 Montauk Highway, Bridgehampton, NY 11932
631-537-2855
Breakfast, lunch, and dinner seven days. Monday through Saturday, 7 a.m.-9 p.m. Sunday, 7 a.m.-7 p.m.

This bakery and cafe is a part of a franchise with branches all over the country. With its mission "a loaf of bread in every arm," the company knows the art and craft of bread-making. Choices on the menu range from sandwiches to tossed-to-order salads, and soup served in bread bowls, an innovative treat, especially for children. The bakery has breads, bagels, pastries, and sweets. Catering is available.

2468 Main Street, Bridgehampton, NY 11932
631-537-5110
Dinner, Sunday-Thursday, 5-11 p.m. Weekends to midnight. Breakfast, 8-11 a.m. Lunch/brunch, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. In season.

Pierre Weber has been serving up all things French for years and has a loyal following. The restaurant's small, adjacent market features patisserie made in-house and is open 7 a.m.-7 p.m. every day. Pierre's changes its long and very French menu seasonally. Fricassee de homard du Maine, flambee au Cognac with pommes frites, and Poulet de ferme organic roti, jus a la sauge with ratatouille are currently on the menu. The ambience is sophisticated, the noise level moderate, and the wine list extensive. Pierre's has live music from 6:30-9:30 p.m. on Tuesdays, except in July and August.