1 Ocean Road, Bridgehampton, NY 11976
Dinner seven days, Sunday-Thursday 5:30-10 p.m., Friday till midnight, Saturday until 11 p.m.
Almond has settled into the charming building at the corner of Ocean Road, and its following has grown. Jason Weiner is the co-owner and executive chef with partners Eric Lemonides and Antonio Rappazzo. The wine list is mainly French, to match a menu that includes escargots, house smoked bluefish, and steak frites, but dishes are far from routine. Macaroni and cheese? It comes with proscuitto and truffles. There’s a “plat du jour” daily and a specal Meatless Monday. Almond also has a New York branch, on East 22nd Street.
2044 Montauk Highway (Bridgehampton Commons), Bridgehampton, NY 11932
Sunday-Thursday, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Weekends until 10 p.m.
Traditional savory Italian-American pizza and pasta is how the owners describe 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.
2393 Montauk Highway, Bridgehampton, NY 11932
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
Dinner May-June, Wednesday-Sunday 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m., July and August, Wednesday-Monday
The Bridgehampton Inn Restaurant, operated by Loaves and Fishes, boasts a historic setting with space for 50 indoors and an enclosed private dining space that seats 40 and patio seating outside. Chef Arie Pavlou will change the menu bi-weekly and hopes to stock it with locally sourced ingredients. Guests can expect dishes like a roasted fruit and vegetable bowl, fritters with aioli, and a chef's burger, as well as items straight from the Loaves and Fishes shop like lobster salad eclairs.
Main and School Streets, Bridgehampton, NY 11932
Seven days, 7 a.m.-9:30 p.m.
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 Monday-Thursday 9 a.m.-6:30 p.m., Friday-Sunday 8:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m., Bridgehampton 6 a.m.-7 p.m., Southampton 6 a.m.-7:30 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.
1615 Bridgehampton-Sag Harbor Turnpike, Sag Harbor, NY 11963
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. A $30 prix fixe is offered before 6:15 p.m. This fun and unpretentious place is very small, 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. Try freezing some stuffed cabbage to serve summer house guests on a rainy day.
112 Maple Lane, Bridgehampton, NY 11932
Seven days, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.
Jave 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.
1970 Montauk Highway, Bridgehampton, NY 11932
Seven days. Lunch and dinner, Monday-Thursday, and Sunday, 11:30 a.m.-10 p.m. Friday until midnight. Saturday until 1 a.m. "All-U-Can-Drink Brunch" Saturday and Sunday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Mercado is a grill and bar with 75 tequilas on hand and 20 beers on tap. Marcel Link, the owner, was inspired to revamp the menu, making it more authentic, after a recent trip to several cities and small villages in Mexico. He also enlisted help from Julieta Ballesteros, the chef and owner of Creama and China Latina in New York, making the fare more upscale. The menu has little devil icons to indicate just how spicy dishes are. Happy hour every day from 4:30-6:30 p.m.
2044 Montauk Highway, Bridgehampton, NY 11932
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
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 14 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.
1 Bridgehampton-Sag Harbor Turnpike, Bridgehampton, NY 11932
Seven days. Breakfast, 7-10:30 a.m., lunch, 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m., dinner, 5:30-10:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday brunch, 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
Jean-Georges Vongerichten has taken over the kitchen at Topping Rose. The menu is focused on locally grown vegetables, including harvests from a nearby acre. The cooking has contemporary American??
2402 Main Street, Bridgehampton, NY 11932
Open seven days, Monday-Friday, 4 p.m.-midnight. Saturday and Sunday brunch, 11:30 a.m.-midnight. No reservations. Take-out available.
The room you enter at World Pie has a glossy redwood bar with a curved banquette table in the window. The back room is often full, and it opens to the outdoors in summer. Even though World Pie is named for its 20 different and interesting pizzas, there is a diverse menu with about a dozen each of appetizers, salads, entrees, and pastas. Some recent items on the menu include grilled tandoori chicken, penne with roasted eggplant, and lobster ravioli. The restaurant is popular with diners from every walk of life, prices are reasonable by Hamptons standards, and there usually is a young crowd as the evening wears on.