66 Newtown Lane, East Hampton, NY 11937
Sunday-Thursday, 8 a.m.-10 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 8 a.m.-11 p.m. Reservations for six or more.
Babette's menu is as eclectic as can be. Everything is organic and, in the case of fish, locally caught. Known for staying on the cutting edge, Babette's menu shows international influences to please varied diners, including meat eaters - the beef comes from grass-fed cattle - as well as vegetarians and vegans. Outdoor tables are great for people-watching.
39 Gann Road at Three Mile Harbor, East Hampton, NY 11937
Dinner seven days, happy hour daily from 4 p.m.-7 p.m.
This is the latest restaurant to take over the second-floor perch near the Harbor Marina, and given its connection to Eric Miller of Food & Company, it promises to be long-lasting. The decor is nautical and sea-to-table is the theme. Juleps on an outdoor deck are like being aboard ship. Oysters are $1 at happy hour, while charred baby octopus and braised meatballs filled with cheese are among the small plates. Black bass and fluke were popular spring entrees, while the Star's reviewer called the spit-roasted duck one of the best ever. Salads and vegetables, with ingredients like squash, kale, feta, and fava, are up to the minute, and the lemon and thyme potato fries get raves.
33A Main Street, East Hampton, NY 11937
Open Seven Days, Noon-10 p.m. Bar open till 3 a.m. July and August.
Down an alleyway in the East Hampton Village business district, it has some patio seating and a popular bar. There are nightly drink specials, and some drinks, like its signature Dirty Bird margarita, are served in a Mason jar. Try a Cobb salad with jicama and lobster instead of ham. Prices for appetizers are $6 to $24. Burritos, tacos, enchiladas, and quesadillas are $12 to $20, with some higher priced entrees. It's noisy, but families and kids have fun.
277 Pantigo Road (Rt. 27) East Hampton, NY 11937
Lunch and dinner seven days in season, from 11:30 a.m.
Run by Chris Eggert and Kevin Boles, who also run the busy Indian Wells Tavern in Amagansett, Bostwick's offers seafood in a simple, accessible location just east of East Hampton Village. Lobsters, chowders, fried clams, fish, shrimp, a raw bar, pasta, fish tacos, and sandwiches are served indoors or outdoors under umbrellas on the patio. Takeout is available. There is a full bar and soft ice cream.
85 Montauk Highway, East Hampton, NY 11937
Dinner seven nights, 5:30-10 p.m.
Cafe Max is in a dollhouse of a building on Montauk Highway at the western edge of East Hampton Village. Its steady, year-round patrons find the cooking top-notch. The medium-size menu leans toward well-prepared fish and bay scallops in season and soft-shell crabs are particularly popular, as is the one-pound black angus rib-eye steak. Salads, such as pear with walnuts and gorgonzola, are recommended and diners rarely turn down the homemade desserts. A $22 prix fixe is available all night Sunday-Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 5:30 to 5:55, and on Saturday at 5:30 sharp. It is not available on holiday weekends.
Cedar Point County Park, East Hampton, NY 11937
Breakfast, lunch, and dinner, from 8 a.m. Seven days beginning in July. Sunday to Thursday till 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday till 10 p.m. Seasonal.
Eat in or take out. There is a sit-down dining area, but most customers don't. A full breakfast menu, as well as sandwiches, grilled chicken, salads, fillet fish dinners, pizza, and similar fare keep campers and daytime visitors at the county park happy. There is a great playground nearby and trails for walking.
478 Montauk Highway, East Hampton, NY 11937
Seven days. Monday to Thursday, 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m. until midnight. Takeout and free delivery.
Next door to the Dutch Motel, about half-way between East Hampton Village and Amagansett, Chen's menu describes familiar Szechuan and Cantonese dishes, but it uses no MSG.
66 Newtown Lane, East Hampton, NY 11937
Seven days. Monday-Thursday, 11 a.m-10:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, until 11 p.m. Sunday, noon-10:30 p.m.
Takeout mostly, though there are a couple of stools by a window with a view of the parking lot. Lunch specials are inexpensive and will fill you up if not particularly distinguished. Located behind the row of shops at 66 Newtown Lane. Delivery available.
2 Pantigo Road, East Hampton, NY 11937, 2209 Montauk HIghway, Bridgehampton, 20 Hampton Road, Southampton
212-874-0383, 631-537-5990, 631-283-6600
The cafes and retail stores are open Monday-Thursday from 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday 9 a.m. to 6:30 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.
29 Newtown Lane, East Hampton, NY 11937
Seven days. Sunday-Thursday, 11:30 a.m.-11 p.m. Friday and Saturday until 11:30 p.m. No reservations.
Uniting European style and sophistication with Hamptons casual cool since 2004, Cittanuova offers contemporary Italian cuisine in a chic, friendly, and fashionable Milanese style trattoria in the heart of the village in East Hampton. It's got its standards, like a margarita pizza for one, down pat. There are some cozy booths and outdoor dining is available on the famous Newtown Lane people watching front patio, as well as on a pleasant back garden patio.
258 East Montauk Highway, Hampton Bays, NY 11946
Lunch and dinner, Monday-Thursday 12 p.m to 9:30 p.m, Friday 12 p.m. to 10 p.m., Saturday 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m., Sunday 11:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Cowfish can be reached by sea as well as land since it is at the Indian Cove Marina. Reservations are unnecessary unless for 10 or more at its "captain's tables." The menu lists seafood, steak, rotisserie meats, and sushi, along with tasty appetizers like shrimp and crab remoulade. The rib-eye goes for $44, although most prices are moderate. Check its website for the live music schedule.
331 Three Mile Harbor Road, East Hampton, NY 11937
Seven days, 6 a.m.-p.m.
Damark's is a 66-year-old market with more to offer than the usual deli. Along with all-day yogurt and salad bars, sushi, and hot lunch and dinner specials to take out, it has buttermilk fried chicken, baby back ribs, gyros, burritos, veggie wraps, and falafels. It serves Hampton Coffee Co. coffee and features Gifford's of Maine ice cream.
66 Newtown Lane, East Hampton, NY 11937
Seven days. Monday-Saturday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Sunday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Tucked behind Newtown Lane, East Hampton Gourmet, a specialty-foods takeout shop, has meticulously prepared breakfast, lunch, and dinner, as well as a full catering menu. Known for its jumbo lump crab cake sandwich and Indian-inspired selections, such as paneer makhani, the shop offers overstuffed sandwiches and salads for lunch, along with internationally-inspired entrees such as Mediterranean kabobs, cod Provencal, Indian and Thai curries, and spicy Thai shrimp, parmesan chicken tenders, a wide choice of fish, and daily specials, and a slew of side dishes. Desserts include the shop's berry pies and designer cakes, truffle brownies, and cookies. Muffins, pastries, scones, and croissants are served fresh each morning.
99 North Main Street, East Hampton, NY 11937
Dinner, Sunday-Thursday, 5:30-11 p.m., Friday and Saturday, 5:30-midnight.
Now beginning its fourth year, the East Hampton Grill, part of the Hillstone Group's upscale chain of restaurants, has won accolades. It concentrates on classics, from cheeseburgers to prime filet mignon, along with local seafood, and describes preparation as executed with crafted awareness. The bar scene is convivial and the sleek wood-paneled interior displays artwork. The place really hops on summer weekends.
295 Three Mile Harbor - Hog Creek Road, East Hampton, NY 11937
Memorial Day-Labor Day. Seven days. Lunch, 11:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Dinner, 5:30-10:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday until 11 p.m.
It always feels like an occasion at East Hampton Point, whose unbeatable view of boats on Three Mile Harbor (and adjacent accommodations) makes it popular for weddings. The theme is nautical inside, too, with a fully-rigged mahogany sloop hanging from a ceiling. You can see the sunset wherever you sit, whether on the outdoor deck or in the two-story dining room. The chef, Paul Roman, concentrates on seafood and locally caught fish. Oysters are served during a 4-6 p.m. happy hour, with a glass of champagne or handcrafted cocktail. Sunday brunch is a three-course $40 prix fixe with a classic and a complimentary fresh-squeezed juice or cocktail. Live music on Sunday night. Michael Capoferri is the general manager. And there's a special deck menu.