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, sunset happy hour Monday-Friday, from 4 p.m.-6 p.m. and 10 p.m. to close.
The decor is nautical and sea-to-table is the theme. It's all about the seafood here, with Montauk tuna tartare, fluke tataki, fritto misto, and octopus with a vegetable ragout among the small plates. Buttermilk fried soft shell crab with summer veggie slaw and passion fruit consomme and harbor fluke were popular spring entrees. The Little Gem salad, with Jasper Hill Bayley Hazen blue cheese, is exceptional and the lemon and thyme potato fries get raves. Oysters are $2 and a glass of rose is $6 at happy hour.
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 Montauk lobster fajita or their killer beach shack tacos. 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. There is a full bar and soft ice cream. Takeout is available.
85 Montauk Highway, East Hampton, NY 11937
Dinner seven nights, 5:30-10 p.m.
Cafe Max calls itself the unHampton restaurant. It has consistently good reviews and prices are more moderate than most. Its medium-size menu leans toward fish. Try broiled flounder with lemon butter or shrimp curry. Salads, such as pear with walnuts and gorgonzola, are favorites, and diners rarely turn down the homemade desserts. A $25, three-course prix fixe is available all night Sunday-Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 5:30 to 6:30, but not on holiday weekends. There's 20 percent off for takeout.
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.-10 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m.-11 p.m.. 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-10:00 p.m.
Soon to be changing their name to Fusion Express, they have added Thai food and sushi to the Chinese menu. 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. Located behind the row of shops at 66 Newtown Lane. Delivery 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.
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 noon to 9:30 p.m, Friday noon to 10 p.m., Saturday 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m., Sunday 11:30 a.m.-9 p.m. Reservations can be made at seatime.com/cowfish
Cowfish can be reached by sea as well as land and is located inside the Indian Cove Marina. The chef prepares daily seafood specials along with their menu staples which include a variety of steaks, sushi and shared plate offerings like their BBQ Shrimp. Check its website for the live music schedule.
331 Three Mile Harbor Road, East Hampton, NY 11937
Seven days, 6 a.m.-7 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. They are also home of the international award for outstanding new product, the lentil rice crispbread.
99 North Main Street, East Hampton, NY 11937
Dinner, Monday-Wednesday 5:30-11 p.m, Thursday-Sunday 5:30-midnight.
East Hampton Grill, part of the Hillstone Group's upscale chain of restaurants, has won accolades. It concentrates on classics, from heavenly rosemary biscuits and deviled eggs, to center cut filet mignon and barbecued ribs, along with local seafood. 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
Starting June 16. Seven days. Lunch, 11:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Thursday-Sunday. Dinner, 5:00-10:00 p.m. Friday and Saturday until 11 p.m.
It always feels like an occasion at East Hampton Point, especially as they are celebrating their 25th anniversary all summer long. Unbeatable view of boats on Three Mile Harbor (and adjacent accommodations) makes it popular for weddings and other fancy occasions. 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, Thomas Rougey, concentrates on Meditterranean specialties and locally caught fish. $1. oysters are served during a 3-5 p.m. happy hour, Thursday-Sunday, with a glass of champagne or handcrafted cocktail. Sunday brunch. Live music on Sunday night. Alex Algieri is the general manager. And there's a special deck menu.