East Hampton Restaurants

8 Fresno Place, East Hampton, NY 11937
631-324-8700
Dinner, Wednesday-Monday from 5:30 p.m. Closed Tuesdays.

A sister restaurant of the Bell and Anchor in Sag Harbor, Fresno stages wine dinners and tastings. The chef, Gretchen Menser, concentrates on a relatively small menu and on expert preparation. Slow braised all natural boneless short ribs with creamy polenta and Milk Pail apple gremolata, are on the menu this summer, and salmon tartare is a popular appetizer. You can eat at the bar, a friendly gathering place, or on a patio on warm nights. The main room is airy, with long banquettes on one side, and you can hear what your dinner mates have to say.

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.
East Hampton:631-329-8300
Southampton: 631-204-1046
Amagansett: 631-267-5552
Montauk: 631-238-5977
Bridgehampton: 631-537-7865

36 Race Lane, East Hampton, NY 11937
631-329-7000
Open daily, 6:30 a.m. Closing times vary.

On the site of a building that has held specialty food vendors going back to one known as the chicken house, this rival to places like Citarella has "a little bit of everything," including takeout breakfast, lunch, and dinner. A salad bar in the back is next to sushi from the Zokkon restaurant. Other fare includes sandwiches, wraps, prepared salads and vegetables, and rotisserie chickens. The rest of the building is a market, with grocery items, local produce, and flowers.

313 Three Mile Harbor Road, East Hampton, NY 11937
631-324-7300
Open 7 days in season. Reservations accepted.

The Bistro, down the road from the Harbor Grill, is its upscale cousin. The view of a marina where sailboats tie up and the breeze off Three Mile Harbor are some of the amenities that attract a regular crowd, but it's the cuisine of Damien O’Donnell, the chef and co-owner, that is the real draw. Mr. O'Donnell, who cooked last winter at the James Beard House in Manhattan, has an inventive flair that results in such dishes as tandoori-spiced halibut and chimichurri-grilled shrimp.
Open at 5 p.m., Thursday through Sunday in the shoulder seasons, seven days June 15 through Labor Day. Happy hour at the bar is from 5 to 7 p.m. daily with $6 drink specials and $8 appetizers, and there's a $29 prix fixe nightly from 5 to 6 and all night at the bar. Sangria Sundays feature with $5 sangrias and live music from 5 to 7 p.m.

44 Three Mile Harbor Road, East Hampton
631-324-3332
Thursday-Saturday, 5 p.m.-11, May and June; Tuesday-Saturday, July and August. Sunday brunch in July and August.

The chef, Jason Hook, has worked up a menu that includes such dishes as fish crudo, grilled branzino, cauliflower risotto, and wood-fired fish of the day . Dancing after 11.

367 Three Mile Harbor Road, East Hampton, NY 11937
631-604-5290
Dinner seven days, 5-9:30 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays, 5-10 p.m., Sunday brunch, 10 a.m.

It may come as a surprise to anyone familiar with Hamptons prices that the Harbor Grill has a three-course prix fixe every night from 5-6 p.m. and a burger and beer special nightly at the bar for $12. It has a kid-friendly atmosphere with "backyard" burgers, wings, shakes, and a lobster roll. They also have a Sunday buffet brunch for $16.95, and happy hour nightly, 4-6 p.m.

18 Park Place, East Hampton, NY 11937
631-324-5400
Breakfast, lunch, and dinner seven days, 6 a.m.-9 p.m. Eat in or take out.

A classic Greek diner that keeps buzzing, year after year. It's a sunny place on the corner off the Reutershan parking lot, and the service is always efficient and smiling. Expect typical diner offerings as well as Greek specialties such as spanakipita and gyros. Among our favorite lunches are a gigantic Greek salad topped with a scoop of tuna salad or the Papas burger, with tzatziki sauce. This year marks the 24th anniversary of John Papas and, clearly, the owners know what they are doing. 

207 Main Street, East Hampton, NY 11937
631-324-5006
Breakfast, 8-10:30 a.m. Lunch, noon-3 p.m. on weekdays, brunch Saturday and Sunday 11 a.m-3 p.m., dinner 5:30-10 p.m., until 11 p.m. on weekends. Reservations recommended.

The Living Room, like the hotel it is housed in, is part of an upscale Scandinavian chain. The look is quirky and very colorful. The chef is Swedish, and the cuisine is modern American with a Scandinavian touch, strong on seafood and with some surprising combinations and seasonal specials. Dinner choices include black bass, seared duck breast, Painted Hills grass fed ribeye and Swedish meatballs. The wine list is international, and there's an international crowd as well as a local one.

199 Pantigo Road, East Hampton, NY 11937
631-329-0558
Monday-Saturday, 10:30 a.m.-8 p.m. Sundays until 5 p.m.

Luigi's has all the familiar offerings, like focaccia sandwiches and heroes, but everything is freshly homemade and fans call its offerings top notch. Takeout includes entrees, and the staff will be happy to cater your parties.

514 Three Mile Harbor-Hog Creek Highway, East Hampton, NY 11937
631-329-2830
Seven days, 6 a.m.-9 p.m. except Sunday, till 8 p.m.

The owners of the Maidstone Market are Latino. In addition to groceries and baked goods, it has quality Latin foods and prepared dishes.

207 Main Street, Amagansett, NY 11930; 105-107 Newtown Lane, East Hampton, NY 11937
631-267-8796/631-324-1055
Seven days, 7 a.m.-4 p.m. Sundays until 3 p.m. in Amagansett and 2 p.m. in East Hampton. Daily specials.

Mary's Marvelous developed a following from day one. There are a few seats in the small, sweet Amagansett shop, but most folks take the goodies out. Muffins, pastries, and scones are popular, as are breakfast egg dishes. For lunch, there are soups, and people love the panini and sandwiches. The East Hampton branch saves fans from a longer drive to Amagansett. Coffee is taken seriously, with espresso and lattes. People say, "If it's from Mary's you know it's good."

28 Maidstone Park Road, East Hampton, NY 11937
631-324-3002
Dinner seven days, 5-10 p.m.

Michaels' has been a favorite of locals, folks from Manhattan, and visitors from afar. It focuses on quality dishes, and uses Angus beef, organic produce, and farm-raised poultry. The restaurant also has a first-class wine list. The dining room is cozy and comfortable, with a number of booths and the noise level under control. Some consider it a welcome relief from the trendy Hamptons.

221 Pantigo Road, East Hampton, NY 11937
631-324-1678
Open 7 days starting June 27. Lunch, Friday-Sunday, 12-3 p.m., Dinner, Monday-Saturday, 5:00-11 p.m., Sunday, 5:00-10 p.m.

Jeffrey Z. Chen, who learned noodle making in Japan and opened a ramen house in Miami about five years ago, is bringing something new to the South Fork. Momi Ramen makes Japanese tonkotsu (pork bone) broth in-house as well as its own noodles. New summer menu includes diver scallops and chilled lobster miso ramen as well as gyozas, 7 kinds of ramen, Japanese style braised short ribs and fried chicken thighs, pork belly and buns.