East Hampton Restaurants

28 Maidstone Park Road, East Hampton, NY 11937
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.

108 North Main Street, East Hampton
Open 7 Days, 6 a.m.-9 p.m.

Mitad del Mundo Cafe is located next door to the Mitad del Mundo Express, a full service South American grocery store, which is open daily from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. The Cafe has a bakery with a variety of breads, rolls and sweet pastries, and serves hot meals all day, to eat in or take out.  

136 North Main Street, East Hampton, NY 11937
Dinner seven days in season 6-10 p.m., 11 p.m. on weekends. Sunday brunch, October to Father's Day, 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

Nick and Toni's, which opened in 1988, has become almost as celebrated as the celebrities who frequent it. Aware that reservations can be very hard to get (they are accepted 10 days in advance), Nick and Toni's has added four high-top bar tables for walk-ins. The menu changes seasonally, making use of its own garden produce and dairy from local farms. Wood-roasted whole fish is among the popular staples and tartufo is a classic dessert. As for libations, there are 15 wines by the glass and over 50 bottles for $50 or less, although it has rare finds for aficionados. Cocktails use fresh-squeezed juices, infused liquors, and ice orbs, and don't forget the grappa.

94 Main Street, East Hampton, NY 11937
Dinner seven days. Monday-Thursday, 5-10 p.m. Friday until 11 p.m. Saturday, 5-11 p.m. Sunday, 5-10 p.m. Reservations for four or more.

The Palm, though part of a large enterprise with branches elsewhere, almost seems to be from an earlier era. In part that's because it is in the 18th-century Huntting Inn and because of its pressed-tin ceiling and banquettes. The Palm has its service and cooking down pat, and you will get your steak or lobster exactly as desired. Though the prices are high, it is almost de rigueur to share because portions are huge. The signature side dishes are home fries, fried onions, and creamed spinach, and there are Italian specialities such as veal parmigiana. The wine list is extensive, focused on American and Italian vintages, and there's a good selection of wines by the glass. Regulars can join the restaurant's 837 Club, entitling them to special reward certificates. 

281 Springs-Fireplace Road, East Hampton, NY 11937
631 329-1800
Weekdays, 10 a.m.-11 p.m. Weekends until midnight in season.

Pepperoni's is known for its pizza and ice cream parlor, but its menu is huge. It has been serving the local community since 1996, with the goal of offering the best products to the best people. The newest addition to Pepperoni's is Ryder's Wings and Things, which is named after the family's newest addition.

74 Montauk Highway, East Hampton, NY 11937
Sunday-Thursday, 7:30 am.-7 p.m. Friday and Saturday until 8 p.m.

"A butcher, a baker, and a mozzarella maker," according to the website, collaborate here on specialty foods including what many consider this the best pizza around, not to forget calzone, stromboli, and handmade fresh mozzarella from Pasquale Langella. Alongside a barista coffee bar, nine kinds of doughnuts, and two dozen kinds of cookies you can find ready-to-go foods from egg sandwiches to 34 salads, dinner entries like pot pies, sole casino, and chicken cordon bleu, as well as cakes, pies, and tiramisu. Along with select groceries and cheeses, the shop carries the butcher's fresh meats and fish.

184 Three Mile Harbor Road, East Hampton, NY 11937
Seasonal, 8 a.m.-6 p.m., Sundays until 2 p.m. Bridgehampton location closed Tuesdays.

Round Swamp Farm is a country market, farmstand, fish market, and bakery with locations in East Hampton and Bridgehampton. The family is proud of farming the very best produce, creating prepared specialties, and providing the finest local seafood to two markets so they can be available to everyone. 



10 Main Street, East Hampton, NY 11937
Lunch and dinner seven days. Lunch, noon-3 p.m. Dinner, 5-10 p.m., and weekends till 11 p.m.

Boasting a copper-topped bar and faux Arts and Crafts surroundings, the bar scene is lively, especially when sports fans watch TV. Tucked into the Parrish Mews off Main Street, Rowdy Hall takes its name from a turn-of-the-century boarding house frequented by artists. Tables are available outdoors in good weather. The menu has year-round mainstays, such as the huge Rowdy burger, fish and chips, French onion soup, local flounder, moules, and steak frites. There are surprises, too, such as lamb stew and escargot. Domestic and imported brews are on tap, and there's a well-chosen wine list. Rowdy Hall is owned by the folks at Nick and Toni's, and you can count on its culinary influence.

36 Newtown Lane, East Hampton, NY 11937
Seven days for dinner from 5 p.m.

Sam's has been a favorite since 1947 and locals now share the place with celebrities. (Steven Spielberg has been spotted.) Individual thin-crust pizzas, veal Milanese, and frutti di mare pasta among other dishes make for solid, no-frills, good eating. The old-fashioned bar is a good place to wait for a table while sipping a pint.

35 Newtown Lane, East Hampton
Open 7 days at 7 a.m.-9 p.m., Friday and Saturday until 10 p.m.

Breakfast and lunch served along with Dreesen's doughnuts and a great variety of ice cream, sorbets and sundaes. 

104 North Main Street, East Hampton, NY 11937
Seven days for dinner in season.

The folks from the popular New York City Serafina chain have made a go of it in East Hampton's northern Italian alley -- otherwise known as North Main Street. The place has flowing white fabric on the ceiling and yellow umbrellas outside. In addition to a large selection of pizzas, the menu includes seafood, poultry, and meat entrees, grilled fish, risottos, and plenty of pasta, boasting "homemade desserts" and "the freshest locally grown produce." A 45-seat outdoor dining area opens into a vine-covered pergola, where guests are encouraged to have a drink.

143 Main Street, East Hampton, NY 11937
Dinner seven days. Open, 5:30-10 p.m. weekdays. Weekends until 10:30 p.m.

The 1770 House has a small dining room, with old-wood tables, soft lighting, and Oriental rugs, and a more casual dining area and tavern-style bar in the basement. The restaurant offers cosseting service, high-quality contemporary American food with an emphasis on simplicity, beautiful presentation, and has a comfortable sound level.  Dishes may include a spicy local fluke tartare appetizer with hijiki and wasabi tobiko radish, or beets and baby mizuna lettuce, smokey blue cheese, and maple-cumin dressing. Entree choices include seared scallops with sweet peas and potatoes and chanterelle mushroom fondue, melted leeks, and black garlic. Local products are served whenever possible. A nice addition is the outdoor patio where, along with enjoying your food, you can enjoy a beautiful evening outside.

85 Springs-Fireplace Road, East Hampton, NY 11937
Seven days, 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

The goal of the Logie sisters, who run this small place where one sister bakes and the other prepares take-out, is to make sure that healthy foods are tasty. Mexican, Greek, or Thai flavors infuse the wraps, and salads are made with edamame or quinoa. Kids might order AB and B, a takeoff on peanut butter and jelly, with almond butter and banana. Burrito and acai bowls are a hit, as are the daily soups. Gluten-free and vegan items are available, and cleanse packages are available.

199 Pantigo Road, East Hampton, NY 11937
Monday-Saturday, 11 a.m.–8 p.m. Sunday, 11 a.m.-7 p.m.

Arthur Wolf, the former chef at Turtle Crossing, runs Smokin' Wolf at 199 Pantigo Road, next to Luigi's. Barbecue plus seafood, salads, wraps, quesadillas, daily specials, and homemade desserts, plus an ice cream bar. Indoor and outdoor seating.