Southampton Restaurants

30 Main Street, Southampton, NY 11968
631-283-1233
Friday and Saturday 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., Sunday until 9:30 p.m.

There is practically no indication that behind an elegant patisserie and gelato counter on Main Street lies a small Art Deco restaurant with the atmosphere of a private supper club. It is lushly carpeted, gently lit, expensive, and the food is out of the ordinary. A few of its highly touted dishes are beef carpaccio, king crab leg and crabmeat salad, ricotta ravioli with Genovese pesto sauce, and veal chop Milanese with arugula and tomatoes. All the pastas are made from scratch. The coffee bar opens at 10 a.m. and, of course, the pastries star. A few outdoor tables are available in good weather.

120 North Sea Road, Southampton, NY 11968
631-283-5777
Open 6 a.m.-7 p.m.

An early player in the high-end ingredient game, now with "sustainable" fish, Schmidt's also makes up dishes like chicken pot pies, empanadas, fried chicken, chicken corn chowder, mac and cheese, meatball parmesan heros, and wraps, both vegetarian and not. Schmidt's is just opening a branch in the former Fedi's market on Route 114 on Shelter Island.

15 Prospect Street, Southampton, NY 11968
631-283-3354
Seven days, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday brunch buffet, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Open to the public every Thursday starting at 6 pm for an "all you can enjoy buffet" for $39.95 that includes a raw bar, mussels, BBQ chicken and a lobster, or, for $19.95, you can get a lobster with a baked potato and corn on the cob.

75 Main Street, Southampton, NY 11968
631-283-7575
Lunch and dinner seven days. Sunday-Thursday 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m.-11 p.m., lounge open late.

With a bistro atmosphere, cozy banquettes, and intimate cafe tables, 75 Main allows conversation as well as cocktails. Serving New American dishes, such as branzini, lobster, leg of lamb, and a roast-vegetable pastilla. There are house-made desserts and gelato to indulge in. Indoor and outdoor seating. Live music Friday and Saturday evenings. Reservations recommended.

36 Windmill Lane, Southampton, NY 11968
631-283-0007
Lunch, Monday-Wednesday 11:30 a.m-3 p.m., Thursday-Saturday until 4 p.m. Dinner, Monday-Saturday 5-10 p.m., Sunday 4-10 p.m.

Our reviewer said "Ya gotta love Shippy's." From its golf-course themed decor including old-style plaid carpeting, "it is a shrine to German food and all that that entails: bratwurst, weisswurst, knockwurst, tongue, liver, and lots of mashed potatoes." Beef rouladen is a favorite of regulars and the potatoes take many guises - dumplings, fries, and salad - in addition to mashed. Prime rib specials on Sundays and traditional sandwiches at lunch are also popular.

15 Main Street, Southampton, NY 11968
631-283-6443
Lunch only, 10:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Closed Wednesdays.

On a rainy summer day or a snowy winter one, Silver's is a great escape into a slice of old Southampton and Paris all at once. A family business since 1923, the bistro offers huge portions, top-notch ingredients, and relatively steep prices. Still, it is worth it to regulars and those who want to splurge on their midday meal. Options range from a variety of homemade soups, including their lobster bisque with cognac and sherry, to a filet mignon salad garnished with English Stilton-Double Gloucester cheese. Blue-claw crab cakes and their own version of a lobster roll, very light on mayo and celery, are also favorites. The cheerful room is accented with bright figurative paintings by the owner's mother. It is definitely a place to enjoy a glass of wine with lunch.

40 Hampton Road, Southampton, NY 11968
631-283-9752
Breakfast and lunch seven days, 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m. July 4-Labor Day, till 10 p.m. No reservations.

It's fun to stop for a genuine soda fountain that has homemade ice cream. Breakfast staples such as waffles and eggs are served as well as typical sandwiches and salads.

40 Bowden Square, Southampton, NY 11968
631-283-2800
Lunch, Monday-Thursday, 11:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Dinner, 5-10 p.m. Friday and Saturday till 11 p.m. Sunday 4-9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday brunch until 3 p.m.

The Publick House is an old-style but upscale pub with a taproom as well as a large dining room. The atmosphere is abetted by wood, scrolled-tin ceilings, and candles in windows after dark. The original microbrewed beers are impressive and the food is familiar American - burgers, steaks, mussels, Caesar salad - with daily specials. There is a D.J. on Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday nights.

256 Elm Street, Southampton, NY 11968
631-287-1400
Seasonal. Dinner Wednesday-Sunday, 5 p.m.-3:30 a.m.

The Southampton Social Club is taking over at the night spot that was Madame Tongs, bringing Matt Creason along as chef and offering signature favorites like a tower of five different shellfish, slow-cooked Pacific halibut, and house-made pasta and desserts. Fusion and frozen cocktails and D.J.s will bring the scene alive at night, whether indoors or out.

1271 North Sea Road, Southampton, NY 11968
631-259-2998
Monday-Thursday, 3 p.m.-midnight, Friday, noon-midnight. Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m.-midnight.

A cozy, little out-of-the-way pub. Every night has a special, ranging from burgers with a beer on Mondays to lobster dinners on Thursdays and Sundays, with D.J. music on Fridays. Food is served at the bar until late on Fridays and Saturdays.

43 North Sea Road, Southampton, NY 11968
631-283-9830
Monday-Thursday, 7 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Friday, to 6 p.m. Saturday, 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday to 5 p.m.

It would be almost impossible for anyone hereabouts not to have heard of Tate's renowned cookies and tried them, whether chocolate chip like Mom used to make, only better, white chocolate macadamia, or others. There are muffins, pies, scones, and cupcakes, and other packaged-products to take home. Locally roasted coffee and fresh-squeezed orange juice accompany the inventive baked goods. A few outdoor tables make for a nice place to grab a quick breakfast, listen to the birds, and watch a slice of the world go by.
 

130 E. Montauk Highway, Southampton, NY 11968
631-283-9790
Seven days. Lunch and dinner, noon-11:30 p.m.

A favorite watering hole, Tidewater attracts people for its bar scene. Wings, burgers, and mozzarella sticks are served at tables as well as the bar.

10 Windmill Lane, Southampton, NY 11968
631-287-8703
Seven days. Lunch from 11:30 a.m. Dinner from 3:30 p.m. Reservations suggested in season.

The Tuscan House is serious about Italy. The ambience, menus, and wine list are all Italian. You can forget you are in the heart of Southampton in its pretty bar and as you walk through the arches to the dining room. The lunch and dinner menus are out of the ordinary. Figs are used in a number of dishes, there's a rabbit with fennel entree, a traditional osso bucco, and some 16 pasta dishes. 

6 Bay Street, Sag Harbor, NY 11963, 56 Nugent Street, Southampton, NY 11968
631-725-7009/631-377-3611
Lunch and dinner seven days in season. Lunch from noon. Dinner 6-11 p.m.

The Sag Harbor Tutto Il Giorno is very small, but there is pleasant outdoor seating under an awning when the weather is right. Both branches have the same well-crafted Northern Italian menu, divided traditionally into antipasti, pasta, and secondi piatti. Pastas and breads are made in house. The Southampton branch is at 56 Nugent Street.