The Hamptons are home to some fantastic restaurants. There are some new additions to the restaurant scene, while others are familiar names. You can try Union Sushi & Steak, North Fork Table, Nick & Toni’s, or La Plage. Below, we’ll highlight the best restaurants in the Hamptons. We’ll also discuss what you should expect and what you can’t miss. And, as always, we’ll let you know how we rate them.
Union Sushi & Steak
In recent years, the East End has become a popular destination for tourists from New York. Many of these visitors have sought refuge in the Hamptons. The area has many fine dining options, including Union Sushi & Steak in Hampton. This modern version of a classic steakhouse features work by renowned artists and will be open to the public. The Southampton Social Club and Union Burger Bar are also located in the area.
North Fork Table
Innkeepers at North Fork Table in Hampton have a farm-to-table philosophy, and the food reflects this. The setting is idyllic, perfect for a romantic dinner, and the menu is complemented by wine pairings and tasting lineups. For your next date night, try the six-course tasting menu. While you’re there, don’t forget to save room for dessert! It’s well worth the trip!
The menu at La Plage changes daily, and features the freshest, most local ingredients, blending authentic farm to table principles with French influences. The restaurant’s intimate dining rooms, located on the first floor, are adorned with a mix of modern orange vinyl chairs and black and white portraits of Bridgehampton’s agrarian past. Seasonal flowers and handblown glassware complete the atmosphere. The menu focuses on fresh, local produce and a selection of wines and spirits from around the world.
Nick & Toni’s
A favorite among foodies in the Hamptons, Nick & Toni’s is a fixture in the fine dining scene. Nick & Toni’s is one of the earliest restaurant concepts to embrace the “farm to table” concept, which is rapidly becoming a trend throughout the world. In addition to delicious, well-prepared food, Nick & Toni’s offers a warm atmosphere and regular sightings of celebrities. The restaurant’s one-acre farm provides much of its fresh ingredients, and the chefs use the freshest seasonal produce.
Muse at the End
This unpretentious Montauk restaurant serves Modern American fare inspired by the area. Chef Matthew Guiffrida created the menu, and the setting reflects the laidback beachside atmosphere. The restaurant is open year-round, with outdoor seating available in season. We visited on a Thursday night, when it was particularly busy. Muse’s prix-fixe menu is $30, and the restaurant offers live music on weekends.
While many new restaurants in the Hamptons have been in operation for several years, a few have recently closed. Luckily, this year’s new arrivals will fill the gap, and one of those restaurants is Il Mulino. The Italian-inspired restaurant is coming to Wainscott. New owners Laurent Tourondel and Timothy Gaglio, who previously owned Osteria Salina in Manhattan, will open a seasonal Hamptons location, which is ideal for a summer meal.
For a family-friendly dinner, head to one of the many Gosman’s Hampton restaurants. From its waterfront location, the Topside bar offers views of the water and a waterfront clam bar. Fresh fish and chowder are the specialty here, with a great cocktail menu to boot. The seafood platters are an absolute must, and the drinks are equally as delicious. Those looking for an intimate ambiance can also make reservations at the Gray Lady, a nearby seafood restaurant.