Enjoy the East End Al Fresco.
From Riverhead to Orient to Montauk
The Eastern End of Long Island, New York City’s backyard beach getaway, offers a variety of fun activities for all ages and interests. From Riverhead to Greenport to Montauk, there are the Hamptons, North Fork farms and vineyards, breweries, scenic beaches, and stunning views. From tall ship festivals to music festivals to drag racing events, to the Long Island Aquarium, Splish Splash, and the Parrish Art Museum, there’s something for everyone.
The Hamptons are home to some of the most noteworthy restaurants for couples and families alike. Choose from casual family-friendly Italian and traditional French, to restaurants boasting some of the most beautiful sunsets you could ever imagine. Many of these restaurants have received several accolades over the years, including for their exceptional wine lists and unbeatable farm to table cuisine.
We introduce you to ten notable restaurants across the East End’s South Fork from Southampton and out to East Hampton. Learn which restaurants require a reservation in advance, only accept walk ins, offer outdoor dining, and much more.
Armin and Judy is a French Mediterranean inspired restaurant and bakery located in Bridgehampton on Montauk Highway close to the King Kullen shopping plaza. The restaurant sells handmade pastries and pasta, local and sustainably sourced seafood. There is a full bar, with a cocktail list and detailed wine list. Their Boulangerie menu includes a Gruyere & French Ham Sandwich, Brie & Jam Sandwich, Pain Au Lait, and more. Pastries include a Salted Chocolate Rye Cookie, Goat Cheese Galette, Croissants, and a Pistachio Slice.
Indoor dining, and tables on the verandah and patio terrace are available as are roadside picnic tables. Their retail bakery is open from 8am-2pm. Breakfast and lunch are served from 9am-2pm, and dinner is served from 5-9:30pm. Between 2-5pm, the cafe, bar, and bakery are open. Armin and Judy is open year round.
The Beacon, located on the waterfront of the Sag Harbor Marina, the restaurant is famous for boasting some of the most beautiful sunset views in the Hamptons. This summer, The Beacon is offering a 2-course $75 menu. Beverages, desserts, extra courses & supplements are additional. Takeout, however, is available at their regular a la carte pricing. Tables of 2-4 will be allotted 1.5 hours & tables of 5 or more 2 hours. Dishes to try are the Local Tomato Carpaccio, Scallop Kinilaw, and the Lobster Rigatoni.
Indoor and outdoor dining is available, as well as takeout. Reservations are recommended but walk-ins are welcome. The Beacon is open seasonally from about May to September. The Beacon is open for dinner beginning at 5:30pm. Closed Tuesdays.
Their sister restaurants are Fresno in East Hampton and Bell & Anchor on Noyac Rd. in Sag Harbor.
Coche Comedor is a popular Mexican restaurant on Montauk Highway in the village of Amagansett within the town of East Hampton. It is best to arrive early as tables fill up fast. Small and large plates adorn the menu as do ceviche and side dishes. Popular small plates include Chips and Guacamole, Chiccharones, and Queso Fundido. Large plates, great for sharing, are the Apricot-Tamarind Glazed Half Duck, Pork Rib Carnitas, and Chicken Adobo.
The restaurant is open for indoor and outdoor dining Wednesday-Sunday from 5-10pm. Takeout is also available. They are adjacent to their sister restaurant, La Fondita.
The Dock House in Sag Harbor is restaurant and seafood market located on the Long Wharf off of Bay Street. This eatery serves as the ideal destination for lunch or dinner for boaters and those visit the village. Their New England Clam Chowder has been voted the best in Sag Harbor over the last several years. Choose from a wide variety of soups, starters, and salads, as well as grilled and fried seafood platters. Standouts include their clam strips, mussels, lobster roll, waffle fries, and crab cakes.
A very limited number of tables are available outside. Or, take your meal to the nearby beach or picnic tables. The Dock House is open 11am-8pm daily.
Dopo Argento, located on Main Street in Southampton, is a restaurant and cocktail bar that offers a handsome indoor dining and a charming outdoor dining space on the sidewalk. Argento is popular particularly for a lunch and early dinner. Dishes to try include Beef Carpaccio, Chitarra (squid ink pasta), Branzino, and Wild Tiger Prawns. Rotating daily specials include Filet Mignon, Lamb Chop, Halibut, and Tuna Tartare.
Takeout and delivery orders are available via their website. Dopo Argento is open seven days a week for lunch and dinner beginning at 12pm. Dopo Argento is open year round.
Estia’s is a true favorite amongst visitors and locals, most notably for their scrumptious breakfast dishes. The restaurant is located right off the Sag Harbor Turnpike in Sag Harbor, close to the park and a short distance away from the village. This roadside cafe serves of Mexican-American dishes most often made with a variety of local produce. Favorite breakfast Isabelle’s Request. dishes are Gringo Hash, Huevos Rancheros, and . Rotating specials have include Cornbread French Toast and Long Island Duck Carnitas Tacos.
Estia’s Little Kitchen is open every day except Tuesday beginning at 10am. Breakfast and lunch are served from 10am-3pm. Dinner is served from 5-8pm Friday and Saturday. Take away orders are available to be placed over the phone.
Il Capuccino has been a staple of the Hamptons for many years, and is considered to be a favorite for those craving authentic Italian paired with an experience filled with hospitality and warmth. Start with their famous garlic knots, followed by a wide selection of soups, salads, pasta dishes, and main entrees. A full wine and cocktail list is available. Their pumpkin raviolis are a must when visiting during the autumn season. Desserts are exceptional and are generously sized for sharing. Tartufo, Flourless Chocolate Cake, Chocolate Mousse Cake, and Rainbow Sherbet are sensational choices.
Il Capuccino is open seven days a week for dinner beginning at 5:30pm. The restaurant offers indoor and limited outdoor dining. Reservations are available to be made in advance. Note that reservations are made for parties of four or more. Il Capuccino is open year round.
Lulu Kitchen & Bar is one of the newest restaurants to hit the Hamptons scene and they have remained extraordinarily popular ever since their open a few years ago. Wood-fire cooking are at the center of their colorful, vegetable focused dishes. Popular menu selections include their Signature Heirloom Cauliflower, the Seafood Tower, Burrata, Mussels A-La-Plancha, and BBQ Swordfish Steak. They also have a variety of eye-catching dishes that rotate throughout the seasons
Lulu is open Wednesday-Saturday beginning at 12-3:30pm for lunch, and beginning at 5:30pm for dinner. They are open Sunday-Monday beginning at 11:30am. Brunch is served on Sunday from 11:30am-4pm. Closed Tuesdays. Indoor and outdoor dining is available. Takeout and delivery are available to order via their website. Also, visit their sister restaurant in Montauk, Duryea’s.
Nick and Toni’s, located on North Main Street in East Hampton, has been a mainstay within the Hamptons dining scene for over thirty years. This beloved restaurant offers delicious and seasonally inspired meals, with many of the ingredients grown directly in their onsite garden. Start with their Hampton Sourdough Artisan Bread or Zucchini Fritto, followed by Balsam Farms Salad and Wood Roasted Mussels. Main dishes include their House-Made Ricotta Cavatelli, Free Range Chicken, and New York Strip. Desserts are always a must and include the Meyer Lemon Tart, Ricotta Cake, and Chocolate Budino.
Nick and Toni’s is open for dinner Wednesday-Sunday beginning at 5:30pm. Takeout is also available. They are open year round.
The 1770 House, located on Main Street in East Hampton, is an award-winning restaurant and inn set in an 18 century colonial home. Open year round, restaurant serves New American cuisine with a focus on local bounty. Their 150-bottle wine list, for example, is a year-on-year Wine Spectator Award of Excellence recipient since 2007.
The menu at their main dining room and downstairs tavern rotates with the season. Dishes every visitor must try include Seared Montauk Sea Scallops, Roasted Scottish Salmon, and Heritage Pork Rib Chop. In the tavern, try the famous meatloaf most beloved by Ina Garten as well as the Tavern Burger. For dessert, the Sticky Date Cake seals the deal.
The 1770 House is open for dinner seven days a week. Takeout is also available.