{friday feature} Summer In The Hamptons

 Friday Feature: Summer In The Hamptons

Here’s an update on where to eat and what to do in the Hamptons, from our lovely friends at Goop


  • The Back Page at 63 Main

    The Back Page at 63 Main

    63 Main St., Sag Harbor | 631.725.1810

    Devoted to local and organic (chances are that the veggies in your order are from their on-site hydroponic garden), this Sag Harbor mainstay now has a market and café in the back, though we usually stop by to stock up for beach picnics. Opt for the grilled portobello mushrooms over quinoa and tuna tartare, which are both delicious.

  • Bay Kitchen Bar

    Bay Kitchen Bar

    39 Gann Rd., East Hampton | 631.329.3663

    This place is great: The sunset water views from the balcony are stunning, and the fish is fresh and delicious. There’s a raw bar, crudos, and ceviches, though we dipped into fried calamari and the perfect martini. It also gets points for its lively, laid-back vibe. Ultimately, it might have the makings of a classic.

  • The Harbor Raw Bar and Lounge

    The Harbor Raw Bar & Lounge

    440 Westlake Dr., Montauk | 631.668.8260

    With an all-day raw bar and a menu made for sharing, this is the perfect place to go with a big group post-beach. Open as of Memorial Day, it’s rumored to be the summer’s nightlife fixture, but if you get there before the lights dim, you’re in for some delicious food, from Farro Risotto to Drunken Lobster.

  • Harlow East

    Harlow East

    1 Long Wharf, Sag Harbor | 631.725.5858

    We’re anxious to try this nautically themed outpost of NYC’s midtown restaurant—after all, it’s probably Sag Harbor’s buzziest opening this year. Good friends have gone and report that the food (raw bar, local East End wines, dressed up fish dishes) is good, though the service could be better. The best seats are on the deck overlooking the dock.

  • Montauk Juice Factory

    Montauk Juice Factory

    12 South Etna Ave., Montauk | 631.668.8286

    Montauk’s surf and yoga crowd now have their own local juicing hangout. The small menu of cold-pressed, organic juices pretty much covers all the bases between hard-core cleansing and sweet, fruity treats.

  • Red Stix

    Red Stix

    1020 Montauk Hwy, Watermill | 631.726.6200

    Filling in the gap for Chinese food in the area, chef Skinny Mei’s upscale new restaurant serves Beijing specialties like Peking Duck family style, along with Americanized classics like Sweet & Sour Chicken, Spring Rolls, and the like. We haven’t made it over there to check it out yet, but we hear it’s good, and that there’s also a nice assortment of dim sum-style dumplings.

  • West Lake Fish House

    West Lake Fish House

    352 Westlake Dr., Montauk | 631.668.3474

    In the same vein as many old-school Montauk establishments, this newcomer offers a particular brand of no-frills dockside dining with a modernized menu, making it a nice antidote to the traditional Hamptons scene. Whether you go for lunch or dinner, the pull is the fresh fish—from sushi (very good and very well-priced), to fish tacos and swordfish BLTs.

  • Shuko


    290 Montauk Hwy, Wainscott | 631.527.5372

    The sushi chefs from NYC’s beloved Neta and Masa have picked up and moved to Wainscott for the summer to introduce their next (albeit brief) pop-up venture, Shuko. With a small but mighty sushi and small plates menu based around local ingredients, and a great cocktail list, these will definitely be some of the summer’s most sought-after tables. It’s delicious, if expensive, and they have some service kinks to work out—namely, at these prices, you shouldn’t have to wait 30 minutes to order. The toro tartare with caviar is insane, though sticker shock inducing ($60), particularly because they took our single order for one to share, and multiplied it into an order for three, with the bill to match. Ouch. Don’t miss their summer tempura with the most delicious dipping sauce and the scallop and potato roll. (If you can’t make to to the Hamptons, they’re officially opening in Greenwich Village this fall.)

  • Doppio East

    Doppio East

    126 Main St., Sag Harbor | 631.808.3444

    With locations in Connecticut, NYC, and Long Island, this particular branch mixes plenty of local fish into its rustic Italian menu, especially when it comes to small plates. The pizzas, for which their other branches are famous, haven’t yet made it to the menu, but the pastas and bistro-style mains make for a perfectly cozy and delicious home-style Italian dinner.

  • Fresh Hamptons

    Fresh Hamptons

    203 Sag Harbor Tpk., Bridgehampton | 631.537.4700

    The menu here is full of vegetarian, vegan, organic, and gluten-free options (in a variety of different portion sizes). The other buzzword that rings true at this casual, woodsy spot is local, as Chef Todd Jacobs has a long-standing relationship with the nearby farms and fisheries where he sources ingredients.

  • Juice Press

    Juice Press

    2486 Montauk Hwy, Bridgehampton & 93 Main St., Southampton | 212.777.0034

    NYC’s ever-expanding Juice Press now has two locations in the Hamptons, right in time for summertime cleansing. Along with their cold-pressed, organic juices, they also sell healthy, raw snacks like falafel, kale salad, and yogurt parfaits.

  • Mobys


    341 Pantigo Rd., Montauk | 631.527.5388

    While there’s a more formal dining room up front at this summer-only pop-up from the Eveleigh/Kingswood crew, we like the great open-air patio out back best. It’s dotted with picnic benches and lounge areas, along with an on-site wood-burning pizza oven. The wait for food can be a bit insane, but if you don’t mind killing time over cocktails, it’s a good option for a low-key night out.



Buddha Berry Frozen Yogurt located at 125 Main St., Sag Harbor | 631.808.3888

 Located in a quaint little white house, this Buddha Berry (the second in the Hamptons) offers the same delicious flavors (cookies & cream, Georgia peach, latte), with toppings that range from healthy (chia seeds, flax seeds, raw almonds) to less so (Sour Patch Kids and Nerds).
My family and I had a great time checking out Buddha Berry!  It was great!


And of course, everyone must attend Art Hamptons, the official Fine arts fair of the Hamptons!  It’s an amazing opportunity to see exhibits from all over the world! 
  • The Fireplace Project

    The Fireplace Project

    851 Springs Fireplace Rd., East Hampton | 631.324.4666

    The current exhibition, “Chop Wood Carry Water,” features the work of Erika Keck, Nick Theobald, and Michael Bevilacqua. Open weekends only or by appointment. Through July 21. Credit: Erica Keck. Untitled, 2014.

  • Pollock Krasner House and Study Center

    Pollock Krasner House & Study Center

    830 Springs Fireplace Rd., East Hampton | 631.324.4929

    This small homestead from 1879—once shared by Jackson Pollock and Lee Krasner—is now a National Historic Landmark. It contains many artifacts from their life, including everything that was still in the house when Krasner died—and a studio, where you can see Pollock’s process documented across the paint-splattered floor. Open Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays.

  • Dan Flavin Art Institute

    Dan Flavin Art Institute

    Corwith Ave., Bridgehampton | 631.537.1476

    This renovated firehouse has a permanent exhibition of nine of Flavin’s fluorescent light works. There’s also an adjoining gallery. Now up: “A Friendship: Carl Andre’s Works on Paper from the LeWitt Collection.” Credit: Photo: Florian Holzherr. Courtesy Dia Art Foundation, New York.

  • Halsey McKay Gallery

    Halsey McKay Gallery

    79 Newtown Ln., East Hampton | 631.604.5770

    Through July 14, this airy gallery will be showing the work of Lauren Luloff and Joey Piziali. Credit: Joey Piziali, Untitled (ES-HM:TYC2), 2014, Acrylic on Canvas, 60 x 48 inches

  • Parrish Art Museum

    Parrish Art Museum

    279 Montauk Hwy, Water Mill | 631.283.2118

    Don’t miss the theatrical adaptation of Kurt Vonnegut’s novel, Galapagos, at this local institution (July 21-July 25). And while there, be sure to see the Maya Lin show, which runs through October 13.

  • Eric Firestone Gallery

    Eric Firestone Gallery

    4 Newtown Ln., East Hampton | 631.604.2386

    In the show, “Positivilly Marvillainous,” you can see work from artists like Dave Sayre, Mike Bidlo, and Austin Lee. Through July 27. Credit: Kenny Scharf, SCARY GUY, 2004

  • Art Market Hamptons

    Art Market Hamptons

    Bridgehampton Historical Society, 2368 Montauk Hwy, Bridgehampton | 631.283.2118

    For three days only (July 10-13), the Art Market Hamptons will descend on the Bridgehampton Historical Society: You can see work from dozens of galleries. Credit: Pablo Picasso, La Femme Au Fauteuil, 1949, Courtesy of Galerie Mourlot, New York

  • Glenn Horowitz Bookseller x Grey Area

    Glenn Horowitz Bookseller x Grey Area

    87 Newtown Ln., East Hampton | 631.324.5511

    All summer long, Grey Area will be collaborating with Glenn Horowitz on installations, events, and exhibitions.

  • Guild Hall

    Guild Hall

    158 Main St., East Hampton | 631.324.0806

    From August 9 to October 13, swing by Guild Hall in East Hampton to see “Robert Motherwell: The East Hampton Years, 1944-1952.” Credit: Robert Motherwell, At Five in the Afternoon, Helen Frankenthaler Foundation, Inc. ©VAGA, NY.jpg

  • The Surf lodge

    The Surf Lodge

    183 Edgemere St., Montauk | 631.483.5039

    Through July 13, Montauk’s Surf Lodge is showing “EXSanguiNatio_n,” a Michael Bevilacqua solo exhibition. Credit: Endless Summer II, 2014. Courtesy Fireplace Project

  • Silas Marder
  • Silas Marder

    120 Snake Hollow Rd., Bridgehampton | 631.702.2306

    On Friday evenings through August 29, this gallery will be projecting movies for all comers in a series called, “Films on the Haywall.” Free. Bring your own beach chair.

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