No summer in the Hamptons is complete without at least one evening spent watching a sunset over the water. One of the best vantage points is from a window seat at Andrra, a Mediterranean restaurant that opened on Three Mile Harbor earlier this season.
The room is fresh with white wainscoting, nautical touches and a modern stone fireplace. A mix of locals, tourists and weekend regulars packs the concrete bar and listens to live acoustic music Sundays and Mondays, and DJ-spun tunes other evenings.
Andrra’s take on Greek salad ($13) is fresh with local produce, fragrant with an oregano vinaigrette and indulgent with luxurious optional add-ons such as colossal shrimp, lobster and lump crabmeat ($10 each). The grill sears up a thick cut of Montauk swordfish ($36) as well as juicy sirloin presented with rosemary sprigs, mushrooms and sautéed spinach. A plump piece of Block Island Sound flounder ($28) is texturized with an herbed crust, then plated with farm greens and oven-dried tomatoes, while papardelle ($26) gets a heady mix of braised beef, Barolo wine, root vegetables and Parmesan.
You may want to complement your dinner with a signature Andrra-rita, a tequila drink topped with a splash of Grand Marnier. But don’t get so distracted that you miss those last moments of the sky turning a vibrant array of blazing colors.
Andrra, 39 Gann Rd., East Hampton; 631-329-3663 or andrra.com