Where to Eat Late-Night in the Hamptons
5 spots you need to know
This isn’t New York City. The Hamptons do, in fact, sleep. So don’t expect to roll into Nick & Toni’s and get a meal at 2 a.m. Sometimes, however, hunger pangs hit late at night. Or maybe you’ve had a little too much to drink and you want to mitigate your next-day hangover. Either way, here’s where to get your fix.
Leave it to one of Montauk’s most popular spots to ensure the party keeps going well into the wee hours. Executive chefs Max and Eli Sussman are now serving chicken shawarma and grilled-cheese pitas from 12:30 to 2:30 a.m. every Saturday. And this isn’t your city-corner halal-cart kind of grub. All the pitas are made in house in a wood-fired oven, and the chicken is organic and free-range. (Bonus: The chefs are set to open a shawarma restaurant in Brooklyn this fall.)
Ruschmeyer’s, 161 2nd House Rd., Montauk; 631-668-2877
Booby Trap at Harbor
On a boat when your craving hits? Newbie spot Harbor (located--surprise, surprise--on the harbor) has just added a late-night takeout stand. Expect American food with a Greek twist (think caprese grilled cheese and Greek fries with feta and lemon), which you can order from noon until 5 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays.
Harbor, 440 W. Lake Dr., Montauk; 631-668-8260
Disco Fries at South Edison
Opened earlier this month on the side of South Edison, this late-night takeout window is open on weekends from midnight to 3 a.m. and specializes in all things french fries. Standouts include disco fries topped with braised short ribs, cotija cheese and brown gravy, and cinnamon-sugar-dusted doughnut fries served with chocolate sauce.
South Edison, 17 S. Edison St., Montauk; 631-668-4200
Reopened last month, Shagwong was once a hangout for locals and stars including the Rolling Stones, Andy Warhol and John Lennon. Now they’re once again upping their game with a late-night weekend menu, which is being served until the wee hours (i.e., so late they don’t have a set closing time). Expect burgers, fries, hot dogs and all the other greasy American eats we tend to crave after a night out.
Shagwong Restaurant, 774 Main St., Montauk; 631-668-3050
Open until 3 a.m. on weekends, Atlantis may not technically be located in the Hamptons, but it is located on Montauk Highway. So if you’re heading back to Manhattan or driving out east super-late to avoid traffic, this is a reliable stop for classic diner fare.
Atlantis Diner, 350 Montauk Hwy., West Islip; 631-587-2003