5 Kid-Friendly Hamptons Restaurants Where You’ll Still Feel Like an Adult
In theory, eating out with your partner and your kid should be simple. You want to hang with your family and have a nice meal (that someone else cooked) in a place where children are welcome (and not just grudgingly tolerated). In reality, finding a restaurant that caters to kids and still makes you feel reasonably hip is akin to encountering a unicorn. We found five Hamptons restaurants that occupy that elusive overlap between grown-up vibes and kid-friendly amenities. Make those reservations now.
Sometimes you just need a juicy burger with all the fixings. And when you do, whether you’re 9 or 39, Sag Harbor’s LT Burger is the place to be. With its old-fashioned decor, burger options galore and decadent shakes (including a few spiked concoctions for Mama), LT Burger is a family favorite.
62 Main St., Sag Harbor; 631-899-4646 or ltburger.com
From the hammocks to the fire pits to the lawn games, Ruschmeyer’s is a hotel designed for families, and its restaurant is no different. With a spacious dining room, outdoor seating and a seasonally changing menu that includes options for kids, this is a place where your whole squad will happily spend an afternoon. Keep an eye out for summer movie nights, which feature dinner specials and s’mores.
161 Second House Rd., Montauk; 631-668-2877 or ruschmeyers.com
The Lobster Roll (aka LUNCH)
Amagansett institution the Lobster Roll knows how to treat both kids and adults to a good time. Upon arrival, kids get crayons and coloring sheets, which will distract them while you order a local craft brew. The kids’ menu includes smaller portions of the clam shack’s famous seafood dishes (or mac ’n’ cheese and chicken strips for picky eaters). You, meanwhile, are going to want the lobster roll—it’s one of the best around.
1980 Montauk Hwy., Amagansett; 631-267-3740 or lobsterroll.com
Serafina East Hampton
You know those friends who said you’d never eat in a hip restaurant again once you had a kid? Serafina will prove them wrong every time. The East Hampton outpost of the Italian chain lives up to its stylish reputation while still being laid-back enough for youngsters—and its Neapolitan-style pizza will be a hit with everyone in your party.
104 N. Main St., East Hampton; 631-267-3500 or serafinarestaurant.com
OK, this one isn’t technically in the Hamptons, but every summer on Long Island should include one visit to this legendary Greenport spot. The restaurant dates back to 1870, and we’re pretty sure kids were welcome back then too. The main restaurant is known for its classic seafood dishes (baked clams, lobster bisque) and a non-fussy but upscale vibe, while the more casual dockside clam bar is a favorite among locals and visitors alike. Did we mention both locations make a mean cocktail?
111 Main St., Greenport; 631-477-0627 or claudios.com