The Hottest New Restaurants in the Hamptons Right Now
Including the best place to see a Real Housewife
On the East End, legendary institutions like Surf Lodge and Nick & Toni’s will never go out of style. But you’ll have to act fast if you want to score a reservation at one of the amazing new restaurants opening in the Hamptons this season.
TOPPING ROSE HOUSE
OK, this one isn’t technically new, but the Hamptons staple is bringing in some serious chef power: Jean-Georges Vongerichten, ever heard of him? The cooking legend will be running the kitchen at the Bridgehampton hot spot all season long, sourcing local goodies from the one-acre farm next door.
1 Bridgehampton-Sag Harbor Tpke., Bridgehampton; 631-537-0870 or toppingrosehouse.com
Jue Lan Club SOUTHAMPTON
Every year there’s a flashy, Las Vegas-style opening that’s poised to be a mecca for table dancing and Real Housewives sightings. This season it’s Manhattan transplant Jue Lan Club. Plan ahead and dress to impress, especially if you’re hoping to snag a spot at Elm & Main, the restaurant's adjoining nightclub.
268 Elm St., (at Powell Ave.) Southampton; 631-353-3610 or juelanclub.com
GREY LADY MTK
Who is this mysterious grey lady? It’s a nickname for the fog that rolls through Nantucket (the original Grey Lady restaurant is still there). Expect a buzzy, casual vibe and lots of fresh fish at the new Montauk outpost. One lobster roll, please--and don’t skimp on the claw meat.
440 W. Lake Dr., Montauk; 631-210-6249 or greyladymtk.com
A new Water Mill restaurant by the creators of the Mulberry Project and Aunt Jake's is opening its doors for the summer. Don’t fill up too much on rib eye, scallops and rack of lamb--there are still fancy cocktails to drink and a dance floor to dominate.
1020 Montauk Hwy., Water Mill; 631-726-6200 or greenwichrestaurant.com
SOUTHAMPTON PUBLICK HOUSE
This long-standing Hamptons hangout has moved a few doors down and opened in the space formerly occupied by the Driver’s Seat. Expect the same casual atmosphere, affordable prices (at least by Hamptons standards) and tasty diner fare.
62 Jobs Lane, Southampton; 631-283-2800 or publick.com
Southampton Inn has opened the doors to a new restaurant serving casual beachy fare all season long. Think lobster rolls, eggs Benedict, smoked-salmon platters and Caesar salads (aka all of our favorite foods).
91 Hill St., Southampton; 631-283-6500 or southamptoninn.com
We’re saying ciao to Montauk’s shuttered Ciao by the Beach and “Oh, hiii” to a new mecca for wine and seafood lovers opening in its place. Want wine by the glass? You’ve got 30 options. If you need us, we’ll be sipping rosé on the outdoor patio while munching crab-topped pizza and seafood pappardelle.
240 Fort Pond Rd., Montauk; 631-238-5430