The Hamptons’ Best New Restaurants for Summer 2022

Thanks to a host of highly talented chefs, restaurateurs, sommeliers and other hospitality professionals, the dining scene in the Hamptons looks more promising than ever this season — it’s time to start building your must-have list.

From freshly designed concepts to beautifully reimagined staples, these hotspots are ready to see and be seen this summer.

Rosé pairs well with oysters and other treats at this open-air Hamptons lounge.
Eastern Point of Duryea

Savor a glass (or two) of chilled rosé while listening to a DJ set spinning as the sun sets in this boho-chic lounge open 24/7 overlooking Gardiner’s Bay. Pop in for an impromptu drink or snack: Mediterranean cuisine includes raw bites, crudités, Asado-style barbecue and meze spreads. You can also reserve seats in advance with a minimum associated expense.

Sunset Harbor | 295 Three Mile Harbor Hog Creek Road, East Hampton

Sunset Harbor waterfront exterior.
Take in harbor views as you dine at this restaurant where the Mediterranean meets the Hamptons.
Sunset Harbor at the EHP Resort & Marina

EHP Resort & Marina is adding another restaurant to its Mediterranean-inspired resort after opening Sí Sí last year. Nestled on the edge of Three Mile Harbor, this foodie destination celebrates the busy, free-spirited life of endless summer, with a friendly atmosphere and a family-friendly menu of plates like shrimp scampi and mussels cazuela, served with a coconut, leek and chorizo ​​broth. Stunning waterfront views and refreshing cocktails complete this summer’s must-have paradise.

Enchanted | 210 NY-27A, Southampton

A cocktail at Enchante.
Make a French connection at this Southampton bistro.

The team behind Sí Sí and the aforementioned Sunset Harbor is taking over Southampton’s Red Bar space, reimagining it as a French-inspired bistro set in an airy glassed-in space with an adjacent outdoor patio. The restaurant – French for “delighted to meet you” – will draw inspiration from the romantic mid-century design found in Parisian brasseries and seaside restaurants in the South of France. Expect classics like snail, niçoise and rocket salads, plus a selection of fries.

A chef at Astro's pizza.
Spanish chef PJ Calapa now runs revamped Astro’s Pizza
Evan Sung Photography

PJ Calapa, the busy chef-partner of NYC’s Scampi and The Spaniard, supports the iconic Main Street location with Resy investor and co-founder Ben Leventhal. The renovated restaurant will offer a menu of traditional Italian dishes and pizza classics, including pork ravioli, clam pizza and tangy chicken piccata. (Be wary of low-carb dieters.) For alfresco dining at home, grab one of the take-out restaurant’s tasty family-style meals.

At Roberta’s | 240 Fort Pond Road, Montauk

A pasta dish at Roberta.
Roberta’s new outpost will serve her famous pizzas, as well as pastas with fresh seafood.
Brandon Harman/Roberta

Chef Carlo Mirarchi and Brandon Hoy’s Bushwick staple is making its way east, retaining much of the hipster vibe and Italian flavor that its legion of fans has come to depend on. Located within walking distance of the last stop of the LIRR’s Montauk Line, the former 5,400 square foot Arbor space will accommodate nearly 165 people. Expect at least half a dozen pizzas — including Mirarchi’s signature Little Neck clam and Calabrian chili pie — wood-fired bread baked to order, homemade stracciatella, and pasta topped with local seafood.

The check | 23 Grand Avenue, Shelter Island Heights

Exterior of Chequit.
The refreshed Hotel Chequit now boasts chef Noah Schwartz on its marquee.

After a complete renovation, the historic Shelter Island hotel will reopen this month to celebrate its 150th anniversary. The former celebrity-filled meeting room and inn will now feature three new concepts led by Chef Noah Schwartz (Noah’s in Greenport): the new Asian-inspired Weakfish Sushi & Noodles, the Heights Cafe & Wine Bar (serving coffee on cocktails by night) and The Tavern, an indoor/outdoor farm-to-table restaurant showcasing Schwartz’s signature burger, steaks, and pasta dishes, as well as a deluxe raw bar and program of classic American cocktails.

Interior of the Maidstone Inn restaurant.
Take a seat in the Maidstone drawing room.
The Maidstone Inn

Former Salt and Inlet Seafood chef Andrew Doran will lead the kitchen at the historic Scandi-style hotel, where he will showcase the iconic coastal cuisine he is known for. Featuring an upscale raw bar, seafood ‘catch of the day’ and starters and entrees to share, Doran’s menu will make extensive use of local ingredients and exceptionally fresh seafood from around the world. Whimsical craft cocktails, a carefully curated wine list, and a selection of champagne and caviar make this elegant restaurant an instant classic.

Exterior shot of the Corey Creek valve room.
Raise your glass to the frosé on draft, vineyard views and, yes, ax throwing.
@citythrifted/Corey Creek Tap Room

Southold’s staple is programming an eclectic mix of music and events this summer, including gourmet bites from local food trucks, live music and local oysters and – hold your breath – ax throwing. All activities pair well with the small-batch artisanal wines from the vineyard.

Half Pint Tap truck exterior.
This nomadic bar on wheels peddles hip hop.
Best hops

This retro-style mobile bar will offer a customizable menu of high-quality draft beer (with wine, champagne and cider on request), making it a fun and totally unexpected addition to your next garden or patio party. beach.

Naia | 281 County Road 39A, Southampton

New York nightlife impresario Omar Hernandez takes up residence in Southampton’s Hotel Capri with this beach-chic European pop-up fusing global flavors, craft cocktails and energetic beats from resident DJ and electric violinist Bud Cahill.

Executive chef Jeremy Blutstein (Surf Lodge, Crow’s Nest) and managing partner-sommelier Vanessa Price are set to bring this surf-and-turf restaurant to Montauk next month. Overlooking Fort Pond, Mavericks will offer a menu of locally sourced seasonal ingredients – complete with breathtaking sunset views. Don’t even think about giving up the drinks, thanks to Jarhn Blutstein’s inventive cocktails and Price’s playful wine list featuring rosés and other varietals from around the world.

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