EMP Summer House has called it quits. The East Hamptons pop-up from the Eleven Madison Park team was open for two summers, but will not return for a third, 27 East reports.
The elite East Hamptons pet project had a good run. It sold out during most of its tenure, Leonardo DiCaprio stopped by, and it afforded owners Will Guidara and Daniel Humm many opportunities to stroll together barefoot on the beach. The seafood-focused restaurant was housed in a sprawling Hamptons home with a backyard for cornhole and other games.
Guidara and Humm initially opened the restaurant as a way to keep EMP staffers employed while the pair’s flagship three Michelin-starred tasting menu restaurant redesigned in summer 2017. The American Express-sponsored spot — diners could only reserve with an Amex credit card — proved to be such a hit that the guys returned in 2018.
But now Guidara and Humm are focusing on their ever-increasing empire. Here in NYC, Guidara and Humm have EMP, the NoMad restaurant and bar, and fast-casual spot Made Nice, with a Lower East Side events space and a two-story fine dining restaurant at 425 Park Ave. on the way. Further afield, there are two outposts of the NoMad in Los Angeles and Las Vegas, EMP Winter House in Aspen, and an upcoming London restaurant called Davies & Brook.