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New Restaurants in the Hamptons to Check Out This Summer

13 restaurants serving up a bounty of seafood, an Italian Japanese hybrid, and French classics

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An ocean of fish and fields of produce have always attracted chefs to the East End and the summer influx of diners brings new restaurants to the area for the season. This year there’s plenty of sushi, a new bistro, a new Italian steakhouse, and a top French toque unveiling a new Mexican spot. Here are some of the most anticipated openings.

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Talya Montauk

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Ruschmeyers hotel has a new restaurant inspired by the Greek isles. Grilled octopus with tarragon pesto; heirloom cauliflower salad with za’atar and macadamia nuts; and fluke tartare with sea urchin, preserved lemon, pea shoots and radish are among the starters, while lamb lollipops with spiced yogurt, pomegranate and molasses; and striped bass poached in vine leaves are on the entree list.  There is an outdoor lounge area where you can graze on small plates and sip summery cocktails.

A lemon drop cocktail.
The lemoni drop at Ruschmeyers’ restaurant Talya.
Ruschmeyers Hotel

Mavericks Montauk

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After successful stints at The Surf Lodge, Crow’s Nest and Gurney’s Star Island, Jeremy Blutstein will be helming this new Montauk spot overlooking Fort Pond, while partner sommelier Vanessa Price has put together the wine offerings. Steaks are a focus, but pescatarians can join in with bone-in tune ribeye’ or bone-in swordfish sirloin. Vegans have their own maitake mushroom steak. Kick off the meal with wild grilled lobster cocktail, or ash-roasted beet salad and a drizzle of black sesame yogurt; and finish with pecan pot pie.

A spread of food across a table.
A spread from Montauk’s Mavericks.
Mavericks Montauk.

Sunset Harbor Waterfront Restaurant

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In a resort owned by Alden Global’s Heath Freeman — owner of New York Daily News, Chicago Tribune, and others — Sunset Harbor offers evening water views are spectacular and the Mediterranean dishes that predominated when it opened last season, have made way for the sushi offerings that now take center stage. In addition to nigiri and sashimi, dishes include grilled halibut with miso coconut dashi and short rib ssam.

Dishes on a table a Sunsest Harbor.
A spread at Sunset Harbor.
Sunset Harbor

Sag Harbor Kitchen

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After earning a handful of Michelin Bib Gourmands at her New York restaurants Salt, L’il Gem, and Thelma on Clinton, Melissa O’ Donnell has co-opted a space to open a an affordable restaurant with Eastern Mediterranean influence. Mussels get a hit of anise flavored arak, rack of lamb is crusted with dukkah, little gem gets green goddess dressing with labneh, and roast chicken is shawarma-spiced. For those who want to enjoy the bay view, there is an outdoor area with fire pits.

The docks and sunset view at Sag Harbor Kitchen.
The view at Sag Harbor Kitchen.
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El Taco

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Gone is Laurent Tourondel’s American burger joint, and in its place a Mexican restaurant selling lobster tacos with corn with pineapple pico de gallo; impossible chorizo; and glazed pork belly with avocado and pickled onion. Bowls include the Mexican Cowboy with beans, carne asada, tomato and cabbage; or the Puebla, with pork al pastor and plantain. Leave room for churros with spicy chocolate, and wash it all down with smoked lime chili margaritas.

Fini Pizza Amagansett

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The co-owner of one of Williamsburg's most hard to get into restaurants, Lilia, opened a break-off pizzeria called Fini in 2022. This summer Sean Feeney set to debut a not-yet-open sibling location for Fini Pizza in Amagansett.

A white slice of pizza, sprinkled with lemon zest, sits on a paper plate, with a lemon wedge on the site; cheese slices are visible in the background
Fini Pizza is opening in the Hamptons this summer.
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The Sweet Spot

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For a resort town by the beach, East Hampton has been a little low on fro-yo options, but this new parlor will be supplied with 15 flavors of the self-serve treat, along with non-dairy sorbet and a selection of toppings.  Greek doughnut holes, coffee drinks, and milkshakes are also available.

Sant Ambroeus

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After decades in Southampton, the favorite ristorante has expanded to East Hampton. The intimate spot has a nautical feel and coastal focus, with lots of seafood like oven roasted striped bass, as well as classics such as veal Milanese paccheri with lobster and cherry tomato sauce.

A white bowl of spaghetti in red sauce with a basil garnish on top.
Pasta from Sant Ambroeus.
Sant Ambroeus

Buttero

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Maurizio Marfoglia has unveiled a new Italian steakhouse on the footprint of his Dopo La Spiaggia East Hampton. The core menu will contain classics like oysters Rockefeller and New York strip, with some meat sourced from local Acabonac Farms, but the evenings will contain many specials like steak Florentine, and market-driven sides. Filet mignon is served on the bone, and Dopo fans will be happy to hear that the famous pastas will still be served.

An outdoor dining area and bar.
The outdoor dining area at Buttero.
Buttero

Tutto Il Giorno Caffe

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Gabby Karan’s high-end restaurants by this name have blossomed in Sag Harbor and Southampton, and this new spot, which opened over the winter, is her first caffe, open for breakfast and lunch. Apart from a selection of coffee and teas, along with a full bar, there are salads including quinoa with tuna, baby spinach and avocado; and burrata with organic heirloom tomatoes; as well as paninis, soup, and pinsa with eggplant, tomato, smoked mozzarella and provolone.  Baked goods are a highlight, including croissant and brioche — plain or with pastry cream, Nutella, or jam.

A berry tarte.
Tutto Il Giorno Caffe’s berry tarte.
Eric Striffler/Tutto Il Giorno Caffe

Pasta Ramen

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The Italian Japanese hybrid will be holding a pop up at the Kissaki’s Water Mill private omakase room on Sunday and Monday nights throughout the summer, beginning June 26. There will be two seatings of 12 people each night for the eight-course tasting, that includes such dishes as truffle porcini ramen; mochi ramen and Kaluga caviar; and dry-aged Japanese A5 wagyu.

Truffle porcini pasta in a bowl.
Truffle porcini
Pasta Ramen

Sushi Suite

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David Bouhadana is returning to the Hamptons with his intimate eight-person 60-minute, 17-course omakase, tucked in a refurbished farmhouse just off Main Street. Customers with reservations enter through an unmarked door with a code.  (He will also bringing his Sushi by Bou omakase, with upgrade options, to the Capri Hotel in Southampton.)

A piece of sushi on a small plate.
Zuke akami at Sushi Suite.
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Enchante

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A new bistro owned by Heath Freeman, who happens to own New York Daily News (and a handful of other media sites), premiered earlier this month, with a chic decor and cozy banquette-filled corner.  Look for standards like onion soup, pate, cote de boeuf for two and roast chicken with truffle jus.

A grey, white, black, and orange dining room.
The dining room at Enchante.
Enchante

Talya Montauk

Ruschmeyers hotel has a new restaurant inspired by the Greek isles. Grilled octopus with tarragon pesto; heirloom cauliflower salad with za’atar and macadamia nuts; and fluke tartare with sea urchin, preserved lemon, pea shoots and radish are among the starters, while lamb lollipops with spiced yogurt, pomegranate and molasses; and striped bass poached in vine leaves are on the entree list.  There is an outdoor lounge area where you can graze on small plates and sip summery cocktails.

A lemon drop cocktail.
The lemoni drop at Ruschmeyers’ restaurant Talya.
Ruschmeyers Hotel

Mavericks Montauk

After successful stints at The Surf Lodge, Crow’s Nest and Gurney’s Star Island, Jeremy Blutstein will be helming this new Montauk spot overlooking Fort Pond, while partner sommelier Vanessa Price has put together the wine offerings. Steaks are a focus, but pescatarians can join in with bone-in tune ribeye’ or bone-in swordfish sirloin. Vegans have their own maitake mushroom steak. Kick off the meal with wild grilled lobster cocktail, or ash-roasted beet salad and a drizzle of black sesame yogurt; and finish with pecan pot pie.

A spread of food across a table.
A spread from Montauk’s Mavericks.
Mavericks Montauk.

Sunset Harbor Waterfront Restaurant

In a resort owned by Alden Global’s Heath Freeman — owner of New York Daily News, Chicago Tribune, and others — Sunset Harbor offers evening water views are spectacular and the Mediterranean dishes that predominated when it opened last season, have made way for the sushi offerings that now take center stage. In addition to nigiri and sashimi, dishes include grilled halibut with miso coconut dashi and short rib ssam.

Dishes on a table a Sunsest Harbor.
A spread at Sunset Harbor.
Sunset Harbor

Sag Harbor Kitchen

After earning a handful of Michelin Bib Gourmands at her New York restaurants Salt, L’il Gem, and Thelma on Clinton, Melissa O’ Donnell has co-opted a space to open a an affordable restaurant with Eastern Mediterranean influence. Mussels get a hit of anise flavored arak, rack of lamb is crusted with dukkah, little gem gets green goddess dressing with labneh, and roast chicken is shawarma-spiced. For those who want to enjoy the bay view, there is an outdoor area with fire pits.

The docks and sunset view at Sag Harbor Kitchen.
The view at Sag Harbor Kitchen.
Beth Landman/Eater NY

El Taco

Gone is Laurent Tourondel’s American burger joint, and in its place a Mexican restaurant selling lobster tacos with corn with pineapple pico de gallo; impossible chorizo; and glazed pork belly with avocado and pickled onion. Bowls include the Mexican Cowboy with beans, carne asada, tomato and cabbage; or the Puebla, with pork al pastor and plantain. Leave room for churros with spicy chocolate, and wash it all down with smoked lime chili margaritas.

Fini Pizza Amagansett

The co-owner of one of Williamsburg's most hard to get into restaurants, Lilia, opened a break-off pizzeria called Fini in 2022. This summer Sean Feeney set to debut a not-yet-open sibling location for Fini Pizza in Amagansett.

A white slice of pizza, sprinkled with lemon zest, sits on a paper plate, with a lemon wedge on the site; cheese slices are visible in the background
Fini Pizza is opening in the Hamptons this summer.
Ryan Sutton/Eater NY

The Sweet Spot

For a resort town by the beach, East Hampton has been a little low on fro-yo options, but this new parlor will be supplied with 15 flavors of the self-serve treat, along with non-dairy sorbet and a selection of toppings.  Greek doughnut holes, coffee drinks, and milkshakes are also available.

Sant Ambroeus

After decades in Southampton, the favorite ristorante has expanded to East Hampton. The intimate spot has a nautical feel and coastal focus, with lots of seafood like oven roasted striped bass, as well as classics such as veal Milanese paccheri with lobster and cherry tomato sauce.

A white bowl of spaghetti in red sauce with a basil garnish on top.
Pasta from Sant Ambroeus.
Sant Ambroeus

Buttero

Maurizio Marfoglia has unveiled a new Italian steakhouse on the footprint of his Dopo La Spiaggia East Hampton. The core menu will contain classics like oysters Rockefeller and New York strip, with some meat sourced from local Acabonac Farms, but the evenings will contain many specials like steak Florentine, and market-driven sides. Filet mignon is served on the bone, and Dopo fans will be happy to hear that the famous pastas will still be served.

An outdoor dining area and bar.
The outdoor dining area at Buttero.
Buttero

Tutto Il Giorno Caffe

Gabby Karan’s high-end restaurants by this name have blossomed in Sag Harbor and Southampton, and this new spot, which opened over the winter, is her first caffe, open for breakfast and lunch. Apart from a selection of coffee and teas, along with a full bar, there are salads including quinoa with tuna, baby spinach and avocado; and burrata with organic heirloom tomatoes; as well as paninis, soup, and pinsa with eggplant, tomato, smoked mozzarella and provolone.  Baked goods are a highlight, including croissant and brioche — plain or with pastry cream, Nutella, or jam.

A berry tarte.
Tutto Il Giorno Caffe’s berry tarte.
Eric Striffler/Tutto Il Giorno Caffe

Pasta Ramen

The Italian Japanese hybrid will be holding a pop up at the Kissaki’s Water Mill private omakase room on Sunday and Monday nights throughout the summer, beginning June 26. There will be two seatings of 12 people each night for the eight-course tasting, that includes such dishes as truffle porcini ramen; mochi ramen and Kaluga caviar; and dry-aged Japanese A5 wagyu.

Truffle porcini pasta in a bowl.
Truffle porcini
Pasta Ramen

Sushi Suite

David Bouhadana is returning to the Hamptons with his intimate eight-person 60-minute, 17-course omakase, tucked in a refurbished farmhouse just off Main Street. Customers with reservations enter through an unmarked door with a code.  (He will also bringing his Sushi by Bou omakase, with upgrade options, to the Capri Hotel in Southampton.)

A piece of sushi on a small plate.
Zuke akami at Sushi Suite.
Austin Collins Media/Sushi Suite by David Bouhadana

Enchante

A new bistro owned by Heath Freeman, who happens to own New York Daily News (and a handful of other media sites), premiered earlier this month, with a chic decor and cozy banquette-filled corner.  Look for standards like onion soup, pate, cote de boeuf for two and roast chicken with truffle jus.

A grey, white, black, and orange dining room.
The dining room at Enchante.
Enchante

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