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Scarpetta Beach offers sweeping waterfront views in Montauk
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The Top Hamptons Hotel Restaurants to Visit This Summer

From stunning waterfront views to menus by acclaimed chefs, these hotel restaurants are worth the trek out East

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Scarpetta Beach offers sweeping waterfront views in Montauk
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There are plenty of new restaurants in the Hamptons this year. You could easily spend a few weekends out East to check off your bucket list but finding a place to stay is no easy task. Whether you’re staying at a hotel or not, these establishments offer more than just welcoming rooms. The inviting restaurants at these properties are worth a visit, from waterfront spots to cozy inns.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Claude's Restaurant at the Southampton Inn

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91 Hill St
Southampton, NY 11968
(631) 283-6500
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Picnic service is available on the expansive lawn at this surprisingly reasonable resort just steps from the center of Southampton. Open all day until 6 p.m., Claude’s is best known for brioche French toast, smoked salmon scramble, and other brunch items, but it also serves an array of generous salads, fish tacos, burgers, and veggie chili.

2. Blu Mar Hamptons

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136 Main St
Southampton, NY 11968
(631) 488-4570
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Situated on the first floor of the chic nine-room Harpoon House, the Mediterranean spot has a spacious outdoor veranda that’s ideal for people watching. Vegetables are not to be missed, whether it’s the Brussels sprouts with figs, grapes, walnuts, mint,and yogurt or the veggie and grain salad with shrimp, tuna, or chicken paillard.

outdoor dining in the hamptons
Blu Mar is part of the Harpoon House
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3. NAIA Restaurant and Lounge Hamptons

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281 County Road 39A
Southampton, NY 11968
(934) 222-0099
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Dine around the pool or on the picturesque outdoor veranda of this Greek-accented spot in the Capri hotel that has played host to many events and power tables. Dining choices range from a burger or lobster Cobb salad to a dry-aged ribeye, pan-seared seabass, or fresh catch of the day. Music, weekly art exhibits, and a lively crowd makes for an entertaining scene, and owner Michael Pitsinos has decided to cater to dog-owning customers by installing a little dog park and introducing a separate menu for the pets.

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The picturesque outdoor dining set-up is near an outdoor pool
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4. Baron's Cove

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31 W Water St
Sag Harbor, NY 11963
(844) 227-6672
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Located on the bay in the hopping town of Sag Harbor, the popular hotel has a heated pool, tennis courts, and a restaurant known for artful presentations of fresh local fare.  Among chef Nick Vogel’s offerings are grilled swordfish with cannelloni beans, chili, and kale; cauliflower steak with crispy fingerlings and salsa verde; and lobster pappardelle with wild mushrooms and rosemary breadcrumbs. It’s also wonderful spot for breakfast or brunch.

5. Topping Rose House

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1 Bridgehampton-Sag Harbor Turnpike
Bridgehampton, NY 11932
(631) 808-2000
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Tom Collicchio opened a restaurant at this luxurious inn built on the grounds of an historic mansion in the town of Bridgehampton, and Jean-Georges Vongerichten took it over from him in 2016. It has an acre of farmland where the chef grows vegetables and herbs used in his dishes. On Vongerichten’s current menu: Thai spiced broccoli soup with coconut and lime; warm white asparagus with jalapeno-coriander vinaigrette; roasted organic chicken with ramp spaetzle; fava beans and grainy mustard sauce; and beef tenderloin with spring vegetables.

6. 1770 House Restaurant & Inn

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143 Main St
East Hampton, NY 11937
(631) 324-1770
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A three course seasonal new American tasting from chef Michael Rozzi is served at this historic house, where guests can choose from a traditional dining room or the cozy downstairs Tavern. The first course has dishes designed to highlight produce from local farm stands such as spring pea soup with summer truffles, Mecox Bay Dairy sigit cheese, and Berkshire bacon. Other courses include spicy fluke tartare and entrees like heritage pork rib shop with spring onion, local kale sprouts and rhubarb.

7. The Palm - East Hampton

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94 Main St Suite 1800
East Hampton, NY 11937
(631) 324-0411
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Although most of the Palm locations in the city have sadly closed, the classic American steakhouse, which was purchased by Landry’s in 2020, is still alive and well in East Hampton’s Huntting Inn. The restaurant, which has been in operation since 1980, has a porch filled with VIPs. There is a buzzing bar scene downstairs, and the 19 rooms upstairs in the house, first built around 1700, are in the process of being updated.

8. Sí Sí Mediterranean Restaurant

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295 Three Mile Harbor Hog Creek Rd
East Hampton, NY 11937
(631) 658-9380
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Located on Three Mile Harbor, which is famous for its panoramic sunsets, the coastal Mediterranean restaurant is part of the property’s massive transformation from East Hampton Point to the newly opened EHP Resort and Marina. Helmed by former Gurney’s chef Dane Sayles, the menu includes such dishes as vegetable paella, roasted striped bass with chick peas, fennel, cippolini onions; and halibut with tabouleh, asparagus and charred lemon.

spread of vegetables and dips
Grilled vegetables with mezze
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9. Scarpetta Beach

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290 Old Montauk Hwy
Montauk, NY 11954
(631) 668-1771
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Not many places actually have a breathtaking view of the ocean, but the outpost of this popular Italian spot within the legendary Gurney’s resort takes full advantage of its perch, with floor to ceiling glass windows and an outdoor terrace. Start with crudo like diver scallop with pea puree, preserved truffle, and lemon; or the signature spaghetti with tomato and basil before moving on to striped bass caught hours earlier.

Nice dinner set up at Scarpetta Beach in Montauk
Scarpetta Beach offers one of the best water views

10. Backyard

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90 2nd House Rd
Montauk, NY 11954
(631) 668-9739
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Tucked behind spacious gardens and beside a pool, this restaurant like a hidden gem within the Sole East resort. There is a raw bar, and a daily selection of fresh fish caught in Montauk that is simply grilled; the side selection includes polenta with Parmesan and truffle oil, local squash, and grilled asparagus. Cavatelli is prepared with lobster, jumbo shrimp, tarragon, and tomato ragu, but there’s a flat iron steak for carnivores.

11. The Montauk Beach House

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55 S Elmwood Ave
Montauk, NY 11954
(631) 668-2112
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All seating is located outside, scattered under pergolas and around the resort’s lounge lit by fire pits at this casual spot. Dishes range from tacos made with local fish, or a full range of pizzas including clam and the “bee sting’’ with soppressata, honey, and red pepper flakes, to New York strip steak or Kabocha squash and veggie curry.

1. Claude's Restaurant at the Southampton Inn

91 Hill St, Southampton, NY 11968

Picnic service is available on the expansive lawn at this surprisingly reasonable resort just steps from the center of Southampton. Open all day until 6 p.m., Claude’s is best known for brioche French toast, smoked salmon scramble, and other brunch items, but it also serves an array of generous salads, fish tacos, burgers, and veggie chili.

91 Hill St
Southampton, NY 11968

2. Blu Mar Hamptons

136 Main St, Southampton, NY 11968
outdoor dining in the hamptons
Blu Mar is part of the Harpoon House
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Situated on the first floor of the chic nine-room Harpoon House, the Mediterranean spot has a spacious outdoor veranda that’s ideal for people watching. Vegetables are not to be missed, whether it’s the Brussels sprouts with figs, grapes, walnuts, mint,and yogurt or the veggie and grain salad with shrimp, tuna, or chicken paillard.

136 Main St
Southampton, NY 11968

3. NAIA Restaurant and Lounge Hamptons

281 County Road 39A, Southampton, NY 11968
Customers dining outside in the Hamptons
The picturesque outdoor dining set-up is near an outdoor pool
Courtesy of Naia

Dine around the pool or on the picturesque outdoor veranda of this Greek-accented spot in the Capri hotel that has played host to many events and power tables. Dining choices range from a burger or lobster Cobb salad to a dry-aged ribeye, pan-seared seabass, or fresh catch of the day. Music, weekly art exhibits, and a lively crowd makes for an entertaining scene, and owner Michael Pitsinos has decided to cater to dog-owning customers by installing a little dog park and introducing a separate menu for the pets.

281 County Road 39A
Southampton, NY 11968

4. Baron's Cove

31 W Water St, Sag Harbor, NY 11963

Located on the bay in the hopping town of Sag Harbor, the popular hotel has a heated pool, tennis courts, and a restaurant known for artful presentations of fresh local fare.  Among chef Nick Vogel’s offerings are grilled swordfish with cannelloni beans, chili, and kale; cauliflower steak with crispy fingerlings and salsa verde; and lobster pappardelle with wild mushrooms and rosemary breadcrumbs. It’s also wonderful spot for breakfast or brunch.

31 W Water St
Sag Harbor, NY 11963

5. Topping Rose House

1 Bridgehampton-Sag Harbor Turnpike, Bridgehampton, NY 11932

Tom Collicchio opened a restaurant at this luxurious inn built on the grounds of an historic mansion in the town of Bridgehampton, and Jean-Georges Vongerichten took it over from him in 2016. It has an acre of farmland where the chef grows vegetables and herbs used in his dishes. On Vongerichten’s current menu: Thai spiced broccoli soup with coconut and lime; warm white asparagus with jalapeno-coriander vinaigrette; roasted organic chicken with ramp spaetzle; fava beans and grainy mustard sauce; and beef tenderloin with spring vegetables.

1 Bridgehampton-Sag Harbor Turnpike
Bridgehampton, NY 11932

6. 1770 House Restaurant & Inn

143 Main St, East Hampton, NY 11937

A three course seasonal new American tasting from chef Michael Rozzi is served at this historic house, where guests can choose from a traditional dining room or the cozy downstairs Tavern. The first course has dishes designed to highlight produce from local farm stands such as spring pea soup with summer truffles, Mecox Bay Dairy sigit cheese, and Berkshire bacon. Other courses include spicy fluke tartare and entrees like heritage pork rib shop with spring onion, local kale sprouts and rhubarb.

143 Main St
East Hampton, NY 11937

7. The Palm - East Hampton

94 Main St Suite 1800, East Hampton, NY 11937

Although most of the Palm locations in the city have sadly closed, the classic American steakhouse, which was purchased by Landry’s in 2020, is still alive and well in East Hampton’s Huntting Inn. The restaurant, which has been in operation since 1980, has a porch filled with VIPs. There is a buzzing bar scene downstairs, and the 19 rooms upstairs in the house, first built around 1700, are in the process of being updated.

94 Main St Suite 1800
East Hampton, NY 11937

8. Sí Sí Mediterranean Restaurant

295 Three Mile Harbor Hog Creek Rd, East Hampton, NY 11937
spread of vegetables and dips
Grilled vegetables with mezze
Courtesy of EHP Resort and Marina

Located on Three Mile Harbor, which is famous for its panoramic sunsets, the coastal Mediterranean restaurant is part of the property’s massive transformation from East Hampton Point to the newly opened EHP Resort and Marina. Helmed by former Gurney’s chef Dane Sayles, the menu includes such dishes as vegetable paella, roasted striped bass with chick peas, fennel, cippolini onions; and halibut with tabouleh, asparagus and charred lemon.

295 Three Mile Harbor Hog Creek Rd
East Hampton, NY 11937

9. Scarpetta Beach

290 Old Montauk Hwy, Montauk, NY 11954
Nice dinner set up at Scarpetta Beach in Montauk
Scarpetta Beach offers one of the best water views

Not many places actually have a breathtaking view of the ocean, but the outpost of this popular Italian spot within the legendary Gurney’s resort takes full advantage of its perch, with floor to ceiling glass windows and an outdoor terrace. Start with crudo like diver scallop with pea puree, preserved truffle, and lemon; or the signature spaghetti with tomato and basil before moving on to striped bass caught hours earlier.

290 Old Montauk Hwy
Montauk, NY 11954

10. Backyard

90 2nd House Rd, Montauk, NY 11954

Tucked behind spacious gardens and beside a pool, this restaurant like a hidden gem within the Sole East resort. There is a raw bar, and a daily selection of fresh fish caught in Montauk that is simply grilled; the side selection includes polenta with Parmesan and truffle oil, local squash, and grilled asparagus. Cavatelli is prepared with lobster, jumbo shrimp, tarragon, and tomato ragu, but there’s a flat iron steak for carnivores.

90 2nd House Rd
Montauk, NY 11954

11. The Montauk Beach House

55 S Elmwood Ave, Montauk, NY 11954

All seating is located outside, scattered under pergolas and around the resort’s lounge lit by fire pits at this casual spot. Dishes range from tacos made with local fish, or a full range of pizzas including clam and the “bee sting’’ with soppressata, honey, and red pepper flakes, to New York strip steak or Kabocha squash and veggie curry.

55 S Elmwood Ave
Montauk, NY 11954

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