With Memorial Day quickly approaching, Hamptons season is finally here. As per usual, the Hamptons is the place to see and be seen this summer, and some of the best spots to do so will be the red-hot new restaurants taking the hamlets and villages by storm. Sure to be some of the toughest reservations all season long, these new spots are bringing the heat with great food, excellent views, gorgeous interiors and crushable drinks. We’ve rounded up six of the hottest new eateries in the Hamptons, so start setting your Resy notifications!
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51 South Edgemere, Montauk / 631.668.8506 / Website
Fresh seafood, excellent hospitality and unbeatable steak await at Mavericks, the modern steakhouse that has already been causing quite a stir in Montauk. Mavericks brings together a talented team, including managing partner Vanessa Price and James Beard-nominated chef Jeremy Blutstein. Local Montauk seafood and produce is treated with the utmost care in dishes such as the grilled oysters with kimchi butter and house-cured bacon and the Quail Hill Farms Caesar with little gem lettuce, white anchovies, sourdough breadcrumbs, young pecorino and a housemade caesar dressing.
195 Main St., Amagansett / 631.604.5095 / Website
From Memorial Day through the end of September, a reservation at Rosie’s Amagansett will become even more sought-after than usual thanks to the restaurant’s series of culinary pop-ups featuring some of NYC’s most beloved eateries. Participating restaurants include Wayan, odo, Charlie Bird, Wayla, Leland, and the Little Owl. Expect elevated food, delicious cocktails and plenty of fun as diners enjoy a pre-fixe family-style dining format to be purchased in advance on Resy. Walk-ins will also be encouraged, where diners can enjoy an a la carte bar menu. Book your table here.
161 2nd House Rd., Montauk / 631.483.5154 / Website
Starting Memorial Day Weekend, enjoy a Grecian summer at Talya, a new dining concept under the direction of renowned chef Geoffrey Lechantoux. Located in the Ruschmeyers Hotel, Talya pays homage to the diverse culinary traditions of the Mediterranean with a particular focus on Greek food and culture. Deep forest greens, magenta hues, disco balls, hanging lanterns, firepits and jungle house beats create an intimate and sultry atmosphere perfect for an evening of relaxation and revelry. Be sure to arrive dressed to impress, as we anticipate Talya becoming the place to be this summer.
26 Bay St., Sag Harbor / Website
Michelin award-winning chef Melissa O’Donnell will be bringing her talents to the Hamptons alongside leading culinary platform Kittch to open Sag Harbor Kitchen, a coastal culinary destination offering tons of seafood, steak, and vegetarian and vegan specialties. The restaurant is slated to open in June and will be seated in an iconic location at 26 Bay Street. Contemporary design and nostalgic charm blend to create a space that feels uniquely suited to historic Sag Harbor village. Indoor and outdoor seating will be available to enjoy the delicious food, extensive wine list and innovative handcrafted cocktails. Limited reservations will be available, but the majority of tables will be held for walk-ins.
210 Hampton Rd., Southampton / 631.810.9020 / Website
Romance awaits at Enchanté, a French-inspired bistro brought to life by EHP Hospitality Group, the team behind iconic Hamptons restaurants such as Sí Sí, Sunset Harbor, and Crash Cantina. A re-imagination of Southampton’s historic Red Bar, the space honors the structural elements of the previous occupants while also bringing in elements of midcentury design, resulting in a welcoming, elevated atmosphere drenched in buttery sunlight. Natural linens and silk velvets create an airy yet grounded design thanks to the pops of citrus orange and black forest green. Perhaps best of all? The menu full of authentic ingredients and fresh flavor profiles. Be sure to book a reservation in advance, as Enchanté promises to be quite the hot spot this season.
From seafood and produce to steaks and burgers, these new restaurants promise to be the buzziest spots Out East this summer. See you there!
Photography by: Mavericks photo by Michelle McSwain; Rosie's photo by Sara Kerens; tuna photo courtesy of Rangoon; Enchanté photo BY THOMAS JOHN PHOTOGRAPHY/COURTESY OF EHP HOSPITALITY GROUP; all other photos courtesy of restaurants