A short list of the best Hamptons restaurants to try when celebrating a special occasion with your family or loved one.
As milestones are best shared with loved ones and good food, the East End is no stranger to hosting couples, families, and groups keen to commemorate a meaningful moment in their lives over a splendid feast. Here are three Hamptons restaurants that provide the perfect setting and refreshments for creating unforgettable celebrations.
With a seasonal American nouveau menu comprising fresh, organic Long Island bounty, North Fork Table & Inn produces absolutely exquisite entrees.
Try the raw hamachi and seared Hudson Valley foie gras with glazed daikon, radish syrup, and chervil, the celery root-yukon gold potato soup with truffled wild mushroom pur e, and the olive oil-poached wild Atlantic cod in herb-shellfish broth with top neck clams. Remember to leave space for dessert—the upside down caramelized apple tart and the coconut tapioca are real winners.
Featuring an American twist on traditional French cuisine, a star-studded guestlist including Truman Capote, Jimmy Buffett, Alec Baldwin, Billy Joel, and Alec Baldwin, and a phenomenal wine list of over 3,000 titles, the American Hotel embodies classic Hamptons fine dining.
Time-honored standouts here are Howard Pickerell’s hog neck Peconic oysters, the oak-smoked and herbed Scottish salmon, the slow-cooked Long Island Peking duck a l’Orange with Montmorency cherries, and the saut ed filet of flounder with almond Riesling beurre blanc. Polish off your meal with some dessert tipple—try the Moulin Touchais Anjous 1928, the Chateau Latour Blanche 1908, the Tokaji Essencia Oremus 1975, or some Chateau D’Yquem from 1971.
Deluxe restaurant and lounge Southampton Social Club sports a chic new American menu by award-winning chef Scott Kampf that exudes playful innovation, unrelenting flavor, and refined taste.
Try the tuna tacos made of just-caught yellowfin tuna, pomegranate and mango pico de gallo, ancho-chili chipotle cream, and avocado on flour tortillas, the Shinnecock oysters with balsamic cocktail and pomegranate mignonette sauce, the braised short rib sliders served with roasted strawberry barbecue sauce, gherkins, and coleslaw on toasted brioche, and the Caribbean spiced mahi-mahi with cucumber relish, sweet potato hash, and passion fruit beurre blanc.
When dinner is finished, the tables are cleared, and the music starts playing, get a “Social Cooler,” a mixture of jalape o-soaked Don Julio tequila, pur ed watermelon, and lime juice, or a “Very Dirty Bird” made of Grey Goose vodka, Martini vermouth, and bleu cheese-stuffed green olives, and gear up for some dancing, mingling, and inspired merrymaking.
There are plenty Hamptons restaurants worth visiting, but these three guarantee fond , festive memories that last.