Every week, we track New York City’s latest restaurant openings so you can stay on top of what’s new near you. But it’s summer, so we’ve noticed plenty of new or recently-reopened restaurants in the Hamptons. Why hold that information from you? We would never. Although keep in mind, for the ones we haven’t tried, we make no promises. Go forth and be a pioneer.
Il Buco al Mare
After running a successful Spanish pop-up last year in Montauk, the team behind Il Buco (a consistently-good Italian restaurant in Noho) opened their first Hamptons restaurant this summer on Amagansett’s Main Street. The bulk of Il Buco Al Mare’s menu focuses on seafood (including raw bar options, tinned mussels in escabeche to snack on, and blistered prawns with chili and garlic), but there are also two different kinds of ancient grain focaccia made with Sicilian durum flour. You can check out Il Buco Al Mare’s full list of dishes, and make a reservation, here.
Kissaki x Fish Cheeks at The Montauk Angler’s Club
One of our favorite Thai restaurants in NYC is collaborating with a Manhattan-based sushi spot on a summer-long residency in Montauk. It’s open every day at the Montauk’s Angler’s Club from noon-9pm until October 31st, and you can stop by for Southern Thai dishes, as well as a full Japanese menu from Kissaki. If you’re looking for more new places to eat sushi, Kissaki also opened a restaurant with a great outdoor setup in Water Mill.
Old Stove Pub
While this classic steakhouse isn’t exactly new (the restaurant originally opened in 1967 and then reopened under new ownership in July 2020), Old Stove Pub recently started a Tuesday night chef pop-up series. Each week a different chef will take over the menu, including people you probably recognize from TV like Marcus Samuelsson, Jose Garces, Alex Guarnaschelli, and Esther Choi. Read more about their Tuesday night pop-up series here.
If you’re looking for a new place to eat French food by the water, La Fin makes classic dishes like moules frites, summer ratatouille, and grilled black bass. They also serve a menu of less-classic “recovery” options (think juices and muffins made with zucchini and various seeds). What you’re recovering from is your business, not ours.
EHP Resort & Marina
The restaurant formerly known as East Hampton Point reopened as EHP Resort & Marina. That means you can now eat, sleep, and park your mega yacht there. The property’s new Mediterranean restaurant is officially called Sí Sí, and you can check out all the details here.
This new Mexican restaurant in East Hampton serves dishes like North Fork caesar with cotija cheese, tuna tostadas, and large-format duck carnitas (for less money than Cosme’s version, for all those wondering). Plus, Rita Cantina’s backyard is full of picnic tables and sand. We assume this is to indicate that the beach is a lifestyle, not a destination.
Manna at Lobster Inn
Another new seafood spot to know about. Manna at Lobster Inn opened in a big space on the water in Southampton. Expect towering platters of oysters and crab, grilled fish, and lobster rolls. There’s also a bar area if you’re just looking for a drink and some snacks.