Highway Restaurant and Bar
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As the name indicates, Highway is indeed right on the highway - though the Hamptons version of a highway is a two-way road, so that’s not something to worry about. Situated between East Hampton and Wainscott, Highway is a fairly big restaurant with very good food. The menu kind of jumps all over the place - from farro salad to pork buns to seafood pastas to eggplant parm - but they pull it all off, and this is one of the best nice (but not super fancy places) in the East Hampton area. That said, prices are about 30 percent higher than they should be.
With a higher price point and a location on a very tame stretch of Route 27 between Wainscott and East Hampton, Highway isn’t the place to start a wild night out. But the food here is very good, and there are plenty of big round tables that are nice for groups. This place is lively and the crowd isn’t too gray-haired, but it’s best-suited for a “let’s have some good food and a bottle of wine” kind of night.