Where to Eat, Drink and Stay in the Hamptons

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Curator’s statement

The Hamptons hold a unique allure as a haven of elegance and relaxation nestled within the vibrant landscape of Long Island, New York. Renowned for its pristine beaches, upscale communities and rich cultural scene, the Hamptons offer a retreat from the bustle of city life while maintaining a refined atmosphere. Its historic charm, marked by picturesque villages, stately mansions and a thriving arts scene, has made it a favored destination for both New Yorkers seeking respite and celebrities seeking a discreet getaway. The Hamptons' blend of natural beauty and sophisticated living truly sets it apart as a special and coveted destination.

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Surf Lodge

The Surf Lodge in the Hamptons is an iconic destination that embodies the essence of coastal chic and relaxed luxury. Nestled in Montauk, New York, this boutique hotel and gathering spot is renowned for its laid-back atmosphere, stylish design and its close connection to the surrounding natural beauty. With its prime location overlooking Fort Pond and proximity to the Atlantic Ocean, The Surf Lodge attracts a diverse crowd of visitors, from beach enthusiasts to artists and musicians.

Bluestone Lane

An Australian-inspired café and coffee shop known for its emphasis on quality coffee, healthy food options and a relaxed atmosphere.


Well-known seafood restaurant located in Montauk. Renowned for its stunning waterfront setting and fresh seafood offerings. The restaurant is situated right on the shores of Fort Pond Bay, providing diners with picturesque views of the water and Montauk's natural beauty. The outdoor seating area, often adorned with white umbrellas and rustic wooden tables, enhances the coastal ambiance and offers a relaxing spot to enjoy a meal.

Duryea's menu typically features an array of seafood options, such as lobster, clams, oysters and fish, prepared in various ways to highlight their flavors. Lobster rolls are a signature dish at Duryea's and are particularly popular among visitors. The emphasis on fresh, locally sourced seafood contributes to the restaurant's reputation for quality and authenticity.

With its idyllic location, delectable seafood offerings, and laid-back Hamptons charm, Duryea's captures the essence of coastal dining and has become a sought-after spot for both locals and tourists.

Jack's Coffee

Coffee shop in Amagansett, known for its dedication to serving high-quality coffee in a welcoming and cozy environment. The establishment prides itself on its artisanal approach to coffee brewing and its commitment to sourcing the finest beans from around the world.

Inside Jack's Coffee, you'll often find a warm and inviting atmosphere with a focus on simplicity and comfort. The design features a mix of rustic and contemporary elements, providing a relaxed space for patrons to enjoy their coffee and some light bites.

Amber Waves Farm

Amber Waves Farm is a renowned agricultural establishment located in Amagansett. The farm is having the freshest produce and is celebrated for its commitment to sustainable and organic farming practices, as well as its contributions to the local community's food culture.

Known for its picturesque landscapes, Amber Waves Farm cultivates a diverse range of produce, including fruits, vegetables, and herbs, all of which are grown without using synthetic chemicals. The farm's dedication to promoting sustainable agriculture and responsible land stewardship has made it a respected figure in the local and regional farming scene.

Beyond its agricultural pursuits, Amber Waves Farm often offers educational programs, workshops and events that connect the community with the farming process and the importance of fresh, locally grown food. Visitors might be able to partake in hands-on experiences, such as picking their own produce or learning about sustainable farming techniques.

Amber Waves Farm not only serves as a provider of fresh and wholesome produce but also as a gathering place that fosters a sense of community, education and appreciation for the environment. Its harmonious blend of agricultural tradition and modern sustainability initiatives makes it a unique and cherished destination within the Hamptons.

The Crow's Nest

The Crow's Nest is a well-known establishment located in Montauk. It's a combination of a boutique hotel, restaurant, and beachside oasis, offering a unique blend of relaxed luxury and bohemian charm.

As a boutique hotel, The Crow's Nest offers a range of stylish and comfortable accommodations, often characterized by a beach-inspired design and an emphasis on creating a cozy, inviting atmosphere. The rooms feature a mix of rustic and contemporary elements, capturing the essence of coastal living.

The restaurant at The Crow's Nest is known for its farm-to-table approach, sourcing locally grown and seasonal ingredients to create a menu that showcases the flavors of the region. Diners can enjoy a variety of dishes, often with an emphasis on fresh seafood and Mediterranean-inspired cuisine. The restaurant's setting may include indoor and outdoor seating, both of which provide beautiful views of the surrounding landscape.

The Crow's Nest's beachside location adds to its allure, with a private beach area where visitors can relax, enjoy the sun and take in the picturesque views of the Atlantic Ocean. The ambiance is often described as relaxed and laid-back, making it a popular spot for both locals and tourists seeking an escape from city life.

Overall, The Crow's Nest embodies the Hamptons' blend of upscale elegance and beachy charm, making it a sought-after destination for those looking to experience the unique atmosphere of Montauk.


A beloved eatery located in Montauk. Renowned for its health-conscious and fresh food offerings, Joni's has become a go-to spot for locals and visitors seeking wholesome and delicious meals.

Joni's typically features a laid-back and beachy atmosphere that resonates with Montauk's relaxed vibe. The interior is decorated with vibrant colors, surf-themed artwork and a sense of rustic charm, creating a welcoming space for patrons to enjoy their meals. The restaurant is known for its emphasis on using high-quality, locally sourced, and organic ingredients. The menu often includes an array of options catering to various dietary preferences, including vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free dishes. Signature offerings include a variety of fresh salads, wraps, acai bowls, smoothies and specialty sandwiches that highlight the flavors of the Hamptons.

Joni's commitment to healthy eating extends to its use of whole foods and a focus on nourishing, flavorful combinations. With its beachside location and an emphasis on fresh, nutritious fare, Joni's captures the essence of a vibrant and health-conscious lifestyle that's in harmony with the Hamptons' coastal environment.

Round Swamp Farm

A well-known farm and market located in East Hampton. Renowned for its fresh produce, prepared foods and charming ambiance, Round Swamp Farm has become a popular destination for both locals and visitors seeking high-quality and locally sourced products.

The farm offers a range of fresh fruits, vegetables, herbs, and flowers, often grown on-site or sourced from local producers. The emphasis on seasonal and organic offerings underscores Round Swamp Farm's commitment to providing wholesome and flavorful products to its customers.

Beyond its fresh produce, Round Swamp Farm is celebrated for its prepared foods and baked goods. The farm market features a selection of items such as pies, cookies, bread, jams and more. These offerings often reflect the farm's dedication to using fresh ingredients and maintaining a high standard of quality.

The ambiance at Round Swamp Farm is typically rustic and inviting, with a country-chic charm that resonates with the agricultural heritage of the region. The farm's inviting atmosphere encourages visitors to leisurely explore the market and its offerings while enjoying the scenic surroundings.

Round Swamp Farm's commitment to local agriculture, its focus on freshness and its welcoming environment make it a beloved fixture in the Hamptons community.

Day Trips

  • Shelter Island - Located north of the Hamptons, is the perfect island getaway for those who want to escape the more crowded Long Island for the day. Although it may look small, Shelter Island offers a laundry list of fun activities that could keep you entertained for much longer than a couple of hours. beloved public beaches, like Crescent, Wades, or Shell Beach, to dig your toes in the sand and jump in the water (if you can brave the refreshingly cold bay). You can even rent a bike at Piccozzi’s Bike Shop to get to the beach or explore around the island. If you are planning on driving to any of the beaches, however, just make sure to grab a parking permit so you are all set to stay a while.

  • The North Fork - For those looking for a more classic day trip away from the Hamptons, a fun and relaxing afternoon at a local vineyard, I would be remiss if I didn’t recommend heading to the North Fork. With around 40 wineries and 3000 acres of planted vineyards, the North Fork is definitely mandatory for anyone craving the idyllic summer vineyard view.

  • Book an appointment at Kontokosta Winery, open seven days a week, to enjoy this Greenport waterfront winery and tasting room. Or visit Rose Hill Vineyards, previously Shinn Estate Vineyards, in Mattituck, where you can not only sip on wine while you lounge on the gorgeous patio, but even stay the night in one of the cozy guest rooms.

Places to eat & drink in Hamptons

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Balsam Farms - Family-owned sustainable farm in the Hamptons known for cultivating diverse, locally grown produce using organic methods.

Tutto Il Giorno - Italian restaurant offering a sophisticated dining experience with a focus on traditional Italian cuisine and a chic atmosphere.

Le Bibloquet - Stylish and upscale French restaurant known for its vibrant ambiance, elegant dining, and delectable menu.

Sunset Beach - Charming waterfront hotel and restaurant known for its relaxed luxury, stunning sunsets and European-inspired atmosphere.

Mavericks - Perched on the glittering shores of Fort Pond, Mavericks Montauk serves fresh, imaginative food inspired by one of the most stunning natural backdrops on the East End.

Rosie's - A delightfully unexpected twist on casual, East Hampton dining. Putting a fresh spin on traditional American fare, their thoughtfully crafted menus are designed for foodies and picky eaters alike.

The Lobster Roll - Affectionately known as LUNCH - a retro styled seafood shack that continues to embrace its beginnings as a seafood hot spot for East End

West Lake Fish House - The go-to place for fresh Sushi. Located in the Westlake Marina, right beside the docks, and their proximity to the water should ensure you that the seafood they serve is as fresh as possible.

John's Drive-In - A nostalgic and beloved roadside eatery in the Hamptons offering classic comfort foods and a retro vibe.

Clam Bar - Seafood restaurant known for its casual beachside setting, specializing in fresh and delicious seafood dishes, particularly clams, served in a laid-back atmosphere.

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