Lavishing loving attention on its pristine plates of raw and cooked seafood, this dignified East Hampton spot gets our vote. The sea’s bounty is on full display here, as chef Eric Miller turns out plate after plate of local raw bivalves, light-as-a-feather fritto misto and hearty, plank-roasted whole local fish. Don’t miss out on the excellent cocktails, either: The Refreshing watermelon caipirinha will defeat even the hottest, most humid summer evening.
Oh, the Hamptons: that see-and-be-seen summer paradise where the crème de la crème of NYC society retreats to beat the heat—and chow down at the best Hampton restaurants. Sure, you can check out the best restaurants in NYC, but the Hamptons is awash—pun intended!—in restaurants and bars, both classic and of-the-moment. But it can be hard, especially if you only go there for short weekend getaways from NYC, to decide which of the best things to do in the Hamptons are worth your hard-earned cash. Do you go shopping? Or do you head to these spots, including everything from a breezy bayside seafood restaurant to a rustic wood-fired pizza joint? Here are the best Hamptons restaurants.