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This casual-chic Arbor off the beaten path in Montauk serves cocktails and classic fare including burgers, pasta, seafood, pizza and steak. Indagare Review

Baron's Cove

The restaurant at the popular Baron’s Cove Hotel serves all-American breakfast, lunch and dinner with views of the harbor. Indagare Review
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Bell & Anchor

For more than a decade, Bell & Anchor has been a Sag Harbor destination for seafood—including a raw bar with East and West Coast oysters, lobster and a variety of popular fish dishes—as well as mainstays like steaks, burgers and salads.

Big Olaf

A Sag Harbor institution, Big Olaf is a classic East Coast ice cream shop, serving its flavors of ice cream in house-made waffle cones. Cash-only.

Bobby Vans

Before Bobby Vans became a favorite chain servicing the bankers of Manhattan, the original location in Bridgehampton was a 1970s hangout for writers, poets and artists. The old classic is still cool, and scoring a Saturday night table earns bragging rights. The quintessential steakhouse has a heavy seafood offering, and the light, airy dining room with white wicker chairs feels refreshing and comfortable. Outdoor seating is available.

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Calissa, a Mediterranean eatery in Water Mill, brings the spirit of Greece to the Hamptons with dinner and dancing. Indagare Review
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Carissa's the Bakery - Sag Harbor

The Sag Harbor outpost of this Long Island bakery from Carissa Waechter (her other locations are nearby in East Hampton and Amagansett) is a great place to stop for crusty, European-style breads, viennoiserie and desserts, as well as fresh-pressed juice and coffee. The pickled rye bread is the stuff of local legend.

Food at Clam Bar at Napeague, Hamptons, New York

Clam Bar at Napeague

The Clam Bar is an iconic seafood shack on the long stretch of highway between Amagansett and Montauk. Clam Bar has a daily rotation of specials that reflect the days catch. Perfect for Sunday dinner before heading back into New York City or a casual lunch on the way out to Montauk.

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Cove Hollow Tavern

The owners of Vine Street Café on Shelter Island opened the seafood and steak restaurant Cove Hollow Tavern in East Hampton. Indagare Review
Food at Crow's Nest, Hamptons, New York

Crow's Nest

The Crow’s Nest restaurant, located in the boutique hotel of the same name, is one of the best-kept secrets of the Hamptons. The charming spot, which feels quintessentially New England with rustic décor and water views, is open seasonally and serves dishes that emphasize Long Island’s local, organic fare. During evening, the yard is lit with torches and fire pits, making it the perfect spot for lounging or stargazing. After dinner, grab a cocktail and walk down to the water’s edge for a scenic nightcap.

Exterior View - Dock House, Hamptons, New York

Dock House

This popular take-out seafood joint sits right in the marina of Sag Harbor, with great views of the boats and busy town scene, especially in the summer. You can’t be shy when fighting the masses (mostly of other impatient New Yorkers) when ordering from the menu featuring simply prepared seafood. But the excellent seafood is worth the hassle. Dock House is perfect for such old-school seaside fare as clam chowder, steamers, lobsters and anything fried (shrimp, clams, scallops, flounder). You can sit on the dock right out front.

Food at Tutto Il Giorno, Hamptons, New York - Courtesy Eric Striffler

Dopo La Spiaggia

This cozy Italian restaurant, formerly named Tutto Il Giorno and run by Donna Karan's daughter Gabby Karan de Felice, is the perfect spot for an intimate dinner. The 38-seat place with a patio does not take reservations, and dishes like light and crispy fritto misto and indulgent homemade pastas ensure the wait will always be long. There is also a location in East Hampton (31 Race Lane).

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A buzzy, waterfront restaurant serving gargantuan lobster Cobb salads, seafood specialities and shared mains from the grill.

Elaia Estiatorio

Elaia Estiatorio restaurant in Bridgehampton brings Greek dining to the Hamptons with its simple dishes and selection of Greek wines. Indagare Review
Food at Estia’s Little Kitchen, Harbor Turnpike - Copyright Jane Beiles

Estia’s Little Kitchen

Everything is super fresh at the “Little Kitchen” as much of the produce is grown right outside in the on-site garden. There’s only eight table (and a counter) though fans don’t mind in waiting in line for the apple pancakes, fresh-squeezed juices and huevos rancheros, which you can order every day until 2:30 pm. At dinnertime, the lights go down and the tablecloths come up creating a more intimate and (slightly) less casual atmosphere.

Food at Fresno, Hamptons, New York


Eight Fresno Place, which used to house the Southwestern joint Santa Fe Junction, got a sleek new makeover in 2004, when it was taken over by David Loewenberg, a co-owner of both the Beacon in Sag Harbor and Southampton’s Red Bar and Michael Nolan, the former owner/manager of New York’s Miracle Bar & Grill. The décor is minimalist with exposed wooden ceiling beams, a long leather banquet on one side (as well as several round, individual tables for diners who want more space) and a chic, zinc-topped bar located in the back of the restaurant. Executive chef Gretchen Menser previously worked at Nick & Toni’s and her New American menu emphasizes fresh, local produce.

Grindstone Coffee & Donuts

Since 2016, Grindstone Coffee has been supplying Sag Harbor locals with their daily dose of espresso drinks (made from single-origin organic beans roasted in-house). The café is equally popular for its donuts. Both brioche and cake varieties are baked daily, topped with house-made glazes and fillings made from locally-sourced fruit.

Food at Hampton Chutney Co., Hamptons, New York

Hampton Chutney Co.

The perfect place for a quick breakfast or lunch or snack on the go, this casual eatery serves up delicious dosas (Indian sourdough crêpes) stuffed with fresh ingredients. Their not-to-be-missed homemade chutneys can be purchased to enjoy at home—the cilantro variety is a particular favorite.

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Harbor Market & Kitchen

This takeout spot just south of downtown is run by a French-trained chef (with Michelin stars under his belt from stints in Vegas and East Hampton) and his wife, who heads operations and curates a mouthwatering selection of prepared salads, sandwiches, pizzas etc. Popular desserts include “kitchen sink” cookies. Specialty products—oils and vinegars, chocolates—as well as gift baskets are also available.

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Harvest on Fort Pond

Harvest on Fort Pond has long been a crowd pleaser in Montauk not only for its wonderful outdoor space but for its consistently stellar Mediterranean fare. Ingredients are, of course, sourced locally and the restaurant’s outdoor seating is surrounded by their vegetable and herb garden. It’s another wonderful spot to watch the sunset on Fort Pond especially if you want something a bit more upscale from Duryea’s.

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Highway Restaurant and Bar

East Hampton's Highway serves delicious New American cuisine and boasts an exemplary wine list. Read Indagare's review.
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Juice Press

This tiny Hamptons outpost of the New York City chain stocks pre-made bottled juices, smoothies and healthy snacks for those in need of their daily green fix.

Food at La Fondita, Hamptons, New York - Copyright Eric Striffler

La Fondita

From the same owners as Nick and Toni’s, La Fondita is a casual taco stand off of Montauk Highway in Amagansett. It’s perfect for a quick snack or a casual dinner, and customers order in the main building and then take tacos to the outdoor seating area or picnic tables. Highlights include the fish tacos and house salad.

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Le Bilboquet

The elite New York City bistro Le Bilboquet has opened a Hamptons outpost on the dock in Sag Harbor, serving French cuisine. Indagare Review
Dinning Area at Le Charlot, Hamptons, New York

Le Charlot

Opened in May 2015, this Hamptons outpost of the Upper East Side mainstay was a welcome addition to the dining scene in Southampton. The food is hit-or-miss, but the atmosphere makes a visit worth it. Grab a table outside and enjoy moules frites with a side of people watching.

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Lulu Kitchen & Bar

Lulu Kitchen & Bar in Sag Harbor in the Hamptons offers wood-fired flavors, a raw bar, seafood selections and farm-fresh vegetables. Indagare Review
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Lunch (Lobster Roll)

Lunch is an iconic seafood shack on the long stretch of highway between Amagansett and Montauk known best for its lobster rolls. Perfect for Sunday dinner before heading back into New York City or a casual lunch on the way out to Montauk.

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