The Stephen Talkhouse is the coolest bar and place to listen to music in Amagansett. They have nightly entertainment it's one of the only places left where you can listen to great old bands in a small venue such as Hot Tuna and Average White Band and Rhythm bands like the Hot Heads. They also have occasional guest appearances such as Billy Joel, a local Long Island resident.

In the summer they also have a huge back porch area with a full bar and two pool tables. There is usually a cover charge that ranges between ten and twenty dollars. There is also a charge (that varies with the different acts) to see the headliners perform for the early show. The music is loud and the drinks are flowing especially when they have a great band playing. On a more personal note, having a summer share house in Amagansett I've spent many great nights at the TalkHouse hanging out and dancing the night away. The Talkhouse is a must-visit especially when your favorite band is playing. So please visit their web site for their schedule.

BLT Steak at the Capri
Once you've set the bar by having a Nobu outpost residing in your hotel, how do you top that? With a high-end nouveau American steakhouse of course. Opening in time for Memorial Day weekend, BLT St... read more
126 Main Street, Sag Harbor 11963

Madison & Main
Staking claims in Sag Harbor's culinary arms race, Michael Gluckman, (Bamboo, The Lodge) has partnered with Executive Chef and Long Island native Eric Miller (Food & Co., Hampton Clam Bake and ... read more
44 Three Mile Harbor Rd., East Hampton 11937

Sienna Restaurant & Ultralounge
Tony Fortuna's TBar Steak & Lounge concept (one that is nearly identical to every chic restaurant by day, nightclub by night concept) has picked up where Beaumarchais left off, although perhaps... read more
203 Bridgehampton Tpke., Bridgehampton 11963

To say Fresh has something for everybody isn't a cliché; it's a stone cold fact. Vegan? Check. Steaks? Check. Smoothies and green juices? Check. Customizable dishes and portions? Um, yes. Un... read more
29 Main St., Sag Harbor 11963

The Cuddy
The latest from the team behind Sen, this new American Gastropub with its reclaimed wood interior is really more about what comes out of the kitchen then what they did with the interior. Think elev... read more
231 Main St. , Amagansett 11930

Sotto Sopra
Northern Italian cuisine served in the former Exile on Main Street space. Fancy pizzas, robust cuts of meat like filet mignon and veal chop, and the usual roster of pastas. Upscale wine list ranges... read more
7 Main St., Sag Harbor 11963

This self acclaimed "fresh twist on the classic Italian macelleria" that has taken over the old Vincenzo's Pizza and Ice Cream Club space is throwing international flair into the standard Sag Harbo... read more
474 W. Lake Dr., Montauk 11954

Swallow East
Raw bar, tacos, and reggae down on the docks? Yes please. This charter boat adjacent eatery has earned it's stripes and it's staying power in the ever changing Montauk scene. Balances decently good... read more
696 Montauk Hwy., Montauk 11954

Milk Bar Montauk
Apparently Cynthia Rowely likes cookies. And milk. Who knew? Which is why her popup store on the Napeague Stretch is hosting a popup of its own. Only open weekends until June 29 and then open the f... read more
136 Main St., Southampton 11968

Nammos Estiatorio
What about the former Nello’s Summertime spot appeals so much to the upscale Euro jet set? While the interior has not changed appreciably since Nello’s days (white, well-lit, wainscoted... read more
103 Montauk Hwy. , East Hampton 11937

The Hamptons Players Club
Not quite what R. Kelly had in mind when he rhapsodized about where "the girls be poppin' their bodies." This place is assuredly classier. A trifecta beer garden, full service restaurant, and late-... read more
268 Elm Street, Southampton 11968

Delmonico's of Southampton Est. 1837
Preview: As the Wall St. set heads east for the summer, so too will Delmonico's, the long-time staple for the suit and tie set celebrating their latest deal with oysters, steaks, and martinis. Seek... read more
4 S. Elmwood Ave., Montauk 11954

Zum Schneider MTK
With 12 beers on tap (4 of which are served here exclusively) and three sizes for each one ranging from large to ridiculously large, means this place has more steins than lower Manhattan, because p... read more
41 S. Euclid Ave., Montauk 11954

The Coast
Two local couples are the force behind the new-this-season restaurant. The dark blue walls and antique oak bar add a cooling influence on the space, which can fill quickly with folk all trying to s... read more
16 Main St., Sag Harbor 11963

Muse in the Harbor
Chef/owner Matthew Guiffrida's eclectic aqua lounge and restaurant hits Main Street, signature fish tank and all. New to this location is the addition of a patio space, live music, and late ni... read more
2095 Montauk Highway, Amagansett 11930

Banzai Burger
The scene is always chilly-chill at this beachy spot on the Napeague stretch, which seems to know its customers all too well with a menu comprised of burgers, sushi, and beer, wonderful beer. This ... read more
23 N Ferry Rd., Shelter Island 11964

18 Bay
Long a Bayville favorite known for making the most of local ingredients, owners Liz and Adam have made the move to remote Shelter Island with name and commitment to slow food intact. The restaurant... read more
11 Stearns Point Rd, Shelter Island 11965

La Maison Blanche
Sometimes a brand new hotel can feel like an old one in all the right ways. Such is the case here; owners Alistair MacLean (formerly of Andre Balazs' Sunset Beach) and local inn owner John Sieni br... read more
56 Nugent St., Southampton
(631) 377-3611

Tutto Il Giorno Southampton
Everything about the original Tutto Il Giorno in Sag Harbor was tiny except the wait to get in. Its days of being known as "Waverly East" may be over since an ownership change turned it into "Donna... read more
148 South Emerson Ave., Montauk 11954

The Sloppy Tuna
What to say when new owners clean up a neighborhood dive, and the cleaner nicer place goes by the potentially offiensive moniker The Sloppy Tuna? Not much, really. It's a faux-dive beach bar, but t... read more


Little Red
Red|Bar Brasserie team is branching out into town, with a similar European cafe concept. Overlooking Agawam park in the center of old Southampton action, the spot offers patio seating under a shady... read more
256 Elm St. , Southampton 11968

Southampton Social Club
Paige Management Group (The Hill, Dune Southampton, 121 Fulton Street) president Matt Shendell is adding his milk to Ian Duke and David Hilty's coco puff in a tweak on last summer's Social Club. Am... read more
161 Second House Rd., Montauk 11954

Another dive-y family motel has been reborn into a hipster haven in Montauk: This time it's the Second House Tavern, gloriously transformed into a boutique hotel, restaurant and club complex. In ad... read more
314 Pantigo Rd., East Hampton 11937

Spring Close Restaurant
With a menu that is (quite literally) all over the map, Spring Close returns the space formerly known as The Laundry (and before that Farmhouse) to the name it had a few (restaurant) generations ag... read more
99 North Main St., East Hampton 11937

East Hampton Grill
The Hillstone Group - the folks behind the Houston's chain - snapped up the former Della Femina, long a bastion of celeb-sighting and overpriced entrees. There's lots of dark wood, cushy booths (th... read more
63 Main St., Sag Harbor 11963

Page at 63 Main
By exposing the bones of the dining room of the space that long-housed neighborhood haunt Spinnakers (and more recently Blue Sky) and evoking the area's port-town heritage with ships' masts and oth... read more
367 Three Mile Harbor Rd. , East Hampton 11937

Harbor Grill
The Springs in East Hampton has never been short on old-school, casual and family-friendly burger-and-beer joints. Newcomer Harbor Grill (from the family and chef who run Harbor Bistro) should fit ... read more
47 Montauk Hwy. , East Hampton 11937

Bamboo may be dead, but long live Shiki, which you may as well call Bamboo with a fresh coat of wasabi. The corner booths and sexed up lounge vibe are in full effect. The sushi is first-rate, with ... read more
2095 Montauk Hwy., Amagansett 11930

Mahon's Seafood Shack

Mahons' on the the sand swept Napeague Stretch brings fresh seafood right at the shore. Contemporary American roadside seafood with a touch of classy French influence makes casual dining scrumptiou... read more
739 Main Rd. , North Fork 11931

Comtesse Therese Bistro

All openings experience delays, but this bistro had been five years in the making, and included converting a 100-year-old home into a 28-seat restaurant. After years of waiting, locals celebrated t... read more
62 Main St., Sag Harbor 11963

LT Burger in the Harbor

At first glance, LT Burger appears to be your ordinary restaurant with diner food. Second chances show that it's anything but. Esteemed chef Laurent Tourondel has reinvented traditional ideas of bu... read more
17 South Edison St., Montauk 11954

South Edison
It's not your average Montauk restaurant that offers cherry cola braised Berkshire pork belly and mixes fermented black garlic mayonnaise into its lobster roll, but this newcomer situated right bet... read more
31 Race Ln., East Hampton 11937

Race Lane
Historic Norman Jaffe-designed building houses the bright and airy restaurant and bar that certainly appeals to the Hamptons crowd. The original New American menu is light and fresh, but still fami... read more
43 Canoe Place Rd., Hampton Bays 11946

We hear the coconuts a-callin' from the tropical island getaway that is Rumba. This waterfront spot boasts killer views from outdoor and indoor seating alike and offers a casual but quality dining ... read more
364 West Lake Dr., Montauk 11954

The Hideaway
The name is no joke. The Hideaway is hidden in the back of Diamond Cove Marina with little more than a red chili pepper hanging from the marina's roadside sign to announce its presence. The open ai... read more
104 North Main St., East Hampton 11937

Crew from midtown NYC stalwart moves into former Matto space, signature pizzas in hand (more than two dozen of 'em, in fact). Of course, there's also the expected staples -- from Parma to paillard ... read more
277 Pantigo Rd., East Hampton 11937

Bostwick's Chowder House
Like trading docksiders and chinos for flip flops and board shorts, Bostwick's, which held court on Three Mile Harbor for years as a favorite local haunt, has slimmed down and moved south down to t... read more
3556 Montauk Hwy., Sagaponack 11962

Love Lane Café
Serving their own blend of hand-roasted coffee, local wines, and thoughtfully prepared global eclectic fare, Love Lane in Mattituck is the sort of charming cafe you trip over every five minutes in ... read more
16 Navy Rd., Montauk 11954

Navy Beach
Way out in Montauk on a ramshackle stretch between Hither Hills and Fort Pond, Navy Beach has the view of the sandy bay beachfront, which it is mere yards from, all to itself. Roadhouse primitive o... read more
32 Star Island Rd., Montauk 11954

The Gulf Coast Kitchen at The Montauk Yacht Club
Don't let the name fool you. Local Montauk fishermen and farmers are the inspiration here, says chef Robbin Haas, who landed at Gulf Coast in 2010 after opening a string of restaurants in South Flo... read more

1 North Steakhouse
Surf & turf joint should be familiar enough to those used to dining west of the canal (1 North lies right on the familiar dividing line). Hampton Bay's newcomer brings bros out for a night at t... read more
136 Front St., North Fork 11944

Chef Noah Schwartz's inventive small-plate specialties (scallop ceviche, local pulled duck and pomegranate glazed baby back ribs) have been winning raves since he classed up Front St. joint formerl... read more
195 Main St., Amagansett 11930

The Latin restaurant you'd expect to bump into on an outer-borough jaunt, not around the corner from Steven Spielberg's summer home. Breakfast all day, affordable lunch and dinner predominated by M... read more


760 Montauk Hwy., Watermill 11976

Cozy doesn't begin to cover it. How about two communal tables that seat a total 12? (Call ahead, way ahead, if you've got a group.) But with an eccelctic array of modern American and classics, a la... read more
2028 N Country Rd., North Fork 11792

Steve Biscari-Amaral (a James Beard Award winner) and Lia Fallon (former food stylist for the Food Network, where she arranged culinary creations of Bobby Flay and Emeril Lagasse) organized seasona... read more
207 Main Street, East Hampton 11937

The Living Room
The Maidstone, quiet and stately as it once was, has changed restaurants on its premises the way a Gabor sister changes husbands (and in fact the whole inn has been made over in exuberant Scan... read more
108 Wainscott Stone Road, East Hampton 11975

Georgica Restaurant & Lounge
Touted as a restaurant-lounge with a "relaxed feel." Doubtful, considering the socialites and celebs sure to be flocking here for celebrity-chefs Forrest and Big Boy of Hell's Kitchen fame. To add... read more
33A Main St., East Hampton 11937

The Blue Parrot
Real tears were shed in East Hampton when the original version of this venerated bar closed. A group led by Andrew Chapman, who owns August in the West Village (the group also includes Jon Bon Jovi... read more
183 Edgemere St., Montauk 11954

Byron at the Surf Lodge
There was a lot of buzz around the Surf Lodge when it first opened in 2008. Back then the chef was former Top Cheffer Sam Talbot and paddleboarding was kinda new. Now neither is true. Instead, the ... read more
467 East Lake Dr., Montauk 11954

Both rustic and refined, seasonal seafooder splits the difference between a waterfront shack and white-tableclother. Dining on the deck over looking the marina might offer the more rustic experienc... read more
177 Main St., Amagansett 11930

Indian Wells
Those looking for a place to grab (more reasonably priced) drinks before heading into the Talkhouse duck in this pubby newcomer (though it takes pains to look broken in). Tragically, one of the onl... read more
3593 Montauk Hwy., Bridgehampton 11962

Townline BBQ
The menu for this must post-beach pit stop was created by Nick & Toni’s executive chef Joe Realmuto. As research he drove the “BBQ trail” from Lockhart, Texas, to Kansas City,... read more
90 Second House Rd, Montauk 11954

The Backyard
Out of the way and away from the scene, The Backyard has created one of its own. Restaurant and lounge behind Solé East offers some sort of alternate-reality boho-chic Montauk: A roadside in... read more
1742 Bridgehampton-Sag Harbor Tpk., Sag Harbor 11963

Bay Burger
A solid burger is a thing of beauty, a work of art, but generally a messy affair. A casual take-out burger goes one better and might give you the urge to purge. But the Bay Burger is a paradox. Sat... read more
1136 Willis Ave., LIE 11507
Baci Gelato
Because it's summer and that means one thing. Orange walls, a blue tiled floor and a rainbow of tables could easily put one in the mood for a the sweet seductions in the two cases here. With 40 fla... read more
541 E. Lake Dr., Montauk 11968
Inlet Seafood
Place is owned by a cooperative of six commercial fisherman (they even list their boat names on the menu) who get downright Marxist in their rhetoric. Their "Respect the Ocean, harvest the bounty, ... read more
57225 Main Rd., North Fork 11971

North Fork Table & Inn
The acclaimed hotel restaurant run by NYC expats serve classic American comforts spun with fresh seasonal dishes using local, organic, biodynamic ingredients (artisinal cheeses, seafood from P... read more
4 Amagansett Sq., Amagansett 11930
Meeting House
The ridiculously popular Meeting House lives up to its name. It’s fairly new to the Amagansett strip and brings a slick touch to a sleepy square, offering some haute pub grub (mac and cheese ... read more
313 Three Mile Harbor Rd, East Hampton 11937

Harbor Bistro
Reliable if uninspired menu, but the inspiring view of Three Mile Harbor happily makes up for any lack of on-plate pyrotechnics. The chef keeps things simple, throwing in the occasional Asian flour... read more
51 Edgemere St., Montauk 11954

East By Northeast
When the most salient feature of your restaurant is the water view, it makes sense to make the building nearly translucent. And ENE's just about achieved that with wraparound floor-to-ceiling windo...


Maxwell & Dunne's
You'll not find much to look at in the dining room at the historic old Vanderbilt house (unless portly middle-management types are your thing) but standard steakhouse fare comes proper. You might n... read more
8 Fresno Place, East Hampton 11937

Hidden near the EH train station, the stepchild in David Loewenberg’s catalog of hot spots (with The Beacon and red|bar and now Little Red), this 75-seater occupies an open space with exposed... read more
920 Merchants Concourse, LIE 11590

Cheesy chain fun in a a campy and kitschy sort of way, the chain restaurant's slicing and dicing might be most entertaining in the context of Rocky's tabloid legacy. Don't expect to see DJ Aoki or ... read more
209 Main Street, Amagansett 11930

Mary's Marvelous
Small café and bakery on the main drag in Amagansett is a simple stop for a good, quick bite, but filled with patrons who listen to light jazz and might be a little too satisfied with themse... read more
326 Front St., North Fork 11944

Cuvée Bistro
Situated inside the Greenporter Hotel, Cuvée certainly adds a spark to Long Island Wine Country (it's also right off the ferry stop from Shelter Island Ferry, providing a physical bridge to ... read more
74 Montauk Hwy., Amagansett 11930

La Fondita
If the guys over at Nick & Toni's got together with esés from a taco truck, the result would be this bouncy little joint. The N&T crew created the ideal place to go in the Hamptons t... read more
One Ocean Rd., Bridgehampton 11932

A new and bigger space has this much-loved beach bistro moved into in 2011 puts it closer to the heart of the action (and the sand). The space seats up to 120, incuding sidewalk seating. Gallic fro... read more
2402 Montauk Hwy., Bridgehampton 11932

World Pie
There are few better ways to bend a buck in Bridgehampton than perching at a sidewalk table with a decent bottle of wine and a pie from the wood burning oven while watching the shitshow parade by. ... read more
23 N. Ferry Road, Shelter Island 11964

Planet Bliss
A little off the beaten path, with regards to both style and because you'll be taking a ferry to get here. Shelter Island's separated from the Hamptons by more than the thin strip of water you need... read more
1615 Bridgehampton-Sag Harbor Tpke., Sag Harbor 11963

Estia's Little Kitchen
Funky shack between Bridge and Sag dishing healthy southwestern twists on diner fare by day, fresh fish and heartier plates by night (when things change dramatically). Photos of baymen from Men's L... read more
210 Hampton Rd., Southampton 11968
Red Bar Brasserie
Taking its name from the red “bar” sign that hung above the door when it was Balzarini’s Italian Restaurant in the 1900’s, this brasserie is dressed to impress the summer cr... read more
9 Edison Dr., Montauk 11954

Healthy and fresh sandwiches and bites by the seashore -- what more could you ask for? Friendly service and air kisses, you say? Done. If you're stuck for non-dairy and vegetarian options in Mounta... read more
382 West Lake Dr., Montauk 11954

West Lake Clam and Chowder House
Waterside hut, doesn't get as packed as it should because of the no-frills ambience (or: intentional lack thereof). Small wooden tables and dark knotted wood walls inside (and the marina out back) ... read more
1 Bay St., Sag Harbor 11963

B. Smith's
At the end of Main Street in Sag Harbor overlooking Malloy’s Marina, this casually chic spot remains a popular pick for bayside brunch and deckside cocktails. Admire the monster yachts and se... read more
2 Middle Neck Rd, LIE 11576

Bryant & Cooper Steakhouse
While it may be trying a little too hard for a classic old-time-y vibe (the place takes its name from the friendship between local poet William Cullen Bryan and NYC politico Peter Cooper—who ... read more
Amagansett Square, Amagansett 11930

Hampton Chutney Co.
A tiny dosa shop by the beach that started as a chutney company began by a husband and wife who met on a retreat to India and spawned two Manhattan locations might sound a little too "Bollywood End... read more
10 Main St., East Hampton 11975

Rowdy Hall
Burgers and beer in a beautiful pub from Nick & Toni’s Mark Smith -- the unassuming impresario who seems to bring a Midas touch to everything he comes near. Rowdy is no different. Named for a bohem... read more
26 Bay St., Sag Harbor 11963

The Dockside Bar & Grill
Forget the share-house riff-raff making noise at other spots, here old men cause the ruckus. Scrunched into the American Legion Post with two dining rooms, welcoming bar area, and jam-packed patio ... read more
66 Newtown Ln., East Hampton 11937

Don’t let the word “organic” turn you off . The mod dining room may have a vegetarian’s dream menu, but when it tastes this good, who cares? Perfectly placed for mid-morning... read more
869 Montauk Hwy., Watermill 11978

Hampton Coffee Company
Started as a roasting and distribution operation in an old mechanic's garage, but the java proved so popular that a full-service espresso bar and café were added in house. Aroma of fresh-bak... read more


2393 Montauk Hwy., Bridgehampton 10020

Bobby Van's Steakhouse
The steaks and chops are as reliably basic as the too-loud, too-desperate bubble-era throwbacks drowning their receccion hangovers standing three-deep at the bar are depressing. This is too say the... read more
2 Main St., Sag Harbor 11963

La Superica
Serviceable (and overpriced) Tex-Mex might not explain the crowds, but a perfect margarita that earns its prefix, twofer drink specials, and stunning bay views do. Floor to ceiling windows curve ar... read more
1524 Northern Blvd., LIE 11030

It might look like the catering hall where your cousin had his wedding, but get past that. Terrific Northern Italian (mainly Tuscan) fare will you help you forget your surroundings, and a well roun... read more
136 North Main St., East Hampton 11937

Nick & Toni's
The most sought-after seat in the Hamptons, this East End version of “Spago” attracts celebrities in droves (your basic Jack, Brad, Gwyneth). Central to three Mediterranean-style dining rooms is a ... read more
468 W. Lake Dr., Montauk 11954

Dave's Grill
Seafood so fresh, the trawlers that bring it dot the horizon and come in to dock at next door Montauk Harbor—though the dining room is a bit more refined than that might suggest. Reservation ... read more






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