It’s officially “season” in the Hamptons, New York’s gorgeous beach community of incredibly manicured villages and hamlets on Long Island’s eastern tip.
If you’re familiar with the Hamptons, you’ll notice some small changes – BookHampton now sells dog toys! — but this summer more is happening in the East than ever before.
We’ve got a rundown of all the big openings and exciting events from Southampton to Montauk this season.
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Roll with lobster, aka LUNCH
Amagansett’s iconic roadside fish shack has this time expanded into a sprawling retro diner in Southampton with plenty of seating, as well as a full bar (anyone Dirty Shirley?) and upcoming patio seating. The menu is as solid as ever, with fun beach food options like buffalo calamari and warm buttery lobster rolls. This June Lunch After Dark will add a nighttime vibe to the sleepy town with cocktails, local wines and beers, as well as bottle service and light snacks from 10pm to 2am.
O from Kissaki
Making its way to East Hampton last year, sushi chef Mark Garcia’s stunning Japanese restaurant has got another element: pasta. Who said that the best things in life can’t be collected under one very stylish roof? Chef Chris Jackle designed the menu, which now offers a mix of Japanese and Italian cuisine called Itameshi, which means “Italian food” in Japanese. Go all in with uni and lardo on crispy rice and pakkeri with Peking duck, hatcho miso and marsala.
The tenth summer of your favorite restaurant promises to be epic. The new Moby’s Café serves breakfast and lunch, as well as Wi-Fi and shady outdoor dog spots so you can Zoom on the lawn all day. In the evening, enjoy the refurbished bar, as well as the bocce pitch, fire pits, and fire pit food featuring local produce such as clam pizza with garlic, oregano, parmesan, and pepperoncini, and three-cheese pesto spacatelli , English peas and asparagus. Stay tuned for anniversary events.
Amagansett is reopening thanks to New York chef and owner PJ Calapa (Scampi, Spanish) and investor Ben Leventhal (co-founder of Resy). The year-round restaurant will be playfully Italian-American, with dishes such as Sicilian sashimi made with local fish and hot spices, eggplant and chicken parm, mezzaluna amatriciana stuffed with pork, and more.
Little Ruby’s Cafe
The popular Australian-style café expands from Manhattan to Montauk during Labor Day with a residency at Ruschmeyer’s that will take over all the food, drink and nightly entertainment. Spacious indoor and outdoor seating is perfect for enjoying avocado toast, passion fruit butter banana bread, crispy rice bowls, catch of the day and more. The cocktail program will also feature summer drinks and iced drinks, and after the kitchen closes at 22:30, bottle and table service will continue until 3:00 from Wednesday to Sunday.
Bushwick’s worldwide pizza sensation is finally making its mark in the Hamptons. The full dinner menu will consist of seafood such as sea urchin in buckwheat fritters and fried squid with pepper, as well as salumi, fresh vegetables from the market and, of course, pizza. Also served is Roberta’s signature key lime pie with mezcal whipped cream, as well as a variety of cocktails, beer and wine.
Bostwick in the harbor
Hamptons Chef Damien O’Donnell of the former Harbor Bistro teamed up with Chef Chris Eggert to give a contemporary twist to this harborfront restaurant where you can watch the sunset while eating yellowfin tuna poke, tempura shishito, fish in battered Montauk ale and chips, plus more.
Gurney’s 30,000-square-foot Seawater Spa renovation cost $16 million to include a full-service wellness center for fitness, skin care, body treatments and more. Includes a saltwater pool fed by the Atlantic Ocean, a brand new ocean view bathhouse, indoor and outdoor treatment rooms, an outdoor relaxation room with a fire pit, an infrared sauna, plus luxury merchandise and more. Exclusive memberships available.
“Set it Off” at the Parrish Museum
This beautiful contemporary art museum in Southampton is hosting an intriguing summer exhibition. Raquel Chevremont and Mycalene Thomas, collectively known as Deux Femmes Noires, have curated the work of an international list of female artists. More than 50 exhibits, many of which are new and include ready-made, painting, photography, language, sculpture and installation, can be viewed outdoors at The Meadow and the Parrish Galleries.
The popular swimwear brand has opened its first store! Head to downtown Sag Harbor to try on one-pieces and two-piece swimsuits in a variety of sizes, styles and patterns, designed to be comfortable and fit precisely. Elongated torso styles are part of Andy’s signature line.
Beach hut on the Main
Owned by a new mother and daughter right on the boardwalk, this beachfront shop and cafe has made headway in 2022, mostly: alcohol. After a long legal dispute with the City of East Hampton, The Beach Hut is now serving wine and beer! They will also offer fun community programs such as free yoga, as well as a contemporary beach menu consisting of acai bowls, avocado toast, sliced rainbow kale salad, and more.
Lisa Perry, a longtime women’s rights advocate and design aficionado, has refurbished a stunning space in East Hampton on a mission to raise awareness for women artists and designers. Instead of functioning as a traditional gallery, Onna House is a beautifully restored 1960s modernist home filled with unique art, furniture and objects. This is a place where you can discover new work, communicate and collaborate, breathing in nature. And magically open to the public.