Resy marks the start of summer by launching service in the Hamptons. We’ll be offering tables both inside and, weather permitting, outside as well. Those amazing al fresco tables at Ruschmeyer’s? Available exclusively on Resy. If you don’t see what you like, be sure to click NOTIFY, which gets you on the priority waiting list.
Because trying frantically to get into a good restaurant is the opposite of relaxation, here are some of the places we’ll be sorting for you (click through to book now for Memorial Day weekend!):
What you have to understand about Sunset Beach is that its famous proprietor, André Balazs, really understands leisure-time. The man produces his own rosé and it isn’t even half-bad. Everything about this place is designed to put you in a happy place, where the sun is setting and you look great and life is beautiful. Go with it. Book Now at Sunset Beach.
After years of flux, the team now installed at this well-known Wainscott joint are in it for the long haul. And unless you know that these guys are also behind Charlie Bird and Shuko (Highway was the location of the 2014 Shuko Beach pop-up), among others, the sophistication and nuance of this food might not make sense. It’s fresh and seasonal and, perhaps in a nod to its former diner days, slants comfort. Dig the ricotta toast next to the chicken pot pie. The chef is Justin Finney, who has worked at Nick & Toni’s and Meetinghouse. Book Now at Highway Restaurant.
Baron’s Cove, the historic motel on the water in Sag Harbor, reopens in 2015 after a massive two-year renovation. An emphasis has been put on subtle, chic touches, like a fireside dining. The restaurant will be an American Grill helmed by Matt Boudreau, formerly the chef at excellent Shelter Island mainstay Vine Street Cafe. Hamptons installation and professional drinker Jay McInerney contributed to the wine list, another sign of great things to come here. Book Now at Baron’s Cove.
TOPPING ROSE HOUSE
If you’re a grownup, Topping Rose House is the Hamptons restaurant of your wildest dreams. And—with its modern, seasonal, gorgeous menu—it’s easily one of the best restaurants for miles in any direction. Connected to a very proper inn of the same name, if Bridgehampton had a designated executive dining room, this would be it. Lots of regulars appreciate that it’s a short, 15-minute ride from good ol’ HTO. Book Now at Topping Rose.
c/o Maidstone isn’t like other East End restaurants. “Whenever we can,” the proprietors say, “we prioritize the use of organic, locally sourced and seasonally appropriate ingredients. But as dedicated Swedes, there are some things that we simply can’t do without – a Västerbotten pie just wouldn’t taste the same using cheddar. No need to worry though, the Swedish products we import adhere to our good, clean & fair mantra.” Herbs are grown out back. too. Scandanvian Cozy is how they describe the vibe. It’s basically a Volvo, but way sexier. Book Now at Maidstone.
Scarpetta Beach debuts for the 2015 season at Gurney’s, instantly becoming a heavy hitter restaurant on the East End. The math here is pretty straightforward: it’s a world class restaurant on the beach in Montauk—where, in addition to fresh local seafood, they happen to serve the best spaghetti with tomato sauce in the world. Coming Soon.
If Montauk had a summer camp for adults, it would be Ruschmeyer’s, where It’s All Good, Bro (in surfer, not bro, parlance). This season, Eli and Max Sussman, critical darlings in NYC, join the team to run the kitchen. Their menu will be beachy, to be sure, with a Middle Eastern influence on dishes like harissa wontons with charred scallion yogurt. The place is run by Matt Kliegman and Carlos Quirarte of Black Seed and The Smile, two of the hippest, chillest places around. Summertime in Montauk calls for a more high-energy setting, which, the guys deliver in spades. Book Now at Ruschmeyer’s.