The twinkly al fresco setup at Southampton Social Club. Photo courtesy of Southampton Social Club


The Resy Guide to Outdoor Dining in the Hamptons


Whether you’re seeking a temporary escape from the city or have already been hiding out at the beach for the last couple of months, one thing’s for sure: outdoor dining in the Hamptons is back in swing. Just don’t let your excitement get in the way of best dining practices: Be sure to wear a mask as often as possible (especially when interfacing with servers), stay informed of specific restaurant protocols, and tip well!

From Sag Harbor to Montauk, the Hamptons are rife with al fresco possibilities — much of them right by the water for a much-needed seaside breeze — and if you don’t see your favorite restaurant open yet, you can always use My Hit List to stay notified about when it plans to reopen.