Newtown Lane, East Hampton, 329-5377
Babette’s offers diners cutting edge vegetarian cuisine with a twist: lots of flavor! Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner daily in season, Babette’s has something for all
tastes. Chef Daniel Van Der Beek’s creative hand puts out menu items such as the Who’s that Grill sandwich - marinated tofu, smoked tempeh and grilled seasonal
vegetables on eight grain bread. Non-veggies will appreciate the Calypso Shrimp or Pepper Seared Tuna. Make sure you try the BBQ tofu, it’s tender and tasty
according to The New York Times. For breakfast there’s Cinnamon Swirl French Toast, Outrageous Omelettes and Organic Oatmeal. Another specialty of Babette’s
is the fresh fruit smoothies, with combinations like peach, pineapple and coconut and strawberry, peach, orange. Listed as a top 12 breakfast spot on Long Island by
Newsday and a great spot for breakfast by Glamour Magazine. top
99 N. Main St., East Hampton, (631) 329-6666
Della Femina is one of the few Long Island restaurants to be awarded three stars by both Newsday and The New York Times. It has clearly established itself as one of
the top restaurants in the Hamptons. The sleek interior offers spacious dining, a fireplace and comfortable bar area. Check out the caricatures drawn above the bar and
around the restaurant that feature some of the restaurant's loyal following: Martha Stewart, Itzhak Perlman, Billy Joel. Sample the deep flavors of Maine "Day Boat"
Halibut or the Colorado Rack of Lamb - two of Della Femina's signature dishes. And while dining at Della Femina, don't be surprised to find the likes of Christy
Brinkley, Barbara Streisand, Katie Couric, Alan Alda or the adman himself, Jerry Della Femina, dining nearby. Joanne Starkey of The New York Times states that
Della Femina is "warm, friendly, and has a superior kitchen." Peter Gianotti of Newsday offers that Della Femina is, "a smart, serious, remarkably consistent restaurant."
Anthony Dias Blue of WCBS Newsradio 88 Food & Wine Report, says that "Della Femina is turning out world class food." Enough said.
Jerry & David's Red Horse Market
74 Montauk Hwy., East Hampton, NY (631) 329-6655
Jerry & David's Red Horse Market is the Hamptons' most popular upscale specialty food market. The Red Horse Market carries an extensive line of top gourmet
specialty food products such as hard-to-find olive oils, condiments and sauces. As well, the market carries over 45 international and domestic cheeses, a large line of
fresh organic produce, breads, pastries and imported coffees. They also offer fresh-cut European flowers, charcuterie, and fresh-caught local fish off Montauk Point.
The meat department offers aged prime meats and free range poultry. New this year, the Red Horse will be producing its own line of homemade baked goods such as
pies, muffins, croissants, fruit tarts and cookies. Hot lunches to go are offered daily as well as Sunday brunch. The Red Horse Market also serves as a full service
catering company. They will provide the food, the staff, the flowers, the music and even the rentals for any size event.
47 Montauk Hwy., East Hampton, NY
Conveniently located on Montauk Highway near the entrance to East Hampton village (in the spot that previously housed Zizzi Balooba), East End diners will now find
the new Georgica Grill. At this attractive eatery chef/owner Michael Cinanni and co-owner Jed Schutz lure locals and visitors alike with a simple, moderately priced
menu of contemporary eclectic cuisine. Nab a burger, sandwich or thin-crust pizza or enjoy well-prepared entrees like Grilled Yellowfin Tuna ($20), Baby Back Ribs
($17), or Sea Scallops with orange-ginger ($18) and three different curries. There are five different pastas and four pizza options to round out Georgica Grill's diverse
menu. The perfect place to enjoy simple yet satisfying offerings, Georgica Grill seats 100 and serves dinner nightly, in season.
31 Race Lane, East Hampton, 324-3199
The Laundry originally opened in 1980 on the site of a steam laundry that has served the community since the turn of the century. A longtime Hamptons institution, The
Laundry has been a consistent culinary player in the burgeoning East End restaurant scene. Appetizers such as Seared Filet Mignon with tomato, shallots and anchovy
sauce ($11) and Lobster Salad with black beans, tomatoes, peppers over arugula ($12) are sure shot winners. Entrée offerings such as Sauteed Soft Shell Crabs on
cornmeal basil fried tomatoes ($24); Grilled New York Strip Steak with French fries and tomato salad ($28) and a Seafood Mixed Grill with salmon, tuna, and shrimp
accompanied by a spicy carrot sauce ($26) will bring diners back again and again. Peter Gianotti of Newsday raved about the soft shell crabs naming them "the
delicate taste of the moment," in his two star review of the Laundry in 1999. Joanne Starkey of The New York Times awarded the Laundry a "very good" rating in
1999 commenting that the restaurant had "a new look but the same high standards."
Nick & Toni's
136 North Main Street, East Hampton, N.Y. 11937, (631) 324-3550
Chef Joseph Realmuto creates eclectic Mediterranean cuisine with Tuscan and Provencal accents. -What's the secret behind the restaurant's success? Fresh food and a
high celebrity quotient. Nick & Toni's has their own 1/2 acre organic garden out back and is dedicated to local farmers and fisherman. The wood burning oven specials
out of the oven turn heads as do the celebrities (DeNiro, Spielberg, Billy Joel, Barbra Streisand, Tom Hanks, Brad Pitt, Jack Nicholson) who frequently stop by to
dine. Sample menu items include: Pan Roasted Monkfish; House Smoked Beef Shortribs; and Slow Roasted Duck Breast. Nick & Toni's also offers inventive pizzas
like: Butternut Squash, Shallots, Smoked Bacon and Roasted Garlic and one with Littleneck Clams, Garlic, Parsley and Grana Padana. For dessert, at least have
biscotti and vin santo. The Wine Spectator said that "Nick & Toni's is the restaurant by which all other Hamptons restaurants are measured." In 1994, Nick & Toni's
was awarded two stars from Ruth Reichl of The New York Times. Be sure to make reservations in advance or stop by the bar for a grappa or fine tequila.
Riccardo's Seafood House
313 Three Mile Harbor Rd., East Hampton, NY (631) 324-0000
Veteran chef, Riccardo Traslavina, has opened Riccardo's Seafood House in East Hampton. The concept of the waterfront eatery is seafood with a South American
twist; Traslavina is a native of Chile. Menu items include ceviche, gazpacho, clam chowder, fried clams and steamers as well as paella and lobster. Side orders such as
plaintains, rice and beans, guacamole and cole slaw are available. Appetizers range in price from $4.50 to $8; entrees range in price from $12 - $19. The 150 seat
restaurant overlooks the body of water known as Three Mile Harbor in the Springs area of East Hampton.
10 Main St., East Hampton, (631) 324-8555
Tucked into a cozy alley right around the corner from the East Hampton Cinema on Main Street, Rowdy Hall is a haven for locals, celebrities and anyone looking for a
cut-above comfort meal. The younger sister to East Hampton's famed Nick & Toni's restaurant, Rowdy Hall is named for a raucous turn-of-the-century boarding
house frequented by New York City bohemians. Offering English pub/French bistro fare, Rowdy Hall has garnered favorable reviews from both Newsday and The
New York Times. Decorated to reflect the Arts and Crafts period of American design, Rowdy Hall also boasts a popular bar with a beer selection that's second to
none in the Hamptons. While you're digging into your juicy "Rowdyburger" don't be surprised if you spot a famous face doing the same. Alec Baldwin, Kim
Basinger, Billy Joel, Isaac Mizrahi, Alan Alda and Grace Jones have all been spotted enjoying the fare at this comfortable neighborhood eatery.
221 Pantigo Rd., East Hampton (631) 324-7166
Owners Nancy and Stanley Singer have put this unassuming East Hampton eatery on the map by offering mouth-watering, authentic BBQ by the seaside. Named "the
best BBQ on Long Island" by The New York Times, Turtle Crossing's fare has drawn raves both locally and nationally. When President and Mrs. Clinton visited the
East End for a weekend of fundraising in 1998, Turtle Crossing was the sole restaurant where they and their entire entourage dined. Turtle Crossing obviously made an
impression on the first couple, and they were selected to provide their trademark BBQ dishes again for the President's follow-up visit the next year. Gourmet magazine
has praised Turtle Crossing's hardwood-smoked ribs and according to Newsday's Joan Reminick, Turtle Crossing's menu "positively smokes." A favorite of director
Steven Spielberg and his brood, Turtle Crossing also provides complete catering services and their entire menu is available for take-out orders.
44 Three Mile Harbor Rd., East Hampton, NY, 11937, (631) 329-6000
TSUNAMI offers a Pacific-rim menu in a zen-like setting which features a copper bar, rich and exotic fabrics for the furniture, warmly painted walls and cozy seating.
The upscale menu is executed by chef John O'Connell a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America. Sample dishes include: Tuna Sashimi Salad ($15); Salmon Roll
($8); Soft Shell Crab with wasabi, cilantro, yogurt, cucumber and pineapple ($24); Sha Shang Duck with scallion pancake ($25); Pesto Rubbed Tuna with roasted
pepper, mango, mirin, Chinese basil & toasted sesame ($27); and Indonesian Pepper Crusted Prime Shell Steak with five spice demi-glace ($29). Desserts are
anchored by the Tsunami banana split ($8) which features a Japanese breaded baby banana laced with a touch of peanut butter, chocolate sauce and Tahitian vanilla.
TSUNAMI received two stars (a "very good" rating) from The New York Times in 1999. Food critic Joanne Starkey stated, "the adjectives that best describe the fare
here are exciting, appealing and delicious." top