Long Island + The Hamptons

Restaurants in Long Island + The Hamptons

Saunter right off the sand at this beachfront surf shack and cool off at the bar, shoes and shirt optional. The provocative name is befitting of the jolly scantily-clad crowd, replete with an occasional Charlie Sheen sighting.

The Meatpacking District staple moved east and brought its globally notorious Beau Brunch with it. White tablecloths grace the outdoor brick patio while thumping house music pours out the doors and party patrons tuck into Nutella pancakes and smoked salmon eggs benedict. Not hungry?

The restaurant is owned by Gerry Hayden, who was the chef at Aureole in New York, and his wife, Claudia Fleming, who worked with Tom Colicchio at Gramercy Tavern restaurant. The duo turns out New American dishes, such as raw hamachi and seared Hudson Valley foie gras.

In a weathered cottage on Sag Harbor’s wharf, groupies line up at the Dock House for the clam chowder and steamed lobsters; the live specimens are kept in an antique bathtub next to the front door.  Come for pan-fried crab cakes and lobster salad to be  gobbled up at outdoor picnic tables.