Trata East In Greek, a trata is a fishing boat (or so the superimpressive waiter told us during our first visit), and the name makes sense; this bright-white Greek restaurant has 10 kinds of fresh fish, all sold by the pound and on display. My wife, Pamela, and I ordered as much food as two people possibly could, including barrel-aged feta (wow—what feta!) baked in a clay pot witholives and oregano, Greek salad (as traditional as it gets, with cucumbers and tomatoes and again, that feta) and wild striped bass in a saffron broth. Trata East serves only Greek beer and wine; the fruity red 1998 Megapanos Winery Old Cellar Nemea wasfantastic. Details 1020 Montauk Hwy., Water Mill; 631-726-6200.
Fresno The dining room at Fresno has big windows and a zinc bar, but the decor is not memorable. The food is. The most recent project from David Loewenberg (who co-owns another restaurant I love, Red/Bar Brasserie in Southampton), Fresno serves what I call continental American, meaning there's some fish and some meat and it's all straightforward and really good. They have nice salads, like beet, fennel and blood orange with a tart lemon vinaigrette, and a great grilled hanger steak with sauce verte. Prices are reasonable, especially for the Hamptons. Details 8 Fresno Pl., East Hampton; 631-324-8700.