Hamptons Insider's Guide
Breakfast Spots: Estia's Little Kitchen, Sag Harbor
It's worth the wait at this roadside cabin for Latin-inspired egg dishes. 1615 Bridgehampton–Sag Harbor Tpke.; estias.com.
Grindstone Coffee and Donuts, Sag Harbor
Kyle Shanahan, stepson of The Chew chef Michael Symon, bakes brioche-style doughnuts. 7A Main St.; grindstonecoffeeanddonuts.com.
Joni's Kitchen, Montauk
Where surfers and celebrities—like Gwyneth Paltrow—go for organic breakfast wraps. 28 S. Etna Ave. #9; jonismontauk.com.
Market Sagg Main, Sagaponack
A dashing Frenchman is transforming an old general store into a terrific place to get café au lait and croissants. 542 Sagg Main St.; pierresbridgehampton.com.
Markets and Farm Stands: Cavaniola's Gourmet, Sag Harbor
Michael Cavaniola left the architecture business to build this impressive house of cheese—plus, delicious prepared foods next door. 89 Division St.; cavaniolas.com.
Balsam Farm Stand, Amagansett
A charming stand that sells produce grown right out back and other provisions. 284 Town Ln.; balsamfarms.com.
North Sea Farms, Southampton
Hidden away between Sag Harbor and Southampton, this family-owned spot is worth the detour for farm-fresh eggs and just-cut flowers. 1060 Noyac Rd.; 631-283-0735.
Seafood Shacks: Clam Bar, Amagansett
This open-air shack by the side of the highway specializes in just-harvested clams and simple seafood dishes. 2025 Montauk Hwy.; clambarhamptons.com.
The Lobster Roll, Amagansett
Clam Bar's competition across the road is the place for (you guessed it) lobster rolls, hot or cold. 1980 Montauk Hwy.; lobsterroll.com.
Drinks: The American Hotel, Sag Harbor
A drink here is a must—the bar feels like it's been transported from another era, full of eccentric Hamptons characters. 49 Main St.; theamericanhotel.com.
Wölffer Kitchen, Sag Harbor
This new restaurant from Wölffer Estate Vineyard focuses on wine-friendly food pairings. 29 Main St.; wolfferkitchen.com.
Dinner by the Sea: Navy Beach, Montauk
A former saloon turned nautical-chic restaurant opens onto a pebbly crescent beach. 16 Navy Rd.; navybeach.com.
Scarpetta Beach, Montauk
This outpost of the Manhattan spot, located in Gurney’s Montauk Resort & Seawater Spa, specializes in Italian dishes like fluke crudo. 290 Old Montauk Hwy.; scarpettarestaurants.com.
Sunset Beach, Shelter Island
Hotelier André Balazs's sceney St. Tropez–style restaurant. 35 Shore Rd.; sunsetbeachli.com.
Classics: Nick & Toni's, East Hampton
The most exclusive and elusive reservation in the Hamptons, with a Northern Italian meets Mediterranean menu. 136 N. Main St.; nickandtonis.com.
The 1770 House, East Hampton
The tavern at this historic inn serves great meatloaf; the dining room upstairs is for more ambitious New American cooking. 143 Main St.; 1770house.com.
Meeting House, Amagansett
Reinvented country classics in a friendly neighborhood setting.4 Amagansett Sq.; meetinghouseamagansett.com.
Harbor Hall, Shelter Island
The new lounge and bar at the Ram's Head Inn has a fantastic raw bar and locally sourced menu. 108 Ram Island Dr.; theramsheadinn.com.
Tutto il Giorno, Southampton
Designer Donna Karan's daughter Gabby runs the rustic Italian, celebrity-filled spot (there's also a location in Sag Harbor). 56 Nugent St.; tuttoilgiorno.com.
Hotels: The Chequit, Shelter Island
The recently renovated Victorian has been converted into a stylish hideaway for those in the know. 23 Grand Ave.; thechequit.com.
c/o The Maidstone, East Hampton
This grande dame was given a Scandinavian-chic overhaul a few years back. The restaurant specializes in Swedish-modern cooking; the small bar serves great cocktails. 207 Main St.; themaidstone.com.
At this summer-camp-style hotel by the sea, most of the rooms have an individual grill out front, and nights end with s'mores around a fire pit. 161 2nd House Rd.; chelseahotels.com/us/montauk/ruschmeyer-s.
Topping Rose House, Bridgehampton
Big news: Star chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten has replaced Tom Colicchio in the kitchen at this luxurious Greek Revival inn.1 Bridgehampton–Sag Harbor Tpke.; toppingrosehouse.com.