From a chic seaside lobster house to a classic Greek pub, I reveal my five favorite restaurants I dined at in summer of 2016. The list includes one never-before-featured restaurant I dined at in June!
An abundance of color and fresh, local vegetables create a perfect centerpiece for your dining table at Duryea’s, home to unbeatable seafood and breathtaking views of Fort Pond Bay. Not to pass on is dessert, where you will be delighted with a Banana ‘Boat’ that is perfect for sharing and photographing amongst your guests!
Old Stove Pub, Sagaponack
A favorite of Jimmy Fallon’s for a reason! Seriously good ‘just like home’ meals make for a cozy, scrumptious dining experience. Their Spanokopita was highly regarded by the New York Times and rightfully so. This appetizer is crafted with feta, oregano and olive oil imported from Greece with cherry tomatoes.
Southampton Social Club, Southampton
This restaurant/nightclub, steps away from Southampton’s train station, is a trendy and chic hot-spot for dining guests of all ages. Family-friendly during dinner hours with an outdoor patio space, and during after hours, it expertly transitions into a nightclub with a DJ, drinks, bites, and plenty of dancing. My favorite dishes on the menu are the Braised Short Rib Sliders and the Tuna Tacos with pomegranate mango pico de gallo.
Café Klyde, Southampton
A sweet-spot tucked away in a private, chic patio space at the Southampton is Café Klyde. Their signature burger is a generous portion that can easily be split for two, and served alongside some of the best hand-cut French fries around. Come for drinks during lunch or dinner hour! I highly recommend their Klyde’s Cooler, a refreshing blend of fruit sorbet with red wine/rosé.
Kozu Hamptons, Southampton
Kozu, located in the Southampton Village, offers the most generous space for al fresco dining: a patio space which seats 150 people. This spot is perfect for before or after the movies or shopping on Main Street and Jobs Lane. Start with the Blistered Shishitos then move right into popular dishes including the Candied Cod, Lobster Tempura, and indulging in their ‘platinum’ Sushi/Sashimi combo ($200). Dessert and cordials are a must at this see-and-be-seen dining spot!
Moving forward, restaurant reviews will be published once to twice a week, in addition to ongoing ‘Sweet Sunday,’ ‘Drink It Tuesday’ and Specialty Food Friday. Restaurant and event focus will shift toward travel and New York City beginning in mid October.