Experience country living at its finest at the Bridgehampton Inn, set in the historic Village of the same name amongst Main Street’s art galleries, and charming boutiques. As you walk in the front entrance of the original building, you will be greeted within the historic entrance way, with the primary dining rooms just to your left and the private dining room adjacent to the cozy bar in the back.
There is a pleasant contrast between the old and the new. Notice in the photos below the bold orange vinyl chairs with black and white portraits of Bridgehampton’s agrarian history, hand-blown glassware with lovely seasonal flowers, and adorable Dalmatian and leopard statues on the fireplace mantles. The restaurant seats 50 while offering additional seating on their private back patio with plenty of shade under the grand oak tree.
The restaurant is a year old, opening in June of 2014. At the helm is Chef de Cuisine Arie Pavlou. His creative menu changes weekly and with the season featuring the best ingredients the East End has to offer. The handsome walnut bar is located in the original 1795 tavern room. The cocktail menu also changes weekly to compliment the food menu, and is curated by Kyle van Kempen, son of owner Sybille van Kempen, who also owns the famous Loaves & Fishes Foodstore in Sagaponack with her mother, Anna Pump, and Loaves & Fishes Cookshop now on the same property as the Bridgehampton Inn & Restaurant.
Topping Rose House is the epitome of luxury in the Hamptons at its prime. Topping Rose House is a full-service, luxury hotel in the heart of picturesque Village of Bridgehampton, and is approximately a two-hour drive from Manhattan. The hotel is within walking distance to the main street antique shops, boutiques, galleries, and restaurants. I have had the pleasure of dining at their restaurant that is open year-round for both breakfast and dinner, and recently took a tour of one guest room in the house (historical main building) and one cottage suite. In all, there are 22 luxurious suites & guest rooms.
This is a resort destination where every guest is treated as a VIP. As a greeting for guests who are checking in during this current season, they are each treated to a rhubarb lemonade. In the winter, the beverage was hot cider, and during the autumn months it was beet lemonade. As General Manager Fiona Riesch explains, “We go for everything that is seasonal and from our farm. During the autumn months, for example, guests can taste the variety of vegetables we pickled from the summer. Plus, we are famous for our margarita with freshly squeezed beet juice. We also make our own popcorn. It is very addictive and you can’t stop. Right now it is a rosemary popcorn that is presented as a complimentary snack for guests. Even if you are a regular guest and check in at different seasons, there is always something new, and in season.”